Scattered over some 1 million square kilometres of ocean. The Gay & Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands was first administered as an overseas territory of England. In the 1960’s it was administered from Australia by the department of the Environment, Sport and Territories as an overseas external territory of the Commonwealth of Australia. In June 2004 it declared it’s independence from Australia and is currently the smallest Kingdom in the world.
Location: Oceania, islands in the Coral Sea, northeast of Australia
Geographic coordinates: 18 00 S, 152 00 E
Map references: Oceania
Area: total: less than 3 sq km
note: includes numerous small islands and reefs scattered over a sea area of about 780,000 sq km, with Cato Island the most important
water: 0 sq km
land: less than 3 sq km
Area - comparative: NA
Land boundaries: 0 km
Coastline: 3,095 km
Maritime claims: territorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Climate: tropical
Terrain: sand and coral reefs and islands (or cays)
Elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Camp Hill located on Cato Island 6 m
Natural resources: NEGL
Land use: arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
Other: 100% (mostly grass or scrub cover) (2004)
Irrigated land: 0 sq km (2004 est.)
Natural hazards: occasional tropical cyclones
Environment - current issues: no permanent fresh water 90% of all the fish and marine animals in the Kingdom are transgendourous and change sex at least once in their lives
Geography - note: important nesting area for birds and turtles
Population: no indigenous inhabitants 100% homosexual
Country name: Conventional long form: The Gay & Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands
Conventional short form: GLK or Gay Kingdom
Capital: Heaven, a camp site located on Cato Island.
Legal system: British Common Law, where applicable, apply
Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy whose ruler is called Sovereign.
Currency: The Gay & Lesbian Kingdom has the Euro as its official currency.
National Anthem: I Am What I Am
Flag description: The gay rainbow pride flag is the official flag of the Kingdom.
Economy - overview: Tourism, fishing and the sale of Gay & Lesbian Postage Stamps are the only economic activity
Communications - note: there are automatic weather stations on many of the isles and reefs relaying data to the mainland. Satellite and Marine radio is used by Gay & Lesbian campers on Cato Island
Ports and harbours: none; offshore anchorage only. The Coral lagoon surrounding Cato Island can be entered during high tide. Charter flights to the Kingdom are available from the cities of Harvey Bay, (1 hour flying time) Brisbane and the Gold Coast in Australia
Military - note: The Kingdom has declared itself neutral, it does however have a small army of gay activist located around the world it can call on in times of emergency.
Transnational Issues
Disputes - international: On the 13th of September 2004, the Gay Kingdom declared war on the Commonwealth of Australia. Notification of acceptance and notification of the Geneva Convention of August 12, 1949, were given to the Prime Minister of Australia John Howard, both directly and through the Swiss Federal Government. This is a ratified Law of Australia, and conveys the responsibility to Govern to the Occupying Power. Therefore, by the Law of Australia, only the Gay Government is the Authority to Govern the Territory and the people of the Coral Sea Islands. The 1 week state of War, which was Officially declared, brought into effect the Law of War, under whose Sovereignty goes automatically to a State undefeated in a State of War. As Australia did not respond to the declaration The Gay & Lesbian Kingdoms independence was assured.
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