Democracy, Liberty, Justice, Independence
|Official language(s)||Traditional Chinese-Cantonese|
|Prince||HSH Prince LAM I|
|Formation||12 September 2019|
|Area Claimed||West Bank of Danube river,between Croatia and Serbia|
|Population||above 3500 (2020 estimate)|
|Date format||dd-mm-yyyy / yyyy年m月d日|
|Official Facebook page|
The Principality of ISTER Princedom or 懿德公國 is a private micronation on the banks of the Danube, founded on 12 September 2019 by Prince LAM I (officially known as the "Sovereign"). Prince LAM I is a monarch from Hong Kong, who received media attention in August 2020. The country currently has over 3,000 citizens, a parliament and a judiciary, and has issued identity cards, passports, stamps and coins, and can be found on Google Maps：45.641525,18.933792.
ISTER is the Latin word for the Danube. The Chinese name 'Yi De' is derived from the poem 'Yi De', which means 'to build a nation with good virtues'.
According to Prince LAM I, the country is divided into two parts, north and south, with a total area similar to the Vatican City and a maximum of 20,000. The inhabitants are based on the population density of the Yau Tsim Mong district of Hong Kong in 2019. The country is located along the Danube River on the Croatian-Serbian border, with another prominent private microstate, the Free Republic of Liberland, to the north.
According to official sources, the national religion of the Principality of ISTER Princedom is the Society of the Sacred Heart of the Universe, an emerging religion founded by Prince LAM I. Its teachings combine elements of I Ching, philosophy, psychology, Chinese mythology, Chinese people's faith and the six major religions (Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam); however, freedom of religion is guaranteed by law to all citizens of the country.
Danubius, the god of the Danube, is the patron saint of the country.
- Official Website
- Royal Anthem of ISTER Princedom
- Official page of the Society of the Sacred Heart of the Universe
- Application for ID card / passport
- Application for Noble Title