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Sealand, an abandoned World War II navy fort located off the coast of south-east England and proclaimed ‘a sovereign nation’ by its inhabitants who claimed it in 1967, has attracted interest from unnamed Arab investors keen to lease its facilities. (Copyright Kim Gilmour)
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Prince Michael of Sealand said that the $963m-valued fort was not currently for sale. (Copyright Kim Gilmour)
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Access to Sealand is unconventional, to say the least. (Copyright Kim Gilmour)
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The former sea fort is located off the coast of Suffolk, England, and can accommodate up to ten people.
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Prince Michael became the ruler of Sealand following the death of his father, Paddy Roy Bates, who founded the unrecognised sovereign state. (Copyright Kim Gilmour)
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This map shows Sealand’s location in relation to the UK and the rest of western Europe.
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Sealand has published its own set of stamps.
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And has even minted its own currency.