Izaland

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Flag of Izaland Republic of Izaland
The "hwihwa" rotating flower

華邦共和國
Izaki Kyohwakuku
(Izaki)
Capital: Sainðaul
Population: 117,820,936 (2022)

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The Republic of Izaland (華邦共和國, Izaki Kyohwakuku), commonly referred as Izaland is a country in south-east Uletha occupying part of the continental landmass of Eastern Uletha and the whole island of Kubori (making part about the 20 % of the total 306,710 sq km of surface. The capital city is Sainðaul (also spelled Saindzaul), located across the Tandan Strait. Izaland's neighbor countries are Belphenia and UL29c to the east, UL28h, Saikyel, and Teberia to the north, and Pyeokchin to the west, while the southern part protrudes into the the Sound of Pa.

With nearly 118 million inhabitants, with a population density of 385 people per sq km, Izaland is one of the most densely populated nations, but most of the inhabitants live in the capital area (alone containing more than 22 million people) and in the bigger cities along Kubori island's western shore, such as Kichatsura, Panaireki and Warohan. Other major urban areas are Isadashi, about 100 km north from Sainðaul, Riyatoma, the main city of the central continental area, and Sannupuri, the largest port on the Gulf of Volta.

Izaland is an economically advanced nation, with high standards of life and wealth, boosted by the miraculous economical growth accomplished by the nation after the World war.

In Izaki (romanised): [👂 listen recording here]
Izaki kyohwakuku, tsōntsī Izaki (angerigounde Izaland), dōnnan-Urezhūs askashi yo. Izaki, Kubori-hamas ðennyukus (haiyo myensheku ðenkukudo 306,710 km2-s juitte yaku 20% yo) suma, Urezhū tairikis ispunli wichi to. Izakis shuto Tandan kaikyō toeyan Sainðaul yutte, daini toshi nanbun paikusumu Warohan yo. Izakis rinkukūn, shikisankan Saikyel ta Teberya ta UL28h, narisankan Belfenya ta UL29c, nijisankan Pekutsin, sebunte otsumisankan Pākutō yohan.

Zhinkumisto 1 peipō kilometuri noilke 385 zhin yutte, zhinku yaku 118 mantōn yohan paemōn, juminnis daibubun shutokwennen ta Warohan, Panaireki, Kichatsuras kihtoken Kubori-hamas saibun yohan nazae ōdan toshīn pae. Nazae juyo tan toshibūn, juwon dairikus Riyatoma ta Sainðullul yaku 100 km nantanke yon Isadashi, epagohte Volta-hannas tsaidais sāreotoka yon Sannupuri yohan.

華邦共和邦', 通称 「華邦」 (𖬒ᐡ𖬭𖬰𑃸𖬬ᛁ語𖬒𐐢ᐡ𖬮𖬰𑃸 𖬒ᛁ𖬖𖬰𖬠ᐡd), 東南宇礼洲ᒢ 國 ꓩ𖬒𖬬𑃸. 華邦, 久保利島ᒢ 全域ᒢ (𖬨𖬒ᛁꓩ𖬒 面積全國土 306,710 km2-ᒢ 中ⲅ𖬮𑃸 約 20% ꓩ𖬒𖬬𑃸) 𖬖𐐢𖬊, 宇礼洲大陸ᒢ 一部ᐡ𖬠ᛁ 位置 𖬮ᐤ𖬬𑃸. 華邦ᒢ 首都 𖬮ᐡ𖬮𖬰ᐡ 海峡 𖬮ᐤ𖬒𑃸𐭘𖬒ᐡ 作安崎 ɿ𖬒ⲅ𖬮𑃸, 第二都市 南部ᐡ 𖬡𖬒ᛁ𖬭𐐢𖬖𐐢𖬊𐐢 深灣 ꓩ𖬒. 華邦ᒢ 隣国𖬒𐐢ᐡ, 北側ᐡ 𖬖𖬒ᛁꓶ𖬭ᘁ 𖬮 𖬮𑃸𖬡𖬰𑃸𐭘𖬬 𖬮 𖬒𐐢ᘁ28H, 東側ᐡ 𖬡𖬰𑃸ᘁ𖬌𑃸𐭘𖭑 𖬮 𖬒𐐢ᘁ29C, 西側ᐡ 碧珍, 𖬖𑃸𖬡𖬰𐐢ᐡ𖬮𑃸 南側 𖬡𖬒海 ꓩ𖬒𖬬𑃸𖬨ᐡ.

人口密度 1 𖬡𑃸ᛁ𖬡ᐤ𖬒ᐤ 𖬭ᛁ𖬠ᐤ𖬊𑃸𖬮𐐢𖬬ᛁ 𖭑ᐤ𖬒ᛁᘁ𖬭𑃸 385 人 ɿ𖬒ⲅ𖬮𑃸, 人口 約 118 𖬊ᐡ𖬮ᐤ𖬒ᐤᐡ ꓩ𖬒𖬬𑃸𖬨ᐡ 𖬡𖬒𑃸𖬊ᐤ𖬒ᐤᐡ, 住民𖭑ᛁᒢ 大部分 首都圏𖭑𑃸ᐡ 𖬮 深灣, 若浦, 亀茶裂ᒢ 𖬭ᛁh𖬮ᐤ𖬭𑃸ᐡ 久保利島ᒢ 西部ᐡ ꓩ𖬒𖬬𑃸𖬨ᐡ 𖭑𖬖𖬰𖬒𑃸 大ᐡ 都市𖬒ᛁᐡ 𖬡𖬒𑃸𖬬𑃸. 𖭑𖬖𖬰𖬒𑃸 重要 他ᐡ 都市部𖬒𐐢ᐡ, 中央 大陸ᒢ 追庥 𖬮 作安崎𖬠𐐢ᘁ 約100 km 𖭑ᐡ𖬮ᐡ𖬭𑃸 ꓩ𖬒ᐡ 安村, 𖬒𑃸𖬡𖬭𖬰ᐤh𖬮𑃸 𖬌𖬰ᐤᘁ𖬮-灣𖭑ᒢ 最大ᒢ 港町 ꓩ𖬒ᐡ 乾山 ꓩ𖬒𖬬𑃸𖬨ᐡ.


Izaki Kyohwakuku - 華邦共和國

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CapitalSainðaul
Official languagesIzaki
 • National languagesIzaki
 • Regional languagesAynu Itak, Konbaki, Eituus
DemonymIzakian
GovernmentPresidential Republic
 • PresidentIrokki Shinsayamo
 • Vice-PresidentEyana Tsokumidas
GDP (PPP)
 • Total$ 3,946 billion
 • Per capita$ 58,474
HDI (2019)0.924
very high
TimezoneCPP+8
Currencyetsi (IZE)
Drives on theright


History

Geography - 地形

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Geography of Izaland
ContinentUletha (South-Eastern)
RegionAxian peninsular
Population117,820,936 (2022)
Area
• Total306710 km2
118421 sq mi
• Water (%)TBA
Population density385 km2
1395,24 sq mi
Major riversShinkōsari, Nozaba, Zaan,
Major lakesSatsohonu, Usumūn, Irinoen
Time zoneWUT+8:00 (IST)
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Izaland is located in the south-east Uletha, extending for about 306 thousands sq kilometers, following roughly the shape of a "T". Nearly the 78% of Izaland extension is contained into the Uletha continent, while the remaining territory is distributed on the islands of Kubori and those making the Itakiri Prefecture. Kubori island, one of the largest in Uletha, extends for about 62,000 sq km. The capital city, Sainðaul has the original center within the continental area, but it naturally expanded across the Tandan Strait, including the former city of Nikabul.

From a geographical point of view, we can divide the country into four macro-areas:

  1. The northern part, corresponding to the prefecture of Yenkaido, which overlooks the Gulf of Volta and tends to have mild summers and somewhat harsher winters, due to the northern winds that are blocked by the northern mountain range. Doonpuku prefecture is also often considered part of this region, characterized by a vast plain exploited for agricultural purposes, and relatively sparsely populated.
  2. The central part, a plain that extends diagonally from north-west to south-east for about 600 km, bordered to the north by the northern mountain range. This area sees the population concentrated in several medium-large urban centers, including Riyatoma, Makkenoke and Poridake. Due to the distance from the coasts, this area experiences a temperate continental climate, which causes hot summers and cold winters.
  3. The coastal area, which extends in the southern part of the Ulethian area, and along the coasts of the island of Kubori. The climate varies from coastal temperate to subtropical temperate. This area is prone to monsoon disturbances coming from the south-east.
  4. The southern coasts of Kubori and the smaller islands, whose characteristics are found in a subtropical climate with a strong presence of seasonal rainfall.

Islands - 島系

The island of Shirituku, in the north
A mangrove forest on Oingos Island, Itakiri archipelago

As already stated, Kubori island makes up nearly the 20% of national territory, and has a regular rectangular shape with a depression on the western side, where Panaireki Bay is located. Most of the settlements are located along the western coast, with the inner area almost unspoiled and still covered by subtropical forests, especially farther south. The south-western part of Kubori island has an intricate system of peninsulas, pointing at the Itakiri Islands.

The Itakiri archipelago is mainly made up by three subtropical island groups:

  • The Sāndaidō Archipelago (双大島諸島, Sāndaidō tsodō), comprising the largest island in the north, Itakiri, Bikuore, Oingos, Luminoe and Yeron, plus other minor islands;
  • The Kōmuvai Archipelago (---諸島, Kōmuvai tsodō), made up by the little islands of Katohawa, Sānpelui and Imonatu, the southernmost point of Izaland, placed about 45 km south from Oingos;
  • The Ogamoton Archipelago (---諸島, Ogamoton tsodō), formed by Ogamoton, Zodovaku, and other islands, including Gifawonna

Most of the territory is occupied by the , and the islands of Itakiri and Bikuore, both exceeding 1,000 square kilometers are the main economical centers of the prefecture. The largest cities are located on these islands, including Sagoma, the capital, and Ketserano (both them on Itakiri), with Atsujīl and Kikknās being the other two biggest cities on Bikuore.

The Sāndaidō Archipelago alone is the vastest among them, and the two main islands are Itakiri and Bikuore, both exceeding 1,000 square kilometers. They have a volcanic origin, and some active volcanos are still present, for example Mount Gusomeki (3421 m) on Oingos, and Mount Eikenjawi (2287 m), on eastern Itakiri. Other notable volcanic islands are Oingos and Luminoe. Besides volcanic islands, there are many coral islands, and in Itakiri the two rare only atoll formations of Izaland are located: Saðuren atoll, and Nukusabo atoll complex (famous for the Heaven Lagoon surrounding the main island within the reef). This precious ecosystem is in danger due to the erosion.

On the south-east of Kubori Island the land extends into the Kaiton Peninsula, pointing south. Off shore, another archipelago of islands, including Basotachi and Ogamoton extends. Izaland has over 400 among islands and inlets, mostly near the coastline, with some exceptions. Most of the biggest islands are comprised within Itakiri Prefecture, where Itakiri and Kahadu islands are the largest ones, each about 1,100 square kilometers wide. Itakiri, Kahadu and the nearby islands are volcanic islands and, despite the limited landmass, they have some peaks exceeding 3000 m.

Other notable islands are Oingos and Ogamoton, still in Itakiri, and Nurihara, making up Midōhinnan Prefecture. As a notable geomorphological feature, the westernmost point of Izaland is the volcanic island of Tsohana, connected with Kubori island by an isthmus.

The Tandan Strait, accross of which the capital is located, is also home to many smaller islands. Since they are located close to the coastline in a highly densely populated area, often they are linked with bridges or tunnels to the mainland. Other island located in sea are Fuendaru, Sumasai and Tekirunan.

Finally, Yenkaidō Prefecture, in the north, also a couple of major islands, Shirituku and TBD island.

Rivers - 河川

[To be updated] The main rivers of Kubori island are the Zaan (蓙杏河, Zaan sāri) flowing for 315 km in the south-western part of Kubori island. The river starts in the Jogare mountains, and its estuary is located where the city of Warohan expands. Other notable rivers in Kubori islands are the Nozaba (濃沙芭河, Nozaba sāri) (182 km) and the Kankayue (巻嘉巍河, Kankayue sāri) (218 km).

Mountains - 山脈

Mount Torahashi, the highest peak of Izaland and Eastern Uletha

The mountainous reliefs account for about 40% of the surface of Izaland, and are distributed over almost the whole of the island of Kubori, and in the central and northern parts of the continental sector.

The main mountain range is that of the TBD mountains, located between Izaland and the republic of Sanain. These mountains culminate in peaks that reach 5000 m, among which we can mention Mount Torahashi (5189 m) and the Peak Mamuhun (5077 m), the highest peaks in eastern Uletha.

The TBD mountain range, after having demarcated the border with Teberia, and the republic of Sanain, near the Daityenguku National Park it forks, continuing along the border with and UL28f on one side, and marking the geographical division between the prefecture of Yenkaido to the north, and the rest of the continental part to the south. This mountainous section, called the Nokonupuri Mountains (in the Aynu Itak language means "saw-shaped mountains"), which reaches 3200 m in height in the west and gradually degrades to the east, prevents the cold northerly winds from reaching the southern part of Izaland, thus creating a clear climatic division between the north and south of the country.

Around the Usumun lake, in the eastern part of Izaland, there is another smaller mountain massif, that of the Jakumiwa mountains. The main peak is Mount Turigas, 2657 meters high.

Climate

Thanks to the privileged position, and the north-south extension of the country, Izaland enjoys different climates, from the alpine to the tropical one. Most of the population lives in a humid subtropical climate area, with a distinctive distribution on the western coast of the island of Kubori, and the plains placed in the center - western part of the Ulethan side. The average temperature in the capital, Sainðaul, is around 20,5 °C, with maximum average of 30°C and minimum average of 12°C

The climate zone can be roughly divided into three zones: the northern area, close to the Aigan Mountain Range, including 5000 m high peaks, sees continental to alpine climate. This area sees frequent snowfall between December to early March. Moving to the area around the capital, the climate shifts to humid subtropical, with long hot summers, cool winters, and summer peak to annual precipitation. On the south-western tip of the insular part of the country, the subtropical climate has some tropical characteristics, while the south-east and the east coast has a tropical monsoon climate, with a wet season from May to October, a dry season from November to April, and consistently very warm to hot temperatures with high humidity.

Ogamoton , Sānpelui and Kotohawa islands, in the south, have a lowest temperatures which never goes below 15°C even during the winter, making them an international holiday resort, especially famous for diving and leisure sports.

Demographics

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Demographics of Izaland
DemonymIzaki
Official languagesIzaki
Recognized minority languagesAynu Itak, Konbaki, Eituus
Ethnicities
Izaki
  
92.1%
Other Ulethan
  
4.5%
Northern Archantan
  
2.5%
Other
  
0.9%
Religion
Peritan Christicism
  
43.4%
Budicism
  
28.3%
Other
  
2.1%
Irreligious
  
21.2%
LiteracySteady 100%
Life expectancySteady 80 (male)
Decrease 85 (female)

With a population of more than 117 millions of inhabitants, Izaland is a heavily densely populated country (about 385 people per sq km), especially considering that vast inner areas of Kubori island and the north-east are not interested by an intensive urban development. The 92,1 of the population belongs to the Izaki ethnicity, with the remaining 7,9% being immigrants, mostly from Pasundan-Padjadjaran, Wiwaxia and Commonia's countries, and other expats from other countries in Uletha (Belphenia, Kojo, Saikyel). The population of Izaland is largely urban, as the major economic centers since the beginning of industrialization have attracted a large part of the young population from rural areas.

Race

It is difficult to trace a genetic profile of the Izanish race, as since the dawn of time there has been a profound mixture of different ethnic groups, both Uletian and Arcanthic. Physiognomically, Izanish people's face appears to be of an oriental type, with dark hair, black almond-shaped eyes and a slightly pronounced nose. However, there is no lack of genotypes belonging to more Western races, such as lighter colored eyes (ocher, olive green and, very rarely, blue) and hair tending to brown.

Urban planning

A characteristic of the territorial development of Izaki urban centers lies in the fact that, compared to other nations, there are few small isolated villages, while the number of large and medium-sized cities is greater. This is due not only to a greater ease in the distribution of goods, but also to the ancient philosophy of "jiyenchohwashisān" (自然調和思想), or "thought of harmony with nature", drawn up from the 5th century BC by the Taemasa dynasty.

This method of land planning was based on both scientific and astrological criteria, and the positioning of towns and villages was well defined. As the Taemasa dynasty aggregated, through conquests, new territories that had independently developed their regional urban planning, it came, in certain cases, to relocate entire villages, if they did not respect the precepts of the "jiyenchohwashisān".

Although urban planning is still based on modern criteria, the ministry of the environment keeps a careful eye in order to avoid land consumption in the territory.

Major metropolitan areas

In addition to the Greater Sainðaul area (about 23.4 million inhabitants), other noteworthy metropolitan areas are that of Warohan-Eyenniyul (15 million), Panaireki (5.6 million), Kichatsura (3.2 million), Isadashi (2.7 million), Shirukami-Sahnajima (1.7 million), Makkeriya (Riyatoma and Makkenoke, 2.9 million), Sannupuri (2.2 million), Daishin (1.6 million), Ikkashiya-Katayoshi ( 1.7 million) and Reilusahna (1.5 million).

Other towns of some importance are, in no particular order: Atsujīl, Sagoma, Kanlisahna, Muanake, Jinneisoke, Nagareki and Poridake.

Government - 政府

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Government of Izaland
Parliamentary republic
CapitalSainðaul
Head of state
• PresidentIrokki Shinsayamo
• Prime MinisterTariki Tara
• Ministry of JusticeYukki Uitanma
LegislatureNational Cabinet
AN, IWO, EUOIA, ASUN (observer)

State system

Izaland is a parliamentary republic. Executive power is mainly entrusted to the government, headed by the prime minister. National security affairs are divided between the president and the prime minister. The government shares responsibility for foreign affairs with the president.

Legislative power is exercised collectively by the Chamber of Deputies (代議員会, Daiwiwinkwi) and the Senate (元老院, Gwannowin) which together constitute the National Assembly (国会議事堂, Kukkaiwishidān). The chamber has 530 members, the Senate 208. Both chambers are renovated every five years.

Legislative initiative rests with deputies, senators and the Council of Ministers.

Executive power is exercised by the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers. The President of the Republic appoints the Prime Minister and, upon his proposal, the ministers. The Council of Ministers must obtain the confidence of the Chamber of Deputies.

The President of the Republic is elected by direct suffrage every five years. A citizen who has reached the age of 30 can be elected president. He is also involved in foreign policy and national defense.

The judiciary is represented by the Supreme Court (最高裁判院, Tsaikosaipannwin), composed of judges appointed by the President of the Republic under the recommendation of the National Council of the Judiciary for an indefinite period, and by the Constitutional Court (憲法裁判院, Kenpōsaipannwin), composed of 28 judges chosen by the Chamber of Deputies for a six-year term.


Flag

The Flag of Izaland
Color scheme Dark Gray Blue Red White
CMYK 0/79/84/27 0/29/78/0 90/67/0/34

The Izaland flag consists of a blue background, inside which there are two concentric circles, a central red one, surrounded by a white ring. Blue, the symbolic color of Izaland, represents at the same time the color of the sea, and of the numerous streams and lakes that cover the surface of the nation. The red circle indicates the rising of the sun in the east, a direction that has always been of great importance for Izaland, as to the east there is the open sea, and therefore all the trade routes. The white surrounding the red sun indicates the light of the midday sun which, thanks to its heat, allows agricultural activities to flourish. Similarly, the white color is an element with a strong symbolism as an element of purity, according to the Izaki philosophy.

Economy - 経濟

See: Economy of Izaland

Transportation and infrastructures

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Infrastructure of Izaland
Driving sideleft
Railways
• Passing sideleft
Gauge1453mm
• Electrificationcontact line (mostly)
Standard: 3000V DC
High Speed: 25kV AC
Mains electricity220V 60 hz
Telephone code+381
Internet TLD.iz, .co.iz

Izaland counts on an extensive network of roads, railways and maritime links to sustain the high demand of public transportation in the country.

Roads

Izaland has a network of [tba] kms of highways connecting the major cities, numbered with the system "A-n", where n is a number. The main route of the network is the A1 highway, connecting the capital and Warohan calling at all the major cities of the western coast. This is not the fastest way to travel between the two cities, but indeed it is the busiest segment, as along its length lives nearly the 70% of the whole country population.

Due to the geological and geographic characteristic of the country, Izaki highways make an extensive use of tunnels and bridges, and this justifies the not too cheap toll price. For this reason, most of the traffic is freight or mass transportation.

Urban highways

The largest cities have urban sections of highways, such as the capital highway in Sainðaul (首都高速道路, shuto kōsoku dōro). There are also some segments which are freeways. Between the continental side and the island side of the country, there are 4 highway links, with one freeway and three paid highways.

Railways

A parade of Izaki trains

Izaland was one of the first countries to introduce railways, as the first railroad, connecting Sainðaul with Kawayatsu, opened in 1845. Now the country counts on xxxx km of tracks, including xxx km of high speed railway.

Overview

Rail transport in Izaland is provided by different companies, mainly being:

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  • Izarail: the main railway company, formerly a group controlled by the state, got privatized in 1998.

Todays controls most of the rail network in the country, including the high speed railway, with the subsidiary IZX (the thick line in the map on the right).

  • Several private companies, mostly controlling suburban lines in certain cities and subway networks
  • Izarail Kwabus, the national-wide freight operator (outside Kubori Island, foreigner freight railway operators are allowed to enter Izaland)
Main private railways

Gauge

Most of the railways in Izaland are built in standard gauge (1,435 mm), including the high speed railway, allowing thus interoperability with the former railways. Some local lines or subway lines have also different gauges, such as 1,067 mm or 1,544 mm. The usual distance between tracks is 5,5 m from the edges.

Electrification

Almost the 86% of all the railways in Izaland are electrified (overhead lines, 25000 V 50 Hz AC for high speed rail and 3000 V DC for local lines). Non electrified lines are mainly run by hybrid trains or battery trains. Since 2014 Izaland, in order to diminish CO2 emissions, started a massive program of withdrawal of diesel trainsets and locomotives.

Passenger Service

In Izaland everyday XX million users ride on different kind of trains, especially in the main urbanized areas. Basically in Izaland Railway services are divided into the following categories:

Caption text
Icon Service Hanji Izaki (romanised) Additional fee Notes
IZ SLicon.svg Local urban 都市圏普通列車 toshikwen futsōn-lyessha No Service available on urban and suburban networks, integrated with subways, trams, busses and other means of transportation - all stop
IZ SRicon.svg Rapid urban 都市圏普通列車 toshikwen kwaisoku-ryessha No Service available on urban and suburban networks, integrated with subways, trams, busses and other means of transportation - selected stops
IZ Licon.svg Local regional 地方普通列車 jibān futsōn-lyessha No Service available between minor cities, or originating from major cities linking with the smaller ones - all stop
IZ Ricon.svg Rapid regional 地方普通列車 jibān kwaisoku-ryessha No Service available between minor cities, or originating from major cities linking with the smaller ones - selected stops
IZ LEicon.svg Limited Express 特急列車 tukkyun-lyessha Yes Comfortable and fast service linking together the main cities, especially where a high speed infrastructure is not available. The average speeds are between 150 and 200 kph.
30px IZX (high speed) 高速列車 kosoku-ryessha Yes Very fast service linking the major cities to the capital, running mostly on a dedicated high speed infrastructure. The average speeds are between 250 and 360 kph
30px Touristic trains 観光列車 kwankwān-lyessha Yes Leisure trains using specially built carriages or restored older ones, traveling on scenic railways or formerly closed tracks maintained just for touristic purposes.
30px Night Trains 夜行列車 yagyou-ryessha Yes Network of trains connecting cities far each others traveling by night.

History

Railways have played an important role in Izaland since their first diffusion in the 19th century, with the first line opened between Sainðaul and Kawayatsu in 1845.

Timeline
  • 1838 - Planning of the first national railway network
  • 1841 - Beginning of the construction works for a railway between Sainðaul and Nowodate (nowadays Shirukami)
  • 1845 - Opening of the first section to Kawayatsu
  • 1847 - Opening of the remaining section to Nowodate
  • 1848 - Opening of the Warohan Railway, between Warohan and Naeba, the first railway section on Kubori island
  • 1852 - Accident of Toryoshun, an explosion happened during the tunnel excavation works of the Subusai Line
  • 1903 - Opening of the Aigan Alps railway, and first international connection
  • 1913 - Start of the Shuto Tsōnkin Chesdo, the first commuter railway network in Izaland
  • 1933 - Opening of the first two lines of Sainðaul metro
  • 1975 - Opening of the first High Speed railway, from Niji-Sainðaul to Warohan
  • 1978 - Opening of the Sainðaul - Humabe Kukujai Resort Line (then called Shin-Keihuku Line) from Sainðaul to Isadashi
  • 1986 - Opening of the first railway tunnel between Sainðaul and Kubori island allowing direct services from Sainðaul to Warohan and other cities.

Train types

Suburban or intercity railway lines usually have different types of trains running on their tracks (列車種別, ryessha shubyes) with different stop patterns.

A train that stops at every station is called a local train (普通列車, futsōn-ryessha). Trains that stop at fewer stations and are therefore faster than local trains are classified as Rapid (快速列車, kwaisoku-ryessha), Express (急行列車, kyungyō-ryessha), Limited Express (特急列車, tukkyun-ryessha), etc. and may require surcharges depending on company policies.

Intercity trains, mainly operated by IR, are called City-linker Limited Express (都市連結特急列車, toshi-lyenkes tukkyun-ryessha, often shortened in 都急, tokyun) and run on traditional non-high speed railway (although they can reach 200 kph on certain upgraded lines).

High speed railway (IZX) has different train types, including direct, all stop and fast trains (see the article for further information).

Commuter networks

Izaland counts 11 cities with a population over 1 million inhabitants. In these and also less large cities, Izarail, altogether with locally administered subway networks and private railways, operates several commuter lines, using either existent railway tracks and newly built ones, to move million of commuters every day.

Capital suburban Network
The capital suburban network logo

The Capital suburban network (首都圏近郊𐐊𐐁ⵗ𐐛ᱺ𐐇𐐀ⵗ𐐠, shutokwen kinkwō nettwākk) serves the urban area of Sainðaul and the main cities and urbanization gravitating around it, such as Riimibaiken, Showanul, Osenude, Shakihori, Oitsura etcetera. It is composed by 19 lines.

  • ■ CO Chikaoi Line
  • ■ IS Ikasei Line
  • ■ SO Sabuonno Line
  • ■ MA Morikūn Line
  • ■ GS Igashaku Line
  • ■ LL Loop Line
  • ■ SI Sainniga Line
  • ■ AX Airport Express
  • ■ BS Ibashii Line
  • ■ SU Shirause Line
  • ■ KS Kawasabu Line
  • ■ KH Kawashaku Line
  • ■ RI Riimiilla Line
  • ■ JA Jisakūn Line
  • ■ HO Hashionno Line
  • ■ OI Onnoilla Line
  • ■ OJ Onnojukan Line
  • ■ AM Airport MegaExpress
  • ■ SM Shiimori Line
Warohan metropolitan network

The second city of Izaland, Warohan also boasts an extensive railway commuter network to link the city center with the many mid-sized cities located in the metro area, such as Eyenniyul, Yatatoshi, Katasogi, Muanake and more. Besides the Izarail lines and, of course, the metro, Warohan has also a mentionable extension of private railways.

Panaireki "Panairail" network

Panairail is the nickname of the railway corridor serving the third city of Izaland, Panaireki, especially stretching on a north-south direction from Nugamochi to Shin-Shikarana.

Kichatsura metropolitan network

Kichatsura suburban railway network opened in 1999, linking the city of Tomekiha to Nugamochi. Some services are integrated into the Panairail network.

High Speed Rail

IZX Network as of 2022

IZX (IZaland eXpress) is the commercial brand name for the high speed rail services in Izaland, operated by a subsidiary of Izarail, the main railway operator of the country. The high speed railway network mostly uses dedicated tracks (standard gauge) with some segments in common with pre-existing regional railway tracks to extend services to areas where dedicated lines is not (yet) available. The operating speed is usually between 220 to 320 kph on most of the alignment, with some segments allowing as fast as 360 kph speed.

The high speed railway of Izaland (IZX, IZaland eXpress) has the following routes as of 2020:

  • Ryānkai Line (Sainðaul - Asaji-Torimoshi - Enikezya - Nari-Odanuri - Todakuri-Tojirushi - Isadashi - Beikejo - Rinnajin - Aihasa - Humabe Kukujai Resort - Fukuoka - Kahenji-Nukkistama - Riyatoma - Kōsa-Hannan - Shin-Makkenoke - Chunnitai - Sannupuri)
  • Sainðaul - Nagareki Line (Sainðaul - Agasuriho-Ugutsumasa - Kawayatsu - Shin-Abiro-Kungōsan - Sahnajima-Juwon - Shirukami - Arasano - Reilusahna - Shiki-Kwōpas - Nagareki)
  • Sainðaul - Warohan Saikai Line (Sainðaul - Sainðaul Niji - Sainðaul International Airport - La Piana Matu / (Accesso a La Piana) - Hashimakori-Juwon - Wodoriha IR - Shin-Eriraul - Nappawa - Otsumi-Komishinan - Kamahoraya - Shin-Kichatsura - Nugamochi - Panaireki - Hyomonan Resort - Shin-Imihatsorul - Naeba - Eyenniyul-Juwon - Warohan) - 570,46 km
  • Sainðaul - Warohan Naeryuku Shiki-Tanshuku Line (Sainðaul - Sainðaul Niji - Sainðaul International Airport - Pyanuza - Nagayamatsu - Totsushei - Keishunneul - Otsumi-Komishinan - Kamahoraya - Shin-Kichatsura - Nugamochi - Panaireki - Hyomonan Resort - Shin-Imihatsorul - Naeba - Eyenniyul-Juwon - Warohan)
  • Sainðaul - Warohan Naeryuku Otsumi-Tanshuku Line (Sakamuso - Showanul - Katayoshi - Chopatsu - Kohtosōre - Shin-Kichatsura - Nugamochi - Panaireki - Hyomonan Resort - Shin-Imihatsorul - Naeba - Eyenniyul-Juwon - Warohan)
  • Warohan - Daishin Nankai Line (Warohan - Satsokoibo - Shin-Nuskajui - Daishin) - 115,6 km

Urban mass transit

Due to the high density of population, Izaland has many cities with a population over 1 million inhabitants. Besides suburban railway networks, different cities have subway and other mass transit system such as monorails or trams.

The cities with a subway system are:

  • Sainðaul
  • Warohan
  • Panaireki
  • Riimibaiken (part of the Capital metropolitan subway)
  • Daishin
  • Kichatsura
  • Eyenniyul
  • Komishinan (light metro)
  • Fukuyau (monorail)
  • Onnojaris
  • Sabullan (part of the Capital metropolitan subway)
  • Pewanari
  • Enikezya (part of the Capital metropolitan subway)
  • Shakihori (part of the Capital metropolitan subway)
  • Sahnajima
  • Isadashi
  • Kanlisahna
  • Illashiya
  • Honutsaki (light metro)
  • Nugamochi

Air transport

See also: Airports in Izaland Air transport in Izaland is mainly oriented to long haul flights, since the limited size of the country does not require a vast network of domestic flights. The main international airport of the country is Sainðaul Asunahama International Airport, hub for Izaland Airlines and Uletha Eastern Airways, the two main air carriers of Izaland.

Low cost carriers include IzaFly, subsidiary of Izaland Airlines, and Mike Wings, operating mainly charters and leisure flights in Eastern Ulethia.

Waterways

Izaland, with over 400 islands, is a heavily relies on water transportation as well. Although many islands close to the mainland coast are linked with bridges or undersea tunnels, many of the offshore islands, or the not so populated ones have a ferry system. These sea lines are generally covered by the national transportation transit system IZWay, a rechargeable smart card to pay for different means of transportation.

The longest sea route is a weekly ferry from Sainðaul to Ogamoton, via Kanlisahna, taking 18 hours. The ferry leaves Sainðaul port on Fridays, at 23:30, reaching Ogamoton port the following day at 17:30. In case of bad weather or not safe sea conditions, this ferry is often cancelled, however in 2018 finally Ogamoton airport opened.

Culture

Religion

Izaland, located in a strategic position connecting South-Eastern Uletha and thus Archanta and Northern and Western Uletha, has been since the past times a crossroad for many different cultures, thoughts and religions. Nowadays, the main religions in Izaland are Buddhaism (tentative name), Christism and Hanuism, the latter being Izaki's eclusive religion.

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