Vredesstad

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Vredesstad Capital Region
Daerah Ibukota Vredesstad
Capital
Official seal of Vredesstad Capital Region
Mottoes: 
None, formerly: Sacrificium - Libertas - Victoria (2017-2019)
(Latin: Sacrifice - Freedom - Victory)
CountryFlag of St. John.png Republic of St. John
ProvinceFlag of Vredesstad Metropolitan Area.png Vredesstad Metropolitan Area
Established20 December 2013
Founded byWilliam T.
Government
 • MayorWilliam T. (acting)
Area
 • Total0.2431 km2 (0.0939 sq mi)
 • Land0.2391 km2 (0.0923 sq mi)
 • Water0.004 km2 (0.002 sq mi)  1.64%
Elevation
(highest elevation)
24 m (79 ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total1
 • Density4.1/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zonew:UTC+8:00 (St. John Time)
 • Summer (DST)w:UTC+8:00 (Not observed)

Vredesstad, officially the Vredesstad Capital Region (Indonesian: Daerah Ibukota Vredesstad), is the executive and judicial capital of St. John and the capital of the Vredesstad Metropolitan Area. Located in Java, Vredesstad, along with several cities in the Vredesstad Metropolitan Area is the center of politics of St. John, with a population of 1 as of 2021.

Etymology

The name Vredesstad derives from two words from Dutch; "vrede" (peace) and the suffix "-stad" (city). thus "Vredesstad" translates as "city of peace" or "peaceful city".

History

Pre-St. John era

First Republic era (2013-2015)

Vredesstad was established on December 20, 2013 along with the Republic of St. John. The city was chosen as the capital and residence of the President of St. John. In February 2014, the capital of St. John moved from Vredesstad to Williamgrad due to small size of the city, though the President still lives there nevertheless. In May 2014, Vredesstad and several smaller cities were merged into one province. This led to the capital of St. John moved back to Vredesstad.By mid 2014, Vredesstad was elevated to an administrative republic called the Republic of Vredesstad. On July 14, 2015, Vredesstad with the other cities of St. John was dissolved.

Second Republic era (2017-present)

On 20 December 2017, Vredesstad was re-established and made the capital of St. John. Vredesstad is now part of the Vredesstad Metropolitan Area where Vredesstad is the capital.

On 23 July 2021, Grand Haven were declared as the legislative capital of St. John, making St. John has two capitals in addition of Vredesstad. Vredesstad remains the capital of the Vredesstad Metropolitan Area.

Administrative divisions

Vredesstad consists of three districts, which are:

  • Rose Garden (left untranslated in Indonesian), the northenmost territory of Vredesstad.
  • North Vredesstad (Indonesian: Vredesstad Utara), considered as "the political centre of St. John" due to the fact that Gedung Kuning (English: Yellow House, lit. Yellow Building), the official residence of the President of St. John is located there.
  • South Vredesstad (Indonesian: Vredesstad Selatan), the southernmost district of Vredesstad. It is considered as the culinary centre of the Vredesstad Metropolitan Area. One of the notable places in South Vredesstad is Lake Vredesstad, a reservoir that is made to prevent flooding.

Previously, there was a district established in 2017 by St. John named New Vredesstad. The district was the southernmost district in Vredesstad, but the district was made into a city called Grand Haven in 2020.