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Ceci N'est Pas Un Pipe
|Capital city||De Kelk|
|Official language(s)||Frisian, Nederlands|
|Legislature||Code of Ethics|
|Area claimed||One square kilometer|
|Time zone||EU GMT +1|
De Kelk, an architectural artwork and landmark designed by Rudi de Wint, has continued to build underground into a city. In 2014 it has claimed itself sovereign. De Kelk has no government, only a code of ethics.
The building itself is made from corten-staal and seven meters high. The top unfolds into an roof with holds which causes light breaking through, resulting in a beautiful prism of light. The interior of the building shows that the light also moves around following the time of the day.
De Kelk is a micronation consisting of an underground city. De Kelk itself (the chalice) has in its center an elevator to enter or exit the city. There is no public transport located. At the other side of De Kelk is a traffic road situated.
Since the official language is Frisian, citizens are expected to understand Frisian. There is one protestant church inside the underground city. De Kelk debuts with its band, TSJELK, being the first band from a micronation in the world to debut its music. TSJELK has been founded since december 2014. The newspaper of de Kelk is called NIJS, which is closely connected to the band TSJELK. NIJS creates an image of the city and its peculiar features, questioning the identity of the band TSJELK and De Kelk as a micronation.