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WHO ARE WE

The Grand Duchy of Flandrensis is a micronation that consists of five small islands in West-Antarctica. This first sentence alone already surprises a lot of people and the claims look ridiculous for the majority, but is it?
We are not a real country, nor is it our intention to be recognized as a sovereign nation. Started in 2008, we are a small ecologic project to raise on a creative manner awareness for climate change. With the claim to be “The only country in the world that doesn’t want its land inhabited by people”, Flandrensis wants to make a statement to the international community. Representing citizens in 54 countries worldwide who are concerned about the current situation in Antarctica, we see it as our responsibility to protest against organizations or countries who harm the Antarctic environment and to support the ones who want to transform Antarctica into one protected maritime area.