Micronations/List of already existing micronations/Grand Duchy of Westarctica

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The flag of Westarctica

Westarctica (officially the Grand Duchy of Westarctica, formerly known as the Protectorate of Westarctica[1]) is a micronation founded in 2001 by Travis McHenry.[2] It claims the territory known as Marie Byrd Land, located between the New Zealand Antarctic Territory and the Chilean one, specifically the portion of Antarctica located between 90 degrees and 150 degrees west longitude and south of the 60th parallel. It includes 620,000 square miles of land, but though it claims over 2,000 citizens, none of them reside within the claimed territory.[3]

In 2018 the government of Westarctica established an honorary consul in Nerja, Spain.[4]

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