La Verkin is a small town in Washington, County, Utah that no longer has its own foreign policy.

Small Town WingnutteryEdit

On July 4, 2001 the City Council of lovely La Verkin considered and later on July 24, 2001 actually adopted an ordinance making the town a United Nations FREE Zone, outlawed the city making contributions to any UN project, declaring ay UN tax or international court decree invalid in the city and prohibiting the flying of the UN flag on a city flagpole. Violators could have been charged with a class-C misdemeanor. There weren't any violators. Then on January 16, 2002, the City Council repealed the silly ordinance, much to the annoyance of its sole supporter, Councilperson Al Snow. There is no evidence that the UN was ever aware of the 6 month long exercize in small town political stupidity.


The city of La Verkin has a total area of 16.1 square miles and a total population was 3,392 according to the 2000 U.S. Census. There are 210.68 La Verkinians per square mile. By way of contrast there are 76,233.74 Mumbais per square mile in Mumbai, India. Mumbai has not declared itself a UN Free Zone.


External LinksEdit


Nancy Perkins. "La Verkin Repeals U.N. Ordinance." Deseret News January 17, 2002.

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