The Special Administrative Region The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land

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The Special Administrative Region The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land (Welsh) Y Rhanbarth Gweinyddol Arbennig Cymanwlad Tir Marie Byrd (Spanish) La Región Administrativa Especial La Mancomunidad de la Tierra de Marie Byrd
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MOTTO: CONSTANTIA ET LABORE
Form of Government Unitary parliamentary absolute monarchy
Monarch King Terrance
Minister of The Crown Prince Terence Duke of Begley
The Great Council All Nobility
Location: (Antarctica)
Date of foundation: 15 February 2005
Language:
  • English
  • Welsh
  • Spanish
Demonym: Marie SAR
Official Currency The Grant Island Pound
National Sport Rugby
Website: Official Website
Member of: The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land Flag01.pngThe Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land.

History and pre-history

The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land was founded on February 15, 2004 as a Overseas Terroiy of the Kingdom of Grant Island by King Terrance |King of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land .

Government and politics

The Special Administrative Region The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land Formally Grant Island Overseas Territories is a Micronation under an Absolute monarchy.King Terrance I is the monarch and head of state of The Commonwealth as well as monarch of Three other independent Commonwealth nations. The Constitution of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land is uncodified and consists mostly of a collection of disparate written sources, including statutes, judge-made case law and international treaties, together with constitutional conventions.

The Government of The Special Administrative Region The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land

The Grand Cabinet of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land is chaired by the King Or Governor General Has The Monarchs Representative the The Prime Minister is the Deputy Chairperson is the Prime Minister and other members are Lord Chancellor of Special Administrative Region, Minister of The Crown For Home Affairs of The Special Administrative Region.


The Current Members of The Cabinet of The Special Administrative Regions

Office Name Term start Term end Monarch
Governor General of Carney & Wright Islands Viscountcies Brenda Of Spite Islands 16 February 2018 Present King Terrance
Governor General of Kizer Island Vice Admiral Lady L Slade 16 February 2018 Present King Terrance
Governor General of Siple & Pranke, Maher Islands Rear Admiral Sir D Evans 16 February 2018 Present King Terrance





The Great Council of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land

All Nobility are members of the The Great Council of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land usually known simply as The Great Council, is a formal body of advisers to the Sovereign of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land, Its membership mainly comprises Members of the House of Lords. The Great Council formally advises to regulate certain public institutions. The Great Council advises the sovereign on the issuing of Royal Charters, which are used to grant special status to incorporated bodies, and city or borough status to local authorities. The Great Council are the High Court of Appeal for the entire The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land, and can to hear appeals from the Crown Dependencies , independent Commonwealth states until the 1st March 2012 The The Great Council of The Commonwealth of Marie Byrd Land was known has The House Of Lords Of The Kingdom of Grant Island.

Culture

National Holidays

  • New Year’s Day - 1 January
  • Penguin Awareness Day - 20 January
  • Kings Day - 15 February
  • Commonwealth Day - 4 February
  • World Radio Day
  • World Penguin Day - 25 April
  • May Day - 1 May
  • King’s Birthday - 20 June
  • Terry Begley Day - 27 & 28 August
  • Christmas Day - 25 December
  • Boxing Day - 26 December

Languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Welsh

Nobility & Titles

Territory

The Special Administrative region of Carney & Wright Islands

Carney Island Carney Island (73°57′S 121°00′W) is an ice-covered island,[1] 110 km (68 mi) long and about 8,500 km2 (3,300 sq mi) in area, with all but its North coast lying within the Getz Ice Shelf, Antarctica. It is located between Siple Island and Wright Island along the coast of Marie Byrd Land. Carney Island was named by the United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Admiral Robert Carney (1895–1990), Chief of Naval Operations during the organization of Operation Deep Freeze support for the International Geophysical Year of 1957–1958.

Wright Island Wright Island is an ice-covered island 65 km (35 nmi) long, lying at the north edge of Getz Ice Shelf about midway between Carney Island and Martin Peninsula, on the Bakutis Coast, Marie Byrd Land. Delineated from air photos taken by U.S. Navy Operation Highjump in January 1947. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Admiral Jerauld Wright, U.S. Navy, Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet, in over-all command of the U.S. Navy's Deep Freeze operations during the IGY, 1957-58.

The Special Administrative region of Kizer Island

Kizer Island Kizer Island is an ice-covered island about 30 kilometres (15 nmi) long, lying 20 kilometres (10 nmi) southwest of Cronenwett Island at the west end of the Sulzberger Ice Shelf off Saunders Coast, Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. It was mapped from surveys by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and from U.S. Navy air photos (1959–65), and was named for Lieutenant T.L. Kizer, U.S. Navy, a helicopter pilot on the USS Glacier (AGB-4) who sighted the island from the air on January 26, 1962.

The Special administrative region of Siple Island & Pranke & Maher Island

Siple Island Siple Island is a 110 km (68 mi) long snow-covered island lying east of Wrigley Gulf along the Getz Ice Shelf off Bakutis Coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. Its centre is located at 73°51′S 125°50′W. Its area is 6,390 km2 (2,467 sq mi) and it is dominated by the dormant shield volcano Mount Siple, rising to 3,110 m (10,203 ft) – making this the 15th ranking island in the world by maximum elevation. Island and mountain were named by the United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) in 1967 in honour of the Antarctic explorer Paul A. Siple (1909–1968), member of Admiral Byrd's expeditions.

Maher Island Maher Island is a small horseshoe-shaped island which has numerous areas of exposed rock, lying 13 kilometres (7 nmi) north of the northwest end of Siple Island, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. It was discovered and photographed from aircraft of U.S. Navy Operation Highjump, 1946–47, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for Commander Eugene Maher, U.S. Navy, Commanding Officer of USS Glacier during Operation Deep Freeze, 1955–56. The island is one of three considered closest to the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility, also known as 'Point Nemo'.

Pranke Island Pranke Island (73°14′S 124°55′WCoordinates: 73°14′S 124°55′W) is a small ice-covered island lying close to Siple Island in the west extremity of Russell Bay, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from ground surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1959-65. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for James B. Pranke, aurora researcher at Byrd Station in 1965.

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