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Administrative divisions of Demirhan Empire

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Demirhan Empire is divided into twelve provinces (il) with three stages of autonomy:

  • Eyalet - provinces directly ruled from the capital with right to self-governance limited to minor public investments. Heads of the provinces are appointed by the Sultan. Each eyalet has also small elected council consisting of 30 members. Currently there are eight eyalets and all of them are inhabited almost entirely by Turqese people.
  • Vilayet - provinces with much higher degree of autonomy. In vilayets the council, enlarged to 50 members may choose additional official language, including introducing it to school curriculum, also the freedom in spending money for public projects is increased. There are currently two vilayets in total.
  • Other - two provinces have highest available level of autonomy. In these provinces subdivisions, as well as governing officials, bear own unique names. Several differences in civil law also exist. Additionally compared to vilayets the governor of the province is elected by the council and the choice is only confirmed by the Sultan. There are currently two provinces with special status.

The provinces are further divided into sanjaks (known also as etrap, nafa, şahrestan) and then further into kaza (ilçe or bahş), except for Zorlayıcı Dağları Mahosı which does not use the smallest subdivisions. Cities larger than 100 000 inhabitants have the same rank as sanjaks and are further divided into districts (mahalle).

History

Current administrative dates back to the year 1841 when the first Constitution was established. At the time Demirhan Empire was an unitary state divided into 14 mainland provinces (eyalets): Ardeşehir, Yerkenderun, Viralmanaz, Malazıt, Neril, Burhane, Silvanca, Akdalyakale, Denglikar, Nehirhisar, Haderot, Rudafşar, Şirvandar and several overseas provinces. Every province was divided into sanjaks.

The first change came when Lorantis seceded from the empire. The eyalets of Neril and half of Malazıt were lost and overseas eyalet of Şneldorf was created around the eponymous island. The Second Constitution changed the form of governance to federal and introduced democratically elected councils.

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Provinces

List of provinces
Province Capital Population Area Population density
Ardeşehir Eyaleti Ardeşehir 14725619 4165,14 3535
Sahil Eyaleti Viktorya 3173804 11933,73 265,95
Kıran Eyaleti Almıros 3342842 52375,01 64,30
Tarsinar Eyaleti Tarsinar 2783623 23322,84 122,62
Doğu Karadolu Eyaleti Perşehir 2611482 57066,65 45,76
Batı Karadolu Eyaleti Burhane 2860124 60111,42 47,58
Kan Vadi Eyaleti Nehirhisar 2896508 34941,94 82,89
Kuru Vadi Elayeti Gölbostan 2191329 57513,20 38,10
Yevercin Vilayeti Denglikar 1290337 45846,72 28,14
Şneldorf Eyaleti Şneldorf 68863 1112,01 61,93
Zorlayıcı Dağları Mahosı Haderot 850487 19751,13 43,06
Şirvan Ostanı Şirvandar 2686730 34369,03 78,17
Total 39481748 405055,81 97

Eyalets

Ardeşehir Eyaleti

Sahil Eyaleti

Kıran Eyaleti

Tarsınar Eyaleti

Doğu Karadolu Eyaleti

Batı Karadolu Eyaleti

Kan Vadisi Eyaleti

Kuruvadi Eyaleti

Vilayets

Yevercin Vilayeti

Şneldorf Vilayeti

Special provinces

Zorlayıcı Dağları Mahosı

Iviran community until early nineteenth century lived across all of the empire, often crating closed communities in larger cities. Many Ivirans, as being distinct in terms of religious beliefs from the rest of inhabitants lived in poverty without a chance to change their fate. Other Ivirans however rose to prominence during Arıtma process because they borrowed large amounts of money to state for public investments. As part of the payment Sultan Mehmet VI designated a space in Compelling Mountains for exclusively Iviran settlements. Poor Ivirans massively migrated from the streets of the cities to the new area in hope for better life as miners or lumberjacks. In consequence entire region quickly became majority Iviran.

However initially Ivirans rejected the special status of their province guaranteed in 1916 Constitution. Their leader, Şalom Yusuf Paşa was afraid of loosing connection with the Ibrıyım communities in other parts of the empire, however the special status was granted in 1952 by Sultan Mehmet VII. According to local rules Iviran, written in traditional Iviran script, is co-official language, tought in schools at native level. The sacraments given by Iviran priests are recognised by a state. There are also several minor differences between local and state civil code.

The province is called Mahos and is divided into 26 Nafa and two separated cities.

As of today mining remains the main pillar of provincial economy, however Haderot recently became important financial hub for the Empire.

Şirvan Ostanı

Lands known as Şirvan were conquered by Demirhan Empire in series of wars wirh Basharid Shahdom in 20s and 30s of eighteenth century. They remain majority Aryan, with most of local Turquese people being mostly of Kushyan rather than Demirhan origin.

The ostan, located near Emerald Sea and seprated from the rest of the empire by Compelling Mountains spreads from Kartın river delta in the east to the Gandara desert in the west. Most of the western area is barely suitable for farming so most of population is located in Şirvandar - Hosrat corridor near Kushyan border. There are also many fishing and tourism oriented communities on the shores of Emerald Sea. The ostan has also the only confirmed deposits of uranium in the country.

The province, or more precisely Langan island in Emerald Sea remains one of the most prominent places with Ahuryanism as dominant religion. According to statistical data 27% of Aryans living in Demirhan Empire remain followers of Ahuryanism.

In the ostan the Aryan language is taught in schools at native level. It is also co-official language of the local parliament. Local governors hold the title of Ostandar instead of Vali. The term "şahrestandar" is in use instead of "bey". Ahuryan priests are recognised by law and they can give marriages and divorces which are valid according to the law (same as Iman priests in entire empire). Ahurian new year, Navruz is also local holiday.