|Republic of Chira|
A new tomorrow
Eí źíereí díengśt úlośt
and largest city
|• Regional languages||Galsan, Hallian|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary republic|
|• President||Íons Źećisk|
|• Prime minister||Kreva Ćepíeta|
|• Total||84,268 km2|
|• Water (%)||TBD|
|Timezone||WUT +5 (no DST)|
|Currency||Viźma / Ꮍ (CRV)|
|Drives on the||right|
Chira (Shomi Ćira ['t̠ʃɪra]), officially the Republic of Chira (Ćira Republika) is a country in the Egalian region (see Egalian Lake) of Central Uletha, neighboring Suria, Mallyore, Drabantia, Litvania, Rodana, UL108b and UL109. Its capital and largest city is Ćiśka.
The territories around the southern coast of the Egalian Lake (present Ćiśka - Kloved) were first settled by unknown tribes. Archeological evidence dates the first settlements built near rivers Riíoźa and Miralik at approximately 2500 BCE. Other traces of smaller settlements have been found around the entire territory of modern Chira.
Around 1750 BCE, the Riíoža-Miralik tribes began uniting to form the early Egolija nation. After the latter’s unexplained fall in the 1st century BCE, early Suric settlers took over the settlements and the territories, establishing the Halćek nation ruled by the Haćihov dynasty. As it began expanding westwards, it fought the bordering Egālse tribes, achieving maximum expansion to modern Dezhnyov, Suria, under the rule of Źilvan I. At this time, the Halćek began conflicting with the newly founded eastern Escadic nation, leading to the Halo-Horva wars which lasted from ~755 to 714 BCE. Afterwards followed a long period of peace and development until the 7th century CE, when Gaermanic peoples began settling northwest of the Halćek. This lead to the Great Northern War between the two nations, which lasted from 616 to 549. During the Great Break in 552, the Halćek, in a large attack led by the Great General Ārman of Rāgva, overtook a large portion of its territories up to the Great Rift Sound.
Chira is located in Central Uletha and covers an area of TBD km². It lies approximately between the latitudes 52° and 53° N and longtitudes 83° and 86° E. It has around TBD km of varied coastline facing the Egalian Lake. The country's main river Riíoźa (Ryoja) carries international shipping through the port of Chishka. The river Ina carries international shipping towards open sea.
The south and southwest of the country features a mountainous terrain with the rest being either rolling hills or moderately flat lowlands due to glacial movements of the last Ice Age. The highest point is the Verćik mountain at 981 metres in the southwestern part of the country. The east of Chira is the flattest, with the highest elevation being only up to 126 m. The terrain features numerous lakes and wetlands, with water comprising TBD % of the country's area.
Chira has a temperate continental climate, with temperatures usually ranging from ~30°C in the warm seasons and ~-27°C in the cold seasons. Summers are relatively warm and dry. Winters range from cool and humid to cold and dry. The lowest temperature recorded was -51.3°C in Prisa, the highest, 47.8°C - in Źlevin.
|Record high °C (°F)||11.6||12.8||22.7||30.3||35.0||35.8||39.8||37.1||29.7||25.2||16.1||13.0||39.8|
|Average high °C (°F)||−3.7||−2.3||2.0||8.9||18.3||20.9||21.9||20.6||15.8||9.9||2.5||−1.1||9.5|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−3.9||−3.5||−0.1||5.5||11.6||15.2||16.7||16.1||12.2||7.0||1.8||−1.7||6.2|
|Average low °C (°F)||−8.3||−7.4||−3.1||1.2||6.3||11.8||12.4||12.1||8.3||3.2||−0.3||−5||2.7|
|Record low °C (°F)||−51.3||−46.9||−32.5||−20||−3.2||0.5||1.2||3.8||−7.3||−20.5||−27||−41.8||−42.9|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||42.7||30.1||32.8||45.2||55.7||68.3||78.9||81.0||60.3||49.9||50.4||50.0||645.3|
|Source #1: Records of Chiran climate|
|Source #2: Weatherbase|
The forest of Chira are mixed, though needle-leaf forests are prevalent in the coastal area and the south. Chira is home to a small number of endemic species of pine, such as P. verensis and P. krona. Lingonberries (V. vitis-idaea) can be found thriving in most wetlands and are also part of the national cuisine (see Culture/Cuisine). Rowan trees (Sorbus s.s) are commonly encountered growing widely on hills in the center and southeast of the country.