The Republic of Zaqistan is located in the New Foundland Evaporation Basin of the The Great Salt Lake in the Great Basin Region of North America.
Official Name: Republic of Zaqistan
Flag: a gold giant squid on a field of red
Seal: Cog representing progress in a rising sun, representing the dawn of a new era, surrounded by a giant squid representing the mystery and the might of Zaqistan
First Expedition entered Zaqistan: August 31st, 2005 8:55am ZST
Independence Declared: November 19th, 2005 10:57pm ZST
National Independence Day: November 19
Main Imports: Water
Main Exports: Conceptual art
Natural Resources: Desert brush, Sand
National Animal: Giant Squid
National Motto: Quispiam Ex Nusquam
Something From Nothing
Anthem: Zaqistan (composed and performed by Mikey Freedom Hart)
Climate: Zaqistan is high desert. The during the day the sun is hot and intense, the nights are generally cool. The air is dry and moisture is minimal. Zaqistan is far from any water source so as of now all water must be imported.
Flora and Fauna: Lizards, small snakes and jackrabbits occasionaly dart about. Some nights coyotes howls can be heard from Zaqistan. The landscape is not totally barren as there is an abundance of desert brush. Much of the vegetation is rooted in cryptobiotic soil which makes the land fragile.
Zaqistan is extremely remote. It is fifty miles from any gas station, 15-20 miles on a dirt roads from the highway and then several miles over rough 4x4 track or a few miles hiking though the desert after that.