|8, -32.951, 141.866|
|State of Sierra|
Estado de Sierra
A Whole New World
Mi Sierra Bonita
|Constituent state of||Federal States|
|• Governor||Maggie Woods|
|• Lieutenant Governor||Jonathan Torres|
|• Upper house||State Senata|
|• Lower house||State House|
|• Total||136,088.42 km2|
52,544.03 sq mi
The State of Sierra (Castellanese: Estado de Sierra) is a state is the western Federal States. It is one of the largest states in terms of area, but more sparsely populated. The state is known for its landscape consisting of the Sierras, wide, open high plains and plateaus, desert areas and rivers. It borders Tauhon in the west, Clamash to the south, Riopoderos to the southeast, AR120-72 to the east, AR120-74 to the north and AR120-73 to the northeast.
Sierra was first settled around the year 800, had vibrant Native Archantan cultures, settlements and even some cities by 1000-1200. Sierra was explored by the Castellanese from around 1530, though primarily from 1650 onward. The first settlements sprang up around the rivers, primarily in the west. Sierra became a possession of the FSA in 1841 and a territory in 1858. Statehood was achieved in April 1873.
Overland caravans of settlers began arriving to Sierra in the late 1840s and through the 1850s.
When Sierra became an organized territory, Lola was named the capital in 1858. In 1864 the businessmen in Dennison, a growing town, declared Dennison as capital in order to secure a future railway connection. A brief Civil War broke out between Dennison and Lola-based militias but the federal government named Dennison the capital in 1866. A first bid for statehood in 1868 was derailed over the selection of a capital, but in 1871 the railway bypassed both Dennison and Lola and went through the middle of the state in Elvira. Elvira was named a compromise capital in 1871 and statehood was made official the following year.
Large deposits of silver and gold were discovered in the center-west in 1874, leading to a huge influx of prospectors and their families, though many would leave as the easy gold was mostly gone around 1879.
Government and politics
Sierra has a government similar to that of the FSA. It is headed by an elected Governor, supported by a Lieutenant Governor. The governor appoints other members to government, such as the secretary of state, attorney general and treasurer. The current governor is Maggie Woods, of the [right-wing party] elected in 2017 to a second term.
Sierra has been a key swing state in Federal States politics since the early 1940s, and is often known as the "flip-flop state". The state has often gone from left-wing to right-wing governments in succession, and is known for election patterns that buck the general nationwide trend. The east, south and northeast is often considered to be a more conservative voting region in the state, while the center and west are more left-leaning. The major cities are more left-leaning, though Lola has been more right-leaning than all the others.
The state is divided into 22 counties. Estancia County is the largest in terms of area, and the City-County of Dennison is the smallest and most populous. Sierra is unofficially divided into five regions: West, Central, East, North and South.
|County||County Seat||Area in km² (miles)||Population||Population Density in km² (miles)||Map|
Most are mountains, a few are mesas or buttes (flat-topped). Mount Esguerra is the talles in the state at 4501 m. Estancia county has the most mountains of any county, and Zusi County has the two tallest.
|Asabia Peak||Estancia County||3001||map|
|Black Rock||Yahomas County||2695||map|
|Blythe's Peak||Estancia County||3456||map|
|Calvin Peak||Cusatia County||1969||map|
|Colorado Peak||Estancia County||2372||map|
|Coyanha Rock||Yahomas County||2727||map|
|Currant's Peak||Serrano County||3064||map|
|Dominguez Peak||Estancia County||3723||map|
|Flat Butte||Estancia County||2412||map|
|Gardiner's Peak||Estancia County||2641||map|
|Genevieve Peak||Asuma County||2068||map|
|Henderson Peak||Meseta County||2001||map|
|Hernandez Peak||Cusatia County||4009||map|
|Joshua Peak||Estancia County||3347||map|
|Junasias Peak||Cusatia County||4378||map|
|Mesa Luis||Zusi County||3987||map|
|Meseta Chica||Serrano County||3148||map|
|Meseta Grande||Serrano County||3112||map|
|Monte Cristo||Cusatia County||3872||map|
|Monte Guerrero||Estancia County||3996||map|
|Mount Clinton||Cusatia County||4198||map|
|Mount Elgin||Elgin County||3808||map|
|Mount Eloise||Zusi County||4006||map|
|Mount Esguerra||Zusi County||4501||map|
|Mount Geraldine||Cusatia County||2244||map|
|Mount Gordon||Zusi County||1915||map|
|Mount Gustavia||Asuma County||1799||map|
|Mount Helena||Zusi County||4468||map|
|Mount Helles||Elgin County||2102||map|
|Mount Oswaldo||Serrano County||1886||map|
|Mount Salazar||Estancia County||4150||map|
|Mount Serpentine||Zusi County||3012||map|
|Mount Vera||Cusatia County||3667||map|
|Mount Vilsack||Elgin County||2016||map|
|Norbert Rock||Elgin County||1625||map|
|Pico Grande||Estancia County||4316||map|
|Roca Grande||Cusatia County||3812||map|
|Rocky Mount||Yahomas County||2071||map|
|Saguas Butte||Saguas County||1668||map|
|Sebita Peak||Yahomas County||2214||map|
|Spearmint Butte||Serrano County||955||map|
|Truchas Peak||Estancia County||3855||map|
|Tumona Peak||Estancia County||3308||map|
|Undaia Peak||Asuma County||3100||map|
|Vilchez Peak||Estancia County||2874||map|
|Yunica Peak||Estancia County||2265||map|
Motorways in Sierra
There are 3 types of highways in Sierra, national (interstate) routes, state routes and instrastates.
National routs are all dual carriageway separated highways.
|75||77–border with Riopoderos||Length|
|80||Chapman–Barclay–Dennison–San Daniel–La Rue||Length|
|477||North Dennison–Unita–Redonda (toll road)||Length|
State routes may be both single or dual carriageway.
|North of Dennison||Length|
|Northern Turnpike (Billard-Duchess)||Length|
|Farnham Avenue–West/East Forest (Greater Dennison)||Length|
|Farnham Avenue–West/East Forest (Greater Dennison)||Length|
|S-6–Guerrero–Andaguani City–state border||Length|
Intrastate routes are secondary highways entirely within the state, or portions of state routes not considered as important.
|States||Aidlenaide · Alormen · Aperia · Aphéstola · Arghenna · Arlington · Astrantia · Bas-Chanceux · Belirias · Boscainifornio · Caroline · Clamash · Cosperica · Culpepper · East Massodeya · Ervinia · Fermont · Gilliad · Insumah · Larimont · Makaska · Mennowa · Minnonigan · Natrinia · Newlynn · New Carnaby · Nipewa · Oakhill · Oakley · Oronotia · Osaquoya · Panasig · Passamaqueets · Penquisset · Riopoderos · Seneppi · Sierra · Suenugan · Tauhon · Tejoma · Tulpanen · Velena · Walkegan · West Massodeya · Whitestone · Wilthamshire|
|Federal district||Capital District|