Koss ([kɒs]) officially known as the Federation of Koss (Portuguese: Federação de Kós, Papian: Federachien den Kos) is a landlocked federation of St. Charlie. It is one of the few Portuguese-speaking micronations in the Americas and the largest lusophone micronation in the world. Its size is akin to the Vatican City.
Located primarily in the Brazilian Central Plateau, it is surrounded by the Federative Republic of Brazil. It also counts with several territories outside of the southern hemisphere, located in the United States of America, Canada and Portugal.
Founded in June 2010 as the Republic of Smint, Koss is part of a long statecraft project created by Lucas Campos and it has gone through many incarnations. It has been an independent republic for the beginning of 2011, a state of Nemkhavia for seven months and a sovereign grand duchy for five months before joining the Federal Republic of St.Charlie on June 2nd.
Although existant, Koss' economy is still in process of development, it has a dual currency system in which both the St.Charlian Pianeta and the Austral Franc are used. Koss, in its former encarnations has helped to co-found the Austral Economical Union and re-activate the Union of South American Micronations.
Fed. from: 2 June 2012
Time zone: UTC -3