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Quirky Questions Don’t Bother Us


Why is Key West called the Conch Republic?

In April 1982, the city of Key West declared itself to be the Conch Republic (pronounced “konk”). The move was a playful protest against a federal blockade inhibiting traffic into the Florida Keys. Although the “secession” lasted approximately one minute, today you can apply for an official Conch Republic passport . Just make sure your tongue is firmly planted in cheek.

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