Tanay

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10, -1.6237, 118.3997
Republic of Tanay
Rapublika ang Tanay (Tanayo)
Flag of TanaySeal of Tanay
FlagCoat of arms
Motto:
"Maguyod, Kamo, Samoy"
God, Country, Unity
Anthem:
Samoy ta na Sugao (Unity in the Hearts)
Tanay's location in red
Tanay's location in red
Capital
and largest city
Bogoy
Official languagesTanayo, Ingerish
Ethnic Groups
(2016)
Tanayo (94.4%), Other (5.6%)
DemonymTanayo
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
 • PresidentMabon Samat
 • Vice PresidentAndo Pokanao
LegislatureCongress of Tanay
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
Area
 • Total1841.81 km2
711.13 sq mi
Population
 • Estimate (2016)2,789,000
 • Density1514/km2
3921/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016
 • Total$15.820 billion
 • Per capita$5,672
HDI (2018)Decrease 0.568
medium
TimezoneWUT + 7
CurrencyTan (Ŧ) (TAN)
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.tn

Tanay, officially the Republic of Tanay (Tanayo: Rapublika ang Tanay), is an island country 83 kilometers away from the mainland in the western part of Archanta. Situated in the Asperic Ocean, it consists of 3 islands. It has a total area of 1841.81 km², and an estimated total population of 2,789,00. The capital- and most populous city of Tanay is Bogoy.

Tanay's location close to the equator makes it susceptible to typhoons.

In prehistoric times, the earliest inhabitants of Tanay were the Mogoyang, before the Asanics arrived and settled in successive waves. An island of fractured, warring Mogoyang tribes caused the divided Asanics to unite around 1492, and drove the Mogoyang to extinction. For the next 349 years, the island thrived under a grand chief. In 1841, a chief from the southwest city of Bogoy named Maalato, stood up against the bad rule of the last grand chief and managed to depose him. Maalato laid the foundation of the republic of Tanay, and reformed many things to better the life of the average Tanayo. It was not until May 9, 1923 that the republic of Tanay was officially founded by President Tono Maksot.

Previously having an isolationist policy, since mid-2019 Tanay has joined the CARECU and is now actively reaching out to strengthen diplomatic ties, and receive economic aid from countries and organizations internationally.

Etymology

The name 'Tanay' comes from the old Tanayo language and was the name that the Asanics gave to the island.

Historians and etymologists argue about the true meaning of the name 'Tanay', as it bears close resemblance to the word 'Tanahi', old Tanayo for 'Blessed Hills'.

History

Prehistory

The oldest remains were found near Lake Talaning in 2007 and were of a young Mogoyang woman that dated back to around 2700 BC. To this date it is still unclear how and when the Mogoyang reached the island of Tanay.

A change in skeletal remains indicate that the first wave of Asanic peoples occured around 130 AD. When the Asanics started to settle on the island, they found many warring Mogoyang tribes which also started to war with them. It took many centuries and two more successive Asanic migration waves to eventually unite around 1492 to defeat the last of the Mogoyang tribes in order to live in peace among their own kind. This essentially drove the Mogoyang to extinction.

Grand Chiefdom (1492-1841)

Pre-republic (1841-1923)

Republic (1923-present)

Politics

Tanay has a democratic government in the form of a republic with a presidential system. It is governed as a unitary state.

The President functions as both head of state and head of government and is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. The president is elected by popular vote for a single six-year term, during which he or she appoints and presides over the cabinet. The bicameral Congress is composed of the Senate, serving as the upper house, with members elected to a six-year term, and the House of Representatives, serving as the lower house, with members elected to a four-year term.

Senators are elected at large while the representatives are elected from both legislative districts and through sectoral representation. The judicial power is vested in the Supreme Court, composed of a Chief Justice as its presiding officer and six associate justices, all of whom are appointed by the President from nominations submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council.

Political parties

The most popular political parties in Tanay:

  • Tanayo Libro (Liberalism)
  • Samoyan Kamo (Democratic Socialism)
  • NAT (Conservatim)
  • PT (Nationalism)
  • Sarat Maguyas(Anti-communism)

Corruption

The amount of corruption in Tanay exceeds most countries on the globe. Even though the recently elected (2019) President Mabon Samat vowed to root out all corruption, it still prevails throughout the country. Corruption affects the judiciary, the police and other governmental institutions.

Areas where Tanayo's encounter corruption in their everyday lives are at the hospital, during traffic violations, and in court. Companies often have to deal with red tape when obtaining licenses and permits, for construction of buildings or setting up a store.

Foreign relations

The foreign relations of Tanay are handled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under Dekan Tapano. Tanay is a member of the Assembly of Nations, the Central Archanta Economic Union, and the Developing Nations Forum.

Until recently, Tanay had an isolationist policy where all of the previous presidents did not adhere to any foreign relation. This changed with President Mabon Samat in mid-2019, who opted for economic growth and expansion that would be reached by trading with nations globally. Tanay is currently seeking to strengthen relations with countries that are willing to provide aid and economic help in the form of trade and investment.

Military

The Tanay Army, Tanay Navy and Tanay Air Force collectively form the Armed Forces of Tanay, under the command of the Ministry of Defence, presided over by the President of Tanay.

The minister of Defense is General Juman Konamang.

In 2017, the Armed Forces of Tanay comprised about 6,200 active personnel (2,000 reserve). Total Tanayo military spending stands at 6% of national GDP.

Administrative divisions

Tanay is divided into 4 provinces (Pasanao, Makalan, Nabatan, Kabanay). Each province is governed by the capital city of Bogoy.

Flag Name Capital Population Map Link
Flag of Pasanao Pasanao Bogoy 1 624 440 map
Flag of Makalan Makalan Tanon 569 874 map
Flag of Nabatan Nabatan Pohon 120 681‬ map
Flag of Kabanay Kabanay Lagatuan 474 005‬ map

Geography

Tanay consists of 3 islands with a total land area of 1841.81 km²

The hilly islands are covered in tropical rainforest. The highest mountain is Mount Cahorayo. It measures up to 803 meters above sea level and is located on the main island.

Climate

Tanay has a tropical climate that is mostly hot and humid. There are two seasons: the hot and dry season from March to June; and the rainy season from July to February. Temperatures usually range from 22 °C to 33 °C. The coolest month is January; the warmest is May.


Climate data for Bogoy, Tanay (1981-2017)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.2 30.9 31.1 32.5 33.8 33 32.7 31.9 31.5 31.6 31.2 30.8
Average low °C (°F) 22.9 23.3 23.5 24.1 23.8 23.2 23.4 22.9 23.2 22.9 22.8 23
Average precipitation mm (inches) 99 81 55 51 92 137 182 170 189 196 169 114 1,535
Source: Bogoy Observatory

Economy

The economy of Tanay is focused primarily on tourism and the export of copper.

Currency

A 100 Tan banknote

The official currency of Tanay is the Tanayo Tan (Ŧ)(TAN). Since 1992, cents have been abolished as the Tan started to inflate and became worth less on the international exchange. The coins and banknotes currently in circulation are; 1 Tan coin, 5 Tan coin, 10 Tan coin, 20 Tan banknote, 100 Tan banknote, 200 Tan banknote, 500 Tan banknote, 1000 Tan banknote. Prices may be indicated with Ŧ39.99 and Ŧ100.

Tourism

Demographics

The May 2016 census gave Tanay a population of 2,789,000. The city of Bogoy was given a population of 641,000 in that same census.

Health

Education

The literacy rate of Tanay is at 84.5%.

Institutions of Higher Learning are:

Culture

Religion

Religion in Tanay, 2019
Ortholic Christicism
  
92%
Tanayo Animalism
  
4%
Atheism/Agnosticism
  
3%
Others
  
1%

Tanay is largely Ortholic Christic, with a small minority of the island's remote population practicing Tanayo Animalism. However, the practice of other religions is increasingly expanding due to tourism and immigration.

Principal Ortholic places of worship on the island include:

  • The Missia Ortholic Church (in Posogat, Bogoy): One of the oldest churches in Tanay, it is built in neoclassical style.
  • The Malomban Ortholic Church (in Malomban, Bogoy): Second oldest church in Tanay.
  • The Binong Ortholic Church (in Binong, Kapusalong Island)

Media

Tanay has two official English-language radio stations (Breeze, 110 FM), and one official Tanayo-language radio station (Wayo FM). Additionally for on the TV, Tanay has four official TV channels of which three are official Tanayo-language TV channels (Tanay 1, Tanay 2, Tanay 3), and one of official English-language (Hello!). There is one daily newspaper, the Tanay Times. An online news website called Tanay News aggregates news from various sources.

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