About Liberland

Basic information

Official Name
Free Republic of Liberland
Short Name
Liberland
Flag Liberland Flag

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Coat of Arms
Liberland Coat of arms

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Motto To Live and Let Live.
Location / GPS Coordinates. 45° 46′ N, 18° 52′ E
Cadastre Map E.liberland.org
OpenStreetMap OpenStreetMap.org
Time Zone CET - Central European Time
Area 7 km²
Form of Government

Constitutional Republic with Elements of Direct Democracy
Head of State First Elected President: Vít Jedlička
The Government of Free Republic of Liberland Vice President: Pierre Luis Boitel
Vice President: Boguslav Wozniak
Secretary of State: Tariq J. Abbasi
Minister of Finance: Jan Pukrabek
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Thomas D. Walls
Minister of Interior: Denis Pirc 

Consulates (Representatives) in over a hundred countries and states: (pdf)

Founder

Founder: Vit Jedlicka
 
First Lady: Jana Markovicova
Constitution Constitution of Free Republic of Liberland
Laws

Important Info
Official Language English
Currency Cryptocurrency: Liberland Merit


Formation of Liberland

History

The Free Republic of Liberland (hereinafter “Liberland”) is a sovereign state located between Croatia and Serbia on the west bank of the Danube River. On some maps, this area is referred to as “Gornja Siga.” The nearest towns are Zmajevac (Croatia) and Bački Monoštor (Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia).

This parcel of land
came into existence due to a border dispute between Croatia and Serbia. This area is not claimed by Croatia, Serbia, nor any other nation or private entity. Furthermore, it remained unclaimed since the dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1991. In fact, for many decades, it has been uninhabited and no claim was ever made to this piece of land. It was therefore Terra Nullius – a no man’s land – until Vít Jedlička and Jana Markovicova proclaimed it as the Free Republic of Liberland on April 13,  2015. Liberland has set its boundary with ample margin from neighboring countries to ensure that it does not infringe upon the territory of Croatia or Serbia. The total area is approximately 7 km² and is now the third smallest sovereign state, after the Vatican and Monaco. (For more information regarding the border dispute between Croatia and Serbia see the article on Wikipedia.)

What defines a state?

According to Article 1 of the 1993 Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of States, the canonical definition in international law reads: "The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications: (a) a permanent population; (b) a defined
territory; (c) government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states."

The Free Republic of Liberland has fulfilled all these criteria and principles set out in the Montevideo Convention ever since its inception. Check our news section for updates. 

Additional international legal considerations in Liberland's favor:

  • The formation of Liberland as a state is based on self-government of its own people, i.e. its citizens
  • Liberland was proclaimed with the tacit consent of its parent state Serbia, which has waived claim to the territory
  • Liberland does not violate the territorial integrity of any other country
  • Liberland was not claimed by use of force
  • Liberland is not a separatist or secession movement
  • Liberland is not a coup or takeover of an existing state
  • There is no applicable counterclaim to that of Liberland on the indicated territory

Ideology

The motto of Liberland is “To live and let live” as it prides itself on personal and economic freedom for its people; this includes limited power given to the government to ensure less interference with the freedom of the people and the nation as a whole. These ideas and ideals are written and guaranteed by the Constitution.

How to become a citizen of Liberland

Do you want to become a citizen of Liberland? Liberland is accepting applications for citizenship, however, please be informed that citizenship is not automatic. Neither Liberland citizenship certificates nor are Liberland passports given out to the general public at the present time. Those who qualify for citizenship will receive information when Liberland is ready to begin its citizenship process. 

Liberland accepts individuals who:

  • have and show respect for other people, respect the opinions of others, regardless of their race, ethnicity, orientation, or religion
  • have and show respect for private property ownership 
  • have not been convicted of any serious criminal offences (violent crimes, fraud, and the likes)

We also ask all potential Liberland citizens to familiarize themselves with:

  • understanding the Liberland principles of individual liberty and economic freedom
  • all news and progress as well as attending our events as much as possible 
  • the Liberland organization, and your country’s local Liberland representative office. By involving yourself with your local Liberland representative offices, you also demonstrate your support and desire to help Liberland as a whole. Together, we are powerful and together, we can move things forward (If your country does not have an official Liberland representation, qualified candidates may be considered for the position)
  • your own country’s lawmakers and diplomatic officials and present the case for Liberland’s statehood to them. Please send us a copy of your communication along with any official responses
Please take note again that citizenship is not automatic and is not free for the asking. Please patiently wait until the selection process is in place. If you would like to help Liberland advance in some manner (in diplomacy, commercial relations, legal representation, cryptocurrency, public relations, technology, etc) please contact us. You may also consider donating to our efforts; your donations will also be converted into Liberland Merits, giving you the opportunity to also own and acquire Liberland Merits before our ICO. The 5000 Liberland Merits  (which is non-refundable) goes towards citizenship, this is equivalent to 5000 USD. Upon receipt of the above minimum amount, a set of documents are required to make sure you are eligible and meet the criteria as set out by Liberland. When we are ready to process the citizenship, all those that have the minimum amount will be contacted. 


Donate here:
 Donations

How to apply? 
Fill out this online application form: Citizenship application

 

Read global media coverage about Liberland:

05.12.2018: EUROPATODAY - Tasse volontarie ed elezioni online: ecco Liberland, la terra di nessuno che mira all'indipendenza
03.12.2018: 
Cryptocontrol INTERVIEW WITH THE PRESIDENT OF LIBERLAND – VÍT JEDLIČKA
12.11.2018: Finance Magnates - Libertarian Paradise Interview with the First President of Liberland
12.11.2018: Trader Cobb - A Country Built on Blockchain
26.10.2018: Breakermag.com - Meet The Man Turning Balkan Marshland Into a Crypto-Powered Nation State

26.09.2018: CryptoPotato -
 The Tax-Free Cryptocurrency Producing Capital of The World: Vit Jedlicka Presents Liberland
26.09.2018: video.vice.com -
VICE REPORTS Liberland 
23.09.2018: AL-JAZIRAH.com - 
رئيس جمهورية ليبرلاند الحرة يهنئ الملك سلمان وسمو ولي العهد بالذكرى العطرة
11.08.2018: Turkey CNN - Vit Jedlicka, Liberland'ın hikayesini CNN TÜRK'e anlattı
11.08.2018: Turkey NTV - Avrupa'nın butik ülkesi Liberland (60 bin Türk başvurdu)
10.08.2018: Haber Turk TV - Liberland'ın Cumhurbaşkanı Habertürk'e konuştu: Türkiye'den 60 bin başvuru var
19.07.2018: QUISQUEYA INTERNATIONAL:
NUEVO PAÍS EUROPEO LIBERLAND VISITA NEWARK
19.07.2018: QUISQUEYA INTERNATIONAL:
 El Festival Del Día Del Orgullo Dominica
15.06.2018: Inverse.com - Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Calls Liberland Crypto Nation 'Promising'
14.06.2018: U.Today -
 Liberland’s Vít Jedlička: “We Are Building Our Civilization On the Boats”
05.06.2018: 150sec.com -
 Meet The Man Who Made His Own Country:...Immigration and How To Start Your Own State. 
08.03.2018: Independent Balkan News Agency - Liberland opens its office in Belgrade
21.02.2018: Money Control - Liberland: The newly formed ‘nation’ running on Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash
20.02.2018: Sputnik News - 'There is no Better Time Than Now to Start New Country Like Liberland' - Founder
18.02.2018: The Telegraph - Welcome to Liberland: the nation that Bitcoin built

08.01.2018: Ekonomický magazín - Stát se má lidem plést do života co nejméně, tvrdí prezident Jedlička

20.11.2017: Radio Slobodna Evropa - The Ship floats around Liberland

22.08.2017: Total Croatia News - As Al-Jazeera reports from Liberland, a Progress Report from president Jedlicka
18.08.2017: Al-Jazeera Balkans: Liberland, država na sedam kvadratnih kilometara između Srbije i Hrvatske

11.07.2017: Katapult Magazine - Zutrit verbotten-unbewohnter Mikrostaat auf dem Balkan 

08.07.2017: Deutsche Welle - Liberland - "ničija zemlja" izmedu Hrvastke i Srbije

15.04.2017: Total Croatian News - Happy Birthday Liberland: The President and the Croatian MP on the Danube
22.01.2017: Washington Post -  Liberland, a self-proclaimed country in Eastern Europe, hopes for recognition from Trump
23.08.2016: Fox News - Liberland president looks to make independent nation
06.07.2016: The Telegraf - 1200 nəfər azərbaycanlı bizdən vətəndaşlıq istəyir
12.06.2016: The Newstatesman - Live and let live: inside the Free Republic of Liberland
16.02.2016: 
RT today - Ein neuer staat wird geboren
13.01.2015: BBC article - BBC Persia
29.12.2015: The Sun - Europe´s newest country is having football trials..could you play for Liberland?
19.12.2015: Newsweek - Liberland pravi fudbalsku reprezentaciju: Imenovan selektor i predstavljena nova vlada
13.11.2015: Quartz - Welcome to Liberland: Turns out launching your own country is harder than it looks
21.10.2015: The World Post - Liberland: An interview with founder Vit Jedlička
22.09.2015: Dailymail - Founder of self-declared micronation 'Liberland' on Croatian border welcomes ...
16.08.2015: New York Times - Welcome to Liberland, the World’s Newest Country (Maybe)
22.07.2015: Euronews - Liberland: utopian tax-free micronation or state of mind? (VIDEO)
21.07.2015: Bloomberg - Inside ‘Liberland’ the Place of No Taxes Where Crowdfunding Rules (VIDEO)
22.05.2015: HRT Vjesti - Liberland - zabava ili nova država? (VIDEO reportage)
29.04.2015: CNN - Liberland: Could the world's newest micronation get off the ground?
24.04.2015: The Guardian - Liberland: hundreds of thousands apply to live in world's newest country

Maps

Note: The border on the maps is approximate only. Accurate cadastral maps may be viewed here: http://cadastral.ll.land/

Liberland map