By leaving China, India will soon become the most populous country in the world. But can you imagine a country where the population is only 27 people? In the eyes of most people, this may be just a fantasy, but England has such a country, whose name is Sealand. It is located about 10 kilometers from England’s Suffolk Beach, which is situated on a ruined sea fort. This fort was built by Britain during the 2nd World War.
It was later vacated by Britain, and since then Sealand, called the Micro Nation, has been occupied by different people. However, about 13 years ago, on October 9, 2012, a man named Roy Bates declared himself the Prince of Sealand. After the death of Roy Bates, this micronation is ruled by his son Michael. Explain that those small countries are called micronations, which have not got international recognition. That is, they are part of a country only. The total area of Sealand is 1/4th of KM i.e. 250 meters (0.25 kilometers). However, this fort, which has reached a dilapidated condition, is also known as Sealand as well as Rough Fort.
Where does the money come from?
Sealand is spread only 250 meters in the middle of the sea, in such a way the people here do not have any livelihood resources. After this, when the news related to Sealand went viral on the internet, people around the world came to know about it, and donations started pouring in. Due to this, the life of the people living there came back on track. Please tell me that information about the Principality of Sealand can be found on Wikipedia. Apart from this, pages of this small country have also been made on different social sites. People also go here for sightseeing, due to which they have started earning income. This micronation also has its own helipad.
Even though Sealand is considered the smallest country in the unrecognized countries, the smallest country in the real world is Vatican City. The European Country Vertical City is located in the heart of Rome, the capital of Italy. Its area is 0.44 square kilometers i.e. less than half a kilometer. Here the Pope rules.