Flandrensis is located on five small islands of the coasts of West Antarctica: Siple Island (73 ° 39’S, 125 ° 50’W), Carney Island (73 ° 57’S 121 ° 00’W), Maher Island (72 ° 58’S 126 ° 22 ‘W), Cherry Island (73 ° 45’S 123 ° 32’W) and Pranke Island (73 ° 14’S 124 ° 55’W) and based its claim on an interpretation of the Antarctic Treaty (1959).
The treaty prohibits any nation from claiming Antarctic territory between 90-150° (West-Antarctica), but the treaty didn’t mention claims by individual persons. So Nicholas claimed the islands in his personal name and sent letters to the United Nations and to the nations who signed the Antarctic Treaty to inform them of his claim, thereafter he grant his islands to the Grand Duchy. All of these countries ignored the territorial claim of Flandrensis, but none of them objected.
Antarctica is one of the only places on earth that is not continuously inhabited by human beings and we want to keep that! Flandrensis is the only nation in this world that doesn’t want any people on its territory!
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. 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.
Mount Siple is a potentially active Antarctic shield volcano, rising to 3,110 metres (10,203 ft) and dominating the northwest part of Siple Island, which is separated from the Bakutis Coast, Marie Byrd Land, by the Getz Ice Shelf. Its youthful appearance strongly suggests that it last erupted in the Holocene (c. 9700 BC).
It is capped by a 4-by-5-kilometre (2.5 mi × 3.1 mi) summit caldera, and tuff cones lie on the lower flanks. Recely Bluff is on the northeast slope of the mountain, about 7 nautical miles (13 km) from the peak. Its volume of 1,800 cubic kilometres (430 cu mi) is comparable to that of Mount Erebus.
Thurston Glacier is a glacier about 28 km (17 mi) long which drains the south-eastern slopes of Mount Siple on Siple Island. The glacier trends eastward and then east-north-eastward to reach the northern shore of the island.
A 293 ha site, comprising the marine area and fast ice that forms near the terminus of the glacier, has been designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports a breeding colony of about 3,000 emperor penguins.
Cape Dart (73°7′S 126°9′W) is a cape at the foot of Mount Siple on the north coast of Siple Island, just southward of Lauff Island off the Bakutis Coast, Marie Byrd Land.
Carney island (73 ° 57’S 121 ° 00’W) an ice-covered island, 110 km long and about 8,500 km² in area, with all but its North coast lying within the Getz Ice Shelf. It is located between Siple Island and Wright Island along the coast of Marie Byrd Land.
Cape Leahy (73°43′S 119°0′W) is an ice-covered cape which marks the northern extremity of Duncan Peninsula, Carney Island, along the coast of Marie Byrd Land.
Cape Gates (73°35′S 122°38′WCoordinates: 73°35′S 122°38′W) is an ice-covered cape which marks the northwestern extremity of Carney Island along the coast of Marie Byrd Land.
Duncan Peninsula (73°56′S 119°30′W) is an ice-covered peninsula, 30 nautical miles (56 km) long, which forms the eastern part of Carney Island, along the coast of Marie Byrd Land.
Russell Bay (73°27′S 123°54′W) is a rather open bay in southwestern Amundsen Sea, extending along the north sides of Siple Island, Getz Ice Shelf and Carney Island, from Pranke Island to Cape Gates.
Maher Island (72 ° 58’S 126 ° 22 ‘W) is a small horseshoe-shaped island lying 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the north-western end of Siple Island, off the coast of Marie Byrd Land. It is one of the three pieces of land closest to the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility, also known as ‘Point Nemo’. It has numerous areas of exposed rock and is mostly ice-free in summer.
An 51 ha site, comprising the whole of the island, has been designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) by BirdLife International because it supports about 10,000 breeding pairs of Adélie penguins.
Cherry Island (73°45′S 123°32′W) is an ice-covered island, 3 nautical miles (6 km) long, lying between Siple Island and Carney Island and just within the Getz Ice Shelf, along the coast of Marie Byrd Land.
Pranke Island (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.