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Established: August 17th, 1982/III
Cunstaval: Sir Cresti Siervicül, UrN
Seneschal: Glüc da Dhi
Senator: Glüc da Dhi

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Location of Cézembre.

The small island of Cézembre, which lies off the coast of Saint-Malo, France, was claimed for Talossa by King Robert I during a visit to the island in 1982. After the Republic of France made a 1984 attempt to enforce its own claim to the island, Robert returned in 1986 and defeated the barbed-wire technology that the French military had installed, thus reiterating Talossa's claim. Initially a colony, the island became Talossa's seventh province in 1996.

Weather in Cézembre Province is typical of other islands in the English Channel.

The Island

The island of Cézembre whose surface is approximately 18 hectares lengthens on the horizon of bay of Saint-Malo to a Latitude (Degrees, Minutes, Secondes) *: of 48° 40' 60 N and a Longitude (DMS) *: of 2° 4' 60 W, and is located close the Headlight of the Large Garden with approximately 4 Kilometers at the West off the old city. This one lights one of the entries of the roads and draws up, near the island, its pretty surmounted gray tower of a red turret, while Conchée, more in North, rounds its powerful rock, surmounted of a Fort for a long time displaced. Cézembre, is long approximately 750 meters and borders the 250 meters in width. It presents side of Saint-Malo, a pleasant fine sand beach; but towards the broad one, it opposes to the floods a barrier granite, on which, by heavy weather, the spray is pulverized. Its climax borders the 38 meters. Formerly Cézembre was connected in Saint-Malo by low grounds forming of the meadows which were, since 1438, entirely covered by the sea and a legend claims that lived here, a hermit in company of two corbels. On the island of Cézembre was built a Vault dedicated to Saint-Brandan built in 1420 per Raoul Boisserel priest in Saint-Malo. The island was successively inhabited by hermits and in 1468, by a colony of Cordeliers of the Observance who built there a Monastery visited in 1518 per François 1st. Charles IX and Catherine de Médicis would have also gone there. In 1523 the hermits leave Cézembre and 1612 to 1693 they are Récollets which occupies the island strengthened by Vauban in 1696. At the time of the corsairs, Cézembre became a lazaret and a warehouse of suspect goods. In the enclosure of the old convent of Cordeliers, from which the buildings fell in ruins, the navy made build hangars, quarters and the office of health arranged them, after a fashion, to receive patients; the regulations were severe; of any suspect boat "of contagion" were unloaded the powders, the artifices and the cartridges; one joined together them in the antique vault devoted to Saint-Brandan; the goods were, as much as making could be, discharged from the ships; thus in January 1721, the rich person cargoes of three buildings, Suzanne, the Louis Charles and the Jean the Chaplain, were unloaded in Cézembre: They were especially made up of invaluable fabrics and soft carpets of wool "more particularly active to propagate the plague". They were burned. The ships, emptied and "perfumés" i.e. disinfected, then, were driven in the wearing of Saint-Malo, or one immersed them close to the Spur, during several tides in order to be well purified. As of July 1942 the island is strongly strengthened by the Germans. Guns of 194, of a range of 15 Kms, are installed as well as guns of 150 mm then anti-aircraft guns... During August 1944 the German troops of the island of Cézembre will resist the attacks of the allied troops and will subject ourselves only Friday September 1, in the morning, after having undergoes a bombardment by 200 planes which will release Thursday August 31 between 12 hours 50 and 13 hours 40 two thousand four hundred bombs of which explosive bombs and with the napalm which was discharged by heavy bombers. On the whole between 28 Août and these September 1 are approximately 19.729 bombs which were released to obtain the rendering of the German army. The island is registered with the inventory of the sites classified since November 5, 1945. Today, of the shuttles of boats leaving since the hold Dinan in Saint-Malo, ensure the passage of the tourists who will spend the day on the splendid sand beach fine located full South On the island is a bar-restaurant " the den of the corsairs ".

Government and politics of Cézembre

See our main article on this subject at Government and politics of Cézembre.

The provincial premier of Cézembre is called the Seneschal.
Cézembre is an indirect democracy with legislative being vested in the provincial assembly, l'Etats de Cézembre.
The Crown is represented in the province by the Governor-General, currently Sir Cresti Siervicül.