Republic of Barvinia
Republic of Barvinia
República da Barvínia (Portuguese)
|Motto: "Sub ramis capulus, LIBERTAS!"|
"Under the branches of coffee, FREEDOM!"
|Anthem: "Barvinian March"|
|Largest city||Nova Aurora|
|Recognised languages||Spanish and English|
|Recognised languages||Spanish and English|
|Religion||33.3% Umbanda (official)
33.3% Spiritism33.3% No religion
|Government||Constitutional Central republic|
• Republic of Barvinia
|13 February 2022|
|0,000,063 km2 (24 sq mi)|
|HDI (2023)||▲ 0.973|
|Currency||Barvinian Atlântico (₳)a (BVA)|
|Time zone||UTC−2:40 (HPB)|
|Date format||dd/mm/yyyy ffff|
|Calling code||+55 (12)|
|Internet TLD||.bn (proposed)|
Barvinia, officially the Republic of Barvinia (Portuguese: República da Barvínia; Portuguese pronunciation: [bár'ví'neea]), is a small self-declared country, commonly known as a micronation, located in South America, bordering Brazil. The territory of Barvinia is enclaved within the Brazilian state of São Paulo, in the city of Taubaté. The capital is Naquine. The country is divided into 3 states and 8 municipalities. Barvinian Portuguese is the national and official language. English, is used only in foreign affairs, having the "work language" status.
Modern-day Barvinia was inhabited by numerous tribal nations until settlement by the Portuguese Empire in the 16th century establishing its new Colony of Brazil, which gained its independence in 1822 with the creation of the Empire of Brazil, later becoming a presidential republic after a military coup d'état in 1889. From 19th century to the beginning of 20th century the primary territory that would form Barvinia received immigrants that would shape the national culture. Founded by Matheus Lima on 13 February 2022, Barvinia is a Constitutional Central Republic.
From Latin "Bavaria", the name of the country makes alusion to Bavaria, representing the Europeans that went to South America, especially to Brazil, early 20th century to work and build family, resulting in Barvinia.
The Republic of Barvinia was preceded by five states before it's independence: the Kingdom of Portugal, the Empire of Brazil, the Federative Republic of Brazil as macronations of origin, and the Republic of Mongo and the State of Aires as micronational previous incarnations. After dificult seasons in the economy of the region, the Republic of Barvinia was founded on 13 Februrary 2022 by Matheus Lima, in the National District and capital of Republic, the city of Naquine.
Politics and government
Barvinia's government is composed by nine ministries: the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Enviroment, the Ministry of Foreign Relations, the Ministry of Communications, the Ministry of Traffic, the Ministry of Civilian-Military Aviation, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Publich Health. All these ministries are responsable for the subjects pertaining to their portfolio and assist the presidence of the Republic.
Law and order
Barvinia is ruled by a National Constitution that is tightly followed by the presidence of the republic, ministries, military and departments. The Barvinian police is responsable to guarantee the public security under the limitations issued by the constitutional text.
Barvinia has formally established diplomatic relations with the Southern Confederation of Angosvria, the Eritonian Empire and the Alliadense Republic of Guanallia at first. Nowadays, more than 10 nations are in Barvinia's friendship list.
Barvinian military is composed by three branches: the Barvinian Army (Portuguese: Exército Barvínio), the Barvinian Air Force (Portuguese: Força Aérea Barvínia) and the National Barvinian Navy (Portuguese: Marinha Nacional Barvínia). All the branches have as their mission defense of national interests abroad and the social order in home.
Geography and climate
|Climate chart (explanation)|
The climate is classified as a humid subtropical climate, under the Köppen climate classification with the average annual temperature around 21 °C (69 °F), with a maximum of 19 °C (66 °F) and a minimum of 10 °C (50 °F), with average humidity of 60% and the annual rainfalls of 1,40mm (55 inches), the extremes temperatures recorded on the country are 1 °C (33 °F) and 40 °C (104 °F).
Most of the environment bordering Barvinia occupies areas of hills and mountains where crystalline rocks like granite and gneisses from the Precambrian Age (over 450 million years) predominate. This area extends from Serra da Piloa to the south and also in a small strip to the north, preceding Serra da Mantiqueira. The rest of the environment, including the urban area, its surroundings and the region through which the Paraíba do Sul River passes, is located in the Taubaté Sedimentary Basin, with tertiary and quaternary sediments from the Cenozoic Age (less than 65 million years old).
"[...] Que as serras que cercam tuas terras
Te protejam, sejam teus escudos. [...]"
In English, translated as:
"[...] May the mountains that surround your lands
Protect you, be your shields. [...]"
After the Portuguese Escudo, Réis, Cruzeiro, Cruzado, Cruzado Novo, Cruzeiro Novo, Real, Buangue, and the Cifra, the Barvinian Central Government estabilished the Barvinian Condor as the national currency, with the ₡1.00 = R$0.75 conversion rate in 2022. Due to internal manegment politics, in Septermber 2023, the current currency, the Atlântico, was established as the national currency, with the ₳1,00 = R$2,20 conversion rate.
Culture and media
"The Barvinian Times" is the state-owned newspapper of Barvinia, where all news issued by the government of the last 30 days are published monthly. It has also its video version, broadcasted by Barvinian Television Company (RBT) (Portuguese: Rede Barvínia de Televisão). RBT is the state-owned broadcasting company of Barvinia, where entertainment, news and official state announcements are broadcasted. Brazilian channels such as TV Globo, Record TV and Rede Bandeirantes are also very popular in Barvinia.
Since October 4th, 2023, the Republic of Barvinia follows its own calendar, called "Patagonian Callendar" (Portuguese: Calendário Patagônio). It is composed by 10 months (Lunos, Martos, Vérnus, Iúptos, Uranus, Neptunus, Éris, Plutus, Aurora and Círis), each one with 25 or 26 days. Each week has four working days and one rest day (Primus, Secondos, Tertis, Locus and Quintus). Patagonisn calendar has, in total, 7 holidays.
|New Year||Lunus 1st||To celebrate the new year|
|Our Lord of Bonfim's day||Martus 7th||To celebrate barvinian ancestrors who lived in Bahia, Brazil|
|Independence day||Martus 19th||To commemorate the foundation of Barvinia|
|Labor day||Uranus 19th||To celebrate the workers of Barvinia|
|National anthem's day||Éris 4th||To celebrate the day that the national anthem was composed|
|Bandeirantes' day||Aurora 5th||To celebrate the desbravation of our lands|
|Oxalá's day||Círis 20th||Religious holiday|
|Thanksgiving||Círis 26th||Religious holiday|