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Barony of Saint Almath
"How Our Brave Walls Still Stand"
Oh Saint Almath's Walls Stand
and largest city
|• Regional languages||Lonish, Almathi Dialect|
|• Minister President||Stallman Reign|
|• Council Head||Eric Breight|
|• Total||142.96 km2|
|Currency||Winnster Mearing (WMR)|
|Drives on the||right|
Saint Almath, sometimes shortened to St. Almath, is a semi-independent micro-country in Antarephia, lodged in the border between Lons and Winn. While the country has its own independent government and elections, it is also considered a barony of Winn. The capital city is Saint Almath City.
- 1 History and Toponymy
- 2 Flag
- 3 Politics
- 4 Geography
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Infrastructure
- 8 Culture
History and Toponymy
The history of Saint Almath as an independent realm begins in the 1300s, when the city of Grimm grew to power in the region. After the death of the Heltavanian saint of Almath of Grimmen, a cathedral was built in the city for the saint, which in 1502 gave its name to the city. The city state at this point stretched not much further than the city. By 1558, the city state of Saint Almath was significantly expanded, containing roughly the current day barony of Poreswhilde, southern Binsly, and the majority of the Lonish province of Saînt, with the exception of Olâtôv. By 1689, the Simonites were subjugated vassals of Saint Almath, notably not including the free territory of Bishopreign. In 1775, the city state was overrun by the Winnsters, and while the city state still existed in exile, its territories were considered Winnster at this point. With the Treaty of Kingbury of 1804, Saint Almath was created in its current state, including the exclave of Elm Estate, as a buffer state between Lons and Winn, together with Simon, Thyscia and Thysthia. While the last two of these were annex by either state in 1815 and 1810 respectively, Simon lasted until 1965, and Saint Almath itself remained a fully independent state until 1984, when by a referendum, 62% of the population voted to become a barony of Winn over continued independence.
The flag of Saint Almath, the country is identical to that of the city and can be described as a tricolore, with a blue lane flanked by two red lanes. In the left red lane, a white cross, and in the right red lane, a white star. Officially described, the blue and red stand for the colors of Saint Almath of Grimmen's dynasty. The cross indicates the presence of a basilica, and the star was added in 1890, indicating it's affinity with Winn.
With the introduction of the municipal law in 1893, following after Winn's municipal law in 1892, Saint Almath was divided into 16 municipalities. After many municipal reforms, 5 remain today, City, Martin's Land, Humsby, Buthgate, and Key and Temple.
Within Saint Almath, Ingerish is the national language. However, especially closer to the border with Lons, Lonish becomes a more commonly found language. Additionally, especially inside of the capital city, a special Almathi dialect of Ingerish is commonly spoken.
There is one highway, officially a highwayroad, that goes through Saint Almath - the N-20, which turns into a proper highway near Kingbury in Winn. It has three exits in Saint Almath before continuing into Lons - between Saint Almath City and Humsby, between Saint Almath City and Saintschurch, and near Connor. Additionally, part of the ring road around the city is also commonly referred to as a highway, although the speed limit here is 80km/h and it's not officially a highway.
Several provincial roads lie within Saint Almath. Uncommonly, these aren't considered part of the Winnster provincal road network, and are numbered differently - instead of being numbers as R-XXX, they are numbered A-X, where X is a number.
|A-5||City||Buthsway, Oldtree, Buthes||Viewlong|
|A-9||Buthes||-||Buthes Border Crossing (Lons)|
There is no nationally owned or operated railway in Saint Almath, however, railway companies from both Lons and Winn have been allowed to run a service into the country. The Lonish corporation LH, operates a line from Estên Misuî Station to Buthes-Saint Almath Station, in the border village of Buthes. From Buthes, a shuttle bus takes passengers to the city. From the Winnster side, an intercity train travels between Saint Almath and Innerwicxter, through Kennwalk, and one out of four sprinter trains from Gidswhilde into Greavemine will continue towards Saint Almath, halting at the Chappel-Humsby Station, in Chappel, before continuing onwards towards Saint Almath Homestead and terminating at the central station, near the centre of the capital city.
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