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|Province of Ingerish Asperia |
Capital: New Reydon
Population: 10,100,550 (2022)
Motto: Forged by Order
Ingerish Asperia (commonly abbreviated as IA), officially the Province of Ingerish Asperia, is the northernmost province of Deodeca. It covers the "Horn of Deodeca", a large landmass that potrudes out into the Sea of Deodeca. It has a land area of 99,884.22 square kilometers with water covering 1.19% of it. It is the largest province in Deodeca by land area and the X-largest by population. It has a total of 10.1 million people, with its population being concentrated in the four largest cities. Still, a large portion of its population lives rurally.
Ingerish Asperia shares only one land border with the province of -002 to the south. It has an international land border to the west with AR043. It is surrounded by the north and west by the Asperic Ocean and to the east by the Sea of Deodeca. Ingerish Asperia's population tends to be concentrated more on the east coast, with the west and north being less populated. The population density is 101.1 people per square kilometer. Historically, Ingerish Asperia was one of the first colonies proclaimed by the Ingerish Crown. It has maintained a long history of maritime, agricultural, and political importance to Doedeca. The provinicial government was first commenced near the site of parliament in New Reydon in XXXX, on the banks of the Saint Agnes River.
The indigenous peoples of Ingerish Asperia were treated cordially by settlers and trade was a large part of early indigenous-Ulethan relations. As development spread, indigenous peoples retreated to more mountainious terrain. Today, there are over 30 protected indigenous tribal lands in Ingerish Asperia. Today, Ingerish Asperia is a culturally and economically vibrant state. Its economy is dominanted by agricultural, manufacturing, and mining industries.
The government's website can be found at www.ingerishasperia.gov.de.
The Colony of Ingerish Asperia was named by Queen Charlotte of the Ingerish Empire in the early 1700s upon its declaration. The name refers to the historic Ulethan name for the southwest coast of Astrasia, and Queen Charlotte decided to add the term "Ingerish" to differentiate it from extensive Franquese claims to the south.
|Snapshot: Sir Geldoff Umbra|
|Birth: 1676, Winburgh, Ingerland||Death: 1725, New Reydon, Colony of Ingerish Asperia|
|1st Lieutenant Governor of Ingerish Asperia|
|Geography of Ingerish Asperia|
|• Total||99,884.22 km2 |
38,565.51 sq mi
|• Water (%)||1.19|
|Population density||101.1 km2 |
261.9 sq mi
|Time zone||+9 UTC|
Main article: Administrative divisions of Ingerish Asperia
|Name||County Seat||Largest City||Population||Total Area in km² (mi²)||Map|
|Lampfield County||Culverden||Culverden||35,000||1683.23 (649.90)||Map∈⊾|
|Strathware County||Baptist Bay||Baptist Bay||450,000||1525.50 (589)||Map∈⊾|
|Squangit County||Westcott||Westcott||TBD||1001.64 (386.73)||Map∈⊾|
|Yarnton County||Medes||Port Strowan||TBD||2913.18 (1124.79)||Map∈⊾|
|Sattewena County||Queensvalley||Queensvalley||40,000||4547.09 (1755.64)||Map∈⊾|
|Moyinham County||Port Pitcombe||New Pitcombe||60,000||1786.41 (689.74)||Map∈⊾|
|Gyle County||Gainsbridge||Bathantown||80,000||1340.38 (517.52)||Map∈⊾|
|Tidon County||Tidonmouth||Tidonmouth||100,000||2599.95 (1003.85)||Map∈⊾|
|Tablehurst County||Granson||Winesturtford||50,000||2632.54 (1016.43)||Map∈⊾|
|Kemcan County||Lumeshurst||Lumeshurst||40,000||2777.39 (1072.36)||Map∈⊾|
|St. Martin County||St. Martin||St. Martin||767.04 (296.16 )||Map∈⊾|
|Tshayhamhash Governorate||Qha’chshč Sčhayaxw / Q̕áʔc̕ɬč Sč̕ə́yəxʷ||Qha’chshč Sčhayaxw / Q̕áʔc̕ɬč Sč̕ə́yəxʷ||18,000||4380.91 (1691.48)||Map∈⊾|
Government and Politics
Ingerish Asperia is a provincial constitutional monarchy with the King of Deodeca as sovereign and the Lieutenant-Governor of Ingerish Asperia as his provincial representative. It is a province of the Commonwealth of Deodeca. The bicameral provincial Parliament of Ingerish Asperia consists of the lower house known as the House of Assembly and the upper house known as the Legislative Council.
|Government of Ingerish Asperia|
|Constitutional parliamentary monarchy|
|Head of state|
|• Monarch||Geoffrey VII|
|• Lieutenant-Governor||Graham Archehurst|
|Legislature||Parliament of Ingerish Asperia|
|• Upper house||Legislative Council|
|• Lower house||House of Assembly|
|Judiciary||Supreme Court, District Court, Magistrates Court|
|Federal Representation||X Seats in Senate, X Seats in House of Assembly|
Major political parties
|Department of Justice||Queen Charlotte Building||James Barter|
|Department of Trade and Commerce||Abercrombie Tower||Hunter Fiztroy-Smith|
|Department of Transport||Ingermart Building||Helen Underwood|
|Department of Planning and the Environment||Logan Building||Alec Templestone|
|Department of Education||West Winslow Building||Luther Jones|
|Department of Customer Service||Winslow Building||Francis Le Ueburg|
|Department of the Lieutenant-Governor||Old Stock Building||William Smithby|
|Department of Regional Ingerish Asperia||Ewestock Building||Gary Alder|
In 2022, the government announced that the following departments would be newly formed from existing ones.
|Name||Main Office||Spilt from|
|Department of Emergency Services||Queen Charlotte Building||Department of Transport|
|Department of Agriculture||Abercrombie Tower||Department of Trade and Commerce|
|Department of Tourism||Old Stock Building||Department of Trade and Commerce|
Department of Justice
The Department of Justice is responsible for the criminal, judicial, and law enforcement aspects of Ingerish Asperia. This ranges from police to prison services.
The main police force of Ingerish Asperia is the Royal Ingerish Asperian Police (POLIA). The force operates at the provincial level and is responsible for enforcing provincial law. The force has a long and dignified history. It originally formed in 17XX and managed one of the largest police districts in the colony. The nickname "The Old E", comes from the force's original designation as the E Division of the Deodecan Colonial Police. When the colony formed provinces, the majority of the E Division was redesignated as the Royal Police Force of Ingerish Asperia.
POLIA's main training facility is located in the suburb of Tesecombe in western New Reydon. It also operates a secondary water-training facility in Tidonmouth. The Ingerish Asperian Police Musuem in New Reydon features a collection of police memorabilia, exhibitions, and details on the history of the force.
POLIA has recently increased focus on highway patrols and alcohol and drug testing.
|General Operations||Handles all general policing matters.|
|Traffic Services||Handles all traffic matters.|
|Major Crime Investigations Branch||Investigative unit.|
|Water Operations Unit||Handles all water policing matters.|
|Dog Operations Unit||Handles all police dog operations.|
|Mounted Operations Unit||Handles all mounted police matters.|
|Forensic Services Branch||Handles all forensic and crime scene matters.|
|Band of the Royal Ingerish Asperian Police||Elected to play music for POLIA events, ceremonies, and parades.|
|Personel Security Operations (PSO)||Handle security of important individuals (e.g. politicians, governmental officials, witness protection).|
|Special Armed Response Group (SARG)||Specialised armed police unit for high-risk incidents that require quick mobilisation and lethal force. Nicknamed the "Sarges"|
Corrective Services IA is the province-wide correctional service. It maintains a number of prisons, detention centers, and temporary holding facilities. Prisons with the prefix "HM" denote a more historical prison. Newer prisons avoid the "HM" prefix, after the Prison Convention Act of 1935 enforced prisons to not use it for naming conventions. In 2022, the prison population of Ingerish Asperia was 16,450 people, with an incarceration rate of 162 out of 100,000 people.
The profile of an average Ingerish Asperian prisoner in 2022 was:
- 30-50 years old
- Had a previous conviction record
- Single, or with a de facto partner
- Tended to live in more rural areas
In 1989, HM Prison Evesdrove was decommissioned following a devasting electrical fire that damaged most of the historic cell blocks. No prisoners or staff were harmed, but given the age of the prison and the space in other prisons, it was decommissioned by the government. Coincidentally, the decommissioning in 1989 was exactly 100 years after its opening in 1889.
Department of Transport
The Department of Transport is responsible for maintaining the infrastructure of Ingerish Asperia. As of 2022, they are also responsible for the provincial fire and rescue service as they are used to conduct road maintenance and repairs. However, the Archehurst government is looking to add a new department called the Department of Emergency Services, which would encompass all emergency agencies including FRIA, RFS, etc.
The Royal Ingerish Asperian Fire and Rescue Service (FRIA) is the main fire service in metropolitan and semi-rural Ingerish Asperia. In the 20th century, the force formed a seperate divsion, the Rural Fire Service (RFS), to operate in more remote and less populated regions as a volunteer service. FRIA also has search-and-rescue capabilities and is mainly responsible for remote rescues, vehicles crashes and sea patrols.
The FRIA was established to combat the frequent burnings of wooden houses in the colony's early days. It was initially a volunteer force but changed to a paid force once government funding was opened. The FRIA is responsible for a wide variety of responsibilities. This was one of the main reasons that the Department of Transport decided to rename the organisation to the "Fire and Rescue Service" to denote the service's greater responsibilities.
The FRIA maintains a number of stations in major urban areas and dense corridors. The RFS has a volunteer station in every town and village in rural IA. By number, the RFS has more facilities than the FRIA. The Royal Fire Service College in Metburn is the official training facility for FRIA recruits and occasionally RFS recruits. However, most local stations train their own new recruits.
In 1999, an arsonist sparked a fire in Tablehurst County, near Lodham River Wilderness Park. The resulting fire destroyed 2452 hectares of timber forest. The RFS, with assistance from the FRIA, were able to prevent the fire from proceeding to the town of Granson through controlled burns. Sadly, one RFS firefighter was killed when his unit were surprised by a sudden jump in speed by a portion of the fire. A statue of him was erected outside of his local RFS station in Stonetown.
|Economy of Ingerish Asperia|
Ingerish Asperia's economy mainly derives from its history as an agricultural and light manufacturing province. The fertile, flat plains of Ingerish Asperia are suited to producing large yields of grain, soybeans, vegetable, fruit, and livestock. In historic cities, post-war development lead to light manufacturing neighbourhoods developing near the urban edge. These industries attracted immigrants and workers and allowed light manufacturing to become a dominant part of the economy. Commonly produced items included plastic, metal fabrication, steel, and textiles. In some areas, heavy manufacturing is also econominally important. Shipbuilding in Baptist Bay has historically been a bastion of the city's culture and economy.
Tourism is also a recently growing industry, with Ingerish Asperia's natural beauty being a strong attraction point. The ideal of a "wild, untouched frontier" has been often marketed to holidaying Effesians and international Ulethan tourists.
|Demographics of Ingerish Asperia|
|Demonym||Ingerish Asperian, Asperian (more common)|
|Recognized minority languages||Tshayhamhash/ƛ̕ay̕əm̕áɬ, Native Archantan languages|
|University of Ingerish Asperia||University||New Reydon||35,000||Oldest university in Ingerish Asperia.|
|University of New Reydon||University||New Reydon||27,000||...|
|Umbra University||University||New Reydon||16,500||...|
|University of Baptist Bay||University||Baptist Bay||20,000||Oldest university in Baptist Bay and one of the oldest in the province.|
|Cuthner University||University||Baptist Bay||13,000||...|
|Infrastructure of Ingerish Asperia|
|• Passing side||right|
|Mains electricity||120V at 60Hz (use V for volts and Hz for Hertz)|
The Trans Deodeca Highway Route 1 and 1A form the major highway corridors of Ingerish Asperia. The TDH-1A is the longest branch route of the TDH Network.
The West Coast Highway is also a major route for West Coast settlements and forms one of the only connections to the greater Ingerish Asperia road network.
Road speeds in Ingerish Asperia follow the guidelines set out in the Motorroads Act of 1950. Residential roads usually have a limit of 50 kilometres an hour in urban areas. Tertiary to primary roads usually have a limit of 60 kilometres an hour in urban areas. In rural areas, the main road limit is usually 70 or 80 kilometres an hour. On the motorways and trunk roads, limits are usually set to 100 kilometres an hour.
Railways in Ingerish Asperia are used mainly for freight transportation.
Passenger rail links the cities of New Reydon, Baptist Bay, Ingerfort, and Stonesipher to the rest of Deodeca via the Ingerish Asperia Main Line. Some smaller cities and towns are connected through branch lines.
For travel between Ingerish Asperia's islands, ferries are a mode of transport used. Westcott in Squangit County is the terminus for many ferry lines, with one even linking with Kingscote across Kingscote Bay.
|Mammal||Liedbeck's Mountain goat (Oreamnos leidbeckis)|
|Bird||White-tipped stormpetrel (Hydrobates asperinus)|
|Fish||River Agnes trout (Oncorhynchus agnii)|
|Flower||White mobgray (Vinca hepburnii)|
|Song||I'll Make my Life in Ingerish Asperia (18th century sailor's song)|
|Colours||Red, blue, white, gold|
Cricket and rugby are among the more popular sports in Ingerish Asperia. Football, as in most of Deodeca, is popular too. Most towns have an oval that caters to cricket and rugby playing.
Water-based sports, such as sailing, rowing and kayaking are also widely enjoyed.