Mariana

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Principality of Mariana
Principado de Mariana/Principat na Mariana
FlagCoat of arms
FlagCoat of arms
Anthem:
Imne Barzuno (Brezondian Anthem)
CapitalBenicar
Largest cityBenicar
Official languages Castellanese, Barzuna
 • Regional languagesFlorescentian
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
 • QueenElena, Reina de Mariana
 • President of the GovernmentCarlos Antonio Estrada
LegislatureParliament
 • Upper houseCamara del Senado/Camara nal Senat
 • Lower houseCamara de Diputados/Camara na Diputades
Population
 • Estimate (2015)9.688.000
GDP (PPP)2015
 • Total$
 • Per capita$
HDI (2015)Increase 0.898
very high
CurrencyDinier (DIN)
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.ma

The Principality of Mariana (Principado de Mariana in Spanish, Principat na Mariana in Barzuna) is a country and constitutional monarchy. The capital city is Benicar.

Mariana was settled some 30.000 years ago. The New Ionean Empire conquered Mariana around 170 and lasted until the 8th century, though full control was only kept until the 600s. The last stronghold of the empire, Barzona, fell in 817 to the Mazanic people, who remained in the region for four centuries, defeated in 1244 as part of the Reconquista by the Crown of Garonia (today Castellán), who were a Christic kingdom. Settlement included a number of Castellanese and Florescentian peoples, alongside the Barzuna, romantish speakers present in the country prior to 817.

Mariana was under Garonian control until Garonia was united with Castellan, which led to Mariana, and in particular the Florescentian and Barzuna to revolt and lead a War of Independence. With such figures as Mateus Brasefort, Philippus Brias and Juan Domenech leading forces against Garonia. Independence was achieved on 9 July 1427, but minor prolonged fighting occurred until the 1430s.

Mariana was proclaimed a republic, led by Martin Cenaides and a succession of presidents, but the country was poor, weak and relied on paying mercenary pirates for wealth.

Eventually the republic was overthrown in 1475 in a plot involving the president, his powerful wife, a (later) nobleman and the Castellan ambassador, which resulted in the current monarchy, since the 1500s de facto a kingdom.

Mariana was politically aligned with the Castellanese Empire, backing it from the 16th century and participating in its wars. Civil War took place in 1663, and in 1784-86 further fighting between two rival claimants to the throne occurred. The modern nation is founded in 1881, with a revolution replacing the monarch with a constitutional govvernment.

History

During the medieval period Mariana was divided into several rival states. These were the Duchy of Miranda in the northwest, County of Barzona in the northeast and center, Duchy of Pabella (a vassal state of Castellan) and lands in the east coast ruled directly by Castellan.

Barzona became independent in 1427 and became a republic, but the lands of the County of Barzona and east essentially were independent. Barzona worked in the 1470s to overthrow the republic and the work of Leonor de Barzona ensured that her husband was chosen president in 1475 and she orchestrated the declaration of the monarchy with her husband, Louis I, as the Prince of Mariana. But she controlled most of the power and when her husband died in 1482 she was Queen until her son was old enough to rule.

Provinces

Mariana is divided into 9 provinces (one is formally a region).

Province Capital Population Language
Bandera de Aranzia.png Aranzia Denia Castellanese
Bandiera na Benicar.png Benicar Region Benicar Barzuna/Castellanese
Carante flag.png Carante Carante Castellanese
Castelo Miranda flag.png Castelo Miranda Miranda Florescentian/Barzuna
Narvas flag.png Barzona Narvas Barzuna
Pabella flag.png Pabella Pabella Castellanese
Bandera Ravaner.png Ravaner Tangres Barzuna
Santa Maria flag.png Santa Maria Santa Maria nal Camp Barzuna
Vianna Cerques Castellanese

Politics

The government is a constitutional monarchy. The Cortes Marianas is the legislature and the head of government is the Prime Minister. The main political parties are Union Democratica (centre-right), Social Democratic Party (center-left), Esquedra Republicana na Mariana (Republican Left, leftist), Avanze (Advance, alternative left) and Una Mejor Mariana (A Better Mariana, centrist).

The prime Minister, Carlos Antonio Estrada is with a coalition of Union Democratica (his party) and UMM, but is not particularly popular at the moment because of some austerity measures. The most vocal opposition leader is Aina Sarria Montes of ERM.

Economy

Manufacturing

Atenis is one of the largest manufacturers, producing automobiles.

Companies

See also: Companies of Mariana

Telephone numbers

Mariana uses the telephone code +035. Within the country there are prefixes for each province, of two digits. Mobile phone numbers are longer than landline phones.


Thus numbers may be organized as:


22 35 90 26 Private number
80 09 29 44 Toll-free number
91 23 45 678 Private mobile
800 23 45 67 Premium rate or toll-free number

Dialing from abroad, these numbers would be dialed as:

+036(0) 22 35 90 26 Private number
+036(0) 80 09 29 44 Toll-free number
+036(0) 91 23 45 678 Private mobile
+036(0) 800 23 45 67 Premium rate or toll-free number

In most countries, only +036 is required to dial Mariana, but some require the full 0360.

Toll-free numbers are generally organized as mobiles though landline toll numbers were the norm in the past.

Transport

Mariana has a variety of transit systems.It has a good network of motorways. Has the tallest and one of the longest bridges in the world, Ravaner Viaduct.

Culture

Sports

See the main-article: Sport in Mariana

Foreign affairs

Embassies of Mariana

  • Embassy Loop - Government Territories, AORANGËA
  • Calle de la Igualdad, 90 - Motul, BALAM-UTZ
  • Abel Strass - Slovech, BELGRAVIA
  • Registry Street - Khaiwoon, KHAIWOON
  • Calle Larth Porsenna, 70 - Cidudad, LATINA
  • Bad Stanncatt, MERGANY
  • New Dublin, TARA
  • Plaza Embajadas, Ciudad Balonis, BALONIS

Embassies in Mariana

Mapa de Mariana

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