Empire of Karnia-Ruthenia
Imperial City of Persenburg-Götzödorf
Greater Persenburg in light blue.
|Settled||1919 (as residence of the family)|
2014 (as official residence and capital)
|Area Claimed||100 square metres|
The city of Persenburg-Götzödorf, simply know as Persenburg is a city with Duchy status and the capital of the Kingdom of Ruthenia until 2016, when also became the main capital of the Karno-Ruthenian Empire. It is composed by the Hofbau Palace, the official residence of the Imperial and Royal Family. Landlocked by the city of São Paulo, the occupied land was purchased in 1919 by the maternal family of the Emperor-King's mother, Archduchess Denise.
The residence was rebuilt several times since then, and his last style is the result of last reconstruction, dated from the 1950's. For being the place where the Emperor-King more spends his time, was considered the capital de jure of the Kingdom from the foundation until officially being the capital at 22 March 2015, when it also changed name. Previously it was known as "Royal District". It is a personal domain of His Majesty, which rules directly and which has full immunity. With the foundation of the Empire, it remained as a capital, sharing the title of "imperial city" with Vídeň, in Karnia.
On 01 October 2020, with the foundation of the Occidian Empire, Persenburg became also a capital and seat of the court of the Occidian Monarchy, transforming the city in one of the most important micronational cities, capital of three states: the Ruthenia proper, Karnia-Ruthenia and Occidia, but also the seat of the Imperial Circle and the birthplace of the Brazilian sector.
History and Greater Persenburg[edit | edit source]
Since the founding of the capital, there has been the concept of "Greater Persenburg", which would be the expansion of the imperial capital beyond the palace walls, encompassing the whole neighborhood in which it is located, Vila Anastácio. It is a neighborhood in the western region of São Paulo and belongs to the district of Lapa.
In the eighteenth century, the region where today is the neighborhood constituted the property of Colonel Anastácio de Freitas Trancoso, hence the name of the neighborhood, was cut by a path of the bandeirantes, the Way of the Goiases ("Caminho dos Goiases") that linked São Paulo to the current Brazilian Midwest. The neighborhood itself was created in 1919 - same year that the ancestors of the Imperial Family settled in the region, due to the growth of Lapa and from 1925, with the end of World War I, it was occupied by immigrants from Eastern Europe who sought employment and better living conditions. The nickname of the neighborhood was "Little Hungary".
Currently the neighborhood is being modified with the arrival of luxurious buildings and ecological projects around these new developments. The neighborhood is very disputed for the reason of its great location for the exit of São Paulo, because it is next to Expressway Tiête and with easy access to the Bandeirantes and Anhanguera highways.
The imperial capital lies on the drainage area of the Tietê River, surrounded by Greater Persenburg, de facto Vila Anastácio neighborhood in São Paulo, Brazil. The river and the neighborhood played an important part in the development of the city, but during great rains they also meant danger. There were few floods, the worse of them in 2009, with minor damages, but the largest, which had the most damages was the one which caused major losses, the 2020 flood in Persenburg invaded Hofbau Palace and keep most of the capital isolated happened in 10 February 2020.