With several important
qualifications, a micronation is any entity which purports to be
or has the
appearance of being a
state but isn't.
Micronations are typically created and maintained by one person
or family. Many exist solely on the internet, or in the
imagination of their creators.
Some have a more corporeal existence, making ambit claims
over, or occasionally even physically occupying defined
geographical locations - albeit often tiny, remote or
uninhabitable ones - and producing physical artefacts such
as stamps, coins, banknotes, passports, medals and flags.
Micronations are generally viewed as ephemeral, eccentric and
somewhat amusing by most external observers.
Micronations should not to be confused with
which are small extant sovereign states such as the Andorra,
Kiribati, Monaco, Nauru, San Marino and the Vatican.
Nor should they be confused with
government groups, which typically have many hundreds or
thousands of active supporters, and are often engaged in armed
campaigns in support of their aims against the governments of
one or more sovereign states.
The purpose of this website is to serve as a
portal to the world of micronations, document
the micronation phenomenon in as objective, accurate,
comprehensive and accessible a manner as possible, and to facilitate
communication between micronationalists and those interested in