|Federal State of Astrantia|
"Spirit of the Pioneers"
|Constituent state of||Federal States|
|• Regional languages||none|
|• Vice Governor|
|• Upper house||State Senate|
|• Lower house||State House|
|• Total||16,261 km2|
6,278 sq mi
|• Water (%)||40%|
Astrantia, officially the Federal State of Astrantia is one of the smaller states in the southeastern part of the Federation. It borders xyz Bay, on the Ardentic Ocean.
Inhabited by indiginous people for centuries, Astrantia was one of the earliest areas where foreign colonists - mostly of Ingerish origins - landed. The earliest colonists were refugees on religious grounds, fearing prosecution in their homeland. They hoped to establish a society based on freedom of religion. One of the earliest settlements was Hope Harbor, which later became Astrantias capital city. Although at first the relation with the natives was peaceful, in later years colonial agression led to the withdrawal of natives to First Nation reservates, of which the Wa-Ga-Mi First Nation area in the north-east of the state is the largest.
Astrantia was one of the founding states of the Federation.
Astrantia is a coastal state. The main geograpic areas are the Passaqua valley, the Astrantia Watershed, the coastal zone and Pine Island. The Passaqua Valley and the coastal area are fertile grounds, the Astrantia Watershed is relatively heavy wooded. There are two major urban areas: Hope Harbor, the capital and Newport. Most industry is located around the bay at Newport.
Due to its location, Astrantia has a moderate climate, with temperatures varying from -10 in winter to +25 in summer. There is no fixed rainy season.
FSA Federal Highways FS-5, FS10 and FS-11 run through Astrantia.
Astrantia is served by ArchRail, the FSA national passenger transport provider. Around Hope Harbor the ACE (Astrantia Commuter Express) provides commuter rail service. Both Hope Harbor and Newport have relatively new urban Light Rail systems.
Astrantia is home to two regional railroad companies: Hope Harbor RailRoad, located in Hope Harbor and Astrantia NorthWestern, located in Newport. Scantuck & Passaqua is a bridge road between Hartford, Astrantia and Hearthsbridge, Culpepper, owned and operated by Astrantia NorthWestern. Local switching around the greater Newport area is done by Newport Harbor Belt. Vanceburg is home to the FSA National Monorail Test centre.
Astrantia has two major airports, near Hope Harbor and Newport. Both host domestic flights within the FSA. Hope Harbor International Airport hosts limited international flights.
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