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|Republic of Basmia|
|Largest city||Basmia City (4.1 million)|
|• Regional languages||Ingerish, Franquese|
|Nationalities||Basmian (54%), Ingerish (31%), Franquese (11%), Other (4%)|
|Government||Federal presidential constitutional republic|
|• President||Anthony Fischer|
|• Vice-President||Jefferey Longtonn|
|• Total||3049.61 sq mi|
|• Estimate (2016)||16 million|
|Currency||Basmian Dollar (֏) (BAD)|
|Drives on the||right|
Basmia (officially The Republic of Basmia) is a city-state in central Archanta. It is located roughly 450 miles north of the Southern Tropic.
Basmia was originally a small fishing village. In 1899 Ingerish explorers, led by Captain Nathaniel Basmia, spotted large amounts of rare fish (the Basmian Cod) living in the reefs near the current Basmia Bay. The explorers stopped to investigate this species, and named their camp Basmia, after their captain. As the news reached the mainland more Ingerish people came to live on the coastline to fish for the Basmian Cod. The population continued to grow in 1920 as an enterprising man named Johnson McMeare recognised the beauty of the coastline and opened a series of small hotels and B&Bs.
In 1922, Basmia became independent. After a meeting on the 18th of November with members of the Ingerish government, a declaration of independence was passed, and the citizens of Basmia elected their first president, Michael DeRosley.
In 1931 the town obtained a small port, allowing for more visitors, and as a result more hotels and resorts were constructed. Over time the town grew to the size of a small city, due to large numbers of people moving in. In 1953, an airport was built and the number of annual tourists doubled. Jobs in the city shot up as the number of workers needed increased. In 1969 there were more than 500 hotels. The first annual Basmia Fair was held in 1970 and as a result there was another influx of tourists. The Basmia Downtown Gazette reported that the Basmia Fair attracted more tourists than all the years before combined. From 1971 to 1989, foreigners in search of work moved into the city outskirts. In less than 20 years both the population and the city’s size doubled. The last reaches of the metropolitan area stretched all the way to the In the last few years the population has remained at a rough 16 million (at the last national census), and the number of annual visitors continues to rise.
Now Basmia has become a sprawling metropolis, and holidaymakers flock to the city year-round to get a piece of the extensive tourism opportunities. The coastline is littered with hotels and resorts to cater for the many visitors, and its golden beaches are packed with surfers and families in the summer.
Basmia’s population is comprised of people from all around the world, and as such Basmia has a very diverse range of international cultures and traditions.
Basmia is bordered on the north and northeast by the country of Angla, and in the southeast by Elhadia. To the country's west is the White Sea. Basmia's largest range is the Harpsden Mountain Range. The Harpsden River runs in a westerly direction to the White Sea, just south of the Angla border. The Basmia Mountain Range, the second-largest in the country, is the starting point for the Basmia River, which runs west, through Basmia City, and into Basmia Bay.
The currency of Basmia is the Basmian Dollar (֏). The Basmia Reserve Bank (BRB) prints Basmia's paper money every 12 months. BAD (Basmian Dollar) banknotes come in 100, 500, 1 000, 5 000, 10 000, 50 000, and 100 000֏ forms. There are also 1 000 000֏ notes in circulation but are rarely released from the BRB since electronic banking came into place in Basmia in 1999. 100 BAD has a current value of 1 Unified Standard Dollar (USD).