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General information

The Principality of San Bernardino is independent and sovereign, legitimately subject of International Law and exercising sovereign functions equal to a foreign country; as such it is entitled to the rights and obligations arising from the International Judicial Organization; Tax and Judicial Immunities are under its jurisdiction as judicial concern of states; consequently, the measures taken by its Courts count as Jurisdictional Provisions of a foreign country.

The Principality of San Bernardino is the most modern State in the world. In the age of globalization, it does not have “boundaries” because its own territory or better, its own territories are located in areas,(especially islands) abandoned or neglected by their former sovereign States and from these it has obtained extraterritorial property rights. The P. of S.B. is really, therefore the first International State, better still intercontinental. It has or will have territories in all five continents.

Form of government

The functions of government appertain to His Serene Highness Gianni Rolando of San Bernardino, democratically elected – by popular consultation – Prince of San Bernardino, who has drawn up the Constitution of the Principality together with the members of the newly formed government.

The Government of the Principality is chaired by the Prince and consists of the Minister of Treasury, the Minister of Relations with Institutions of the Principality, the Minister of  Solidarity, the Minister of  Foreign Affairs, The Minister of Home Affairs, the Minister of Health and the Minister of Work.

The exercise of the Legislative Function is responsibility of the Senate of the Principality.

The Court of Auditors oversees and controls the costs of all the assets of the Principality.

The sources of the Law of the Principality of San Bernardino are the Constitution, the Legislative Provisions, the Codes; the International Agreements; the Customs.

Relations with other states

The ambassadors of the Principality of San Bernardino have undertaken discussions with all sovereign states in order to ensure recognition of the Principality by the great powers with which to sign bilateral agreements in terms of diplomatic, humanitarian and international relief interventions.

Political birth

The deed of independence with recognition of a sovereign state, a legitimate subject of international law and exercising the sovereign functions, has been drafted on September 30th , 2013 at a public notary in the Republic of San Marino and confirmed with Apostille No. 1016/2013 of 07 / 10/2013 signed by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of San Marino.

Geographical location

The Principality of San Bernardino is an island located in the Red Sea, between the west coast of Yemen and Eritrea, which is part of the Jebel Zubair island group http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zubair_Group.

The Flag

The flag of the Principality is tricolor with a green triangle, a white diagonal with a central shield surmounted by the crown and a red triangle.



The official languages of the Principality are Italian, English and French.

Il Principato di San Bernardino fa suoi i principi della Conferenza generale dell’Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite per l’educazione, la scienza e la cultura ed espressi nella convenzione riguardante la protezione sul piano mondiale del patrimonio culturale e mondiale, siglata a Parigi nel 1972 tra i paesi aderenti. Essendo a pieno titolo le isole del Principato di San Bernardino da considerarsi «patrimonio naturale» , che secondo la Convezione di Parigi sono da intendersi i monumenti naturali costituiti da formazioni fisiche e biologiche o da gruppi di tali formazioni di valore universale eccezionale dall’aspetto estetico o scientifico.

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