- This article is about the island of Denghio. For other uses, see Denghio (disambiguation)
|10, 3.6690, 94.5979|
聽昶旭聲 (Hear the Sounds of Denghio)
|Largest city||昶北 Dempaak|
|National languages||Denghioese, Hollandic, Ingerish|
|• Regional languages||Denghioese|
|Ethnic Groups||Denghioese (69.2%), Dutch (20.6%), Ingerish (6.1%), Cocutian (5.0%), Other Indigenous Samsa (0.3%), Other and Mixed Ancestry (4.1%)|
|• Total||912 km2|
352 sq mi
|• Estimate (2016)||7,020,446|
|• Census (2011)||6,012,373|
|• Total||$372.722 billion|
|• Per capita||$59,229|
|Currency||Denghio Haaren (DHH)|
|Drives on the||right|
Denghio, (Babelic: 昶旭; Denghioese: [dəŋ˥˩.hio˩˥] (🔊 listen); Hollandic: Denghio, /ˈdəŋ.hjo/) is an independent island chain located at the far southern tip of Uletha in the Asperic Ocean, the largest and most important island being Denghio Island. It is located south of the Samiloor island chain and northwest of Ste. Marie and Ste. Helene in the Southern Plurinesean Sea. With over 7 million inhabitants, Denghio is an extremely urbanized island and one of the most populated places that is not a member of the Assembly of Nations.
The island of Denghio was inhabited by aborigines before the 16th century, when Ilco Dijkstra of the Nederlandia colonies opened the island to mass (Meilanese??) migration. For most of its history the islands were lightly populated and had numerous farming and fishing villages. Colonial rule came to an end in 1959 at the end of the Handshake Revolution, quickly becoming one of the most significant financial centers and major trade port. As a voluntarist polycentric island, Denghio maintains no singular state authority but a plurality of defense organizations, the largest being Handdrukkers with a market share of 15%.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Government and Politics
- 4 Geography
- 5 Economy
- 6 Infrastructure
- 7 Demographics
- 8 Culture
- 9 Map
The Denghioese name for Denghio is 昶旭, which is pronounced Duhng-hio and literally means "the unimpeded brillance of the morning sun." The character deng 昶 means "unimpeded," or "free;" hio 旭 means "brillance of the rising sun". The origin of this name is said to have come from the first sighting of the island which is thought to be by the Meilanese explorer Eeling Fei at first daylight. The name of the island was first called "Samsoo Gooma," by the native Samsa people.
Government and Politics
Since the Handshake Revolution, from October 1 1959 onward, Denghio has not had a singular state authority. Defense and arbitration are delegated to a plurality of companies with no barrier to entry into the market.
The most widespread currency in Denghio is gold-backed currency called 'haaren' in Nederlandic and Ingerish (ISO Code: DHH). One haaren is equivalent to 3.125 mg of gold. It is frequently abbreviated as H, mg or 毫. Over 150 banks are in Denghio and issue their respective banknotes. As of October 2018, 1 USD is equal to 0.12 DHH
Since 1959, all education on the island has been privatized, ending 25 years of state compulsary education. Denghio has an extensive network of education institutions spanning the island.
Transdenghio is an island wide transport service. They facilitate bus networks as well as the high speed rail connection from Dempaak to Leiba, known as the Zilverveertig (The Silver Fourty). Transdenghio has the largest market share for transport on the island. They help make connections between out-of-network companies and lines easy with their Transunie program. Transunie's poster child is the kompass card which is a rechargable dual interface, contactless stored-value smart card using the Mano Standard.
The Collectieve Beweging Coporatie or 'CBC' operates a metro system commonly known as 'CB,' short for Collectieve Beweging (Collective Movement), by Hollandic speakers and '群動 gindung' by Denghioese speakers.
Since 1999, The Zilverveertig (The Silver Fourty) is a high speed rail line that is operated by Transdenghio. Its namesake is the roughly fourty 'li' it takes to get from end to end. The rail line only has two stations that are served by it Echelon in Dempaak as its northern terminus, and Leba Grote in Leba City as its southern terminus. Riding the Zilverveertig is a common method of getting between the north and south side of the island due to its extreme speed and relatively low costs.
Denghio is served by two airports open to general aviation: Denda Airport in Central Dempaak and Zuiland Airport in X. Denda Airport is the island's primary airport. Over 100 airlines operate flights from the airport; including locally based NIA Airlines. The facility is world-class and its faculties are extensive. It is build on reclaimed land just outside the Central district of the city. Its commonplace to walk from the airport to downtown as well as take the CB to downtown.
- Main article: List of places in Denghio
The figures below are 2011 estimates for the ten most populous cities in Denghio.
|Largest Cities in Denghio|
Our Island Museum
The Museum van Onze Eiland is the showcase institution for history and science relating to all things Denghio. The building features multi story exhibition halls and ever-changing temporary displays. The museum is in close proximity to the Echelon. One of the most popular exhibits shows a giant model of the island with all the geologic layers scaled in a massive multistory stairwell. Most tourists to Dempaak make this museum a priority.
Verwoeste Shapuepoon Museum
The Destroyed Shapuepoon Museum is a very popular open air musuem on the northern side of Haar Oog Volcano. The museum lays on the remains of the city of Shapuepoon which was destroyed by volcanic eruption on January 8th, 1962. The museum hosts a Restored Side which gives vistors a glimpse into the lives of those in Shapuepoon before the disaster as well as the general way of the times in the 60s. The Nasty Side shows the remaining rubble, the destroyed buildings and ash covered vehicles in all their delapadation. The park is extremely interactive and hosts many plays for vistors to enjoy.
One of the only aquariums in Denghio. Aquarium Denghio is a popular day trip for Dempaak school children. The museum is located just north of the Jubilee Oval.
The Hsenhee League or Hsenhee Liga in Hollandic is the most popular and widespread sporting event partaken in Denghio. Their spectacles attract the highest numbers out of any sport in Denghio. The Hsenhee League hosts mock military battles between the various protections agencies on the island. The most popular New Years spectacle in Denghio is the Hsenhee League announcing the location, type, date and rules of the Bloemink Kop, the years' culminating final round of battles. It is one of the most attended events in Denghio and most employers stop operations for the Bloemink Day (Bloeminkdag).
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