|8, -45.050, 60.040|
and largest city
|• President||Izabela Enler-Riter|
|• Vice-President||Nestoro Fin-Braca|
|• Upper house||Elamlí Etefirek|
|• Lower house||Oraklí Etefirek|
|• Total||43456 km2|
16778 sq mi
|• Census (2015)||6,177,823|
|Drives on the||right|
Ullanyé /uːlaɲeː/ is an island country located off the eastern coast of Antarephia in the south Asperic Ocean. It has a population of 6.17 million and an area of 43500 km2. Ullanyé is the northernmost large island of the Harda Archipelago. The capital and largest city is Etatono. Etatono and the surrounding areas in the eastern coastal region are home to over half the population.
Ullanyé has a roughly triangular shape with short coastal plains spreading out on three sides from the mountainous interior. To the west, it is separated from the Antarephian mainland by the Sindyé Tasóndy (Whale Channel) which is around 60km wide at it's narrowest point. In the east the 25km wide Sindyé Beraig (Narrow Channel) separates Ullanyé from Grand Harda Island, it's nearest neighbour in the Harda Archipelago. Ullanyé shares maritime borders across these straits with the Community of Nalkor-Kochi and Lyeffenor.
Like many countries in the Harda region, Ullanyé is volcanically and geologically active. The interior of the island is hilly and mountainous, with many of the highest peaks, of over 1500 metres, in the island's northern ranges. Aside from numerous earthquakes there are two active volcanoes, Olcú and Udyut, both having had at least one major eruption since 1917. There are many other signs of tectonic activity, including numerous areas of hot springs.
Ullanyé has three tiers of governmental organisation made up of national, regional and district authorities.
There are 3 administrative regions in Ullanyé run by Regional Councils that are elected every five years in local elections, although many of their statutory functions fall under the remit of career officials, termed Chief Administrators, who are appointed by central government.
The Regional Councils have a responsibility for planning and roads, waste and recycling services, leisure, community services, housing and local economic and cultural development.
- Amarr (12,208 km2) on the west coast is the smallest and least populated of the regions. The city of Fíra has been home to Amarr Regional Council since the late 1940s. Before then, and for much of the preceding 200 years, the more northerly city of Lagarú had been the seat of regional government.
- Nyéchaha (15,522 km2) runs the length of the island east of the central mountain range. The capital city and seat of the Nyéchaha Regional Council is Etatono.
- Sechufa (16,836 km2) is the largest of the three regions. The Sechufa Regional Council headquarters in the city of Níasa.
The regions are subdivided into fifteen districts and local government functions are carried out by the fifteen District Councils. They are elected by universal franchise in local elections every five years and are the most accessible form of government to people in their local communities. While District Councils have lost many of their powers to central government and Regional Councils they still retain responsibility for certain types of planning, local roads, sanitation and libraries.
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