Kingdom of Vikesland
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|Kingdom of Vikesland|
Motto: Freedom, Equality and Strength
|Organizational structure||Constitutional monarchy|
|Purported currency||Vikeslandic Crown|
|King of Vikesland|
Coat of Arms
The Kingdom of Vikesland is a micronation in Manitoba, Canada. It was founded in 2005 by Christopher Barry Joseph Beyette (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 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 near the city 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".
The kingdom's flag is made up of three horizontal bars of black, white and red. At the centre of the white bar has a white, Albanian-style double-headed eagle.