Unie der Dagelanden
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|5, 58.757, 82.441|
|Unie der Dagelanden|
|Official languages||Dagelandic (Dutch)|
|• Regional languages||English|
|• President of the Union||Rebe Onkeler|
|Currency||Dagelandic Kegel (DGK, K)|
The Unie der Dagelanden (English: Union of the Dagelanden) or short Dagelanden is a confederation of nearly independent states in central Uletha. The country is surrounded by Galicia in the west, the Kingdom of Pretany in the southwest and two uninhabited countries in the east. The official language is Dagelandic (Dutch), but some states have a different official language, mostly English.
The official name of the country is Unie der Dagelanden. This literally means Union of the Dagelanden. The name is shortened to Dagelanden in both Dagelandic and English. The difference between the Dagelandic and English short name is that the Dagelandic name is a plural form of Dageland, while in English Dagelanden is just a singular word.
The states of the Dagelanden are officially called Dagelands (Dagelandic: Dagelanden), but in normal use they are called states or lands (Dagelandic respectively staten and landen).
The country is split in a large and a small area by a sea called the Soen. The Soen is part of the Great Rift Sound, which are called the Grote Soen in Dagelandic. The small western part of the country, Oversoen, consists of low valleys, without much relief.
The large eastern part is dominated by the mountain range of the Towaren. West of the watershed of the Towaren the country consists of mountainous areas. East of the watershed are the valleys of the kingdom of Nenië. The rivers in that kingdom are part of the drainage basin of the river Dis, which forms the eastern border of the Union.
The Unie der Dagelanden consists of several states that are nearly autonomous. All states are free to leave the union and they have different laws and forms of government. All national laws have to be passed by a majority in five representative bodies:
- Landdag (LD): A parliament in which every state is represented by a single representative.
- Volksvergadering (VV, People's parliament): A parliament in which the total population is represented equally.
- Adellijk college (AC, College of nobility): A parliament in which the states ruled by nobility are represented.
- College der republieken (CR, College of the republics): A parliament in which the republics are represented.
- College der vrije steden (CVS, College of the free cities): A parliament in which the free cities are represented.
All bodies are seated in the capital city of Totenburg.
In the following table all autonomous states of the Union are shown.