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Ardence / Ardencja

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"Citoyens libres de toutes les républiques, travaillez ensemble!"
Citizens of all republics, work together!
CapitalSaint Armand
Largest citySaint Armand
Official languagesFranquese, Ingerish, Lechian
 • Total1054,900 km2
407.2992 sq mi
 • Water (%)~4%
 • Census22 000 000
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Ardencia (Ardence in Franquese, Ardencja in Lechian) is a federal republic located in South Archanta. The country spans ...km2 (... sq mi), making Ardencia one of the largest countries in the world in terms of land area. It is a sparsely inhabited country of 22 million people with a mid-sized economy.

Its capital is Saint Armand wich is also largest city of the country. Ardencia is composed of 12 Provinces in wich Franquese is the official language, even if Lechian and Ingerish are also mostly spoken in some of them.

Indigenous peoples have continuously inhabited the territory for thousands of years and their culture remains present throughout the country..


Ardencia takes its name from the Ardentic Ocean that washes the country’s long eastern coast.


Location and borders

Ardencia geography

Ardencia is a transcontinental country located in South Archanta. The vast majority of the country’s territory and population is situated on its mainland. One part of Ardencia, the province of Seganak, is located on the Island of Owanko (map) shared with Neo Delta and six archipelagos partake to the territory as well:

  • 01 Isles Blanches [1]
  • 02 Katinga Islands (Katinngajut-Qikiqtaq) [2]
  • 03 Kawanga Islands (Kawanngajut-Qikiqtaq) [3]
  • 04 Lillians Islands [4]
  • 05 Isle of New Franquia [5]
  • 06 Western Islands [6]

Extreme points:

North: Sainte Rose River, Federal State border (Here)

South: ... Cape, Duke Brown Island (Here)

East: ... Island, Lilian Islands (Here)

West: .... Island, Isles Blanches (Here)

In longitude, the country spans (...mi) from 126.46°E in Cap to 158.88°E the Deleuze River. In Latitude, Ardencia stretches (...mi) from the 42nd Parallel (Here) to the 54th Parallel (Here), considering the mainland only.

It is bordered in the west by the Asperic Ocean and the Ardentic Ocean in east.

Its land borders consist of Ambrosia, Deodeca and the Federal States of Archanta to the north, the Astrasian Confederation to the east and Neo Delta in the south. In the northwest, the border with Ambrosia is delineated by the Mattappi River, the Missanappi, and the Condor Massif. The Condor Massif then draws the border with Deodeca until it departs from the drainage divide by turning north into a landscape of hills and glacial lakes. The border with the Federal States is defined by natural features, parallels and meridians. The main feature along this border are two of the Great Lakes: Lake Minnehunkou and Lake Wihinapa located in the western section of border. The border with the Astrasian Confederation is mainly marked by two rivers: the Takaou and the Deleuze Rivers. Mostly due to its extensive archipelagos, Ardencia possesses an Exclusive economic zone covering more than 3,000,000km2.

Geology, topography and hydrography

Glacial lakes in Ardencia

Ardencia has a wide variety of topographical sets and natural landscapes. Large parts of the southern Provinces sit on a geological shield that was heavily eroded during Glacial Ages. Though it generally features poor soils improper for agriculture, the Abc Shield underground is filled with substantial deposits of mineral ores. This region is heavily covered by coniferous forests. Central and Eastern Ardencia are dominated by large plains drained by powerful rivers such as the Efée or the Ewa. These fertile silt beds are extensively used for agriculture, mainly cereal fields. Northern Ardencia, generally hillier, is dominated by the Great Lakes system.

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High mountains are mainly located along the central sections of both sets of borders. The Abc-North Mountains are an old eroded range that underwent an uplift when the east and west side sides of Southern Astrasia collided, generating the Abc-South Mountains. This collision created a series of parallel foldings in Central Ardencia between these mountain ranges, isolated Western Ardencia from the rest of the country. Thanks to many low-altitude gaps, various communication routes have developed between both regions.

The Abc-North Mountains are generally considered separated from the Condor Massif, though their orogenesis and geology are similar. At 2,494m (8,182 ft) above sea level, Mount Abc, located on the border with Deodeca is the highest point in the Abc-North Mountains.

The Abc-South Mountains, with their classic alpine profile, are usually split into five separate groups due to the large valleys isolating them.

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The long East Coast (over 4,100km) offers contrasting landscapes: rocky and lined with glacial lakes in the extreme south, flat and sandy, with sometimes extensive lagoons in the centre. North of the large Lechians Bay, the coast is dotted with roadsteads offering many havens. The souskoutian Coast consists mostly of alluvial plains, former islands with some klippes left off the coast. The straight line of this flat coast is interrupted by a series of large estuaries, most of them being hardly navigable due to silting.


The climate of Ardencia is pretty cold, above all in the South. Its western part is wet and mild and its eastern coast is known to be windy. In the north, beyond the Mountains Range the climate is more continental but warmer during the summer.

Administrative divisions

12 Provinces form the first-level of subdivision of the Ardencian Federation. Each province is vested with autonomous powers exercised by a provincial parliament and government. Per tradition, the Provinces have maintained representative offices to the Federation in Saint-Armand.

Each Province is further divided into Departments from their Franquese name - départements. And each Department is composed of Counties - Comtés. In Lechian-speaking Provinces or in areas where Lechian is spoken, these third-level of administrative subdivisions are called powiaty (powiat in singular) meaning county or district. Each provincial capital is located in a territory called Municipality (Municipalité).

Province Code Capital Largest city Departments Area km2 [1] Population Language
New Franquia (map)fr: Nouvelle-Franqueterre NF Port St-Herbert Port St-Herbert 02 66,511 600 000 Franquese
Kawananga (map) KA Fort-Callaghan Fort-Callaghan 05 350 000 Franquese, Ingerish
Souskoutee (map)fr: Souskoutie SO La Nouvelle-Gadir La Nouvelle-Gadir 05 Franquese
Seganak (map)fr: Séganak SE Tannahawok Tannahawok 02 Franquese, Ingerish
Owayatee (map)fr: Ooayatais OW TBD TBD 07 71,983 ... Franquese, Ingerish
Sakardia (map) SK Meehelsa Meehelsa 07 68,351 ... Franquese, Ingerish
Wendogan (map) WE Saint Armand
fr: Saint-Armand
pl: Święty Armand
Saint Armand 02 20,397 3 560 400 Franquese, Lechian, Ingerish
Ewasia (map)fr: Ewasie EW Grande Seigneurie Larignon 08 72,719 ... Franquese
Triaquia (map)
fr: Triaquie
pl: Triacja
TR Belmont Belmont 05 95,848 ... Franquese, Lechian, Native
Wercia (map)
fr: Vercie
pl: Wiercie
WI Andreville
fr: Andréville
pl: Andrzejowo
Andreville 06 38,574 ... Lechian, Franquese, Native
Honneska (map) including

Katinga & Kawanga Islands

and the Austral Territory of Isles Blanches

HO Port Hattanak Saint-Julien 03 71,400 ... Franquese, Lechian, Native
Lillians Islands (map) (Wakanac Islands)
fr: Archipel des Lilianes
pl: Wyspy Liliana
LI TBD TBD 04 ... Franquese, Lechian, Native
Total 858,611 26 560 340


Inhabited by different native groups

Colonised by the Franquese from the Asperic Ocean

Explored by Lechians explorers from the Ardentic Ocean

Disputed on its northern border by the Ingerish

Creation of the Ardencia

Secession with the Astrasian Confederation

Relationship with the Federal State

Relationship with the Deodeca

Relationship with the Ambrosia




Foreign relations


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Armed Defence of Ardencia falls within the sole competence of the Federal Authorities: Parliament and Government. The Ardencian Armed Forces (fr: Forces Armées Ardenciennes, pl: Abc) comprise three branches: The Ardencian Army (fr: Armée Ardencienne, pl: Abc), The Ardencian Navy (fr: Marine Ardencienne, pl: Abc) and The Ardencian Air Forces (fr: Forces Aériennes Ardenciennes, pl: Abc ). The largest and possibly most renowned military academy for the Army is the Special Military School of Saint Armand.




Ardencia is a well developed country with huge road system

Roads are segregated into:

A-class motorways

N-class national priority roads

Local roads

The biggest amount of motorways can be found around Saint-Armand.


Each city is connected by a railway network that cross the whole country.




Franquese is spoken everywhere in the country but lechian and ingerish are spoken in different provinces.

Franquese (75%), ingerish (10%), lechian (8%), native (5%), others (2%)




National flag

Flag of Ardencia

The national flag of Ardencia is one and a half times wider than its height (i.e. in the proportion 2:3). It depicts, on a carmine field edged with gold, two golden stars and a rendition of an embroidering pattern found on traditional clothing worn by Native Peoples of Ardencia. The two stars represent the Franquese and Lechian peoples while the central pattern, conveying the sense of community, stands for the Native people Federations. The pattern occupies a third of the flag width. Gold symbolizes the wealth of the soil. Red symbolizes the blood of those who fought for the independence.

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National colours
  Carmine - #960018
  Mikado Yellow - #fec50c
  1. Including internal waters. As some Provinces are endowed with extensive lake networks, their actual land area may be smaller.