Lutécia

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Lutécia
Kingdom of Lutécia
FlagCoat of arms
Motto:
"Libre comme des oiseaux, dur comme la terre"
Free like the birds, hard as the earth
Location of Lutécia (red) shown in South Archanta, with a close detail of Lutécia with its departments outlined.
Capital
and largest city
Aparderien
Official languagesFranquese, Ingerish
 • Regional languagesNative Astrasian, Dutch equivalent.
DemonymLutécian
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
 • Queen (La Reine)Francisca Corres
 • Prime MinisterLemmeon Rovane
LegislatureParlement
 • Upper houseSénat
 • Lower houseChambres du Peuple
Area
 • Total60263.25 km2
23267.77 sq mi
 • Water (%)c. 1.9
Population
 • Estimate (2019)9,800,000
 • Density162.62/km2
421.19/sq mi
HDI (2019)0.800
high
Timezone+8
CurrencyAmbré (Æ) ((AMB))
Internet TLD.lt

Lutécia or the Kingdom of Lutécia or colloquially known as Lutèce is a constitutional monarchy located near the westernmost point of Astrasia. It is a primarily Franquese-speaking country with a notable Ingerish cultural presence on the northern coast. The Head of State of Lutécia is the King or Queen but after many years of reform, most of the country's power lies within the government and parliament.

Lutécia borders Adalia, Elixity and Esperantio to the west, Ôrlé to the north, Lhion, Westland and Ambrosia to the east. The capital and the largest city by population is Aparderien, followed closely by Port Baie-Roulante.

Lutécia is an active member of the Assembly of Nations and the SWAEA.


Etymology

Engraving of Captain Herbert Lute.

The first Franquese settlers travelling to the new colony named it in honour of their captain, Hebert Lute, who died from scurvy about 500km into the journey. The settlers proclaimed the land, "Luthia", which over time became anglicized into "Lutetia" and eventually became locally referred to as "Lutécia" or "Lutèce".

History

Lutécia is thought to have been first inhabited by the East Hamiscoux and Balthuks peoples. These people mainly settled in what is now modern-day Ambrosia as the mountain range separating the two lands was quite difficult to cross. Small tribes were formed, mainly in the southern part of Départment of Ouest-Hamiscoux (which owes its name to these natives). However, they did not spread much further than the Deveraux river.

In XXXX, Franquese sailors first sighted what is now, the western tip of Astrasia. Their intentions were to survey the coast and under royal orders, seek out a suitable location for a future colony.

Geography

Lutécia is located on the western tip of the Southern Archantan continent (also known as Astrasia). It is located between the 43rd and 44th parallel south and between the 124th and 129th meridian. It covers a total area of 60,263.25 km2 which contains a varied diversity of ecosystems. Most of the borders are defined by major rivers or mountain ranges. Most of the border between Ambrosia and the western nations of Elixity, Adalia and Esperantio are formed from the elevated terrain. The Rillo river makes up a great deal of the border between Westland and Lhion. Lutécia is predominately surrounded by either large mountain ranges or hills, creating somewhat isolated and diverse ecosystems. The wide valley that runs along the Longue is the heart of Lutécia's population and economy. The fertile lands and relatively flat ground have led to large population density around the river. The eastern mountain ranges, such as the Chaisne des Cavaliers and the Massif des Fumerolles protect the lower valleys and lands from dry, strong winds. The western mountain range (XX), creates a slight rain shadow over the Longue valley.

Geographical Extremities

Image of Pic Merveille in 2008.

The city of Surrillo is at the southernmost point of Lutécia before changing into Lhion and the Asperic Ocean. The northernmost point is located on the border with Ôrlé in the department of Earnestland. Down south, near Baie-Castamére, is the westernmost point, on the border with Esperantio. The easternmost point is located on the convergence of the borders of Lutécia, Ambrosia and Westland on the mountain of Pic Merveille (Mount Wonder) [2] in Départment de Ouest-Hamiscoux.

The longest river in Lutécia is the Longue at around 270km. Lac des Foirres [3] is the largest artificial body of water in the country due to the large Foirres dam. The highest point of elevation is Pic Chasseur [4] at 3240 metres above sea level in the Chaisne des Cavaliers range. The lowest point is along the Enquête Gorge which reaches around 54 metres below sea level. Lutécia's largest island is Île Gardienne along the southern coast of Department du Basfleuve.

Climate


Borders

Image of the old border crossing into Lutécia. (Le Visage Solennel can be seen in the distance [1].)

International border crossings in Lutécia consist of high-security facilities. In 19XX, all border crossings were upgraded to include a new advanced license-plate camera tracking system. The online database of all automobiles entering and exiting Lutécia is shared with neighbouring countries, especially with Ambrosia. This is because of one border crossing between Lutécia and Ambrosia [5] which is located in difficult and rough terrain. Its location means that for 37km, the span of highway leading into Lutécia to be completely unguarded without defences. The crossing is located in the high mountains of the Massif des Fumerolles and features a historically old border outpost (that offers no border-crossing services, leading to the issue) which is a popular tourist attraction when passing through the crossing. The camera system photographs passing vehicles' plates which are then relayed to the more modern and secure "Contrôle des Frontières Inférieures" [6] at the base of the mountain. If a photographed plate does not pass the lower crossing within a certain amount of time, border security is then alerted and the local area will be searched thoroughly. This system has proven successful in deterring illegal crossings.

Country Length (km)
Ambrosia 360km
Ôrlé 159km
Esperantio 87km
Westland 78km
Adalia 73km
Lhion 73km
Elixity 54km

Administrative Divisions

Départements of Lutécia

Lutéce is divided into multiple 'departments' which are then further divided into districts. There are nine departments in Lutéce.

Flag Name Capital Largest city Population Area (km²) Population density (per km²)
XX Zone Capitale-Nationale Aparderien Aparderien c. 1,800,000 XXkm² XX per km²
Flag of Earnestland Earnestland Newdelen Newdelen c. 340,000 XXkm² XX per km²
XX Département des Seigneurs Merbord Grossefumée c. 600,000 XXkm² XX per km²
XX Département du Basfleuve Castamére Port Baie-Roulante c.1.650,000 XXkm² XX per km²
XX Département des Sonsblancs Toussaint Toussaint c. 300,000 XXkm² XX per km²
XX Département de Ouest-Hamiscoux Andelli Valfour c. 120,000 XXkm² XX per km²
XX Le Département Centralece Carrate Foirresville c. 890,000 XXkm² XX per km²
XX Département de Deveraux Port d'Espoir Port d'Espoir c. 1,200,000 XXkm² XX per km²
XX Département Mayon Placéglises Manon c. 3,000,000 XXkm² XX per km²

Département des Seigneurs

Flag of the City of Merbord.

Département des Seigneurs is the fifth most populated department of Lutécia. Its capital is Merbord, a beautiful riverside city reconstructed after a devastating fire in 18XX. The newly built city centre has been refurbished with old facades and kept its original structure. Other notable places include Grossfumée; a large industrial town with many national businesses and factories located here. It is an important economic and manufacturing centre for the region. Towards the west, the historical town of Parlacolline is situated. Originally, a local kingdom belonging to the Parlacolline family, Parlacolline is now a popular tourist destination. Its proximity to both the peaceful Ventbalayé des Collines and the expansive A1 motorway offers attractiveness to residents.

Département des Seigneurs is renown for its grape wine, rolling hills, farmland and the Rouzet Peninsula; another popular tourist destination.

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Demographics

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