Seborga

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"Principality of Seborga"
Principato di Seborga
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Village motto: 'Sub umbra sedi' (Latin: Sit in the Shade)
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Political status Principality/Disputed
Capital: Seborga
Elected head of state Giorgio Ier (Giorgio di Seborga)
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mario Benvenuti
Secretary of Foreign Politics Mr. Lode de Pret
Area14 km
Population 2500
Density 179
Currency luigino, euro
National anthem Speranza
Time zone GMT +1
Calling Code+39

Seborga is a small town located in Liguria, Italy, near the French border.

The Republic of Italy considers Seborga as part of its own territory. However the town claims to be a principality. Some consider these claims as a form of folklore. The Principality of Seborga (Principato di Seborga) was founded in 954 as a fiefdom of the Counts of Ventimiglia. In 1079, it became a principality of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1118, Prince Edward announced its independence.

Seborga remained an independent Principality until January 20, 1729, when it was sold to Vittorio Amadeo II, Prince of Piedmont and King of Sardinia. However, the sale was never registered by the Kingdom of Sardinia.

Later, in 1748, Seborga was not integrated into the Genovese Republic. In 1815, the Congress of Vienna overlooked the village in its efforts to redistribute European territories after the Napoleonic Wars. More importantly, there is no mention of Seborga in the Act of Unification of Kingdom of Italy in 1861, nor in the documents responsible for the formation of the Italian Republic in 1946. Thus, it has been argued that there is a strong case for Seborgan independence, as formally, there isn't an explicit inclusion to the rest of Italy.

Seborga issues a form of currency, the luigino although the euro is also legal tender. Since 1994, Seborga also issues stamps.

External links

fr:Seborga ja:セボルガ公国 it:Seborga nl:Seborga no:Seborga pl:Seborga

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