|6, 114.368, 42.407|
|Republic of Reeland|
Republik van Reeland
"Mein Lant" (My Land)
|Official languages||Ree language (also known as "Reelandic")|
|Nationalities||88% Ree people
10% native2% others
|Demonym||Reelandians, Ree people|
|• President||Hans Meyer|
|• Estimate (2013)||45 370 000|
|• Total||$1.922 trillion|
|• Per capita||$42,700|
|• Total||$2.282 trillion|
|• Per capita||$48,500|
|HDI (2014)|| 0.904|
|Timezone||WUT + 7 h|
|Drives on the||right|
Reeland is a country on the southeast peninsula of Uletha.
It is divided into 4 lands and 1 special region: Fluslant (River Land), Nederlant (Lower Land), Mitlant (Midland), Oberlant (Upper Land) and City of Sutton (the capital region). It borders Kaga to the south and has a border with Darcodia through the strait.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Subdivisions
- 4 Geography
- 5 Sport
Reelant originated from Ree + Lant (Land).
The word Ree is believed to be the singularization of the proto-Ree word Rea, used to describe all land on the world. This is the most accepted etymology, although some dispute it.
This territory, today Reeland, was inhabited by Ree people in the mid-1700s. Ree people originated from Ree island (also known as Caortlant - Lake Land), the location of which is now unknown. Ree people had settled in many other locations, although this had the terrain most similar to the island, and thus became the new Ree territory. So was created the Mainland Protectorate of Ree (Vastlant Protektoraat van Ree).
Mainland Protectorate of Ree
While the leader of the United Lands of Ree had his throne on the Island, both the Island and Mainland were constitutent countries and had separate governments. The first president of the Mainland was Bernt van Ree. Thanks to his 30-year rule, Reeland became less like a colony, and more like an equivalent land. He also built many cities and networks among them. Today Reelandians appreciate him very much. After him, Mainland continued developing. In 1807 its population surpassed the population of the Island (2 000 000), and till 1840 it grew to 10 000 000. At that time Mainland was considered more developed and richer than the Island. Immigrants started calling it Reeland and it was obvious that it can no more be a protectorate and that it is the future of Ree.
Abandonment of the island and formation of the Republic
Reeland is, although strongly united, a very decentralized country. It is divided into four lands with partial autonomy. Lands (Lanten) are further divided into regions/sublands (Regionen/Unterlanten), districts (Krisen) and municipalities (Gemeenten).
This is the interactive map showing the Lands of Reeland. Note: work in progress
Lands are the largest administrative units of Reeland. Originally they were just geographical/statistical areas, to later be given autonomy for better administration of the country. They have the power of organising Sublands and modifying federal laws for the suits of the Land.
Originally the largest administrative units, known as Lands; Sublands got that name when statistical areas got administrative rights. Nowadays, terms Subland/Unterlant and Region are used interchangeably. Although less powerful than before, people still identify with Regions rather than Lands. Region can also modify the laws for local suits.
Districts have little power, mostly for organising Municipalities.
Municipalities and Urban municipalities
Municipalities usually encompass towns with surroundings, and sometimes several major villages. Urban Municipalities or Boroughs are parts of cities, and have nearly the same function as normal municipalities. They are used for organising Wards and local projects. People often identify with Municipalities.
Subdivisions of Municipalities used for separate settlements. They usually encompass one village or small town, or a neighborhood of a major town/city.
Reeland has many water areas and rivers, especially in Fluslant.
The most significant river is Vumrup, flowing from mountains in Kaga to an estuary next to Mutstat (Mouth City).
Sports are popular in Reeland, the most popular being water polo. After water polo, cycling and football are the most popular.
Not as popular as water polo, but still a very much loved sport in Reeland.
Transport and recreational uses
Bicycles are widely used in Reeland. With 28%, it is the second most used form of transport in the country, after public transport (32%), the next being cars (25%) and after that walking (15%). There are many cycling promotions such as Radstraat i.e. Cyclist street. It exists in many cities, originally in Igwepir. It is like a normal street, but its lanes are for bicycles rather than motor vehicles.
Cycling is equally present as a professional sport. There is a race around Reeland - Reeland tour (Rund van Reeland).