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The Flandrensis Times

The Flandrensis Times is the multilingual (English & Dutch) newspaper of the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis and it's published 6 times a year. It was founded the 22nd June 2009, but between 2010-2016 the neswpaper was named "The Gazette of Giddis".
It is owned and subsidized by the Government of Flandrensis, however, the newspaper's view is often neutral. The current CEO of the newspaper is Dieter Delmotte, Minister of Media & Communication.


June - August 2016

September - October 2016

November - December 2016

January - February 2017

March - April 2017

May - July 2017

August - October 2017

Newspapers Newspaper (paper & online)

  • (Russia) CHASTNY KORRESPONDENT, Micronations on the Southern Continent, 28 August 2010
  • (Belgium) DAMIAANS, R., DILLEN, R., Uw krant op bezoek bij Europese micronaties Deel 1: Flandrensis, Het Belang van Limburg, 20 July 2012, page 20-21
  • (Belgium) DAMIAANS, R., DILLEN, R., Dwergstaten Deel 1: Flandrensis, Gazet van Antwerpen, 23 July 2012, page 8-9
  • (Belgium) GHEERAERT, T., Diplomatieke rel om een deel van Antarctica, Het Wekelijks Nieuws, 05 September 2013, page 10-11
  • (Belgium) VANSTEENKISTE, A., “Hoogledenaar is Groothertog van micronatie Flandrensis, Het Nieuwsblad, 13 September 2012, page 22-22
  • (Belgium) DUBOIS, T,. Reportage plus: Niels Vermeersch staat als groothertog aan het hoofd van zijn eigen micronatie Flandrensis, De Weekbode, 15 June 2012, page 10-11
  • (France) MAZARS, P., Micronations: la tournée du grand-duc, Le Journal du Dimanche, 28 July 2014
  • (France) PRUDENT, R., Envie d’être chef ? Toi aussi, crée ta micronation en dix leçons , Rue 89, 12 June 2014
  • (UK) The Telegraph, Ten bizarre micronations, 14 May 2014
  • (Belgium) CORNILLIE, B., Niels, groothertog van Flandrensis, Het Laatste Nieuws, 29 August 2014, page 20
  • (Belgium) GHEERAERT, T., Verkiezingen in Flandrensis, Het Wekelijks Nieuws, 17 October 2014, page 62
  • (USA) USA TODAY, E. Lyman, New micronation faces birthing pains, 20 May 2015
  • (Croatia) TELEGRAM, Države za koje niste čuli i koje nitko ne priznaje (a jedna nam je susjed), 2015
  • (Italy) IL FATTO QUOTIDIANO, Micronazioni, conferenza ad Alcatraz (quella in Umbria) per costituire la “mini Onu”, 04 July 2015
  • (UK) THE TELEGRAPH, T. Coote, Inside the weird world of the micronation, 14 July 2015
  • (Belgium) THE BRUSSELS TIMES., Springtime of micronations spearheaded by Belgian "Grand-Duke" Niels, 08 December 2015
  • (France) SÉGURA, J,. Sommet de nations farfelues, La Gazette de Nimes, 22 September 2016, page 13
  • (France) BARRY, Y,. Au sommet de micronations, Midi Libre, 25 September 2016, page 3
  • (Belgium) GHEERAERT, T., Mensen denken da ik een snob ben, Het Wekelijks Nieuws, 01 December 2016, page 49
  • (Poland) BARTKIEWICZ, A., Jak zostać królem, RZECZPOSPOLITA (Minus Plus), 20 July 2017, page 10-12


  • (Netherlands) COLUMBUS MAGAZINE, Het Groothertogdom Westarctica, 22 June 2010
  • (France) BELENFANT, M., Sa Majesté le Grand-Duc de Flandrensis brise la glace, Le Jeu de l'Oie: La Revue Internationale de Sciences – Po Lille, April 2014, page 30-31
  • (Russia) APPARAT, 5 steps to create your own micronations, December 2014
  • (Russia) THE VILLAGE, Federalization of the planet: what with the old world?, 24 October 2014
  • (Germany) TAZ, J. Hanka, Treffen der Mikronationen in Italien, 23 July 2015
  • (Germany) MOPO 24, H. Von Dirk, Schräg! BRN will Mini-Königreiche nach Dresden holen, 28 July 2015
  • (Belgium) STROCHLIC, N., Ieder zijn eigen koninkrijk, National Geographic (België-Nederland), April 2016, page 8-9
  • (Belgium) VAN DE CRUYS, M., Heraldicum Disputationes: kwartaalblad voor heraldiek, 2016, page 10-11
  • (France) BONZOM, N., Le sommet francophone des micronations, entre folkore et engagement citoyen, 20 minutes, 26 September 2016


  • (France) DELAFONTAINE, L., Les Micronations, Montreuil-sur-Brêche, Diaphane, 14 September 2013, pages 160, ISBN 978-2-919077-19-9
  • (France) OEUILLET, J., Le business des vanités : enquête sur les arnaques à la noblesse, Ed. du Moment, 16 April 2015, pages 207, ISBN 978-2-35417-370-8


  • (Belgium) VERHAEGHE, H., Middagpost West-Vlaanderen, Radio 2, 13 September 2012 (interview with Niels Vermeersch)


  • (Belgium) DEJONCKHEERE, A., Kleurrijk Roeselare: Roeselarenaar Groothertog, video, Roeselare TV, 2011
  • (Belgium) ALASKA TV., Normale Mensen, video, Één, 23 September 2014
  • (France) TERRIER, M., La Nouvelle edition : C’est quoi une micro nation? La question du jour, video, C8 (Canal+), 26 September 2016

Conferences, conventions & summits

  • 2012, Polination: 2nd international conference of micronations, London, UK
  • 2014, La MicroFrancophony: 1st micronational summit, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2015, Polination: 2nd international conference of micronations, Perugia, Italy
  • 2016, La MicroFrancophony: micronational conference for Francophone micronation, Aigues-Mortes, France
  • 2017, La MicroFrancophony: 2nd micronational summit, Luxembourg
  • 2017, MicroCon 2017, 2nd micronational convention, Atlanta, U.S.A.


  • (Russia) Lavrenteva, O., Unrecognized states. Eleven stories about separatism, graphic story, 11 pages, 2 December 2013

Welcome to the official website of the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis


The only country in the world that doesn't want its land inhabited by people


June - August 2016

March - April 2016

January - February 2016

November - December 2015

Welcome to the official website of the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis 



(Update 22 October 2015: website is under construction)

"Did you know that West-Antarctica is one of the only places on earth that is not continuously inhabited by human beings? We want to keep that! We believe that Antarctica is and must remain a scientific nature reserve! Flandrensis is the only country in the world that doesn't want people on its territory and is an alternative against the greedy countries that only wants the mineral sources of the white continent." (Niels Vermeersch)