The Kingdom of Elleore
Flag of the Kingdom of Elleore.

Official Name



Ave nostre patria


263 (2006)


Official Language(s)

Danish, Interlingua




Leo III (2003-Present)


50+ (2013)


0.015 km2


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The Kingdom of Elleore is a micronation located on the island of Elleore in the Roskilde Fjord, north of Roskilde on the Danish island of Zealand.

The island was purchased by a group of Copenhagen schoolteachers in 1944 for use as a summer camp. They proclaimed the island's tongue-in-cheek "independence" as a Kingdom as a gentle parody of the government structure and royal traditions of Denmark. It's been stated that the kingdom's ancestry has been traced to a "monastic society of Irish monks who arrived in the middle of the 10th century."

Prior to 1944, the island was known mainly as the location at which the controversial film Løvejagten was shot in 1907.

Numerous traditions peculiar to the kingdom have evolved over the subsequent decades, including a ban on the novel Robinson Crusoe, and the use of "Elleore Standard Time", which is 12 minutes behind Danish time. Many of the place names on the island, the kingdom's "government" and the titles assumed by its "nobility" are parodies of Danish equivalents.

The kingdom has issued several stamps and coins.

Kings and Queens of Elleore

Elleore has had six monarchs since its inception.

Erik I (1945-1949)
Leo I den Lille (1949-1960)
Erik II den Storartede (1961-1972)
Leo II den Folkekære (1972-1983)
Leodora den Dydige (1983-2003)
Leo III (2003-Present)

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