The Principality of Surland is a young micronation, which proclaimed its independence on the 3rd of May 2015. Surland is an open-minded micronation, which supports enlightenment for culture, history, arts, researches, sciences. "Les Lumières" have a big influence on the culture of Surland as well as promotion of human rights.
The territory of Surland consists of five islands along the Moselle River in the east of France about 30 kilometers from the border of Luxembourg. The Consulat of Surland has Pastafarism as State religion, but accepts all the other religions. Nobility (privilege nobility) has been abolished in Surland, even though it's possible to have a Nobility title, such titles do not convey any special privilege.
Since the passing of the new Constitution, the Consulat has a Prince, who does not rule the Surland, but who can be called on the throne if the Consulat of Surland is in political trouble. The platypus was chosen as the national animal of the Surland on the 2nd of June 2015 by the Surlandais and non-Surlandais through a universal vote. On the 3rd of February 2016 by referendum, the population decided to turn into a Principality. The Consulat of Surland became the Principality of Surland the 24th of March 2016.