Monday, June 23, 2008

Forvik the Free

It looks like it is time to write a new chapter for the Lonely Planet Micronations (Previously noted here).

The tiny island of Forvik, population one, part of the Shetland Islands, has declared independence



No, this is not one of Michael5000's Forgotten Lands... it is a REAL ISLAND.



The owner of the island, Stuart "Captain Calamity" Hill promises to issue currency, stamps and a new flag.


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9 Comments:

At Monday, June 23, 2008 , Blogger Spudart said...

I wonder how long it will take for the Brits to send someone over there to slap him around a bit.

 
At Monday, June 23, 2008 , Blogger Spudart said...

Hopefully we'll get to see his flag, stamps, and currency first. :-D

 
At Monday, June 23, 2008 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

They have been quite indulgent with Sealand over the the years:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Sealand

 
At Monday, June 23, 2008 , Blogger Michael5000 said...

Some of the Forgotten Lands are islands....

 
At Tuesday, June 24, 2008 , Anonymous Rebecca said...

I want my own island too! :)

 
At Wednesday, July 02, 2008 , Anonymous keumi said...

Please, if you do like Forvik, see our latest maps at Forvik.net. Enjoy.

 
At Sunday, July 13, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although Stuart Hill calls the island Forvik, it's actual name is Forewick Holm. (http://shetlopedia.com/Forewick_Holm) Stuart has chosen the name of Forvik (or Forvick) from a Norwegian word.

Lots of information on Shetlopedia (Shetland Encyclopedia)

http://shetlopedia.com/Forvik_Island

The flag is now ready, the coins are being designed and they're even going to create passports.

 
At Sunday, May 03, 2009 , Blogger gaz said...

what gives a person from kent to claim he owns an island in north scotland,just another person trying to capitalise on our heritage!!

 
At Sunday, May 03, 2009 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

No more right than the little island of Britain claiming 1/2 the world less than 100 years ago... :-)

 

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