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User: Varnel maiser

Territory Code: AN142g

Proposed Name: Jorisko

Noun Project Map icon 1463108.svgPhysical geography
An overview of climate, topography and landscape of the country. It is advised to also create a sketch, you can add a link to this (hosted on imgur or similar)

General sketch + climate sketch proposal can be found at this link:

Apologies if the handwriting is not easily legible, I can submit improved documents as needed.

Climatically, I intend for the territory to be very temperate, with milder weather and temperatures toward the ocean and the extreme north. The image "Jorisko Climate" shows a sketch with the proposed Köppen Climate Classifications in the territory.

Topographically and Hydrologically, much of the existing mapping will be preserved, and the routes of major rivers can be found in the image "Jorisko Baseplan." The coastal islands will also be modified to look more natural for oceanic near-coastal features.

The northern, northeastern, and northwestern borders will have relatively tall mountains (~~2 500 to 4 000 metres in height), and smaller mountains and hills will be present along the southeastern border (=< 2 000 metres in height). The remainder of the territory will be relatively flat, with rolling hills. The centre of the territory will, however, feature much taller hills, but none exceeding 1 500 metres in height. Mighty rivers would flow parallel to and between these mountains and hills, fed by tributaries from those peaks.

Additionally, a few major interior lakes would be added, being "Arujari Iskulo" and "Saja Iskulo." Additional islands would be added to build a chain on the south-western coast.

Landscape-wise, Jorisko will feature a diverse and unique mix of marsh and swampland, forests, grassland, mountains, rocky hills, and exposed-bedrock-shield-land (as can be found on the Canadian shield). Near the ocean, marsh, swamps, forests, and cliff features would dominate (along different areas of the coast). Coastal areas would look like those of Maine (USA), and Normandy (France) for the most part. Grasslands, forests, and rocky hills would dominate the interior of the territory.

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A brief description of the territory demographics, economic development, land occupation, infrastructure and mapping style

General sketch + climate sketch proposal can be found at this link:

Apologies if the handwriting is not easily legible, I can submit improved documents as needed.

Administratively, I am taking from the organisation of Denmark for the territory.

At this moment, I have no plans for first-level administrative divisions, though I intend for the territory to be subdivided into four regions along major rivers and hills/mountains. From there, the regions would be composed of many municipalities/counties, though the number of municipalities within all regions should not exceed 80.

Regarding infrastructure, Jorisko will favour the rails over highways, featuring a thorough network of railways to ferry passengers and freight between population centres and ports. A motorway network will be built as a secondary and additional means for citizens to move around the country. The motorway network is vaguely inspired by that of Denmark. The black and red lines (railway and motorway/trunk roads, respectively) on the image "Jorisko Baseplan" indicate the routes of these rails and roads. Only one international airport will exist, near the Joratumo-Luusanjo Metropolis. The major seaport can be found in the city of Morjuu, at the mouth of the river/fjord that Joratumo-Luusanjo sits on. A secondary port is found on Lake Arujar (Arujari Iskulo), in the city of Arujar.

Mapping style is to be primarily european-esque (particularly northern european), with various twists and modifications to the style.

Demographically, the country would be quite developed, with a high urbanisation rate of 84,17%. Considering a national population of 4,78 million people, approx. 4,02 million people would be living in urban areas (including suburban/metropolitan regions of cities). This number is in line with most highly developed and post-industrial countries in the real world.

The below table illustrates the cities of Jorisko with a population greater than 70 000. A map of these cities can be found in the image "Jorisko Baseplan."

Cities of Jorisko
# Name of City Pop. Note
1 Joratumo-Luusanjo 615 000 National Capital, aka: "JL."
2 Kuskijso 187 000 Part of JL metropolis.
3 Arujar 153 000
4 Arusujo 142 000
5 Juumesko 117 000 Major city of the east.
6 Morjuu 86 000
7 Parjaru 77 000
8 Sora 72 000 Major city of the north.

Jorisko, for reasons later outlined, will not be a primary hub for international migration, but may see some level of immigration from the immediate region. As a highly developed nation with large support for growing families, it would see a total fertility rate of approx. 1.87 births/woman, with generally stable rates of population growth.

Economically, Jorisko is to be an advanced, developed economy, with the tertiary sector services dominating the economy. While the country is not going to be some economic superpower or tax haven for the rich, it will have a decently-sized economy, with GDP per capita (at least, on PPP levels) comparable to Slovenia.

Notable, Agriculture will still compose ~7% of the GDP, and Industry with ~25-27% of the GDP.

Energy will be derived mostly from hydro and nuclear, with natural gas making up the remainder of the hard energy sources, and wind, solar, and pumped-storage hydro composing the variable energy sources. Mains electricity will follow the seemingly global standard of 230V@50Hz, using the C/F outlets.

Developmentally, the country is very highly developed (estimated HDI is to be in the range of 0.913 to 0.918), with free and universal healthcare, and no national minimum wage.

Governmentally, Jorisko is a unitary parliamentary republic, with a unicameral legislature. It has a high level of political freedoms, though it has tough restrictions on voter eligibility. It may be classified as a flawed democracy for this reason. Its head of government is the Chancellor (Sj: "Sjusijorato"), and its head of state (in a mostly ceremonial position) is the Steward (Sj: "Misjuurato"), often translated into Ingerish as "President."

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A brief description of the intended culture and language

Jorisko will be using a conlang I am developing, known as Sjéparuso, which is to be a linguistic isolate.

Culturally, Jorisko would have been mostly isolated for the majority of its history. It would have developed a culture not so dissimilar from the Scandinavian nations, though the similarities would not be easily visible at all. Christicism would have been the main religion among the religious, though the majority of the country (52%) would identify as agnostic or irreligious. A further percentage would adhere to traditional beliefs, though Christic missions from the Tarephias and West Uletha in the 19th century, and smaller Imanic missions earlier on would have reduced this number over decades and centuries.

Educational and intellectual institutions in Jorisko receive reverence and respect, and beginning with first contact with industrial societies, Jorisko would have moved quickly so as not to fall behind technologically and experience a dominating level of colonisation seen in other areas of the world. Grand universities and libraries are known throughout the nation, and people often take visits to Joratumo-Luusanjo and Juumesko solely to read in the grand halls of their libraries and schools.

Mopeds, scooters, and bicycles are popular modes of transport, and there exists a dense network of infrastructure to support those modes of transportation.

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Note: The application for AN142g is meant to be an exchange for AR1620-57 (Nishowigan). The release of "my" areas of AR120-57 (and renegotiated borders with the other member of the state, User:CartographerKing) will be finalised over the next few days (counting from 2022-06-28).

My existing mapping is spread throughout the OGF world, with (unfortunately) no one area being "complete" in its integration of urban and rural, and macro and micro level mapping.

Macro Scale

Micro Scale

I'm not particularly proud of any area of mapping, but I am proud of the features that compose my maps, both on a macro and micro scale.

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[User:Varnel maiser] - Thanks, Zekiel (talk) 02:41, 29 June 2022 (UTC)

Thanks for your consideration in this request. I'll answer all questions and concerns as needed. - Thanks, Zekiel (talk) 02:41, 29 June 2022 (UTC)

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Hi Zekiel, thanks for this very comprehensive request.

A few remarks:

  • Physical geography
    • Climate: as you said, it's likely to be "very temperate" given it's located 45°S on a west coast of a continent. It's very secondary but on your sketch it's shown as continental whereas this would be oceanic with variations of colder climates in the mountains. If you need to, you may explore real world similar locations in the north or south hemisphere (e.g. Washington State, France, Chile, New Zealand).
    • Topography and Hydrology: as discussed, due to the "Mid-Antarephian Gap" it is unlikely that tall mountains (2,000m-4,000m or 6,562-13,123ft as you suggest) are located here. Would it be ok to have a mixture of low mountains and Mittelgebirge (~1,000-1,500m or 3,280-4,921ft) with a few peaks reaching 2,000-2,500m (6,562-8,202ft)? On Earth, I can think of the Jura, the Oregon Coastal Range or the Olympic Mountains to give you some examples for similar heights in similar latitudes and orientation. As just a suggestion (no constraint), a branch of the Central Antarephian Mountain Range ends in AN146 in some kind of high plateau. You may opt for adapting your range and align it with the said branch, south/south-east of the plateau.
    • Area: hereis the land_area relation for AN152g.
  • Human geography
    • Demography: I supposed you're not counting the suburbs in your estimations for cities? Otherwise it should have higher numbers to reach 4,78m with 84,17% of urbanisation. Nothing blocking so far but you may need to reconsider for your overall plan. --Aiki (talk) 21:16, 29 June 2022 (UTC)

Good day, thanks for your quick reply.
  • Climate: Hi, that's a good point, I seemed to have been looking on the wrong side of the N. American Continent (I was looking at the US eastern seaboard, particularly in New England and the Maritimes). I can make a more accurate climate map with this information (and I probably should have asked about the general climate beforehand), though I imagine only the relabelling of the Köppen Climate types. For the Climate map I provided, are the "areas" assigned to each climate type ok (this is assuming that the correct climate types are chosen)?
  • Topography: Yes, low mountains (and highest peaks not exceeding 2 500 m) are good, I can simply scale down what I had imagined and described above. Do you have any real-world examples I can look at to better see your vision of this plateau? I can adapt that vision and integrate it into the AN142g plan from there.
  • Demography: That is correct. On the city table, the population number only counts the people within the city limits, and I expect every city on that list to have some number of additional people in the suburbs. Just to clarify, the nation's total population is 4,78 million. The urbanisation rate is 84,17%, so the nation's urban population (including those in towns smaller than 70 000 and suburban areas of large cities) is approx. 4,02 million. - Thanks, Zekiel (talk) 22:31, 29 June 2022 (UTC)


  • Climate, no need to redraft a map for the request. You may always draw a more accurate one for the territory article if you feel it's needed.
  • Topography: Thanks for the rescaling. I don't have real vision for the plateau. The map indicates 750-1000m for most of the region. It can be a flat plateau, rolling hills located higher than the side valleys. It may be wrong (I haven't rechecked the photos on Wikipedia), but depending on which type you choose, you may have a look at regions such as part of the Black Forest or some of those highlands around the Massif Central like the Aubrac Plateau. There are probably other example, maybe better, that I can't think of right now. --Aiki (talk) 05:44, 30 June 2022 (UTC)
Feather-core-check-square.svg Territory application approved
AN142g is yours. --Aiki (talk) 05:44, 30 June 2022 (UTC)
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