Sovereign State of Garal

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Sovereign State of Garal
Estado Soberano de Garal (Spanish)
Flag of Garal
Flag
Coat of arms of Garal
Coat of arms
Motto: Trabajando juntos, lo conseguiremos
working together, we will make it
Anthem: Garalian Anthem
Situation of Garal
Situation of Garal
StatusActive
LocationEurope
Official languagesSpahish language
Demonym(s)garalian
GovernmentAbsolute elective Monarchy
• Dux
H.M.S.H. Ferr Garal
LegislatureGreat Council
Independence from Spain 
(Self-proclaimed)
• Independence
3 February 2023
(15º winter year I GC)
Area
• Total
0.000097 km2 (3.7×10−5 sq mi)
• Water (%)
0%
Population
• 2023 census
4
CurrencyGaralian Pound (LBG)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+2 (CET)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy(GC)

Garal, officially the Sovereign State of Garal (spanish: Estado Soberano de Garal), is a spanish-speaking self-declared independent state, or more commonly known as a micronation, located in southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula . It has an area of 1044 square foot (97 m2) and is bordered by Spain.

Garal is an absolute and elective Monarchy headed by the Dux.

History

Before becoming an independent state, the territory was part of the Kingdom of Aragon, the Crown of Aragon and the Kingdom of Spain .

The Sovereign State of Garal was established on 3 February 2023 (15th winter of the year I in Garalian calendar), founded by a man named Ferr Garal who was elected first Dux of the new micronation.

Politics and government

Garal is a unitary state and has an absolute and elective Monarchy where the Dux is the Head of State. The current and so far only Dux is H.M.S.H Ferr Garal.

Dux

The Dux is the chief magistrate and leader of the Sovereign State of Garal. The word descend from the Latin dux, meaning either "spiritual leader" or "military commander" and was the title of the senior-most elected official of Venice and Genoa.

The Dux has supreme jurisdiction in government, made legislation and judicial matters.

The Dux is elected for life by the Great Council

Great Council

The Great Council is the general assembly of citizens from which the Dux is elected.

Also, the Great Council meets annually. It assumes the legislative function, serves as an advisory body to the Dux and citizens can submit petitions to the head of state.

Foreign relations

Flag Micronation Date
Principality of Valumar
3th Late Winter year I
(21/02/2023)
Semi-independent territories of Cilsur
15th Late Winter year I
(05/03/2023)

Geography

The Sovereign State of Garal is a landlocked micronation located in southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. Its total surface area is 1044 square foot (97 m2), with an elevation of 1.095,8 ft (334 m) above sea level. Land in Garal is very flat and has no distinctive natural features.

Climate

Garal has a semi-arid climate (Köppen: BSk) with moderately cool winters with some rain to hot, mostly dry summers with little rain and thunderstorms. Heavy rains happen in spring and autumn. There is approximately 1 snowy day every year. Some years have no snowfall while others have a few days of snow. Heavy snow is unknown.


Climate data for Garal (1991-2021)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 52.2
(11.2)
54.7
(12.6)
61.9
(16.6)
66.9
(19.4)
74.5
(23.6)
84.7
(29.3)
89.6
(32.0)
88.5
(31.4)
79.5
(26.4)
70.9
(21.6)
58.3
(14.6)
52.7
(11.5)
69.53
(20.85)
Daily mean °F (°C) 44.2
(6.8)
45.7
(7.6)
51.6
(10.9)
56.5
(13.6)
63.7
(17.6)
72.9
(22.7)
77.4
(25.2)
76.6
(24.8)
69.1
(20.6)
61.5
(16.4)
50.5
(10.3)
45
(7.2)
59.56
(15.31)
Average low °F (°C) 37.9
(3.3)
38.1
(3.4)
42.6
(5.9)
46.8
(8.2)
53.1
(11.7)
61.2
(16.2)
65.7
(18.7)
65.8
(18.8)
59.7
(15.4)
53.4
(11.9)
44.1
(6.7)
38.7
(3.7)
50.59
(10.33)
Average Precipitation inches (mm) 1.18
(30)
1.02
(26)
1.26
(32)
1.81
(46)
1.89
(48)
1.38
(35)
0.71
(18)
0.91
(23)
1.3
(33)
1.54
(39)
1.46
(37)
1.06
(27)
15.51
(394)
Average relative humidity (%) 70 62 56 54 52 46 44 47 55 63 68 71 57.3
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4 4 4 5 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 50
Sunshine hours 210.8 212.8 275.9 300.0 356.5 384.0 396.8 362.7 306 266.6 213.0 210.8 3,495.9
Source: Climate-Data [1]

Culture

Language

The official language of Sovereign State of Garal is Spanish, a Romance language derived from Latin.

Religion

Garal is a secular country in which freedom of religion is a basic right. Religious policy is based on the concept of laicism, a strict separation of church and state under which public life is kept completely secular.

Calendar

The Garalian calendar is a solar calendar used by the Sovereign State of Garal.

The beginning of each year is on 20th march (veral equinox at Northern Hemisphere). There has twelve months. The sixth, twelfth, eighteenth, twenty-fourth and the last day of each month is the day of rest and festivity. The five or six extra days needed to approximate the solar or tropical year are placed after the months on summer solstice (2), autumnal equinox (2) and winter solstice (1). In each leap year, after the month of Late Winter is placed a Leap day.

Name Start Finish Days
Early Spring Month 20 March 19 April 31
Spring Month 20 April 19 May 30
Late Spring Month 20 May 19 June 31
Summer Solstice Extra days 20 May 21 June 2
Early Summer Month 22 June 22 july 31
Summer Month 23 July 21 August 30
Late Summer Month 22 August 21 September 31
Autumnal Equinox Extra days 22 September 23 September 2
Early Autumn Month 24 September 22 October 29
Autumn Month 23 October 21 November 30
Late Autumn Month 22 November 20 December 29
Winter solstice Extra days 21 December 21 December 1
Early Winter Month 22 December 19 January 29
Winter Month 20 January 18 February 30
Late Winter Month 19 February 18-19 March 29
Leap Day (each 4 years) Extra days 19 March 19 March (1)

Holidays

Date Garalian date Name Remarks
20 march 1º Early Spring New Year's Day It is the first day of the year.
1 may 12º Spring Workers' Day International Workers' Day
20-21 june 1º-2º Summer Solstice Summer Solstice Celebrates Summer Solstice
22-23 september 1º-2º Autumnal Equinox Autumnal Equinox Celebrates Autumnal Equinox
21 december 1º Winter Solstice Winter Solstice Celebrates Winter Solstice
3 february 15º Winter Independence Day Declaration of Independence of Garal.
21 february 3º Late Winter Ancestors Day Day to honor the dead ancestors.
19 march 29º Late Winter
Leap Day (each 4 years)
New Year's Eve the last day of the year

References

  1. [1], Climate-Data