Elsevia, officially the Principality of Elsevia, is a small landocked country in northwestern Europe, on the bank of the Elbe river and bordered by Frisia and Germany. It is the sixth smallest nation in Europe having an area of 497 km² and an estimated population of 96,277 in 2009. Its capital city is Ervarenberg and the official language is German, although Frisian and Danish are also commonly spoken.
The Principality was formed in 1278. The role of monarch is exercised jointly by the two co-princes, the Archbishop of Schleswig-Holstein and the President of Frisia (the whole state is a part of Archdiocese of Schleswig-Holstein).
Elsevia is a prosperous country mainly because of its tourism industry, which services an estimated 10.2 million visitors annually, and also because of its status as a tax haven. The people of Elsevia have the 7th highest human life expectancy in the world — 82 years at birth.