Fortunata – Indian Ocean
Fortunata is an independent nation in the centre of the Indian Ocean.
The islands had been administered by the Seychelles since 1826 but were largely unsettled.
An independent democratic parliament was set up on June 1st 1984 to fulfill its original charter to move from privately owned, to a separate nation.
Fortunata Flag Day is celebrated each year on June 1st to mark the birth of the nation. The flag was designed by competition and signifies the 48 point sun over the sands and the fertile islands between sky and sea.
As extinct volcanic islands, the soil is rich, the crater lakes provide fresh water and the vegetation is abundant.