This country is currently in development.
|12, -0.0239, -3.7628|
|Union of Xenica|
"At the same time, one and many"
|Capital||None official, government is located in Central UD|
|• Regional languages||Rimadran, Castellanese, Babelic, Ensata|
|Government||Unitary two-party presidential republic|
|• President||Zyd Wilson|
|Legislature||Chamber of Union|
|• Estimate (2014)||912,000|
|Currency||Xenican moneta |
|Drives on the||left|
Xenica [zɛnɪkə] is a nation and city-state in western Tarephia. It is surrounded by TA003. The city is best known for being located on the equator, and many monuments across the city mark this location. It is a very densely populated nation.
Xenica's history essentially begins in 1552, with a group of Ingerish explorers arriving at the mouth of the Null River. At that time, the ground was highly marshy and unfit for development. Many notes from this time record that there were 'no people', and the land was unsuitable for building. The original settlement was known as Sandfly Hill, in recognition of the countless insects that swarmed the region. (This name is still used for a city park). Disease was rife and food and drinkable water supplies were lacking. While the area was originally uninhabited, by the 1700s people from other parts of western Tarephia had also settled in the region, leading to many conflicts over land (most notably the Defense of Survey Hill in 1781). With the foundation of basic government for Xenica, the Ingerish established their rule over other Xenicans (eventually joined by other Norlethan groups), with Ingerish people owning the majority of land and wielding almost the entirety of power.
In 1953, Xenica became independent from Ingerland, with the elected Chamber of Union now having power. The system of Ingerish superiority present in colonial times was replaced with a policy of multiculturalism, best expressed in Xenica's motto: 'At the same time, one and many'.
Xenica is currently a member of the Ingerish Commonwealth.
Xenica is situated on the inside of a large bay on the western edge of the Tarephian continent. The main backbone of the city-state's geography is the Null River. Most of the city is quite flat, with the exception of some areas in the north-east. The highest point is Macarthur Hill, at 517 metres.
The climate is a tropical rainforest climate (Af, or Selenite zone 4A). On average, temperatures range year-round from 22-34°C (72-93°F). Xenica records 191 rainy days per year on average, one of the highest amounts in the world. Record temperatures measure from 17.6°C (63.7°F) to 35.5°C (96°F).
|Climate data for Xenica International Airport|
|Average high (°C)||30.7||30.9||31.6||32||31.3||31.5||31.8||32.1||31.4||31.5||31.1||30.3||31.35|
|Average low (°C)||23.6||23||23.2||22.9||23.4||23.3||23.5||23.1||23||22.7||23.2||23.3||23.18|
Government and politics
The legislature of Xenica is the unicameral Chamber of Union. This chamber features 32 seats that are aligned to Union Divisions (into which the city is divided). The leader of the Chamber is an elected President, currently Zyd Wilson. Two large political parties currently exist: the left-wing People's Assembly and the right-wing Xenican Nation.
Xenica's military is small, but equipped well enough to defend the nation if necessary. Xenica had conscription from 1961 until 1988, and even today a large number of Xenican politicians have previously served in the military, and politicians having done so is considered good for their chances in elections. The central military base is located at Edrin Island.
There are 32 Union Divisions in Xenica, that are used for urban planning. These are not separate local government areas, but instead serve this purpose as well as constituencies for the Chamber of Union.
Xenica's economy is based primarily around palm oil and rubber, both of which are exported to many countries around the world. Xenica's largest trading partner is its closest neighbour, Freedemia. The currency is the Xenican moneta (ISO code: XEM) which replaced the Ingerish taller at independence in 1953.
Xenica's popular music culture began in the 1970's. Many pop and folk artists have enjoyed success in the nation.