With several important qualifications, a micronation is any entity which purports to be or has
the appearance of being a sovereign state but isn't.
Micronations are typically created and maintained by one person or family. Many exist solely on
the internet, or in the imagination of their creators.
Some have a more corporeal existence, making ambit claims over, or occasionally even physically
occupying defined geographical locations - albeit often tiny, remote or uninhabitable ones - and
producing physical artefacts such as stamps, coins, banknotes, passports, medals and flags.
Micronations are generally viewed as ephemeral, eccentric and somewhat amusing by most external