Queen Adelaide Island

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Queen Adelaide Island

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"Sic parvis magna"
Greatness from small beginnings
and largest city
Official languagesIngerish
 • Regional languagesNantee
DemonymQueen Adelaide Islander, QAIer, Adelaidean
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy
 • MonarchGeoffrey VII
 • Lieutenant GovernorEsther Gordon
 • PremierAdam McKinnon
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Queen Adelaide Island
 • Total12,765 km2
4,929 sq mi
 • Estimate (2023)956,849
 • Density74.95/km2
194.17/sq mi

Queen Adelaide Island (QAI; Nantee: Wejgwaqteget; Franquese: Île-de-la-Reine-Adélaïde; colloquially known as The Island) is one of the fourteen provinces of Deodeca. It is the second-smallest province in terms of land area and population, ahead of only AR060-14. The province consists of several islands located within the Gulf of Deodeca, of which the eponymous Queen Adelaide Island is the largest, and is located 3.6 kilometres (2.2 miles) from the Deodecan mainland at its closest point along the Williamson Strait. It shares maritime borders with Peralia to the north-east, AR060-11 to the south-east, AR060-03 and AR060-10 to the south, and Kastichetshan to the south-west. Its capital and largest city is Lamington.

Prior to Ingerish colonisation, the islands were inhabited by indigenous Nantee tribes. The arrival of Ingerish explorers and settlers in the 17th century saw the islands claimed as Ingerland's first colony on the west coast of southern Archanta. The colony played a major role in the confederation of Deodeca in the 19th century, however its importance waned as demographic and economic activity shifted to the mainland.

The principal sectors of the province's economy are farming, fishing, tourism, and oil extraction. The province is internationally recognised for its viticulture, and since the 1970s has become one of the most significant winemaking regions in the world.

2560px-FP-Deodeca.svg Political divisions of Deodeca
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Capital District Odeka District