|8, -47.671, 131.188|
|Jørpen Islands Territory|
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|Official languages||Zyland, a lower-german language|
|• Regional languages||some native dialects|
|Nationalities||Zyland (82 %), Strangers (2 %), Natives (16 %)|
|Government||Territory of Zylanda|
|• Käptn||Ervin Gothers|
|• Upper house||none|
|• Lower house||Ollthing|
|• Total||$2.983 trillion|
|• Per capita||$39,214|
|• Total||$3.132 trillion|
|• Per capita||$49,324|
|HDI (2012)|| 0.84|
|Currency||Latina Pound (LL)|
|Drives on the||right|
The Islands have a wide range of autonomy. To the parlament of Zylanda the islands send 4 members and 1 to the senate of Zylanda. The government of the islands - the Ollthing - has 101 members.
The flag shows two feathers of the Joerpengoose (Anser joerpical) and left above a small version of the flag of Zylanda. That is the reason, the islands have their name: the call "joerp!, joerp!" of the goose.
The islands were occupied of the colony of Zylanda 1558 as point of support for the zylandrian ships. So here they can take fresh water, fresh meat and fresh vegetables. In this manner the island are connected with the political devellopement of Zylanda itself. In 1979 the island gets a highter degree of independence from Zylanda, but they are still part of the state of Zylanda.
The harbour of Jørp is an important station in the south of the Central Ocean at the way to the southcoast of Archanta. Since 1912 the Canal of Mecyna was opened, the importance of the harbour of Jørp at the island become lesser. Therefore 1956 a factory of the Great Copper, Bronce and Brass Company (CBBC) was founded at the main island for the market in Southwest-Archanta.
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On Nolting island a a great brick-clay-pit and nearby a brickwork. From this red stone most of all houses at the Jørpenilands are buildt. This stones too are exported to the near countries in Archanta, but too to Zylanda itself and to Latina.
On the islands is not many agriculture. The main activity is the breed of sheps and the export of meat of sheps and lambs. Most of the meat is exported to Zylanda.
As some of the other islands in the Central Ocean the Jørpenilands have importance for the breed of seals because the wide flat tidal land areas. Too here is a restplace for the birds in the summer. This areas are under natural protection. At Jørpenilands is a worldwide known station for ringing of birds with the label "JØ".
Well known are the colonies of goose (Anser joerpical) in the winter at the warm tidalland at the Jørpenilands. In great swarms this birds in the late summer flow in the north of Archanta. In April they come back to the islands, to breed, when the days here are longer at 48° south.
All islands together are 2264 km² great.
Greatest island (1242 km²) is Schaapiland (Sheep-island) in the east of the archipel with the capital Jørp (84.902 inhabitants) and his harbour. Other towns are Fluddl, Forkbeek, Gymp and Vossnkuhl. In Fluddl is the ferry to Ossenkopp und Nolting, in Jørp the ferry to Nolting and By.
Only 24 km² great is this the smallest island, where poeple lived. The small village of Ossenkopp (means Oxhead) has a ferry to Fluddl.
Only town of this island of 524 km² is Nolting. Here stops the ferry to Wesland.
This iland (451 km²) lies 150 km west to southwest of Nolting. Only town on the island is By. Near Wesland are some little islands. Hillik can be reached at ebbtide. There is the cloister of 1723. In the northeast are the small island of Goop and in the west lies Hoging. Both islands are natural resevates.