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Republic of Benolia
República de Benolia (es)
République de Benolie (fr)
Benoliaf
Benolia coa
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Nacimos para ser libres!
Born to be free!
Capital
and largest city
Decepción
62°59′S 60°33′W
Official languages Spanish
Recognised languages French
Ethnic groups

94% White 4% Mestizo

2% Others
Religion

63% Catholic 35% Non-religious

2% Others
Government Parliamential republic
Michelle Espinoza
Indepenence from Spain
19 March, 1998
• Recognized
18 May, 2004
21 January, 2005
Area
• Land
3,687 km2 (1,424 sq mi)
Population
• 2017 estimate
37,829
• 2014 census
37,348
Currency Benolian Fran (BNF)
Time zone UTC-3
Date format dd.mm.yyyy
Drives on the right
Calling code +19
Internet TLD .rb
The Republic of Benolia (Spanish: República de Benolia) is a sovereign state on the South Shetland Islands, bordered by the Drake Passage to the north and the Bransfield Strait to the south.

History

Administrative divisions

There are a total of 11 inhabited islands in Benolia:

  • Deception;
  • Smith;
  • Low;
  • Snow;
  • Livingston;
  • Nelson;
  • King George;
  • Penguin;
  • Clarence;
  • Cornwallis;
  • Elephant

Each of the 11 inhabited islands has a local council that takes care of the daily affairs.