Official language: Her official language has just two words: “waaaall” and “ÿp”
National Anthem: Two national anthems, one of which is executed when a stone is thrown into the water
Did you know that Ladonia is a micronation that has no residents? None of her over 18,000 citizens lives in the nation but in other countries all over the world. Ladonia is a country within a country.
“No one lives in Ladonia. Citizenship is symbolic and all citizens currently reside abroad (they are considered nomadic). Because no one lives in Ladonia, there is no possibility of work nor residency. We do not issue passports because they are not recognized or honoured by other countries.”– Minister of Information on 03/04/2018 at 7:02 pm
Ladonia is located on a rocky beach (marked by two monumental creative works: Nimis and Arx) in the far southwest corner of Sweden, a few kilometres northwest of the town of Arild. The nation is reachable only via boat or a strenuous 30- to 45-minute hike.
Nimis and Arx were created by artist Lars Vilks. Nimis, the first among the two was created in 1980 and it is a Latin word for “too much.” It is a maze-like wooden artwork made of 70 tons of driftwood and nails and culminating in a teetering, nine-story wooden tower. While Arx, a Latin for “fortress” is a stone and concrete sculpture resembling a melting sand castle. Nimis was created before Arx.
Ladonia became a nation as a result of a declaration to destroy Nimis (by the Swedish authorities), which made Lars Vilks to sell it to artist Cristo and declared the area an independent nation in 1996.
Ladonia has already had its share of national incidents.