• Micronations
  • Founded 1959
  • Dissolved 1980
  • Sultan Latham Leslie Moore
  • Area 1.6 km²

On the tiny peninsula of M’Simbati, former civil servant Latham Leslie Moore declared secession from the then British colony of Tanganyika and founded his own Sultanate in 1959. His self designed flag flew over his house until the secession was suppressed in 1962 by Tanzanian government troops who were fighting for independence. He asked the newly formed government for official recognition, which was denied, however the Tanzanian government agreed to ask permission when stepping on to his land. The Sultanate dissolved when Leslie Moore died in 1980.