The Conch Republic is a micronation declared as a tongue-in-cheek secession of the city of Key West, Florida, from the United States on April 23, 1982. It has been maintained as a tourism booster for the city. Since then, the term "Conch Republic" has been expanded to refer to "all of the Florida Keys, or, that geographic apportionment of land that falls within the legally defined boundaries of Monroe County, Florida, northward to 'Skeeter's Last Chance Saloon' in Florida City, Dade County, Flor
The Conch Republic is a micronation secession of the city of Key West, Florida, from the United States on April 23, 1982. Since then, the term "Conch Republic" has expanded to refer to "all of the Florida Keys ". While the protests that created the Conch Republic have been described by some as "tongue-in-cheek," they were caused by frustrations over real concerns.
Key West (Spanish: Cayo Hueso) is an island in the Straits of Florida, within the U.S. state of Florida. Together with all or parts of the separate islands of Dredgers Key, Fleming Key, Sunset Key, and the northern part of Stock Island, it constitutes the City of Key West.
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During the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, most of the permanent residents in the Florida Keys outside of Key West, and many in Key West, were Bahamian in origin. "Conch" was reported to be a term of "distinction" for Bahamians in Key West in the 1880s. The white Bahamians in the keys continued to be known as "conchs".
Conch Republic Frae Wikipedia, the free beuk o knawledge The Conch Republic (República de la Concha) is a micronaition declared as a tongue-in-cheek secession o the ceety o Key West, Florida, frae the Unitit States on 23 Apryle 1982.
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According to Claude D. Valdez, the initial concept designer of the Conch Republic flag, (Jack Wampler was the original artist) the flag's construction and intended symbolism are as follows: "The Background is a rich blue (for the blue skies of Key West); in the center is a pink conch shell (natives) upon a yellow sun with a flaming corolla (the sun always shines in Key West).
Conch Republic is an entity that makes a tongue-in-cheek claim to be, and maintains the trappings of, an independent nation. That's a micronation. PubliusFL 19:06, 12 February 2007 (UTC) If version 1 is used, Florida Keys needs to be changed to Key West. Mayor Wardlow stated that "Key West shall be known as the Conch Republic", not the Florida Keys.
Conch Republic on Wikipedia. Find out more. ... Conch Republic Independence Celebration Key West, FL 33040, USA. Office.of.the.Conch.Republic@gmail.com (305) 304-2400.
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