posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 03:29 AM
I tried to research on this topic but information on the Internet is scarce, so it's certainly one of the most obscure states that ever existed in
Europe. It's not ancient, but Medieval and 'lost', so I hope this is the right section of the board. Anyway, here is a snipped from what I found
about it in some Romanian book (translated for me by a Romanian friend):
Voveu (Romanian, Latin, and int.), Vovovitsa (Bulgarian), Vovovica (Croatian and Serbian) is a present-day community settlement and a former
micro-kingdom that existed during the Second Bulgarian Empire. It is situated near the town of Sevlievo in the Gabrovo region in Bulgaria. Since the
majority of the population was Slavic, Vovovitsa/Vovovica was the more common and official name, but many Vlachs from the settlement called it Voveu.
Foreigners from Europe also referred to it as Voveu (or Vovo in Italian). Since the Second Bulgarian Empire was larger and more powerful, most
historians focused on its decline, while ignoring the little kingdom which was semi-independent from the Bulgarian state and experienced economical,
political, and politic stability. In fact some many Bulgarians from nearby settlements moved into the community as it was far more prosperous. A
couple of Jewish families also moved in, making the micronation even more multicultural. Thus the population rose to 1300. After Bulgaria was occupied
by the Ottoman Empire, Voveu declined significantly, turning into a village, and later a neighborhood of Kormyansko village. Nowadays, less than 50
people live there.