In 1980, construction began on the giant driftwood sculpture, Nimis, on the shores of the Kullaberg peninsula in southern Sweden. After more than a decade of legal battles to protect the artworks on the shore, the authorities capitulated and on 2 June 1996, the micronation of Ladonia was proclaimed independent from Sweden.
Now, with more than 17.000 citizens from 100+ countries around the world, Ladonia prospers and develops, creating its own way into boundless freedom.
40,000 People Visit Ladonia Annually*
Ladonia is one square kilometer of land on the Kullaberg Peninsula in Southern Sweden. The path to Ladonia is about 2.5km through the woods along a winding path to the sea (you can’t get here by car!)
It is quite a trek, but the reward is an opportunity to explore Nimis, a 75 ton sculpture/labyrinth made of driftwood.
* According to the Höganas Visitors Bureau
Our Plans for the Future
Ladonia’s current territory is very tiny. Certainly too small to accommodate all of the people who want to be citizens. Our long term goal is to expand our territorial holdings.
We are constantly working to preserve the artworks and sculptures in Ladonia, and we also strive to preserve the environment that we live in and enjoy. This is ongoing.
One of the hallmarks of a real state is a real economy and a solid currency.
What is the Royal Republic of Ladonia?
Ladonia is a micronation. We are an aspirant state. We are built on freedom of expression, and we value art and creativity as necessary components of society.
Ladonia is Free
Our constitution is written to protect the citizens from the government.
Ladonia is Tax-Free
Ladonia does not have an income tax.
Ladonia is slightly eccentric.
We encourage everyone to participate in government, but it is not compulsory.