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    Would like to rule a kingdom? What if we told you that you can start your own country? Would you believe us or just let it pass?
    You might think it is a joke, but it is closer to the truth that you can imagine. Now that you think of it, what better way to evade taxes and political interference than getting your own country? A place where you can skip a red light because you can or have no neighbors parking on your spot. Ah, the bliss.
    However, to become the prime minister of your own micronation, you have to keep a few things in mind. And unless you have an overflowing gold mine, your wish of having a kingdom will come as close to fulfilling as unrequited love. But you can always dream, right?
    Anyhow, here is a list of places where you can hammer your own flag into the land!

    7 Unclaimed Islands In The World

    So, which of these islands do you wish to call your own? See what all they hold and take your pick before someone else puts their name on them!

    1. North East Caye – Your Republic of Tropicana

      North East Caye Belize

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    The best way to conquer a country is to go somewhere nobody lives. Like North East Caye Island in Belize. No bloodshed, no foul. There are a lot of small tropical islands in Belize that are on sale. So, if any of the little specks catches your eye, just pay the government and make it yours. Some of these unclaimed islands are semi-developed while others are little more than an abandoned patch of land. And with the beach-like settings, who knows if your neighbor turns out to be an actual celebrity?

    Location: Belize

    Best Time To Visit: November – April

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    2. Bir Tawil – The Ignored Sand-dom

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    There are patches of land that governments fight for, and then (surprisingly) there are those nobody wants. Bir Tawil is just that place. Stuck between Sudan and Egypt, it is like a child whose existence its parents forgot. While the two countries dispute over the Hala’ib Triangle, Bir Tawil has been lying there unclaimed since 1899. It has been claimed by many people – one of those being Suyash Dixit, the man who invited the world over to his self-styled government in the “Kingdom of Dixit”. He even has his own flag. Just beat that!

    Location: Egypt – Sudan Border

    Best Time To Visit: NA

    Suggested Read: Here’s How An Indian Became King Of An Unclaimed Land In Africa!

    3. Rockall – The Flintstone Federation

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    After 7 billion people and 204 countries, how much space do you think is left for grabs? A rock or two? Rockall is basically a rock that remains uninhabited. Though it was incorporated by the government of the UK 1955, it still remains undeveloped and unconquered. The 56 ft high and 82ft wide island gives a new meaning to the idiom “between a rock and a hard place”.

    Location: North East Atlantic

    Best Time To Visit: NA

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    4. Ailsa Craig – Scottish Non-United Kingdom

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    10 miles off the coast of Scotland, Ailsa Craig is a private island up for sale since 2011. Some parts of the 99-hectare island have been claimed, but it largely remains under the guardianship of trees and birds. A nothing-about-this-is-affordable patch of land, it used to be a haven for Catholics in the 1500s, but that time is long gone. The owner, 9th Marquess of Ailsa, is ready to bestow it to a new Lord. Do you wish to be The One?

    Location: Scotland

    Best Time To Visit: NA

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    5. The Lagoan Isles – Duchy Unknown’s Beach Grounds (DUBG)

     The Lagoan Isles

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    If you pass by an empty island, you will most likely ignore it, or if you have nothing else to do, you’ll spend some hours there and go back home. This is not what Louis Robert Harold Stephens did when he spotted a trio of islands sitting in a park and doing nothing. By adopting these unwanted, unused, and unclaimed little islands that had paled into invisibility, he became the father of the nation. Not ours! But of the Lagoan Isles. A school teacher before the ‘rediscovery’, he styles himself as the Grand Duke. They still remain desolate and unoccupied, but maybe you can swim across and save the islands in distress?

    Location: Portsmouth

    Best Time To Visit: All around the year

    Suggested Read: 10 Top Things To Do In United Kingdom For A Fun-Filled Holiday Experience

    6. Marie Byrd Land – The Sovereign State Of Snow

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    Snow? Surely talking about Europe? Well, you wish. This large uninhabited area is not on the usual world map – it is below it. Much, much below it. In Antarctica. And the best part is, when you hammer your flag in, nobody is going to notice (or care)! And the flag will just freeze there until the kingdom comes. Also, it is about time our winged friends get a neighbor. Who knows, you might spot (or cuddle) an emperor penguin there. Then you can officially say that you rub shoulders with royalty!

    Location: West Antarctica

    Best Time To Visit: NA

    7. People’s Republic of Podjistan (PRoP)

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    No, it is not just a prop. Or is it? Perhaps one of the smallest “kingdoms” or housedoms, if you would like to call it, PROP is in Northern Ireland. Or shall we say, “surrounded by Northern Ireland”? The leader, Simon Stewart rules the mansion-sized kingdom with a firm hand. The micronation has its own “Wall of Podjistan” called Howlers’ Wall. If you too want something like that, let the simmering pot of Brexit cool and then move to your own personal zone!

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Best Time To Visit: NA

    Further Read: 13 Best Things To Do In Summer In Ireland In 2019 For A Chilled-Out Holiday

    Owning an island, isn’t that rad? You can, if you have enough money to squander on utter isolation. While some buy private islands, we should aim higher and buy private countries. Such claims, most of the times, are never honored, but that does not mean you are not allowed to do it. You might have to travel long distances and wipe all the savings in the process, but it still sounds like an accomplishment. So, how about you get your truckload of cash and email your rights to the UN?

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q1. Is there any unclaimed land in the world?

    A. Yes, there are many unclaimed lands in the world and the biggest unclaimed territory is Antarctica.

    Q2. Can you claim an unclaimed island?

    A. The answer is yes, you can claim unclaimed islands but it is going to be difficult. Unclaimed islands are usually unclaimed for a reason and are mostly declared national monuments.

    Q3. Is there any unclaimed land in the UK?

    A. Yes, there still unclaimed land in the UK. People Also Read:

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