About Liberland

Basic information

Official Name
Free Republic of Liberland
Short Name
Liberland
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Coat of Arms
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Motto To Live and Let Live.
Location / GPS Coordinates. 45° 46′ N, 18° 52′ E
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 

Consul (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
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 has been 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 landuntil Vít Jedlička and Jana Markovicova proclaimed it as Free Republic of Liberland on April 13,  2015. Liberland has set its boundary with ample margin to it's neighbouring country, to ascertain that it does not infringe with the territory of Croatia or Serbia. The total area is approximately 7 km² and is now the third smallest sovereign state, after 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."

Free Republic of Liberland has fulfilled all these criteria. Read on our news section here to find out how Liberland has been fulfilling these standards and principles set out in the Montevideo Convention ever since its inception.

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 intereferance with the freedom of the people and to its 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 and that the Liberland Citizenship Certificate is not given out to the general public as of this moment. All who have applied for citizenship, will receive informtaion in due course, when Liberland is ready to begin it's citizenship process.  

Liberland accepts everyone who:

  • has and shows respect for other people, respect the opinions of others, regardless of their race, ethnicity, orientation, or religion
  • has and shows respect for private ownership (which is untouchable)
  • has and is not convicted of any serious criminal offences

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

 

Read What Other World Media News Writes about 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