Wirtland (micronation)

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Motto: Virtus, non copia vincit
Courage, not multitude, wins
StatusCurrent
Establishment
• Declared
August 14, 2008
Purported currencyICU (international currency unit)[1]

Wirtland is an internet-based micronation founded in 2008.

Media reaction[edit]

Fox News and Bulgarian national bTV were the first TV channels to report on Wirtland. bTV organized an online interview with three witizens of Bulgarian origin on February 11, 2009[2][3] whilst Fox 45 Morning News of Baltimore, Maryland featured an interview about Wirtland with reporter Larry Fiorino on January 20, 2009.[4] On November 4, 2011, Wirtland appeared on Slovenian TV channel Sponka.tv.[5] In February 2015 Spain's premier radio Cadena SER published interview with Wirtland's representative.[6] On July 29, 2015, Wirtland was covered on main Bolivian TV channel Red ATB.[7] Wirtland has also been covered by CNN Türk,[8] Voice of Russia,[9] PC World,[10] Computerworld,[11] Milliyet,[12] Sabah,[13] Dneven Trud.[14]

Wirtland's coins[edit]

"Wirtland Crane"

In 2009, Wirtland released its first gold coin, the "Wirtland Crane" (10 International Currency Units, ICU).[15] The Wirtland Crane – a 1/10 oz. coin minted in 24 carat gold - became the world's first gold coin produced by an internet-based (virtual) country.[16] The gold "Crane" was soon followed by the first silver coin, similarly titled the "Silver Crane" (2 ICU).[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Silver Crane Coin From Wirtlands Virtual Nation". The E-Sylum, Volume 12, Number 40. October 4, 2009. Retrieved October 4, 2009.
  2. ^ "Wirtland on bTV Part 1". YouTube. 11 February 2009 [11 February 2009]. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Wirtland on bTV Part 2". YouTube. 12 February 2009 [11 February 2009]. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  4. ^ ""Wirtland"- G.1440". YouTube. Baltimore's Fox 45 Morning News. 10 March 2009 [20 January 2009]. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  5. ^ "News about Wirtland on slovenian television Sponka.tv". YouTube. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  6. ^ "El país que une a Snowden, Assange y Obama". Cadena SER (in Spanish). February 26, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2015.
  7. ^ "Wirtland es el primer país soberano experimental basado en Internet". YouTube. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Iste Hayalistanin en uzel kizi!". CNN Türk (in Turkish). February 11, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  9. ^ Виртуальная страна. Voice of Russia (in Russian). March 13, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  10. ^ "Виртландия ще издаде златни монети". PC World Bulgaria (in Bulgarian). March 26, 2009.
  11. ^ "Българка стана първата Мис Виртландия". Computerworld (in Bulgarian). February 3, 2009.
  12. ^ "Bulgar Aneliya "Hayalistan güzeli" oldu". Milliyet (in Turkish). February 2, 2009.
  13. ^ "İşte "Hayalistan güzeli"". Sabah (in Turkish). February 11, 2009.
  14. ^ "Виртуална държава пуска златни монети". Dneven Trud (in Bulgarian). March 26, 2009. Retrieved July 2, 2009.
  15. ^ "Wirtland Crane: the first gold coin from a cybercountry". CoinLink. July 27, 2009. Archived from the original on September 30, 2009. Retrieved October 4, 2009.
  16. ^ "Cybercountry Gold Coin Becomes Reality, the First "Wirtland Crane"". CoinNews.net. July 27, 2009. Retrieved October 4, 2009.
  17. ^ "New Silver Crane Coin From Wirtlands Virtual Nation". The E-Sylum, Volume 12, Number 40. October 4, 2009. Retrieved October 4, 2009.

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