Mazan

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Sultanate of Mazan
'سلطنة مظأن
Sultanat Mōzan
Official Flag of Mazan
Flag
CapitalTehmahd
Largest cityKhama'ata
Official languagesMazanic
 • Regional languagesKaji, Molianic, Yugra
Ethnic Groups
(March 2014)
Mazanic (90.5%), Kaji (3.67%), Molianic(4.9%), Others (0.3%)
NationalitiesMazanic (92%), Sathrian (4.6%), Pretanic (2.8%), Others (0.6%)
DemonymMazanic
GovernmentFederal consitutional monarchy
 • SultanAhmad Zin-Khalib Maz
 • Deputy MinisterMohammad Al-Olkeyreb
LegislatureCouncil
 • Upper houseMajilys el-Daula (Council of the State)
 • Lower houseGharif Linwab (Deputies' Chamber)
Area
 • Total1,805,002.43 km2
696,915.33 sq mi
Population
 • Estimate (2016)386,241,350
 • Census (2012)376,802,642
 • Density212/km2
550/sq mi
GDP (PPP)
 • Total$11.625 trillion
 • Per capita$30,282
GDP (nominal)
 • Total$10.864 trillion
 • Per capita$28,300
HDI (2014)Increase .915
very high
CurrencyMazanic Dinar (MZD)
Internet TLD.mz

Mazan(mɑ' zɑːn Mah-ZAHN; Mazanic: مظأن Mōzan), officially the Sultanate of Mazan (Mazanic: سلطنة مظأن Sultanat Mōzan [sultanat mozan]) is a landlocked country in the west center of Uletha. It borders Sathria to the west, Pretany to the north, Suria to the east, and Castellán to the south. AS a consitutional monarchy, Mazan exercises it authority over 23 states.

The area of modern-day Mazan formerly consisted of four former regions: Ezrat Empire, Zah Khanate, Lamkh Empire, and parts of foreign kingdoms. A large portion of Mazan (and parts of Castellán) was a part of Ezrat Empire for more than a millenium, becoming a major power in Eurasia and Africa during the early modern period. The empire reached the peak of its power between the 15th and 17th centuries, especially during the 1120–88 reign of Ibarhm the Magnificent. After the second Ezrat siege of Podiadopil in 1683 and the end of the Great Mazanic War in 1699, the Ezrat Empire entered a long period of decline.

The Sultanate of Mazan was founded in 1567 by Ibn Maz. He united the three regions into a single state through a series of conquests beginning in 1562 with the capture of Tehmahd, the ancestral home of his family, the House of Maz. For three centuries, Mazan has been an absolute monarchy where the sultan had all the power.

Etymology

Mazan name is derived from ma(ماء) the word for water and samin(سامان), which is land. This is from the fact that the old empires that existed were heavily based around bodies of water (lakes, oasis, and rivers). Since water allowed them to farm and trade and the fact that they were in an arable region. Soon it would lead the land being caled maza. Although for a period it was known as Ezrat which is just from the word for this land: ard(أَرْض). Following the collapse in the 14th century after its millennial existance, the name was then replace by the name that would soon become Mazan.

History

Ezrat

The Kingdom of Ezrat was established in 307 A.D. in the southeastern region of Mazan. It was based out of the city of Fidhat (currently called Omara). It border many tribes to the northwest. This empire was ruled by Great Hura, founder of Ezrat. Though, this arid empire managed to prosper by establishing trade routes. Subdivisions were provinces and there were 42. Following the death of Hura, his son, Kuna, expanded the empire eastward. Also, he established a new system, where his male relatives were locked in a room with no light, ensuring they wouldn't overthrow him.

The First Sultanate

The Second Sultanate

The Current Sultanate

Geography

Mazan is a large landlocked country in the west center of Uletha. It has an area of 1,805,002.43 km2(696,915.33 mi2). It borders Sathria to the west; Pretany, the Pretanic Faction State, Suria to the north, UL114 to the east, and Castellán to the south. Mazan is mostly comosed of the desert, mainly concentrated in the center of the country spanning in all directions. The east is mostly savannah. The Egyt Mountains form the western border between Sathria and Mazan and runs through the south of the country. The Riyaffa Mountains runs throught the north. More than half the country is 500 meters (1,640 feet) above sea level. The highest point of Mazan is Qugmathal which stands 8,059 meters (26,440 feet tall). The lowest point is Lake Maziul in the northeast, being 805 meters (2644 feet) below seas level.

The Barsas River, runs through the center of the country where most of the central population lives. Another body of water is Lake Tyumal in the east, is positioned between the states of Haszra, Jashum, and Khaiel.

Climate

Mazan's climate ranges from highland, to subtropical to arid. In the central lowland desert going south and east, it has a hot arid climate with average high summer temperatures exceeding 41°C (105.8°F), and low annual rainfalls of 356 mm (14 in). The south of the country experiences higher temperatures. In Riyal, the hottest place in the country, temperatures are over 50°C (120°F). Winters are warm with high temperatures around 20-30°C (68-86°F). Going north around Wavkara and Damasra, the climate changes of humid subtropical with mild winters and warm summers. Towards Barsas, the climates becomes continental, with colder winters.

Politics

Mazan is a federal constitutional monarchy where the power is equally divided among the state's powers (sultanate, deputy minster, and the houses). Although constitutional, the Sultanate is a hereditary position and holds wide executive and legislative powers. He serves as Head of State and Commander-in-Chief and appoints the executive branch consisting of the Prime Minister, the Cabinet of Mazan, and governors of the individual state.

The Parliament of Mazan consists of two chambers: the Council of the State (Majilys el-Daula) and the Deputies' Chamber (Gharif Linwab). All 75 members of the Senate are directly appointed by the King. Of the 150 members of the House (as of 2013), 108 are elected from the 12 governorates while 27 seats are chosen through proportional representation on nationwide party lists. Also, as of 2012, women have been admitted to serve on the council and the deputies (there are currently 13).

Military

Crime and law enforcement

Human rights

Administrative divisons

In Mazan, the sultanate is divided into 23 states. The governing bodies of the states are the state councils with forty-one members elected for four-year terms. The head of the council is the regional council chairman, who is elected by the council. The areas of responsibility for the regional councils are the national health service, social services and regional development.

  • Name: Name of the state
  • Capital: Capital town or city
  • Code: State Code
  • Inhabitants: Inhabitants of the province (Census 2013)
  • km²: Area in km²
  • Density: inhabitants each km²
  • Notes: General remarks
Name Capital Code Inhabitants (Census 2013) Inhabitants (Est 2015) Area in km² Density/km² (Census 2013) Notes
Aldiythria ALD 6,091,359 6,294,000 37,821.13 55.29
Barsas Kalgharah BRS 56,237,740 57,101,500 66,927.68 541.00
Damasra Taghrah DAM 15,109,742 15,897,200 55,695.80 271.29
Ekteran EKT 1,293,805 1,337,840 31,457.07 41.13
Fajuani FAJ 2,207,468 2,500,060 14,888.47 148.27
Gligistan Khama'ata GLI 32,471,242 34,243,000 248,111.03 103.50
Hamalah HMH 3,585,689 4,034,900 14,530.67 246.77
Haszra Shijraz HAS 10,694,874 11,509,000 14,804.28 722.42
Inner Ezrat INE 17,879,356 18,291,000 165,820.94 107.82
Jashum Nugaddha JAS 19,486,347 20,029,400 179,887.11 108.33
Khaiel Oguz KME 24,545,275 25,019,000 161,809.82 151.69
Ladhtarya Kaway LAD 14,092,453 14,557,000 83,223.89 169.33
Nolongana Masir NOL 34,928,475 35,686,000 54,414.47 641.90
Qurag Masha QRG 17,452,099 17,441,000 194,832.20 89.58
Reszmani RSZ 8,462,486 9,003,400 8,363.23 1,011.87
Samatra Omara SAM 23,019,148 24,983,060 151,151.90 55.99
Tehmahd TEH 13,064,209 13,356,000 7,448.69 1,742.05
Umani UMA 5,098,451 5,604,000 22,515.74 248.89
Vittasghat VIT 1,292,109 2,645,000 4,935.98 535.86
Wavkara WAV 16,576,103 17,171,000 40,814.78 221.13
Xyghyr Hattir XYG 16,358,905 17,358,000 94,001.30 142.1
Yurrya YUR 20,261,513 21,035,000 94,464.30 59.6
Zagra Ajad ZAG 7,575,043 8,848,990 27,437.60 322.5
Zahabi Chazaq ZAH 1,468,226 2,294,000 17,465.63 131.3
TOTAL 376,802,642 386,241,350 1,805,002.43

Economy

As of 2015, Mazan is a developed, free-market economy. Also, it is also the largest economy in the world with a GDP of $10 trillion dollars. Despite the diverse economy, a large portion of its economy relies on oil, natural gas, gold, and diamonds. Other major contributors include mining, banking, tourism, telecommunications, finnance, and manufacturing.

As a prosperous capitalist state and social democracy country featuring a combination of free market activity and large state ownership in certain key sectors. Public health care in Mazan is almost-free (after an annual charge of around $230 for those over 16). The state income derived from natural resources includes a significant contribution from petroleum production. Mazan has a very low unemployment rate, currently 2.6%. 69% of the population aged 15–74 are employed. People in the labour force are either employed or looking for work. 9.5% of the population aged 18–66 receive a disability pension and 30% of the labour force are employed by the government. The hourly productivity levels, as well as average hourly wages in Mazan, are among the highest in the world.

Demographics

Mazan is home to 376 million people according to its 2012 census. Also, from a recent estimate states that the Mazan has exceeded 380 million inhabitants, making it the most poluated country in the world. Ninety percent of the people are ethnic Mazanic and ninety-two percent were born in the country. Nearly ninety percent of whom lived in towns and cities. According to the 2011 estimate, the population is increasing by 1.35 percent each year. Mazan has an average population density of 165 people per km². People within the 15–64 age group constitute 70.4 percent of the total population; the 0–14 age group corresponds to 22.3 percent; while senior citizens aged 65 years or older make up 7.3 percent. In 1927, when the first official census was recorded in the Sultanate of Mazan, the population was 113.6 million. The largest city in Mazan, Khama'ata, is also one of the largest cities in Uletha in population. Other populated urban centers include Tehmahd, Hattir, Cauai, Kalgharab, Omara, and Nuggadha.

Population centers

 
Largest cities in Mazan
Mazanic Census Institute
Rank State Pop. Rank State Pop.
Khama'ata
Khama'ata
1 Khama'ata Gligistan 17,160,000 11 Nuggaddha Jashum 2,080,260
2 Tehmahd Tehmahd 13,356,000 12 Himakki Khaiel
3 Oguz Khaiel 8,288,280 13 Chazaq Zahabi
4 Kalgharab Barsas 7,983,360 14 Gazo Khaiel
5 Hattir Xyghyr 7,783,400 15 Heibei Yurrya
6 Omara Sumatra 6,272,640 16 Mena Yarusaim Umani
7 Masir Nolongana 5,909,400 17 Allah Addar [[]]
8 Kawai Ladhtarya 4,820,600 18 Al-Miriyah [[]]
9 Shijraz Haszra 2,503,920
10 Sarjahd Sumatra {{{pop_10}}}

Language

Under the constitution, the official language of the of Mazan is Mazanic, which almost all of the population speaks and is virtually the only language used in newspapers, radio, television, and for business and administrative purposes. Based of the 2012 census, Ninety percent (or 339,122,377) of all inhabitants of Mazan primarily speaks the language. Also, there are several regional languages that makes up 4% percent total. These regional languages include:

  • Xyghric(Xigriçu): a Turkic language spoken in Xyghyr (4% of Mazan).
  • Zah(Zaha): A Turkic language spoken in Zahabi( of Mazan).

Religion

Muslim
  
92%
Christianity
  
4%
Hindu
  
2%
Buddhism
  
1.5%
Other
  
0.5
distribution of Religion

Although there are no religious restriction laws, the state religion is Islam. Eighty percent of the population are Muslims. The government follows a policy of tolerance toward other religions and rarely interferes in the activities of non-Muslims. Likewise, non-Muslims are expected to avoid interfering in Islamic religious matters or the Islamic upbringing of Muslims.

Education

Education in Mazan is overseen by the Sultanate's Department for Education and Department for Business, Innovation and Abilities. Local government authorities are responsible for implementing policy for public education and state-funded schools at a local level. School attendance, or registration for home schooling, is compulsory throughout Mazan. Education is the responsibility of the individual states and territories so the rules vary between states, but in general children are required to attend school from the age of about 5 up until about 16.

The education system is divided into stages based upon age: Early Years Foundation Stage (ages 3–5), primary education (ages 5–11), secondary education (ages 11–18) and tertiary education (ages 18+).

Higher education students normally attend university from age 18 onwards, where they study for an academic degree. There are over 150 universities in Mazan, all but one of which are public institutions. The Department for Business, Innovation and Abilities is the government department responsible for higher education in Mazan. Students are generally entitled to student loans to cover the cost of tuition fees and living costs. The first degree offered to undergraduates is the Bachelor's degree, which usually takes three years to complete. Students are then able to work towards a postgraduate degree, which usually takes one year, or towards a doctorate, which takes three or more years.

Infrastructure

Culture

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