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People actually live in the smallest ‘nation’ in the world on two pillars in the sea

It's the world's smallest unrecognized state.
  • While not an officially recognized state, Sealand issues its own stamps
  • It also has its own motto, anthem, and even a national soccer team
  • It is the world’s smallest unrecognized state

Published on Dec 13, 2023 at 8:27PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Dec 14, 2023 at 3:22PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Adam Gray
Sealand hero image

This is Sealand, a little ‘island’ in the North Sea just 12 km to the east of Suffolk in the UK.

Founded over 60 years ago, the ‘island’, officially known as the Principality of Sealand, only consists of a disused WWII facility that’s been repurposed to be lived on.

While it does not qualify as a ‘proper’ nation as no sovereign state recognizes it, it does have its own flag, its own motto and anthem, and even its own stamps.

It even has its own national soccer team, the SNFA (Sealand National Football Association).

It may not be the smallest nation on Earth – that title belongs to Vatican City – but it is indeed the smallest unrecognized country, measuring only 36 meters in length and 15 meters in width.

Check out Sealand in the video down below!

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