Izaland

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7, 35.223, 127.233
Republic of Izaland
Izaki Kyohwakuku - 華邦共和國
The "Satsun Nokkai" National Flag
Flag
Motto:
"Kutō ta samohanga nuyāhaki kiruskā
海𐐛𐐀山𐐣𐐀𐐊ꓙ𐐠𐐀豊𐐣𐐀𐐠ꓩᱺ生𐐎𐐠𐐀ᱺ"
Abundance born between sea and mountains
Different representative landscape of Izaland, from top left: the rural village of Kindori, Mount Binukuri, an alpine landscape, the tropical seaside of Ogamoton Island, the Business Center of Aganusa in Sainðaul, and the Igosheki Temple.
CapitalSainðaul
Official languagesIzaki
 • National languagesIzaki
 • Regional languagesKonbaki, Eituus
DemonymIzakian
GovernmentPresidential Republic
 • PresidentIrokki Shinsayamo
 • Vice-PresidentEyana Tsokumidas
Area
 • Total90780 km2
Population
 • Census (2020)67.482.119
GDP (PPP)
 • Total$ 3,946 billion
 • Per capita$ 58,474
HDI (2019)0.924
very high
TimezoneCPP+8
CurrencyEtto (IZE)
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.iz

The Republic of Izaland (華邦共和國, Izaki Kyohwakuku), commonly referred as Izaland is a country in south-east Uletha occupying most of the island of Kubori and part of the continental area. The capital city is Sainðaul (also spelled Saindzaul), located accross the Tandan Strait.

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History

Prehistory

Formation of the four states

The unified Kingdom of Awangusain

Kubori island civilizations

The Sambakai conflict

The Nakai Kingdom

Switch to a republican system

Recent history

Geography

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 accross 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 the longest river of Izaland, the Riiwiki also flows down to the Sound of Pa, passing through Sainðaul at its delta.

Kubori island occupies 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.

Islands

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 kilometres 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.

Climate

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.

Rivers

Meander of river Zaan from Winkuchau

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).

Demographics

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.

Largest Cities

City Inhabitants
1 Sainðaul 12,345,600
2 Warohan 6,345,502
3 Panaireki 3,246,016
4 Kichatsura 2,997,900
5 Isadashi 2,467,209
6 Illashiya 2,356,756
7 Riimibaiken 1,860,398
8 Daishin 1,556,782
9 Sabullan 1,364,729
10 Shirukami 1,225,609
11 Shiratsuki 1,156,200
12 Sahnajima 978,220
13 Eriraul 953,600
14 Muanake 847,650
15 Katasogi 798,340
16 Gōharami 652,069
17 Uranoshima 623,209
18 Hidano 551,290
19 Askashira 530,789
20 Onnojaris 521,920

Politics

Administrative Divisions

Mixed fields in Koroshai Valley

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.

Izaland administrative subdivisions
Flag District Name Hanji writing Postal
abbrev.
District Capital Area (km2) Population Pop.

Density

Sainzaul flag.png
National Capital District 首都特別自治区 CD Sainðaul 502,60 12.345.600 24.563,47
Tokai.svg
Tōkai 東海縣 TK Sabullan 877,43 3.567.809 4.066,20
Ohidano.svg
Ōhidano 大森縣 OH Shiratsuki 1371,82 1.827.339 1.332,05
Kankwo flag.svg
Kānkwō 江広縣 KK Enikezya 1117,71 2.227.890 1.993,26
Karuhama.svg
Karuhama 松島縣 KH Kawayatsu 1376,34 1.867.900 1.357,15
Shikihama.svg
Shikihama 北島縣 SH Sahnajima 1466,27 1.345.267 917,48
Izaibu.svg
Izaibu 華央縣 IB Todakuri 2085,50 1.445.600 693,17
Otsumisamo 東山縣 OS Imate 2159,58 795.900 368,54
Kwando 関渡縣 KD Shirukami 1472,79 1.456.609 989,01
Motoesāri 鏡川縣 MS Isadashi 2764,90 2.467.209 892,33
Sahasamo 佐羽山縣 SS Eharau 1594,23 425.700 267,03
Yuttsamo.png
Yuttsamo 氷山縣 YS Gaintei 1843,52 782.500 424,46
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Izashiki 華北縣 IS Askashira 1888,95 567.892 300,64
Komokata 其泉縣 KT Riimibaiken 321,74 1.860.398 5.782,30
Otsumirunka 東道縣 OR Onnojaris 4059,05 521.920 128,58
La Piana.jpg
La Piana 等平奈領 LP La Piana 10,38 252 24,28
Rindō 臨島縣 RD Hashimakori 3768,00 2.438.900 647,27
Sumataul 縦崎縣 SU Kichatsura 5.192,64 2.997.900 577,34
Patorogamo 岩手縣 PG Eriraul 1212,13 953.600 786,71
Tsahejītoðon 古城縣 TJ Honutsaki 3728,30 1.546.700 414,85
Midōhinnan 美道花縣 MH Gōharami 974,55 652.069 669,10
Odaeshakui 奥湖縣 OK Illashiya 3534,64 2.356.756 666,76
Nawatsawa 翠林縣 NT Mashimoro 2754,35 927.556 336,76
Fukuchinae 福慈内縣 FN Taemoigon 2689,49 324.679 120,72
Togunihki 外浜縣 TN Kanlisahna 3511,22 645.820 183,93
Ōhan 大弯縣 ON Panaireki 5626,98 4.456.772 792,04
Imihatsorul 立鮪泊縣 IH Imihatsorul 1938,98 1.245.630 642,42
Chanabori 舎奈登縣 CB Chanabori 3832,32 687.490 179,39
Nijikutō 西海縣 NK Eyenniyul 1876,18 1.387.290 739,42
Bongamo 千手縣 BG Muanake 3400,97 847.650 249,24
Shin'gwon 新原縣 SG Shin'gwon 3125,18 885.627 283,38
Warohan.png
Warohan Special City 深湾特別市 WH Warohan 516,99 6.345.502 12.273,94
Nankai 南海縣 NI Satsokoibo 2073,64 1.789.765 863,10
Daishin 大進縣 DS Daishin 3992,88 1.556.782 389,89
Shōlyon 祥籠縣 SL Samowake 2610,85
Juntsoi 隼眺縣 JT Nugamoto 3998,14
Harari 榎縣 HR Urasai 3823,87
Itakiri 雷磯縣 IK Sagoma 3705,69 1.925.678 519,65
Izaland National Flag.svg
Izaland Total 82.367,94 67.482.119 819,28

Economy

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 agricolture and fishery, and the industrial sector is particularly active in shipbuilding and electronic parts.

Agricolture and livestock

Mixed fields in Koroshai Valley

Being a mountainous country, Izaland's available territory for agricolture 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

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 tree wood) and instrument for fishery.

Energy

Hwadyen is the national provider of electricity in Izaland

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.

Services

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.

Roads

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.

Railways

See also: Rail transport in Izaland

Scheme of Izaland IZX Network as of 2020

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:

  • Sainðaul
  • Warohan
  • Panaireki
  • Riimibaiken (part of the Capital metropolitan subway)
  • Daishin
  • Kichatsura
  • Eyenniyul
  • Komishinan
  • Fukuyau (monorail)
  • Onnojaris
  • Sabullan (part of the Capital metropolitan subway)
  • Pewanari
  • Enikezya (part of the Capital metropolitan subway)
  • Shakihori (part of the Capital metropolitan subway)
  • Sahnajima
  • Isadashi

Air transport

See also: Airports in Izaland

A Uletha Eastern aircraft

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.

Low cost carriers include IzaFly, subsidiary of Izaland Airlines, and Mike Wings, operating mainly charters and leisure flights in Eastern Ulethia.

Waterways

Izaland, with over 400 islands, is a heavily rely on water transportation. 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 sealines 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.

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