What the hell is this
Mapsulon is a sovereign territory situated on
Appennino Tosco-emiliano (bordering with Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna).
It became independent on September 15, 1996 and includes the village of Maresca plus some surroundings.
This little state has been object of international attention during the spring of '97 because of the abolition of television on all its territory and again on February '98 following the dismantling of asphalt and the ban of automobiles. Since then a growing number of tourists is pouring in to Mapsulon to visit "the state without television".
It can be reached by automobile or by cart taking the Ximenes-Giardini (statale 66) until Ponte alla Falce, where the only frontier suitable for vehicles is situated. The sole alternative access is following on foot the C.A.I path of Apennine ridge from Lago Scaffaiolo until the border on mount Uccelliera.
Up until now Mapsulon has accepted annexation requests from the following territories:
Cordelle di Goima di Zoldo Alto (Village on
the Dolomite mountains, 61 inhabitants)
Via Baracca (Prato)
Bindino (Group of houses, part of Lucciano, part of Tizzana (P.T), 1 inhabitant)
Vigna Ciampi (vineyard on the nearby outskirts of Pistoia)
Castillejar, village in the andalusian desert, 2300 inhabitants;
Cospaia, ancient hamlet near San Sepolcro, formerly independent republic from 1440 until 1826;
flat in via Bonadies 29/c a Roma, 1 inhabitant.
L'eco di Mapsulon is a magazine that followed the fortunes of this curious country from its first days. Through its consultation it is possible to have a clear view of the steps that led to the Mapsulon of today.
-Piazza Appiano, September 15 1996-
Declaration of independence
Eco di Mapsulon archive
@1998 Where are the two Danes?
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