Kingdom of Vikesland

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Kingdom of Vikesland
Micronation
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Freedom, Equality and Strength
Status Current
Official languages English
Organizational structure Constitutional monarchy
 -  King Christopher I (Christopher Barry Joseph Beyette)
Establishment
 -  Declared 2005 
Membership 26
Purported Currency Vikeslandic Crown
King of Vikesland
Vikesland Arms.jpg
Coat of Arms
Incumbent
King Christopher I

since 2005
Formation 2005

The Kingdom of Vikesland is a micronation located in Manitoba, Canada.[1] It was founded in 2005 by Christopher Barry Joseph Beyette (who refers to himself as King Christopher I), a television news cameraman employed by the CHUM network.

Vikesland's creation and subsequent development was the intended focus of a documentary film about micronations which Beyette planned to produce. The focus of the micronation's activities subsequently shifted to unspecified endeavours of a charitable and humanitarian nature.

The Vikesland website states that the micronation is "not secessionist" and has no intention of claiming the territory of Canada or any other sovereign state.

However, the site also identifies Beyette's place of residence in the town of Brandon, as well as a nearby 6.5 square kilometre rural property which he co-owns with his parents, as being "Vikeslandic territory". The latter is referred to as the "Royal Ranchlands".

Flag[edit]

The kingdom's flag is identical to the flag of the German Empire, except it has a white, Albanian-style double-headed eagle.

Space sponsorship[edit]

Vikesland was one of the sponsors of the JP Aerospace "Away 35" balloon mission.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Ryan, George Dunford & Simon Sellars (2006). Micronations. Lonely Planet. pp. p90–93. ISBN 1-74104-730-7. 
  2. ^ Flag of Vikesland on Away 35 balloon

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°36′44″N 99°31′59″W / 50.61222°N 99.53306°W / 50.61222; -99.53306