|7, 35.223, 127.233|
|Republic of Izaland|
Izaki Kyohwakuku - 華邦共和國
"Kutō ta samohanga nuyāhaki kiruskā
Abundance born between sea and mountains
|• National languages||Izaki|
|• Regional languages||Konbaki, Eituus|
|• President||Irokki Shinsayamo|
|• Vice-President||Eyana Tsokumidas|
|• Total||90780 km2|
|• Census (2020)||67.482.119|
|• Total||$ 3,946 billion|
|• Per capita||$ 58,474|
|Drives on the||right|
The Republic of Izaland (華邦共和國, Izaki Kyohwakuku), commonly referred as Izaland is a country in south-east Uletha occupying the whole island of Kubori and part of the continental area. The capital city is Sainðaul (also spelled Saindzaul), located across the Tandan Strait.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Climate
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Politics
- 6 Economy
- 7 Transportation and infrastructures
- 8 Culture
Formation of the four states
The unified Kingdom of Awangusain
Kubori island civilizations
The Sambakai conflict
The Nakai Kingdom
Switch to a republican system
Izaland is located in the south-east Ulethia, extending for about 100 thousands sq kilometers, mainly from north to south. This country has a peculiar distribution of its territory, as almost one third of it stands in the continental landmass, while the remaining area occupies the island of Kubori. The capital city, Sainðaul has the original center within the continental area, but it naturally expanded across the Tandan Strait, including the former city of Nikabul.
The country has a mostly mountainous or hilly territory, peaking with the mountains of the Aigan Massif located in the north. This mountain chain, including ultra high peaks such as Mount Torahashi (5189 m) and the Mount Akigushi (4988 m) creates a political and climatic boundary with the northern country, and prevents cold winds enter the territory. This area also has different glaciers, that created several glacial lakes, as Lakes Wakatsuku or Tsomahogu.
South the Aigan Range, the country gets flatter the more it gets close to the coast, where most of the population dwells. From the mountains one of the longest rivers of Izaland, the Riiwiki also flows down to the Sound of Pa, passing through Sainðaul at its delta.
Kubori island makes up most of the national territory, and has a regular rectangular shape with a depression on the western side, where Panaireki Bay is located. Most of the settlements are located along the western coast, with the inner area almost unspoiled and still covered by subtropical forests, especially farther south. The south-western part of Kubori island has an intricate system of peninsulas, pointing at the Itakiri Islands.
On the south-east of Kubori Island the land extends into the Kaiton Peninsula, pointing south. Off shore, another archipelago of islands, including Basotachi and Ogamoton extends.
Izaland has over 400 among islands and inlets, mostly near the coastline, with some exceptions. Most of the biggest islands are comprised within Itakiri Prefecture, where Itakiri and Kahadu islands are the largest, each about 1,100 square kilometers wide. Itakiri, Kahadu and the nearby islands are volcanic islands and, despite the limited landmass, they have some peaks exceeding 3000 m.
Other notable islands are Oingos, still in Itakiri, and Nurihara, making up Midōhinnan Prefecture.
The Tandan Strait is also home to many smaller islands. Since they are located close to the coastline in a highly densely populated area, often they are linked with bridges or tunnels to the mainland. Other island located in sea are Fuendaru, Sumasai and Tekirunan.
Finally, off shore we can see the little archipelago of Ogamoton, located about 200 km far from Kubori Island, making it the southernmost point (precisely, the uninhabited island of Seriyon, at 31,6 degrees of latitude).
As a notable geomorphological feature, the westernmost point of Izaland is the volcanic island of Tsohana, connected with Kubori island by an isthmus.
Thanks to the privileged position, despite its compact size, Izaland enjoys different climates, from the alpine to the tropical one. Most of the population lives in a humid subtropical climate area, with a distinctive distribution on the western coast. The average temperature in the capital, Sainðaul, is around 20,5 °C, with maximum average of 30°C and minimum average of 12°C
The climate zone can be roughly divided into three zones: the northern area, close to the Aigan Mountain Range, including 5000 m high peaks, sees continental to alpine climate. This area sees frequent snowfall between December to early March. Moving to the area around the capital, the climate shifts to humid subtropical, with long hot summers, cool winters, and summer peak to annual precipitation. On the south-western tip of the insular part of the country, the subtropical climate has some tropical characteristics, while the south-east and the east coast has a tropical monsoon climate, with a wet season from May to October, a dry season from November to April, and consistently very warm to hot temperatures with high humidity.
Ogamoton island lowest temperatures never go below 15°C even during the winter, making it an international resort, especially famous for diving.
In Izaland many rivers flow, although due to its secluded shape, they are not so important in terms of length, compared to the big continental rivers. The longest river is the Zaan (蓙杏河, Zaan sāri) flowing for 315 km in the south-western part of Kubori island. The river begins in the Jogare mountains, and its estuary is located where the city of Warohan expandes. Other notable rivers in Kubori islands are the Nozaba (濃沙芭河, Nozaba sāri) (182 km) and the Kankayue (巻嘉巍河, Kankayue sāri) (218 km).
With a population of more than 77 millions of inhabitants, Izaland is a heavily densely populated country, especially considering that vast inner areas of Kubori island are nearly not developed. The 85% of the population belongs to the Izaki ethnicity, with the remaining 15% being immigrants, mostly from Pasundan-Padjadjaran, Wiwaxia and Commonia's countries.
|1||Sainðaul||12,345,600||The capital of the country, political, economic and cultural heart.|
|2||Warohan||6,345,502||The most important seaport of Izaland, also a regional cultural and economic center|
|3||Panaireki||3,246,016||The city of research and technology, especially in medical and chemical fields|
|4||Kichatsura||2,997,900||Extending on the delta of river Gumisas, also an important secondary port|
|5||Isadashi||2,467,209||The biggest inland city, located in the continental side of Izaland|
|6||Illashiya||2,356,756||On the shore of the same name lake, contains several historical cultural heritages, such as the Pokode Castle and the Yonteku Temple|
|7||Riimibaiken||1,860,398||Integrated with the capital, the city hosting the Sainðaul Asunahama International Airport|
|8||Daishin||1,556,782||Important city on the south-eastern part of Kubori island, and seat of a world renowned university|
|9||Sabullan||1,364,729||Making up among others, the greater Sainðaul, famous for shipbuilding.|
Izaland is divided into 31 prefectures (縣, ken), the Capital Special Administration District (首都特別自治区, Shuto tukubyes jitsiku) and the special city of Warohan (深湾特別市, Warohan tukubyes'shi). At the same time, in the north of Kubori Island La Piana (等平奈領, La Pyāna ryō) is located. La Piana is de facto an independent entity, although certain political functions such as foreign relations and defense are managed by Izaland on behalf.
|Flag||District Name||Hanji writing||Postal
|District Capital||Area (km2)||Population||Pop.
|National Capital District||首都特別自治区||CD||Sainðaul||502,60||12.345.600||24.563,47|
|La Piana||等平奈領||LP||La Piana||10,38||252||24,28|
|Warohan Special City||深湾特別市||WH||Warohan||516,99||6.345.502||12.273,94|
Izaland has a strong tertiary oriented economy focusing especially on communications, electronics, services and tourism. However, the rich natural environment gives Izaland also an important role in agriculture and fishery, and the industrial sector is particularly active in shipbuilding and electronic parts.
Agricolture and livestock
Being a mountainous country, Izaland's available territory for agriculture is limited. Most of the available land is located in the central plains of the continental part, where mostly wheat, corn and rice are the main products.
In the southern area of Kubori island, given the subtropical climate, sugarcane, tea, coffee and tropical fruits are also cultivated. The tamoki is a tropical fruit originally from Kubori island and the main production center is the south-east coast of the island. Every year Kanlisahna hosts the international tamoki fair, where the main producer of this fruit gather and it is possible to taste the different varieties.
Fishery represent another important part of the primary sector. Being mostly surrounded by the sea, Izaland's cuisine also makes an extensive use of fish and seafood. The main products are the green fin tuna, mackerel, adekun and the hinsos, a specie of edible shark. Violet prawns are also a popular dish in the south of Kubori island.
In Izaland meat industry is somehow limited compared to other industrialized countries, since intensive animal farming is forbidden since the "Animal Farming New Ethics Law" (家畜新倫理法, Kachuku Shin-rinlipō) was approved in 1998 by the then minister for the environment Saeki Jurikomai. For this reason, most of the meat is now artificially produced via the syntethization of proteins, and the premium meat industry is satisfied by open air animal farms.
Mining and forestry sectors are fairly developed in the eastern coast of Kubori island, where coal, timber and modest quantity of gold are produced. Oil deposit are scarce, although a reserve enough to sustain the 20% of the domestic demand is located off-shore Shikarana.
Industry in Izaland nowadays has a minor importance compared to a few decades ago, due to the delocalization of heavy industries, however still now it contributes to a wide part of its economy.
The main manufacture products include ships and vessels (especially fishing and cruise ones), railway cars and trainsets (mainly produced by Izaki Sharyān and Atron Railcars Manufacture, ARM) and parts for spaceships. Other important productions are semiconductor and screen panels, furniture (Izaland has a strong wooden furniture tradition, using the kamawi (梏) tree wood) and instruments for fishery.
Izaland in the last years has invested huge amounts of its economic budget in renewable resources, and as of 2020, the 87% of the produced energy comes from them. Blessed by copious amounts of water resources, most of the energy is produced by hydroelectric, photovoltaic and nuclear, and it is distributed by Hwadyen Corporation, the national provider of electricity in the country.
Izaland has heavily invested in safe and productive nuclear electric power, and as of 2021 has 9 active plants, one in construction and two currently inactive due to renewals or upgrades.
The totality of the nuclear power plants are located on the western side of Kubori island, where there is a lower risk of calamities and tsunami, compared to the open sea exposed eastern coast.
Shin-Shikarana plant is the most powerful of the country, with a complessive output capacity of 6,4 Gwe.
Transportation and infrastructures
Izaland counts on an extensive network of roads, railways and maritime links to sustain the high demand of public transportation in the country.
Izaland has a network of [tba] kms of highways connecting the major cities, numbered with the system "A-n", where n is a number. The main route of the network is the A1 highway, connecting the capital and Warohan calling at all the major cities of the western coast. This is not the fastest way to travel between the two cities, but indeed it is the busiest segment, as along its length lives nearly the 70% of the whole country population.
Due to the geological and geographic characteristic of the country, Izaki highways make an extensive use of tunnels and bridges, and this justifies the not too cheap toll price. For this reason, most of the traffic is freight or mass transportation.
The largest cities have urban sections of highways, such as the capital highway in Sainðaul (首都高速道路, shuto kōsoku dōro). There are also some segments which are freeways. Between the continental side and the island side of the country, there are 4 highway links, with one freeway and three paid highways.
See also: Rail transport in Izaland
Izaland was one of the first countries to introduce railways, as the first railroad, connecting Sainðaul with Kawayatsu, opened in 1845. Now the country counts on xxxx km of tracks, including xxx km of high speed railway.
The high speed railway of Izaland (IZX, IZaland eXpress) has the following routes as of 2020:
- Sainðaul - Humabe Kukujai Resort Line (Sainðaul - Asaji-Torimoshi - Enikezya - Nari-Odanuri - Todakuri-Tojirushi - Isadashi - Beikejo - Rinnajin - Aihasa - Humabe Kukujai Resort)
- Sainðaul - Shirukami Line (Sainðaul - Agasuriho-Ugutsumasa - Kawayatsu - Shin-Abiro-Kungōsan - Sahnajima-Juwon - Shirukami)
- Sainðaul - Warohan Saikai Line (Sainðaul - Sainðaul Niji - Sainðaul International Airport - La Piana Matu / (Accesso a La Piana) - Hashimakori-Juwon - Wodoriha IR - Shin-Eriraul - Nappawa - Otsumi-Komishinan - Kamahoraya - Shin-Kichatsura - Nugamochi - Panaireki - Hyomonan Resort - Shin-Imihatsorul - Naeba - Eyenniyul-Juwon - Warohan) - 570,46 km
- Sainðaul - Warohan Naeryuku Shiki-Tanshuku Line (Sainðaul - Sainðaul Niji - Sainðaul International Airport - Pyanuza - Nagayamatsu - Totsushei - Keishunneul - Otsumi-Komishinan - Kamahoraya - Shin-Kichatsura - Nugamochi - Panaireki - Hyomonan Resort - Shin-Imihatsorul - Naeba - Eyenniyul-Juwon - Warohan)
- Sainðaul - Warohan Naeryuku Otsumi-Tanshuku Line (Sakamuso - Showanul - Katayoshi - Chopatsu - Kohtosōre - Shin-Kichatsura - Nugamochi - Panaireki - Hyomonan Resort - Shin-Imihatsorul - Naeba - Eyenniyul-Juwon - Warohan)
- Warohan - Daishin Nankai Line (Warohan - Satsokoibo - Shin-Nuskajui - Daishin) - 115,6 km
Urban mass transit
Due to the high density of population, Izaland has many cities with a population over 1 million inhabitants. Besides suburban railway networks, different cities have subway and other mass transit system such as monorails or trams.
The cities with a subway system are:
- Riimibaiken (part of the Capital metropolitan subway)
- Komishinan (light metro)
- Fukuyau (monorail)
- Sabullan (part of the Capital metropolitan subway)
- Enikezya (part of the Capital metropolitan subway)
- Shakihori (part of the Capital metropolitan subway)
- Honutsaki (light metro)
See also: Airports in Izaland
Air transport in Izaland is mainly oriented to long haul flights, since the limited size of the country does not require a vast network of domestic flights. The main international airport of the country is Sainðaul Asunahama International Airport, hub for Izaland Airlines and Uletha Eastern Airways, the two main air carriers of Izaland.
Izaland, with over 400 islands, is a heavily relies on water transportation as well. Although many islands close to the mainland coast are linked with bridges or undersea tunnels, many of the offshore islands, or the not so populated ones have a ferry system. These sea lines are generally covered by the national transportation transit system IZWay, a rechargeable smart card to pay for different means of transportation.
The longest sea route is a weekly ferry from Sainðaul to Ogamoton, via Kanlisahna, taking 18 hours. The ferry leaves Sainðaul port on Fridays, at 23:30, reaching Ogamoton port the following day at 17:30. In case of bad weather or not safe sea conditions, this ferry is often cancelled, however in 2018 finally Ogamoton airport opened.