Swannian Union

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Swannian Union
Emblem of Swannia
Emblem
Motto: 'United together we are stronger'
Logo
Swannia Logo.svg
CapitalNew Yera
Official languagesEnglish and Dutch
DemonymSwannian, Swanni
GovernmentFederal semi-constitutional diarchy
• High Consuls
Daniel Hamilton and Jared B
Independence from Australia
• Australis founded
8 April 2020
• Union of Australis and New Holland
9 September 2021
Population
• 2021 census
10
CurrencySwannian Dollar (SWD)
Time zoneWST (UTC+08:00)

The Swannian Union, known simply as Swannia, is a self-proclaimed independent nation, known as a micronation to external observers. It was formed as a result of a union between the Grand Duchy of Australis and the Federal Republic of New Holland on 9 September 2021[1]. The land claimed by Swannia is primarily located within the metropolitan region of Perth, Western Australia, and the South West region of Western Australia. In addition, Swannia has two land claims situated within the county of Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

Swannia is a semi-constitutional diarchy, led by the High Consuls of Swannia, Daniel Hamilton and Jared B.

Etymology

The name 'Swannia' is derived from the Swan River, a river located in Western Australia. It was a chosen name, conceived by Daniel Hamilton, who wished to have a name that represented the area on which the majority of Swannian land claims lie.

Government

Diarchy

Swannia is ruled by two High Consuls, who hold nearly absolute power over the nation's governance. Typically, the First Consuls of the states of Australis and New Holland also serve as the High Consuls of Swannia.

Organisational participation

Swannia is a member of several intermicronational organisations, including the Grand Unified Micronational, Cupertino Alliance and the Constantia Pact, as a result of Swannia formally succeeding Australis, a member of each of these organisations.

Administrative divisions

Swannia is composed of two constituent states - Australis and New Holland. Each state is further divided into districts, which are under the jurisdiction of the state in which they are a part of.

Union States

Flag Coat of Arms Name Capital Official(s)
Union States of Swannia
Flag of Australis.svg Second Coat of Arms of Australis.png Australis New Yera Consul
Daniel Hamilton
Flag of New Holland.svg New Holland Leiden Consul
Jared B

Districts

Australis and New Holland are further divided into several districts. These are mostly non-contiguous land claims, relatively close to each other.

Name Population Notes
Districts of Australis
New Yera 3 Capital of Australis, as well as Swannia as a whole
Eastern Jarrahview 0
Constantia 0
Lakeston 0
Beacon 2 Situated in the United Kingdom
Broadfield 1 Situated in the United Kingdom
Providence 0
Districts of New Holland
Leiden 4 Capital of New Holland
Overvloed 0
Eer 0

Geography

Climate

Climate data for New Yera, Swannia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 45.8
(114.4)
46.7
(116.1)
42.4
(108.3)
39.5
(103.1)
34.3
(93.7)
28.1
(82.6)
26.3
(79.3)
30.0
(86)
34.2
(93.6)
37.3
(99.1)
40.4
(104.7)
44.2
(111.6)
46.7
(116.1)
Average high °C (°F) 31.2
(88.2)
31.6
(88.9)
29.6
(85.3)
25.9
(78.6)
22.3
(72.1)
19.5
(67.1)
18.4
(65.1)
19.1
(66.4)
20.4
(68.7)
23.4
(74.1)
26.8
(80.2)
29.3
(84.7)
24.8
(76.6)
Average low °C (°F) 18.1
(64.6)
18.4
(65.1)
16.8
(62.2)
13.8
(56.8)
10.4
(50.7)
8.6
(47.5)
7.9
(46.2)
8.3
(46.9)
9.5
(49.1)
11.6
(52.9)
14.4
(57.9)
16.4
(61.5)
12.8
(55)
Record low °C (°F) 8.9
(48)
8.7
(47.7)
6.3
(43.3)
4.1
(39.4)
1.3
(34.3)
−0.7
(30.7)
0.0
(32)
1.3
(34.3)
1.0
(33.8)
2.2
(36)
5.0
(41)
6.6
(43.9)
-0.7
(30.7)
Average Rainfall mm (inches) 19.1
(0.752)
13.4
(0.528)
19.7
(0.776)
35.2
(1.386)
87.7
(3.453)
127.3
(5.012)
144.5
(5.689)
125.5
(4.941)
82.8
(3.26)
38.8
(1.528)
21.7
(0.854)
10.9
(0.429)
733.2
(28.866)
Average precipitation days 2.9 2.3 4.5 6.8 11.2 14.5 17.2 15.9 14.6 9.2 5.5 3.5 108.1
Sunshine hours 356.5 319.0 297.6 249.0 207.0 177.0 189.1 223.2 231.0 297.6 318.0 356.5 3,221.5
Source: Bureau of Meteorology[2][3]
Temperatures: 1993–2020; Extremes: 1897–2020; Rain data: 1993–2020; Relative humidity: 1994–2011

Culture

The culture of Swannia is primarily derived from Australian culture, however several regions, especially those within the state of New Holland, have significant cultural influences from Dutch and South African citizens.

References