Kingdom of Vikesland
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|Kingdom of Vikesland
Motto: Freedom, Equality and Strength
|Organizational structure||Constitutional monarchy|
|Christopher I (Christopher Barry Joseph Beyette)|
|Purported currency||Vikeslandic Crown|
|King of Vikesland|
Coat of Arms
The Kingdom of Vikesland is a micronation located in Manitoba, Canada. 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 endeavors of a charitable and humanitarian nature.
The official website of Vikesland 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 city of Brandon, as well as a nearby 6.5 square kilometer rural property which he co-owns with his parents, as being "Vikeslandic territory". The latter is referred to as the "Royal Ranchlands".
The kingdom's flag is identical to the Nordic cross pattern present in the flag of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, including their associated territories; Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and the Åland Islands), except it has a white, Albanian-style double-headed eagle.