Kingdom of Bėltse

The Kingdom of Bėltse is one of the seven successor states of the Republic of Bowdani. Mentioned in Bowdani history as the people of the Bullocks, defeated by the Kencari in 643 BP after the last leader of the Bullocks Hahnts V betrayed his people, the Bėltse remained under Kencari and Ingallish rule for almost one thousand years. The current king Krethn III of the Terirn-Ėkmol dynasty claims to be a direct descendant of the last ruling family of the Bullocks, but since the Bullocks were illiterate and Kencari records from that era aren't quite reliable, nothing can be said with certainty.

Official name: Kingdom of Bėltse (Ingallish); Bėltsere Utherrawn (Bėltse)
Variants: Beltse, Byltse
Demonym
: Bėltsian, Beltsian, Byltsian
Area: t.b.a.
Regime: constitutional monarchy

POPULATION
Inhabitants
: 1,890,836 (est. 1/1/317)
Population density: t.b.a.
Population growth: 0.08% (Oct 316 - Jan 317)
Life expectancy: t.b.a.
Top 5 cities (+ inhabitants):
   Wostsa / Worcester (376,881)
   Athrown (94,094)
   Korerna (61,278)
   Athruts (60,206)
   Mėdmi (21,855)
Ethnic groups: Ingallish, Bėltse, Kencari, Pocari, Vaara
Languages: Ingallish, Bėltse, Coastal Kencari, White Kencari, South-Pocari, Vaara
Literacy: 91%
Religions: Thuwkism (94%), Orthodox Church of Bowdani (4%), other (2%)
Universities: Wosarre Utherreter Universiti (Royal University of Worcester, founded in 316 AP)

GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Highest mountain
: Hokats (3,179 m)
Longest river: Ardwa (almost entirely in Bėltse, but its mouth lies in LUKP near the town of Heaven's Corner / Gśsmiri)
Climate: mostly temperate, nearing tundra in the south.

 

GOVERNMENT
Independence
: 16 October 316 (secession from Bowdani)
Capital: Wostsa / Worcester
Administrative division: seven districts
Head of state: king Krethn III Terirn-Ėkmol (since 16 October 316)
Legislative: Pekoltharasewarėr Kants (Chamber of Deputies, 101 members)
Head of government: Boln Uwe (since 31 October 316)
Minister of foreign affairs
: Wera Ithenwerar (since 31 October 316)
International organisations: t.b.a.
Judiciary: t.b.a.

ECONOMY
GDP
: 26.9 billion; 14,279 per capita (est. 316)
Currency: Bowdani Shester (ƒ), Bėltse Crown (Bėltsere Newbeter, N̿) to be introduced in 317
Inflation: 7.4% (316)
Unemployment: 8% (est. 1/1/317)
Working population: agriculture 51%, industry 29%, services 20%
Export: machinery and machine parts, textiles, raw materials, wood, natural gas
Import: oil, grain, meat, ore, raw materials
Main trade partners: t.b.a.
Main companies: t.b.a.

COMMUNICATION
International phone number
: +351 (shared with Gen and Vaara)
Main local numbers: numbers starting with 010 to 069 are reserved for Bėltse. 025 = Wostsa, 060 = Athrown, 055 = Korerna, 035 = Athruts, 014 = Mėdmi
Special local numbers: 000 to 009 and 090 to 099 (shared with Gen and Vaara)
Internet code: .bl, .bel
Main newspapers: t.b.a.
Time zone: CMT -3

TRANSPORT
Roads
: t.b.a.
Railroads: no
Airports: former regional airport of Worcester is now the King Krethn III International Airport of Bėltse.

NATIONAL SYMBOLS
Official holidays
: 14 June (the king's birthday)
National anthem: t.b.a.
Flag: a rectangular design divided in two parts: the slightly smaller part near the mast is a standing bear on an orange background, the slightly larger part off the mast is an empty red background; the two parts are divided by a vertical black beam that is located slightly off centre.