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Republic of Zaqistan

Flag of Zaqistan
Motto: Quispiam Ex Nusquam
(Something From Nothing)
• President
Zaq Landsberg
• Declared
November 19, 2005

Zaqistan, officially the Republic of Zaqistan, is a micronation in Box Elder County, Utah, created in 2005 by self-declared president Zaq Landsberg.[1] Landsberg pays property taxes on the land, which has no residents or buildings on it, although he has installed monuments and a border patrol gate.[2] The country grants citizenship for free to anyone who asks for it, with the option of obtaining a passport for a suggested US$50 fee.[2][3]

Landsberg, a sculptor who lives in Brooklyn, bought the property in July 2005 for $610.[2] It has been variously described as being 2-acres[2][3] or 4-acres.[1][4] The nearest town is Montello, Nevada, about 60 miles away.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c Cabrero, Alex (October 19, 2015). "New York man creates 'sovereign nation' in Box Elder County". KSL-TV. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Free, Cathy (October 17, 2015). "New Yorker Zaq Landsberg Creates His Own Country Called Zaqistan in Remote Utah Desert – But He Doesn't Live There". People. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Abu, Mike (October 29, 2015). "A Trip to Zaqistan, One Man's 'Sovereign Nation' in the Middle of the Utah Desert". Vice. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  4. ^ Minutaglio, Rose (October 26, 2015). "New Yorker Creates His Own Sovereign Nation in Remote Utah Backcountry". People. Retrieved November 25, 2018.

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