Kingdom of Pomarium
A all Rwy'n ceisio fy ngorau ym mhob sefyllfa, Ydw Gallaf
Pomp And Circumstance March No. 4
|Demonym||Pomarian, Wattles (unofficial)|
|Government||Unitary Parliamentary, Executive Monarchy|
|- Monarch||King James I|
|- Prime Minister||Dame Alex Laherty|
|- Type||- Unicameral|
|- Number of seats||- 12|
|- Last election||- 15th December 2014|
|Established||5th September 1992|
|Area claimed||100 Acres (Excluding external territories)|
|Time zone||UTC + 10:00 (DST in summer)|
|National sport||Scuba & Free diving|
|National dish||Spaghaetti Bolognese|
|National drink||Ginger Ale|
The Kingdom of Pomarium is a micronation in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales that was founded on 5th September 1992 by Timothy & Patricia Copes
The name Pomarium comes from the latin word "Pomarium" meaning beautiful garden, which Pomarium is famous for.
In 1989, Tim and Patricia copes bought 100 acres of agricultural land in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales for use as a weekender, however a dispute with the bank in 1992 caused them to sell their Sydney apartment so they moved to the property and declared it a sovereign nation. In October of 2013 , King Timothy I abdicated and his Grandson, James, Prince Regent succeeded him.
Government & Politics
Pomarium is an Executive Monarchy, where the monarch holds all executive power and some legislative power. The 12 member Legislative Assembly is elected every two years and is presided over by the speaker. The Prime Minister is the leader of the government and leader of the party or coalition that has a majority in the house. It is his or her responsibility to coordinate the government & advise the monarch. In addition there are government ministers who run government departments & advise the monarch on issues relating to their portfolios. The cabinet makes up the Privy Council , which is presided over by the monarch. The Prime Minister since 6th December 2014 has been Dame Alex Laherty of the Conservative Party. In October 2014 it was officially decreed that as of the next general election there would be 4 multi member constituencies rather than 14 single member ones and would be elected using the Closed party list proportional system.
Pomarium's military is largely ceramonial and is responsible for protecting the country's borders.
Geography & Climate
Pomarium is located in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales and has a very variable climate. The capital, Prittlwell is a european looking garden however the majority of Pomarium is uncultivated agricultural bushland. The center piece of Pomarium is the man made Lake Prittlewell. The country also backs onto the Fitzroy Falls Resivoir.
The biggest industry in Pomarium is tourism, with hundreds of tourists flocking to Pomarium every year to see its famous gardens. in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Pomarium hosted the Waratah fair. Agriculture & Food are also big industries.
The arts is a big part of Pomarium's culture, with the main area of it being painting. The Legislative Assembly is also used as a painting studio. Drama & music are also very big there. Pomarium is also a very gardening & agriculture based culture.