Forum:Territory application/AR074 - Yagualpan

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AR074 - Yagualpan, officially the United Republic of Yagualpan (República Unida de Yagualpán)

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Mountains in the north and along the eastern border, with a smaller range in the southwest. It will feature a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) on the coastal and inland areas, with a subtropical highland climate (Cwb) near the mountains.

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Yagualpan will have a total population of around 50 to 56 million people, with the majority of the population residing on the nation’s coast or along the rivers. Due to the urban concentration on the coast, it will have many port cities and a large focus on international trade.

The capital of Yagualpan is Liguera, which has a population of 2.9 million living in the city proper and at least 5 million in its metro area. Its largest city is San Andrés in the south with 7.3 million living in the city and about at least 21 million in the metro area.

Information regarding geography is visualized in this rough draft here:

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Originally inhabited by several indigenous peoples before Castellanese settlers landed in San Andrés in 1577. Yagualpan gained independence in 1802, and is now a developed nation with a thriving economy, mostly based on trade as well as tourism, services, and agriculture. The most spoken language in Yagualpan is Castellanese with limited Ingerish being spoken as well as a minority language near the eastern border. The culture of Yagualpan will be mostly based off of Latin American/colonial Spanish culture, as well as a dash of neighboring influence in the region that Yagualpan is located in.

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I originally did the bulk of my past mapping in a beginner territory known as Kemetria:

San Andres: In-progress but significantly developed city. One of my main areas of focus in the territory.

Serenidad: Also in-progress but still somewhat developed. Serenidad was one of the first areas I primarily mapped using the JOSM editor (the other cities were mostly done in ID.)

Delrey Valley: Main agricultural area with a few small to medium settlements along the rivers.

While I originally used the ID editor, I have became well acquainted to the JOSM editor.

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PaintedBlue (talk) 02:15, 2 November 2022 (UTC)


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Discussion for clarification & decision

  • Quick point of clarification: AR071 does not technically have an international coastline. While Lago Áraquin does have an outlet to the sea, it's a territorial river through AR070 and AR073. You may want to tweak your application to account for less ocean-going international freight, or you may want to take a look at other vacant territories that have easier access to the sea. --TheMayor (talk) 02:30, 2 November 2022 (UTC)
    • Thanks, I didn't catch that. While I wont get rid of sea trade entirely, I will likely re-orient the main industry or perhaps search for alternative methods of transportation. I want to stick to developing in this region, and AR073 looks a bit too big for what I am willing to map as of now, so I will still likely stick to AR071. PaintedBlue (talk) 14:39, 2 November 2022 (UTC)
      • We would be open to considering half of AR073, if that works? /wangi (talk) 12:54, 2 November 2022 (UTC)
        • Hmm, that could work out. I’ll have to make a new draft so I can do the eventual border stuff and rethink the geography. In advance, I would likely be taking the upper half of AR073 as it has easier access to the sea. PaintedBlue (talk) 14:39, 2 November 2022 (UTC)
  • Ok, I've split off a new AR074. /wangi (talk) 15:59, 2 November 2022 (UTC)
    • Wonderful! I'll get to working on the new sketch momentarily. PaintedBlue (talk) 16:45, 2 November 2022 (UTC)
      • I have updated the sketch now. PaintedBlue (talk) 19:47, 2 November 2022 (UTC)

Hi, just wanted to confirm - am I ok to now reset BG17 to available and clear the mapping? Thanks/wangi (talk) 14:06, 7 November 2022 (UTC)

You should be ok to reset BG17, I have saved my necessary mapping locally to my computer if I need it. PaintedBlue (talk) 20:50, 7 November 2022 (UTC)

Feather-core-check-square.svg Territory application approved
Updated sketch and plan looks good. Approved. --TheMayor (talk) 21:39, 3 November 2022 (UTC)
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