Garden Republic of Sirland

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Garden Republic of Sirland
Gartenrepublik Sierland (German)
Motto: "Vide Futuro cum spe"
"See the Future with Hope"
Anthem: "Proud to be a country"
Great Seal
Great seal of Sirland.svg
Sirland World Map.svg
Sirland map on satellite.svg
and largest city
Official languagesEnglish
GovernmentUnitary semi-presidential republic
• President
Michael Bilyan
• Primeminister
Heinrich Wohlgrauer
Independence from Germany
• Declaration of Independence
11 October 1997
• Dictatorship
23 June 2007
• Democracy
5 May 2009
• Total
0.00026 km2 (0.00010 sq mi)
• Water (%)
• Estimate
9 (citizenship)
6 (residential)
CurrencyEuro (de facto)
Sirish Mark (SRM)
Time zoneUTC +1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Calling code+49

Sirland, officially the Garden Republic of Sirland /sɪrˈlænd/About this sound (listen)  is a European Micronation located in Mecklenburg-Western pomerania that is completely surrounded by Germany and was founded on 11 October 1997 by a former gardener who proclaimed himself as head of state named Henry Sirlon, the current head of state is Michael Bilyan. The micronation has a republican form of government and consists of the garden area divided into three districts with approx. 6 inhabitants and 9 citizens and occupies a total area of ​​approx. 260 m² and also owns a island territory Laakland. The official languages are English and German majority more the German language is spoken.

Sirland is also relatively young country that is not recognized by any UN countries in the World. Sirland was previously just a garden of the gdr and was founded 11 October 1997 as a sovereign state. On 5 May 2009 Sirland was declared a democratic and neutral micronation and has not participated in the organizations or conflicts in any way since neutrality. but except for diplomatic relations with other micronations that Sirland recognize. Sirland also has a stable economy such as large vegetables cultivation.


The name Sirland comes originally from the surname of the former founder Sirlon, from which the name was created by combining Sirlon-Land to form Sirland.


Photo of the Independence of the Sirish Garden Republic from 11. October 1997

The history of Sirland begins in the GDR. The garden was built in 1963, when the former garden owner Henry Sirlon bought the garden in order to be able to enjoy his free time with a fair rent. 7 years after the German reunification in 1997, the rents were getting higher and then the garden owner decided on 11 October 1997, to found his garden as a sovereign state called the Sirish Garden Republic, S.G.R for short. Henry Sirlon appointed himself as president. Unfortunately, the rents didn't get better and in 23. June 2007 he converted the Sirish Garden Republic to the Sirish Empire with dictatorship form of government in order to fight more powerfully against the expensive rent. The attempt failed and the Sirish Empire was disbanded. Henry Sirlon had to give up and wish he could find others to take over his micronation. He sold his garden to the family who promised him to take over this micronation. In 5 May 2009 the new president who also rules today named Michael Bilyan, decided to rename the Sirish Empire to the Garden Republic of Sirland as well the changing from dictatorship to today's neutral democratic state. In 2010, the beginning of a democracy and a better economy, like today many things were improved and modernized, such as the safety, laws and installations of new greenhouse and the modernized street lights.[1]


Logo of The Garden Government

The seat of the Garden Government is in the capital city Gardehus in a white main building with the name Gardehusen which was built in the GDR 1963 there is the most important meeting place with the President and Primeminister and decide new plans for the future of Sirland as well as further planning of the next vegetable plantation, new buildings or for new laws. The Garden Government's job is also to report news on current situations in Sirland on website.[2]

Geography and Climate

Sirland is a very natural land with many flowers and bird species and also trees as well as a cherry tree, apple trees and a lilac. The soils in Sirland have a very fertile, moist layer of soil which can also be very slippery due too much rain, e.g. on street that are not concreted. The bee friendly flowers are planted every year in April which means that there are also many cherries and apples that are pollinated by the bees.


The climate in Sirland is strongly influenced by its proximity to the Baltic Sea. these are moderately warm summers and mild winters, which are nevertheless often perceived as rough due to frequent strong winds. So the summers are warmer here compared to the coast, while the winters are colder.

Climate data for Sirland
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4
Average low °C (°F) -1
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 55
Average relative humidity (%) 85.0 83.0 80.0 73.0 72.0 71.0 71.0 73.0 77.0 82.0 87.0 86.0 73.3
Source: (data from 2001-2021)


The Garden Republic of Sirland is divided into 3 districts and with a one island territory. Sirland is a Unitary state and is administered by the Garden Government throughout Sirland from the capital city Gardehus. The last territory Laakland was discovered by the founder Henry Sirlon and today Laakland is still an island territory.

Coat of Arms Name Established Notes
Coat of Arms of Gardehus.svg Gardehus 11 October 1997 The capital city and also the capital district of Sirland
Darlin Coat of Arms.svg Darlin 17 August 2016 with sights also Important of the only border crossing between Sirland and Germany
Coat of Arms of Strelhof.svg Strelhof 17 August 2016 cultivation of large tomato plantations
Special District
Laakland Coat of Arms.svg Laakland 2007 an Island territory of Sirland that is uninhabited.


The important symbol of Sirland the American Garden Windmill since 2014

Sirland has a culture that mixes German with little bit American such as the American garden windmill in Darlin or the German architecture such as the Eastern German garden bungalow which is now the main building of the Garden Government in Gardehus.

The Independence day celebration takes place every year on 11 October in Gardehus.

Typical things in Sirland:

  • Gardehusen
  • The American Garden Windmill
  • The Strawhat
  • The Pitchfork
  • Watering can
  • Flowers
  • The Garden Gnome
  • Cucumbers & Tomatoes
  • The Frog Water Fountain
  • Malt Drink or Kwas
  • Shashlik (in sirish Sķasķlijk)
  • Solar Lanterns
  • Greenhouses


The official currency is the Sirish Mark (abbreviated SRM) and was only introduced in 2021. and should replace the previous currency Euro and can also still pay in Sirland with Euro just the official new currency like the Sirish mark.

Sirish Mark Banknotes


There are two official spoken languages in Sirland: English and German. The Sirish language was developed in 2003 by the former founder Henry Sirlon to the failure of the Sirish Empire in 2009, the Sirish language was no longer developed.


  1. "The emergence". Sirland Website. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  2. "Sirland - News". Sirland Website. Retrieved 23 September 2019.

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