|8, -40.432, 141.092|
|State of Minnonigan|
"Divitiae in lapis litoribus"
Wealth on shores of stone
|Constituent state of||Federal States|
|Largest city||Lake City|
|• Upper house||Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Representatives|
Minnonigan (min-ON-uh-gin) is a state in the Grand Lakes region of the Federal States. The state's name derives from a Native Archantan word meaning "pleasant portage".
Minnonigan is the XX most populous state in the Federal States, and one of the most populous states in the Lakes Region. Its largest city, Lake City, was the westernmost accessible deepwater port on the Grand Lakes prior to the construction of the Ondassagam Waterway system, and remains one of the largest cities on the Grand Lakes.
- 1 Geography
- 2 History
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Economy
- 5 Government
- 6 Infrastructure
- 7 Culture
Northern Minnonigan is defined by its rolling, hilly terrain, full of mineral resources such as coal. Mount Scott, at the point where the states of Minnonigan, AR120-46, and AR120-47 meet, is the southernmost significant peak in the XX Mountain range. From these hills, the Stone and Thomas Rivers flow southerly through low rolling hills until the land flattens out into rich, arable prairies. The Thomas River flows into the Stone River just north of the Lake County line, flowing through Lake City on its way to Lake XX. In western Minnonigan, a small midcontinental ridge separates the Thomas River from the Canton River, which flows into Lake XX. The Ondassagam Waterway was constructed in 19XX to allow large ships to transit between Lake XX and Lake XX via the Canton and Thomas Rivers.
The largest metropolitan area in the state is the Lake City region, which encompasses all of Lake County and parts of Jasper, Monroe, and Rush Counties. Other major metropolitan areas include the Ondassagam area and the Thomasford area.
The government of the State of Minnonigan is based in Thomasford, with some satellite executive offices in Lake City. The Bicameral, the Minnonigan state legislature, is composed of the House of Representatives and the State Senate. Representatives are elected every two years; Senators serve a term of six years, with rotating elections such that one-third of the State Senate is elected every two years.
At the local level, Minnonigan is divided into XX counties.
|County Name||County Seat||Population||Area (km²)||Area (mi²)|
|Lake County||Lake City|
Municipalities in Minnonigan are classified as either villages, towns, or cities. This classification is based on municipal government structure rather than population.
- Villages are governed by a Village President and a Board of Trustees, all of whom are elected at-large. The Village President is part of the Board of Trustees and votes accordingly.
- Towns are governed by a Board of Commissioners, each of whom oversees part of the municipal government. Commissioners are elected at-large; following the first seating of the Commission, commissioners elect their own President to preside over the Board.
- Cities are governed by a City Council, comprised of Aldermen who each represent a part of the city (a "Ward"). There are no limits to how many Wards a city may have, and cities are also permitted to allow citywide at-large Aldermen. The City Council is presided over by a Mayor, who is elected at-large but does not vote in the City Council except to break ties.
Minnonigan Toll Highway Authority
To create a statewide network of these superhighways, the Minnonigan state legislature created the Minnonigan Toll Highway Authority (MTHA, also known colloquially as the Minnonigan Turnpike), charged with building tolled turnpikes throughout the state outside of Lake County to be funded and financed by tolls. Many of these turnpikes became part of the Federal States Defense and Commerce Motorway Network. While Minnonigan's turnpikes are similar to Lake County's freeways, they generally have fewer entrances and exits to more efficiently channelize traffic to toll booths. Unique toll highway shields are used on turnpikes to more quickly identify them as tolled facilities. In 1996, the MTHA created the ePass electronic toll responder program, which allows motorists to pay tolls using an electric transponder which is linked to a bank account or credit card. In 2001, the Queen's Landing Turnpike (FS-993) became Minnonigan's first turnpike with full-speed mainline ePass lanes, allowing drivers to pay tolls while traveling at highway speeds. Since then, high-speed tolling has been expanded to all mainline toll plazas. ePass is accepted at all MTHA toll plazas as well as on the Hutchinson and Stone Heights toll bridges over the Stone River.
Lake City International Airport (LCX) is located west of Lake City, just east of the Lake/Jarvis County line. The airport, with seven runways and 196 gates, is by far the largest airport in Minnonigan and one of the busiest in the southwestern Federal States. The airport serves as the primary airport for Lake City as well as for northeastern portions of AR120-57. LCX opened in 1963 to replace Gunnison Airport, which in recent years has re-emerged as a major commercial airport in Minnonigan.
All non-domestic calls to Minnonigan begin with the (55) state code, or +611-55 from outside the Federal States. Phone numbers in Minnonigan are in the format AA-BB-CCCC, where:
- AA is the county or city code;
- BB is the local neighborhood exchange; and
- CCCC is the individual caller’s number.
Numbers within the same grouping can be dialed directly, omitting higher-level groupings (e.g., callers within the same county/city code can simply dial BB-CCCC; neighbors within the same local exchange can simply dial CCCC). Minnonigan launched one of the FSA’s first emergency calling codes, using 0000 statewide. Following the implementation of the national 011 emergency services number, callers can dial either 0000 or 011 to reach local police, fire, and paramedics.
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