|8, -17.696, 17.391|
"Sicut tigris salit"
As the tiger leaps!
|Largest city||Hexagonia City|
|National languages||Ingerish, Franquese|
|• Regional languages||Tigerine, Bergeronnese Franquese, Meilanese, Imperial Babelic|
|Government||Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic|
|• President||Sūn Wénxìng (孫文興)|
|• Vice President||Mara bint Elia|
|• Speaker of the Old Imperial Assembly||Nehemiah Nusbaum|
|Legislature||Old Imperial Assembly|
|• Total||33,487.75 km2|
12,929.69 sq mi
|• Estimate (2017)||5,200,434|
|• Census (2010)||5,119,036|
|Timezone||Central Tarephia Standard Time (WUT +1:00)|
|Currency||Tigerine Tare (TIT)|
|Drives on the||right|
Tigeria (Ingerish: English pronunciation:[taɪˈdʒɪəriːə] (ty-JEER-ee-ə)); Franquese: Tigrisie /tiɡʁizi/; Meilanese: 地西日本共和國 (Dìxīrìbĕn Gònghéguó), officially the Tigerine Republic, is a country on the Francescan Peninsula in the southwest of Tarephia. Continental Tigeria is bordered on the west by the Soboko Republic, on the north and northwest by Allendea, on the east and southeast by Kotel and Fitzétienne Sound, and on the south by Libertonia. The capital of Tigeria is Meilinmen, and the largest city is Hexagonia City in Cinq Îles Governorate.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 2.1 Prehistory
- 2.2 Early Civilization
- 2.3 Early Middle Ages (1000 - 1450)
- 2.4 Tigerine Thalassocracy (1450 - 1717)
- 2.5 Tigerine Republics (1717 - 1750)
- 2.6 Francescan Commonwealth (1750 - 1785)
- 2.7 Greater Broceliande (1785 - 1789)
- 2.8 Tigerine Republic (1789 - present)
- 3 Government and Politics
- 4 Geography and climate
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Infrastructure
- 8 Culture
- 9 Map
- 10 Cities
- 11 Sibling Cities
- 12 References
- 13 See also
- 14 External links
Tigeria has several names in other languages, influenced primarily how other nations came to know of Tigeria.
|From tiger, tigris||
Tigeria (Ingerish), Tigrisie (Franquese)
|"Land of the Tigris [River]". Believed to have originated along the trade route which followed the Tigris River into the heart of Tarephia and beyond to Uletha.|
|From nimr, nimur||
Nimuria (Castellanese), Nimrastan (Mazanic)
|"Tiger". The big cats which are a common presence in Tigeria. Those who first knew of Tigeria through its tigers refer to Tigeria by this derivation.|
|"[Land of] the western sun". From the position of the setting sun when viewed from sea. Originates from the Straits of Lyc, and the cultures which flourished along the straits.|
Much of the region that is now Tigeria lay under the sea. During the Nargizian Period 10 MYA, the Oridice Plate began subducting under the Tarephian and Antarephian Plates causing geological uplift on the Tarephian mainland. The subduction also caused island chains to rise up in the Baxiliren Sea, forming what is today the island of Ximalo'er (Babelic/Meilanese: 喜馬攞侕) and the scattered islands around it.
The geological uplift created the Tigerine Mountains that stretch north-south across Tigeria and as the mountains rose up, the Libellule River carved through them what is today the Libellule Gorges.
The Tigerines are thought to have migrated from the north across the Great Helion Desert. They settled in the Tigris Valley near what is today Linshanford. Gradually, they expanded their trade empire south along the river as far as Tigris Bay. As empire thrived, the Tigris Valley became the preferred trade route for goods moving between the Baxiliren coast and the interior highlands of southwestern Tarephia.
The Baveilis arrived a few centuries later by way of the Liberan Peninsula.
Early Middle Ages (1000 - 1450)
The Commonian settlers that arrived from the east by sea came to call Tigeria by the name Erlizi Nimiri (Babelic: 二力字 你米日), or "The Land of the Tigers." The Meilanese settlers who arrived years later called Tigeria by Dixiriben (Meilanese: 地西日本), roughly translated "The land west of the sunrise." These Commonian settlers established forts up and down the Tigris Valley and founded the city of Meilinmen.
Tigerine Thalassocracy (1450 - 1717)
Tigeria becomes a naval empire, establishing colonies as far as Kartumia.
Tigerine Republics (1717 - 1750)
Tigeria becomes a confederacy of seven republics.
Francescan Commonwealth (1750 - 1785)
The Republic of Tigris unites with Illion to form the Francescan Commonwealth.
Greater Broceliande (1785 - 1789)
The Francescan Commonwealth falls to Broceliande. Due to massive administrative costs, Broceliande expels Tigris from Greater Broceliande.
Tigerine Republic (1789 - present)
Tigeria becomes a unified republic in 1789.
18th and 19th Centuries
From the 1790s to the 1810s, Tigeria sought to identify its place on the international stage. Under the presidencies of Richard Arbremagne, Armande Le Charpentier, and Silas Wainwright, Tigeria worked to define the freedoms of its citizens and its foreigners at home and abroad.
In 1818, Tigeria adopted a foreign policy of neutrality under the administration of Nathaniel Rye.
During the 1830s, president Laurel Aristide advocated for the rights of Black Tigerines abroad, especially in Broceliande.
During the 1930s and 1940s, the Great War raged. The presidencies of Samuel Rye, Zachary Kensington, Claude Millier, and Anton Lam strove to maintain Tigeria's neutrality during this time.
During the 1960s, Tigeria's environmental grassroots movement began to form. It was not until the historic 1986 election of Sundeep Pranageetha, Tigeria's first female president, that environmentalism and the green movement found a home in Tigeria.
The most recent presidencies of Aimee Frances, Jude Saint-Constant, and Sun Wenxing have worked to address the increasing urbanization and income inequality citizens face in Tigeria. Although many public services have been introduced to the hinterland west of the Tigerine mountains in an attempt to maintain social equity across the nation, much work remains to be done.
Government and Politics
Tigeria is a unitary presidential constitutional republic with a multi-party system. Under this system, the president is elected for four years and may serve up to two terms.
List of Tigerine Presidents
|2||Armande Le Charpentier||1797-1805|
|4||Nathaniel Rye||1813-1821||Tigeria adopts a foreign policy of neutrality|
|5||James Amity||1821-1823||Died in office|
|8||Paul Van Steen||1829-1833|
|9||Laurel Aristide||1833-1841||Fought for the rights of Tigerines abroad|
|15||Blaise Des Champs||1865-1870||Assassinated|
|23||Quentin La Forge||1913-1921|
|25||Samuel Rye||1929-1933||Great War|
|26||Zachary Kensington||1933-1937||Great War|
|27||Claude Millier||1937-1941||Great War|
|28||Anton Lam||1941-1947||Great War|
|34||Ian La Salle||1975-1983|
|36||Sundeep Pranageetha||1987-1995||First female president; Tigerine Environmental Movement begins|
Tigeria is divided into governorates. The seven governorates are listed in the following table.
|Cinq Îles||CÎ||Hexagonia City|
Tigeria is a member of the Assembly of Nations and Hexagonia City hosts the AN Office of the Tarephias, which is the AN Headquarters in the Tarephias. Other AN organizations headquartered at the AN Office of the Tarephias include the AN World Settlements Program (ANWSP) and the AN Environmental Sustainability Program (ANESP).
Tigeria also assumes responsibility for the diplomatic and consular representation of Kotel, and the protection of its land borders.
In 1818, the administration of Nathaniel Rye adopted a foreign policy stance of neutrality for Tigeria. Since then, Tigeria has maintained this internationally recognized stance of neutrality, even through the Great War.
Military and law enforcement
The Tigerine Armed Forces each have their own base. They are:
- Tunries Military Base (Army)
- Stondon Naval Base (Navy)
- Orangewood Air Force Base (Air Force)
- Camp Poryana Marine Corps Base (Marine Corps)
- Kirquotte Coast Guard Station (Coast Guard)
Geography and climate
Tigeria lies in the southern hemisphere. It is a mountainous country. Ranges run primary north-south. The Enchang Hills run along the eastern side of the nation. In the center, the Tigerine Mountains tower. Mount Impatiens is the highest peak in the Tigerine Mountains and the highest point in Tigeria. The Haxiwen Mountains is the primary range in the west. Lesser ranges in the north include the Hanakanyi Mountains and the Odiso Hills. In the east, the Pard Hills separate Tigris Bay from regions further inland. The main river systems are the Tigris River and the Eustathes River. Both rivers rise in the mountains of Allendea and run south toward Tigris Bay. The Eustathes River is the older of the two river systems, cutting through the Tigerine Mountains twice - once near the confluence with the Allende River, and once again in the Eustathes Gorge.
Tigeria can be divided into the following regions:
- Eustathes Highlands
- Tigris Valley
- Lake Kostel
- Tigris Bay Area
- South Coast
- Windsferry Archipelago
- Euthailun Desert
The great differences in elevation in Tigeria are the primary cause of the wide range of climates in the nation. Much of the country has a tropical climate. The high mountains, including the Tigerine Mountains and the Haxiwen Mountains, have a mountain climate with snow in the winter and warm summers. The eastern lowlands receive the greatest amount of precipitation, while the western highlands west of the Tigerine Mountains receive much less precipitation. The western slopes of the northern Haxiwen Mountains tend to be wetter due to their proximity to the Catham Sea. However, the cold Seventh Current off the shore of Soboko contributes to the mild desert climate that is found on the southern slopes of the Haxiwen Mountains.
The Tigerine Tare (symbol: ※; code: TIT) is the official currency of Tigeria. It is abbreviated as TI※, and is referred to as the tare or the Tigerine tare. The tare is subdivided into one hundred piastres (p). Banknotes are produced in denominations of ※5, ※10, ※20, ※50, ※100, ※500, and ※100. Coins are produced in denominations of ※2, ※1, 50p, 25p, 10p, 5p, and 1p.
Tigeria is a large exporter of pineapples. Its other main crops are sugar, rice, and soybeans.
In the Tigerine highlands, herding is a common occupation. Llamas and vicuñas can be found around Bergeronneau.
The Tigerines are indigenous to Tigeria. They are famous for their vibrant, colorful clothing.
There is no official language of Tigeria. Most of the population speaks Ingerish and Franquese. Tigerine is still spoken in the rural areas in the east of the country, while speakers of Meilanese can be found in and around Meilinmen.
Speakers of Imperial Babelic, the sole surviving member of the western branch of the Babelic language, are concentrated primarily in the governorate of Kadashen Migelaxin, especially in the floodplains between the Jacond and Hebrais Rivers.
Most of the population lives in the southeast between Tigris and the Cinq Îles. Over an eighth of the nation's population lives in Hexagonia City, making it one of the densest cities in the world.
Science and technology
Tigeria is home to the Hexagonia Geothermal Field, the one of the largest geothermal plants in the world. Operated by the Hexagonia Energy Corporation, the 25 geothermal plants produce a combined output of 2,000 MW and make up about half of Tigeria's renewable energy resources.
There are currently two airports in Tigeria at Tigris and Hexagonia City. Two more are planned--one at Stondon, and one at Meilinmen.
Film and media
Attitudes and values
Hexagonia City is the most populous city and the economic center of Tigeria. It is an entrepôt situated on the Straits of Hexagonia, where goods are transferred between rail, air, and sea at the port on Bassam Island. It was founded by the Meilanese in 1212 as 八日西 (bārìxī) meaning eight days west referring to the time it took to sail there from Meilan.