Fortunata is an independent nation in the centre of the
With a history of shipwrecks, this tiny island group has only
become a part of world trade since 1974 when the islands were
purchased by the local inhabitants from the Seychelles.
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.
With their Australian neighbours, the Cocos (Keeling) Islands
and Christmas Island, the Fortunata Group share the same
sub-tropical weather, idyllic lifestyle and under utilized
Significant trade agreements have led to much growth and have
allowed Fortunata to thrive as a highly developed Western
Culture with the peace and tranquility of a tropical paradise.
As extinct volcanic islands, the soil is rich, the crater
lakes provide fresh water and the vegetation is abundant.