Empire of Austenasia

There are four types of local administrative divisions in the Empire:
  • Towns are populated areas of land that are administered by a Town Council (usually somewhat communal in style) on the local level, and have their ideas and concerns voiced in Parliament by elected Representatives. Some Towns hold the status of City, which means that they also have an elected Mayor who oversees local government.
  • Marches are populated areas of land that are administered by a Margrave and/or Margravine, but are associated with a Town for electoral purposes, with the March's residents having votes for and represented in Parliament by the Representative of the respective Town. Marches are separate from their associated Towns.
  • Territories are non-populated areas of land that are, where possible, administered by a Governor appointed by Parliament or the Monarch.
  • Crown Dependencies are areas of land - populated or not - which are not administered by the central government but rather ruled autonomously by Governing Commissioners who the Monarch appoints to rule on his behalf. Although under Austenasian sovereignty, legislation does not automatically apply to a crown dependency, which is under the control of the Monarch and his Governing Commissioner.

Wrythe (City - Capital)

Wrythe is the capital city of the Empire of Austenasia and seat of power of its Monarch, and is the historical and cultural centre of Austenasia, having been the site of its foundation in 2008. The City consists of the Imperial Residence, 2 Imperial Road, Wrythe Public Park, Commius Flats, and East Wrythe, and is bordered on all sides by the British town of Carshalton.

Wrythe was founded on 20 September 2008 as the first piece of sovereign Austenasian territory. It was the only Austenasian land until 21 February 2009, when Glencrannog was annexed by the Empire. On 28 August 2009, the Austenasian Army invaded and occupied a small piece of adjoining land known as Commius Flats, which was de jure annexed the day afterwards.

During the Austenasian Civil War, the then town of Wrythe was loyal to Emperor Esmond III. The then Princess Caroline was placed under low-security house arrest in the Imperial Residence, which was fortified against possible Carolinian incursions. The Imperial Regalia were stored in the Imperial Residence for safe-keeping, and Rose and Edd were used as guard dogs, patrolling Wrythe Public Park and the British alleyway near Commius Flats. Despite extensive preparations, Wrythe was never attacked during the entirety of the war.

During the War of the Orlian Reunification, Wrythe was surrendered to the Midget Army by the then Crown Prince Jonathan, ending the orchestrated war and resulting in King Declan of Wilcsland and Copan being appointed co-Emperor. On 14 April 2014, Wrythe became the first local-level administrative division of the Empire to have an exclave by annexing East Wrythe, a small territory currently used as a Copanese embassy which is separated from the main town by roughly a third of a mile of the United Kingdom.

Wrythe was granted city status on 8 January 2017. The current Representative of Wrythe is His Imperial Majesty the Emperor, elected on 19 November 2013. His sister, Crown Princess Caroline, is the city's Baroness, and their father, HIH Emperor Father Terry, is Mayor of Wrythe.

The patron saint of Wrythe is St George the Great Martyr of Lydda, and the official city flower is the rose.

New Richmond (City)

New Richmond is a City of the Empire of Austenasia situated in North America. Originally established as a Crown Dependency on 16 August 2013, New Richmond transitioned into a Town on 7 September 2014 and was granted city status on 9 January 2017.

New Richmond is the largest City and most highly populated local administrative division of the Empire, with fifteen residents living in four different houses (boroughs). Prior to 12 June 2019, when one borough was dissolved and another was established as the independent Town of Augusta, New Richmond had twenty residents, the current record.

HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy, Duke of New Virginia is the current Representative of New Richmond, having held said office since the transition into a Town. The Mayor of the city is Captain William Kennedy.

The patron saint of New Richmond is St Cecilia.

Palasia (Town)

Palasia is a Town with four residents, and was annexed on 12 July 2013. Comprised of a house surrounded by the British county of Norfolk, Palasia has had Lord John Gordon as its Representative since its foundation, confirmed in his position by election since November 2013. The official town flower of Palasia is the hydrangea.

Terentia (Town)

Terentia is a Town of the Empire of Austenasia situated in North America. Established on 16 November 2013 as a Crown Dependency, the territory was formally annexed by an Imperial Decree. The founder of Terentia, Lady Vice Admiral Eryn Lewis, currently serves as Representative and Baron of Terentia, which transitioned into a Town on 3 December 2014 and expanded with the annexation of an uninhabited piece of land to the south-west in October 2018. The land was named after HIH Emperor Father Terry, and has a population of six. The official town animal of Terentia is the shih-tzu.

Theodosiopolis (Town)

Theodosiopolis is a Town of Austenasia which was founded on 21 March 2019. It consists of two properties - one above the other - and is bordered on all sides by Amsterdam, Netherlands. Home to four residents, Theodosiopolis was founded by its incumbent Representative, Lord Dionisiy Tezdzhan-Smahin.

Dragovina (Town)

Dragovina is a Town of the Empire which founded on 22 April 2019. With a population of three - all of whom are Roman Catholic - Dragovina consists of a residential property, together with its front and back gardens. It is bordered by the U.S. District of Columbia, and represented in Parliament by its founder, Lord Edward Gunderson.

Augusta (Town)

Augusta is a Town situated in North America, close to the City of New Richmond.

Augusta was originally established as a Borough of New Richmond on 6 September 2018, and was then known as North New Saint Josephsburg. It became an independent Town on 12 June 2019, and was renamed Augusta.

Home to three people, the Town consists of a residential property together with its front and back gardens. It is represented in Parliament by Lord Riley Kennedy - younger brother of the Prime Minister - who serves as its Acting Representative. Augusta is to date the only Town which has been established by dividing the territory of a larger Town or City.

Gebirgspark (Town)

Gebirgspark is a Town of the Empire which was founded on 17 June 2019, and as such is the youngest Town in the Empire. As with Dragovina, it has a population of three, all of whom are Roman Catholics.

Gebirgspark consists of a residential property together with its garden, and is bordered by the Slovakian city of Bratislava. Gebirgspark is represented in Parliament by its founder, Lord Krištof Fondrk.

Caldari (March)

The Caldari March was founded on 3 December 2014. An enclave of the British town of Bury St Edmunds, the March has a population of two and is comprised of a house and garden. Caldari is associated with the Town of Palasia for electoral purposes.

Glencrannog (Territory)

The Territory of Glencrannog is a square foot of land, and is the Empire's smallest piece of land. Plot number 872 of the Glencrannog Estate in Argyll was bought by Emperor Jonathan I (then still Crown Prince) in October 2008, and ceded to the Austenasian Government on 21 February 2009, being officially annexed as part of the Empire. Act 60 (Annexation of Glencrannog) gave the then Crown Prince the title Laird of Glencrannog as a ceremonial position.

Glencrannog was initially a Town; as it is only a square foot in size and has no population, it did not have a Representative or Town Council, but did have Emperor Mother Margaret as its Baroness. It was transitioned into a Territory on 4 May 2013 with the creation of that status.

Corinium Terentium (Territory)

Corinium Terentium was annexed on 4 May 2013, originally consisting of a large field by the British town of Tetbury, in Gloucestershire. On 30 January 2016, Austenasia annexed to Corinium Terentium the uninhabited land of the nearby Principality of Sabovia upon the dissolution of said country. Although it has no inhabitants, Austenasian law is enforced by its Governor, Lord Tribune Andrew Creed, and the Territory is protected by the Austenasian Army unit Centuria I Gloucestria, based nearby. The name of Corinium Terentium is derived from "Corinium Dobunnorum", the Roman name for the nearby British town of Cirencester, with "Terentium" added in honour of Emperor Father Terry.

Iostan na Beithe (Territory)

Iostan na Beithe - Scottish Gaelic for "Birch Tree Cottage" - was annexed on 13 April 2014, and consists of a usually uninhabited holiday home on the Scottish island of Coll which was donated to the Empire by its owners. The building was built very recently, and as such the only photographs of the territory which are available show the land before the construction of the holiday home. Since January 2018, the Governor of the land has been Sir Sebastian Linden (known as Queranus I as Pontifex Maximus), who plans to visit Iostan na Beithe in August 2019 on behalf of the government.

Glencoe (Territory)

Glencoe is a piece of land measuring 10 square feet (only Glencrannog is a smaller possession of Austenasia) which is an enclave of the Scottish council area of Highland. Bought by a Mr. Crannis on 13 June 2012, the said owner ceded Glencoe to Austenasia as a territory on 13 April 2014. The territory initially had no Governor due to the Austenasian government not being in contact with anybody who lives near enough to the land to administer it, but Sir James von Puchow was appointed such on 7 March 2016, and planned to visit the territory on the government. However, he was unable to do so before his resignation on 7 January 2018, and was replaced as Governor by Sir Sebastian Linden (currently known as Queranus I as Pontifex Maximus) the following day.

Aurora (Territory)

Aurora is an Austenasian Territory which is bordered by the Czech Republic. Founded on 30 January 2016 by its now governor, Lord Karl Friedrich, the territory contains a small stretch of the river Rokytka, as well as the adjoining land.

Hoagland (Territory)

Hoagland was annexed from the United States of America on 10 July 2017, and was formerly under the sovereignty of Adammia. An enclave of the US state of Ohio consisting of cleared grassland, it is administered by its Governor, Lord Grant Hawkins.

Bregusland (Territory)

Bregusland is a Territory which consists of an area in a garden bordered by the U.S. state of Arizona. It was annexed on 14 March 2019, and is administered by its Governor and founder, Lord Charles Ross.

Green Gate (Territory)

Green Gate was annexed on 14 March 2019, and along with the Austenasian capital Wrythe comprises the Province of Greater Wrythe. Administered by its Governor and founder, Lord Zarel Smith, the Territory consists of an area of privately-owned land which is an enclave of south-west London.

Laranda (Territory)

Laranda is a Territory which is the largest single land claim of the Empire of Austenasia, making up 59.7% of Austenasia's total territorial area. Consisting of 165 acres of farmland, Laranda was ceded to Austenasia on 28 May 2019 by its owner, Lord Dionisiy Tezdzhan-Smahin, who inherited the land from an ancestor who was a local landowner. Although Lord Tezdzhan-Smahin serves as Laranda's Governor, he lives in the Town of Theodosiopolis, and so the day-to-day administration of Laranda is carried out by his cousin the Deputy Governor, Lord Mustafa Yildiz. The Territory is an enclave of southern Turkey.

New South Scotland (Crown Dependency)

New South Scotland is a Crown Dependency of the Empire of Austenasia situated in Australasia. Established on 19 November 2012 as a colony of New Wessex, the colony was ceded to Austenasia on 20 January 2013 by Declan I upon the ascension of Jonathan I to the Austenasian Throne. New South Scotland was formally made a Crown Dependency of Austenasia on 25 January by the First Imperial Decree of HIM Emperor Jonathan I, the first Austenasian land of its sort.

New South Scotland is governed by The Rt Hon. Sir Hugh McFarlane, KCA, a friend of the Emperor who lives nearby and who also serves as a Privy Counsellor and the Empire's Consul-General at Sydney. The founder of New South Scotland - Charlotte Lindstrom of the nearby nation of Zealandia - held the position of Governor under Wessaxon rule, and ruled as the first Governing Commissioner before the appointment of Sir Hugh to the office. The territory was formerly part of a university campus in Sydney before being annexed by New Wessex.

After tensions arose in early June 2014 over New South Scotland between Austenasia and a rebellious faction of the Zealandian military which had threatened to depose Lindstrom (who then reigned as Queen Astrid), a compromise was reached whereby the effective administration of the crown dependency was given wholly over to the Zealandian government, while Austenasia retained legal sovereignty over the land. This arrangement was maintained until 10 September 2016, when a treaty was signed between the Empire and Zealandia restoring full and exclusive Austenasian governance to the crown dependency.

Oregonia (Crown Dependency)

Oregonia is an uninhabited Crown Dependency situated in North America, surrounded by the U.S. city of Mountlake Terrace, WA. Established on 30 June 2014, Oregonia is governed by King Adam I of the nearby nation of Überstadt, who rules as Governing Commissioner in the name of the Emperor. The crown dependency is situated in wooded parkland, and produces various products traded with Überstadt and with other areas of Austenasia.

Enfriqua (Crown Dependency)

Enfriqua is a Crown Dependency of Austenasia founded on 15 January 2015. The Crown Dependency consists of a house populated by a family of four, and is bordered by Algeria. His Excellency Akka Bey - who also serves as the Empire's unaccredited ambassador to Algeria - administers Enfriqua as its Governing Commissioner. The official town animal of Enfriqua is the German Shepherd. 

Dekker (Crown Dependency)

Dekker is a Crown Dependency of Austenasia founded on 16 July 2015 and comprised of two separate but nearby areas of land, both enclaves of the United States of America. The first contains a house populated by Dekker's population of six, and the second is uninhabited and features an area of woodland and a disused natural gas well. Mr. Patrick-Dylan Knox administers the Crown Dependency as its Governing Commissioner. The patron saint of Dekker is Francis of Assisi, and Dekker's official flower is the dandelion.

Imperia (Crown Dependency)

Imperia is a Crown Dependency of Austenasia founded on 29 October 2015. An enclave of India, the crown dependency consists of a residential property and has a population of five. The Rt Hon. Ketan Uzagi, OAO has administered the Crown Dependency as its Governing Commissioner since its foundation.

Esmondia (Crown Dependency)

Esmondia is a Crown Dependency of the Empire located in South America, named after former emperor Esmond III (reigned 2010-11). An enclave of Argentina, Esmondia is comprised of an open area of land, and has no permanent residents. The crown dependency was established on 29 October 2015 after being offered to the Empire by HRH King Tarik of Sabia and Verona, who was appointed Governing Commissioner of Esmondia upon its foundation. 

Rushymia (Crown Dependency)

The Kingdom of Rushymia is the largest Crown Dependency of the Empire, consisting of uninhabited woodland and grassland. Although the current crown dependency was founded on 29 August 2018, Rushymia is the legal successor to a non-sovereign micronation of the same name which existed between 1995 and 2000, the rights to the crown of which the Austenasian Throne gained in 2010. Rushymia does not have a Governing Commissioner, and is instead ruled directly by the Emperor, who rules the polity as King of Rushymia.

The patron saint of Rushymia is Saint John the Baptist.

Kingeston (Crown Dependency)

Kingeston is a Crown Dependency of Austenasia founded on 5 December 2018 by Austin Jaax, who serves as its Governing Commissioner. Kingeston consists of an area of parkland bordered by Canada.

Mouzilo (Crown Dependency)

Mouzilo is a Crown Dependency of the Empire which was formerly a district of the now-defunct nation Ashukovo. An enclave of central Greece, Mouzilo is administered by its Governing Commissioner, Manolis Afentoulis, Duke of Thessalia and the crown dependency's sole resident. Mouzilo was annexed by Austenasia on 14 February 2019, and has the Orthodox Church as its official religion.

Amerdansk (Crown Dependency)

Amerdansk is an Austenasian Crown Dependency which was initially founded on 7 March 2016 as a Territory. An enclave of Scotland, Amerdansk is comprised of a residential property, and has a population of three. It is administered by its founder, Anthony Clark, who currently serves as Representative and Baron of Amerdansk. On 6 August 2018, Amerdansk expanded into a Town by annexing the house on the property, having previously consisted solely of the garden, and on 12 June 2019 was transitioned into a Crown Dependency after Clark's retirement from national politics.