Urne

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This article is about the about the town of Urne. For the island of Urne see Urne (island).


Z14, -45.9649 °S, 69.5493 °E
Urne
Medium-sized town in Flag of Shadze-Ma Shadze-Ma
An Poit Tashgee

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Motto:
'Fooing, Fear'

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Status Island town
Island Urne
Administrative area Template:Sanaray, Urne, Yshon etc.
Geography
Elevation 0-35 m
Population
Demonym Urnion
Population c9,000 (2011)
Administration
Favourite Torg Barnakil
Transport
Ferries 1 (1 local)


Urne, an medium-sized town in Shadze-Ma, is located on Urne Island in the east of the Sanaray, Urne, Yshon etc. district. As a discrete population centre, at the last census (2011) it had an official population of 7,2467.25[1].

History

Urne has competed with Yshon as capital of Shadze-Ma. Today it is a centre for tourism, craft industries and and business. The town officially became part of Shadze-Ma in 1768, when it was incorporated into the newly independent republic. The majority of inhabitants are of mixed Ionadàlban and Ingerish descent.

Culture

The town has long been associated with the Pointing Man, a monumental bronze statue which stands some 200m south of the town on its own island, Eelan Sorkcan (Pedestal Island) formerly known as Eelan Gaivikc (Sand Island).

Around 25,000 tourists visit Urne every year. Small models of the Pointing Man are the town's largest export.

Road and ferry connections

The town is connected to the adjacent island of Helon by road and bridge and to Yshon by direct ferry. It is close to Shadze-Ma (Orange) International Airport.

References

  1. "Census return 2011. Now with decimal numbers representing juveniles!" NikLelan,J. Official statistics of the Statistical Agency for Recording and Categorisation of Anything in Shadze-Ma (SARCASM), Yshon, Shadze-Ma. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2012.