Valaga

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Republic of Valaga
rypuplik v lawang
Official Flag of Valaga
Flag
Motto:
"Democracy, Justice and Freedom"
Anthem:
Song of the Valaganese
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CapitalValka
Largest cityValka
Official languagesIngerish, Hikvang
Nationalities68.7% Valaganese, 20.8% Ingerians, 4.5% XX, 3.7% Rumang and 2.3% others
GovernmentFederal parliamentary republic
 • ChancellorXX
 • PresidentXX
LegislatureMinistry
 • Upper houseFederal Council
 • Lower houseParliament
Area
 • Total181,760 km2
Population
 • Estimate (2019)XX Million
 • DensityXX/sq Km/km2
Currency Tare (TAR)
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.va; .vgov

Valaga, officially the Republic of Valaga, is a sovereign country in southern Tarephia, with its capital city, Valka, situated on a peninsula on the south coast on the Sack of Oridica. Valoga borders to TA118 to the west, to TA101 to the east and to TA104 to the east with a sea border. Valaga is divided into XX constituent states, covers an area of 181,760 square kilometers, and has a largely wet and dry tropical climate. With over XX million inhabitants, it is one of the most populated countries in Tarephia and the Tarephia Cooperation Council, and the most populated state of the Lyc Union. Valaga is a pretty centralized country. Its capital and largest metropolitan area is Valka, is home to over XX million inhabitants, serves as the financial capital and tourist city. It has the country busiest airport, the Valka international airport. Other largest cities include XX, XX and XX. Most of the country is sparsely populated, the population is centered into many larger cities.

Various tribes have inhabited the northern parts of modern Valaga for over 8.000 years. During a Migration Period, the tribes expanded southward. During the last 400 years, Valaga was conquered and colonized by ingerish tribes. They have successfully settled onto the south coast and built the settlement, that is now famous as Fort Mayer. Further expansion was made around 1740 to the west and east of the south coast. Other large settlements now famous as XX, XX and XX have been constructed during that period. During the Valagan revolution in 1857, a democratic system was established from the monarchy in Valaga with the Constitution of Valaga as the base. In 1927 the Valaga - XX War, Valaga fought against its neighbor XX and had many cities destroyed in bombings.

Today, the sovereign state of Valaga is a federal parliamentary republic led by a chancellor. It is a great power with a strong economy; it has the world's X-largest economy by GDP. As a global leader in several industrial, financial and technological sectors, it is the world's X-largest exporter and the world's X-largest importer of goods. As a highly developed country with a very high standard of living, it upholds social security and universal health care system, environmental protection, and tuition-free university education.

The Republic of Valaga was a founding member of the Lyc Union in XX and the Tarephia Cooperation Council in XX. It is part of the Tarephia travel Area and became a co-founder of the Tarezone in XX. Valaga is a member of the Assembly of Nations, Tarephia Cooperation Council, and the Lyc Union. Known for its cultural history, Valaga has been continuously the home of influential and successful artists, musicians, film people, sportspeople, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and inventors. Valaga is among the top tourism destinations in the world.


Geography

Valaga is in the timezone WUT+1. Valaga does not currently observe Daylight Savings Time.

Climate

Most of Valaga has a wet or dry tropical climate. The sea on the south coast is affected by warm water currents. Temperatures in summer can reach up to 35°C on the south coast and 40°C in the inland area. Temperatures in winters are mild and rarely drop under 10°C. Valaga mostly experiences north-west winds.

The country can be divided into 3 climate areas. The coastal area, the flatlands in the center, and the tropical forest in the north.

Although extreme weather is very rare in Valaga, large rainfalls can hit the tropical forests, droughts can occur in the flatland and hurricanes can build up along the south coasts.

History

Pre Historic Settlements

Prehistoric settlements can be dated back to 7.500 years BC. The indigenous tribe of Rumang lived in the Valagan Rainforest for over 7.500 years.

Colonization by the Ingerish

During expeditions by the Ingerish, Valaga was discovered and colonized. The first permanent settlement by the Ingerish is now what is called Fort Mayer. After Valaga was successfully colonized, explorers including XX started exploring the coastal region and the inland. The next larger wave of exploration happened in 1740.

Genocide to the Indigenous

While exploring the Valagan Rainforest in 1740, first conflicts between the explorers and the tribes rose up, because the Rumang resisted. Because the explorers thought that their race was more worth than the race, they started to burn down settlements, imprison the Rumang and killed them in massacres. The massacres lasted for over 8 years and left over 200.000 victims dead. In response to the massacre, the first democratic government in 1857 apologized for the gruesome doings by rebuilding villages, supplying farmers with equipment and building memorials. In 1974 the Rumang Museum and the corresponding memorial was opened in Valka.


Industrialization

Before the Industrialization in 1840, Valaga was mostly populated by farmers, that lived on the south coast near the city of Valka. After

Infrastructure

Power

100% of the grid and power plants are state-owned. 70% of the power is generated in nuclear power plants, 20% is generated in coal power plants and 10% is generated using renewable energies. The government of Valaga is switching off all coal power plants until 2030 because of climate change and the 2012 climate policies.

Transport

Roads

All roads of Valaga are state-owned and managed by the ValaRoads company. Most of the highways and national roads are toll-free, however, some roads are not toll-free. Roads in large urban areas can fall under a congestion zone which are charged with a daily congestion fee. Valka has the largest Congestion Zone and was the first city to had such a zone implemented with the Public transport reform in 2008. Vehicles entering the congestion zone need to pay between 15 and 100 Tare a day.

Rail

The railway network and the train stations are state-owned and managed but the service is privatized for most long-distance trains. Public transport, including regional rails, are free of charge since the Public transport reform in 2008 and are thus state-owned. The largest rail companies of Valaga are InterVal, Coastal Railway and VARail.

Language

The official language is Ingerish. In addition to Ingerish, Hikvang also has official status due to the historical status.

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