Kingdom of L'Anse-Saint-Jean

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The Kingdom of L'Anse-Saint-Jean (in French and officially: Le Royaume de L'Anse-Saint-Jean) is a 5th world micronation located in the L'Anse-Saint-Jean municipality, Quebec in the Francophone Canada.


It achieved a certain notoriety when its citizens held a referendum on January 21, 1997, to turn the village into the Le Royaume de L'Anse-Saint-Jean, (Kingdom of L'Anse-Saint-Jean) the continent's first "municipal monarchy." The monarchists won 73.9% of the vote, with Denys Tremblay becoming King Denys I. The king was crowned on June 24, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, in the Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and announced plans to build a "vegetable oratory," Saint-Jean-du-Millénaire (Saint John of the Millennium). This micronational project was cheerfully conceded to be a way of boosting tourism in the region, which had been hit by the floods on the Saguenay river in 1996.

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