Gwalia

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Republic of Gwalia
Gweriniaeth Gwalia
Capital
and largest city
Lleifor
National languagesOld Cambric (Hen Gambraeg)
DemonymGwalian (Gwaleg)
GovernmentDemocratic Republic
 • President
 • First Minister
LegislatureSenate of The Republic (Senedd Y Gweriniaeth)
Population
 • Census (2017)3,200,000
HDIIncrease 0.88
very high
TimezoneWUT+2
CurrencyBuchon(B) of 100 ceiniogau (GGB)
Drives on theleft
Internet TLD.gg

The Republic of Gwalia (Cambric Gweriniaeth Gwalia) is a democratic, constitutional republic located in northwestern Uletha. It shares land borders with Tircambry, UL163, UL162 and UL148.

Etymology

The name comes from a possible corruption of Gwlad (Land). The people of Gwalia are decdended from the aincient Cambrogi and Brethanic tribes. They share a common ancestry with the peoples of Tircambry but only achieved independency from UL162 in the 1960s.

Capital, Cities, Towns and Villages

The capital city of Gwalia is Lleifor, situated in the north east of the country. A full list of cities, towns and villages can be found here: Settlements in Gwalia

Other than Lleifor, the principal towns are:

  • TBD :-)

Geography

Gwalia sits in the north the main contient of Ulethia.

Specific pages can be found here:

Topography

The bulk and central area is dominated by an upland plain occupying most of the country. From the eastern section rise a number of rivers which flow is all directions, including Afon Lleifor which runs north through the capital. The southern area is bounded by a long and wide river valley which divides the country into its lower third.

The lower third or traditional south of the country is hilly but not mountainous; it is primarily sheep farming land.

The northern coastal region is generally flat and is used for crop farming despite the rainy and colder climate. A number of long beaches can be found in this area.

The eastern border along the river is characteristed by wetlands and marshes.

Climate

Coastal regions are relatively rainy with all months of the year receiving some rain. Summer temperatures however can exceed 30C. Winters are generally wet between -5C and 0 with snow possible from the north.

Administrative Structure

The country is split internally into five main regions known as Cantref (pl. Cantefi) and each of these further down to Maenor - both are geographical distinctions and are used at political level.


Politics and Government

Gwalia is a democratic republic with a codified constitution created at the time of independence and updated with minor revisions twice since independence. The president is the head of state and presides over, but is independent of, over the government.

The full structure of government can be found here: Government in Gwalia

Foreign relations

While maintaining friendly relationships since independence, especially with Tircambry, suspicion between Gwalia and UL162 and UL148 have lead some some political issues. In particular the land between the Gwalian border and the river in UL148 is claimed by Gwalia.

Military

Gwalia after many years of turmoil has settled to a small standing army, navy and airforce. Conscription for all men and women between the ages of 16 and 30 is compulsory. Some exceptions are granted for persons in higher education.

Religion

Gwalia is officially a secular country and has no state religion. It is explicitly stated in the Constitution that Gwalia.

An organised church known as Yr Eglwys Yng Ngwalia - The Church in Gwalia - exists but has no official standing politically or in state duties.

Education=

Education is compulsory from ages 7 until 16. Preschool education can start between 4 and 7 and is voluntary. 70% of students go onto higher education.

Universities=

  • University of Lleifor

Museums=

Many museums exist in Lleifor and those which are public are free to all to enter. The main museums are:

  • Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Gwalia - National Museum of Gwalia, Lleifor
  • Amgueddfa Gwyddonaieth - Science Museum of Gwalia, Lleifor
  • Amgueddfa Chyldro Gwalia - Museum of the Gwalian Revolution, Lleifor

Transport

Gwalia has a well developed transport infrastructure with emphasis on providing cheap and easy to use public transport. Ticketing for busses and trains is integrated and regulated by the government. The national railway company - Rheilffyrdd Gwalia - while split into a number of companies is owned by the state. The network is open to private and international operators.