Formation of Liberland
Free Republic of Liberland (hereinafter “Liberland”) is a sovereign state located between Croatia and Serbia on the west bank of the Danube river. The nearest towns are Zmajevac (Croatia) and Bački Monoštor (Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia). On some maps, this area is referred to as “Gornja Siga”.
Liberland came into existence due to a border dispute between Croatia and Serbia. This area along the west bank of the Danube river is not claimed by Croatia, Serbia or any other country. It was therefore terra nullius, a no man’s land, until Vít Jedlička seized the opportunity and on 13 April 2015 formed a new state in this territory – Liberland. The boundary was defined so as not to interfere with the territory of Croatia or Serbia. Its total area of approximately 7 km² is now the third smallest sovereign state, after the Vatican and Monaco. For more information regarding the border dispute between Croatia and Serbia see an article on Wikipedia.
The motto of Liberland is “To live and let live” because Liberland prides itself on personal and economic freedom of its people, which is guaranteed by the Constitution, which significantly limits the power of politicians so they could not interfere too much in the freedoms of the Liberland nation.
How to become a citizen of Liberland
Do you want to become a citizen of Liberland? Liberland is currently accepting applications for citizenship, which will be processed in due time.
Who is needed in Liberland?
Liberland currently needs people who:
- have respect for other people and respect the opinions of others, regardless of their race, ethnicity, orientation, or religion
- have respect for private ownership which is untouchable
- were not punished for past criminal offences
How to apply?
Please, find the citizenship application form here: Citizenship application form.
Other world media about Liberland:
08.03.2018: Indepentend 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
: The Sun - Europe´s newest country is having football trials..could you play for Liberland?
: Newsweek - Liberland pravi fudbalsku reprezentaciju: Imenovan selektor i predstavljena nova vlada
: Quartz - Welcome to Liberland: Turns out launching your own country is harder than it looks
: The World Post - Liberland: An interview with founder Vit Jedlička
: Dailymail - Founder of self-declared micronation 'Liberland' on Croatian border welcomes ...
: New York Times - Welcome to Liberland, the World’s Newest Country (Maybe)
: Euronews - Liberland: utopian tax-free micronation or state of mind? (VIDEO)
: Bloomberg - Inside ‘Liberland’ the Place of No Taxes Where Crowdfunding Rules (VIDEO)
: HRT Vjesti - Liberland - zabava ili nova država? (VIDEO reportage)
: CNN - Liberland: Could the world's newest micronation get off the ground?
: The Guardian - Liberland: hundreds of thousands apply to live in world's newest 'country'
Note: The border on the maps is approximate only. Accurate catastral maps are to be viewed here: http://cadastral.ll.land/