Wirtland ['v¡rtlənd] is the first virtual country (www.wirtland.com).
Wirtland claims to be the youngest country in the world and was founded on August 14, 2008. An extract from Wirtland's Statute follows:
"While the boundaries of sovereign states are becoming symbolic in Europe, in other world's regions sovereignty is being increasingly challenged, and separatism sometimes leads to bloodshed and terrorism. While these trends are contrasting, they both suggest for a serious rethinking of the notion of self-identification in a changing world. However, there are few options left for an individual, if he is not taking an active part in political life. We believe people should be offered a broader choice.
Wirtland is the newest alternative for people's self-identification. Most importantly, Wirtland is a democratic, friendly, and peaceful alternative.
How influential is Wirtland and when Wirtland will become a real country? It completely depends on the Wirtlanders and their will to contribute to development of this country(just like in any other democratic community). Our aim is to offer an appropriate structure, a working mechanism - hopefully an attractive one - to allow for free discussions and all kinds of activities of our citizens and other interested people.
Who can apply for becoming a Wirtlander? Everyone".