Parva Domus

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Republic of Parva Domus Magna Quies

Flag of Parva Domus
Flag
Coat of arms of Parva Domus
Coat of arms
Motto: Parva domus magna quies
Small house, big rest
Anthem: Parva Domus March
Location of Parva Domus
Demonym(s)Parvense
Organizational structurePresidential constitutional republic
• President
Bartolomé Grillo
• Vice President
Milton Marona
Establishment
• Declared
25 August 1878
Area claimed
• Total
0.2 km2 (0.077 sq mi)
Population
• Estimate
200

The Republic of Parva Domus Magna Quies or Parva Domus is an self-proclaimed micronation surrounded by the city of Montevideo, Uruguay. It works since 1878 as a civil, cultural and recreational association. [1]

Description[edit]

Self-proclaimed as an independent "Republic", the Parva Domus is a micronation with a social and recreational aim. As usual in this type of organizations its citizens employ all sorts of flamboyant appellations and honours. It counts with a government addressed by a President and a Cabinet of Ministers, including a secretary of Foreign Affairs.[2]

Main entrance of the Micronation

Its territory consists of a "Presidential Palace" -as they call it-, an old neoclassical residence of the 19th century, surrounded by gardens and statues. It is located in an important neighbourhood of Montevideo, Uruguay.

The constitution of Parva Domus admits a top of 250 simultaneous citizens, after 130 years the republic has had over 843,297 citizens.[3]

Famous Parvenses[edit]

Between hundreds of citizens stand out: Juan Zorrilla de San Martín, Isidoro de María, Eduardo Rodríguez Larreta and Eduardo Fabini.

Important events[edit]

Commemorative coin for the 125th anniversary of independence.

In 2003 the Uruguayan Postal Service issued a postage stamp in honor of the 125th anniversary of the Republic of Parva Domus.[4] In 2007 the micronation hosted a meeting between Uruguayan and Argentinean diplomats in the middle of the pulp mill dispute.[5]


Every year during the Heritage Day in Uruguay the micronation opens its doors and offers guided visits of its National Museum, gardens and theatre.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Medina, Federico (2017-08-19). "La República de Parva Domus y Joventango celebran mañana el siglo de La cumparsita". la diaria (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  2. ^ www.espectador.com. "Parva Domus, la pequeña república dentro de Uruguay - Espectador.com". Espectador.com. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  3. ^ ElPais. "Nueva fecha patria en la Parva Domus". Diario EL PAIS Uruguay (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  4. ^ "Sellos - Correo Uruguayo". www.correo.com.uy (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  5. ^ "Las "gestiones " de Parva Domus" (in Spanish). 2007-05-20. Retrieved 2018-11-28.
  6. ^ Observador, El. "Viaje a la sede de un país imposible". El Observador (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-11-28.

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