Zaqistan: A 2 Acre Nation where Just One Man Resides !!
April 7, 2017 Author: Abhi Velani
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Zaqistan: A 2 Acre Nation Where Only One Man ResidesEver heard a nation where only one individual resides?? Yes, that place exists on earth only. Zaqistan, officially known as the Republic of Zaqistan, Utah was founded by Zachary Landsberg. Some have referred to it as a micro nation .
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Zaqistan: A 2 Acre Nation Where Only One Man ResidesThe Republic of Zaqistan was created when Landsberg purchased the two acres of desert, located 60 miles from the nearest town, on eBay for $610 in 2005.
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Zaqistan: A 2 Acre Nation Where Only One Man ResidesState and local officials have stated that he pays property taxes on the land, which has no buildings on it. Landsberg, who refers to the property as an art project, has installed sculptures, a "border patrol gate", and sells "passports" on his website.
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Zaqistan: A 2 Acre Nation Where Only One Man ResidesZaqistan boasts several landmarks, including the Victory Arch, the Decennial Monument and the Wildflowers public works project, made of plastic to suit Zaqistan's unforgiving climate.
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Zaqistan: A 2 Acre Nation Where Only One Man ResidesLandsberg is conducting two daylong adventures of Zaqistan this weekend, sponsored by CUAC and the Zaqistan Tourism Board.Embarking on the mysterious trek to the 2-square-acre micro-nation takes great patience, a hunger for adventure and careful planning.
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Zaqistan: A 2 Acre Nation Where Only One Man ResidesThe place isn't only a conceptual project. Zaq the owner of the land the explains that the majority of the surrounding ground is made up of crypto biotic soil, a living crust that takes upwards of ten thousand years to develop but is capable of being completely destroyed by a single misplaced footstep.