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Revision as of 00:59, 19 September 2019

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Vang Ngat
邦咯
Vâng Ngát
State of Kuehong
The skyline of Kuehong taken from the south
Flag
Flag
CountryFlag of Kuehong.png Kuehong
Area
 • Total area5595.23 km2
 • Land area1000 km2

Vang Ngat (Kuehongese: 邦咯 Vâng Ngát) (location) is a Kuehongese state located on the northern coast of Kuehong. It is largely comprised of Vang Ngat Island and its neighbouring islets. It was formed in 1696 when it was split away from the state of Bo Shinh to become a new administered area under Ingerish rule, known as the Ingerish Administration of Vang Ngat, then later reverted to Bai rule. As of 2016, Kuehong has a population of 4.7 million, making Vang Ngat being one of the most densely populated state in Kuehong. The capital of Vang Ngat is O-man, the economic centre of the state and the seat of the state government, though unofficially Vang Ngat is a city-state and hence it is its own capital.

History

Vang Ngat is believed to have been settled since 7000 BC. It came under direct control of the Kue Kingdom since its establishment. It later hosts the administrative capital of the kingdom from the 12th to 13th century AD, then known as Khang Ninh (慷宁), when the then emperor was forced to flee to the north due to a rebellion. It became a prosperous port when it was the capital. After the death of the emperor's grandson, the capital was then relocated and the island's inhabitants were forcibly resettled. Hence, the island became unhabitated since then and neglected.

After Bai's colonisation, Vang Ngat became a key trading outpost to Uletha and to the Asperic Ocean. Vang Ngat then rose in status as a prominent port, and it became a hub for migrants. The island of Vang Ngat later ceded to Ingerish forces during a war in 1696 and was renamed King Earnest Island after the then Ingerish monarch Earnest II. In 1712, the Ingerish Administration of Vang Ngat became part of the Ingerish Ardentic Settlements. After the settlements were dissolved, the island returned to Bai's rule in 1846 after a 150-year lease. Till today, several Ingerish-style buildings could be seen in Vang Ngat, especially the State Parliament.

By the time Vang Ngat was returned to Bai, Vang Ngat had evolved from a transient colonial outpost into a major entrepôt. Bai continued to retain its status as an important port, but due to the rise of the opium trade and piracy in the area, the Bai authorities stepped in to restrict trade in the area. In 1912, a controversial crackdown by the Bai forces killed 200 ethnic Kue on the island suspected to have ties with illegal opium traders or the pirates. The crackdown has led to the birth of the independence movement of Kuehong.

International relations

Vang Ngat hosts the Archantan office for the International Peace Council and even has an AN peacekeeping base in Vang Ngat. It also hosts a few consulates. Being unofficially a city-state, it is also a sibling city to a few other cities.