Black Bowdani, officially just called Bowdani, is
a nation in the west of Smalik, formed on 18 December 318 by the
troops of Colonel Marcus Baycon who wanted to secure that part of
the LUKP from the civil war that was going on elsewhere in the LUKP.
In doing so, he established a nation dominated by Ingallish, in
which indigenous minorities are considered second rate citizens. The
nickname 'Black Bowdani' is derived from the colour of Col. Baycon's
troops' uniforms and serves to distinguish the nation from White
Bowdani, which is also officially just called Bowdani. Col.
Baycon's rule was ended in December 321, with his successor Col.
Winsleigh Woke in the process of establishing a more benevolent
Official name: Bowdani
Informal name: Black Bowdani
Demonym: Black Bowdanian
Inhabitants: 14,155,277 (est. 1/1/322)
Population density: t.b.a.
Population growth: -2.31% (321)
Life expectancy: 65.1 (male), 69.4 (female)
Top 5 cities (+ inhabitants):
· Zastrey / Ddastreha (844,379)
· Fort Urban / Urbana Owc / Ardygat (443,176)
· Rockenfield / Cehi Bäde (261,444)
· Sheep's Cove / Bboca Ozust (113,028)
· Sufford / Bbehi Astihe (105,342)
Ethnic groups: Ingallish, Kencari, Coare
Languages: Ingallish (official), Coastal Kencari, Coare
Religions: Orthodox Church of Bowdani (98%),
Independence: 18 December 318 (secession from the LUKP)
Capital: Fort Urban
Administrative division: sixteen provinces
Head of state and government: provisional
president Col. Scott Winsleigh Woke (since 28
Legislative: Currently none at the national level
Political parties: t.b.a.
Minister of foreign affairs: Dr Adalbert
Cosgrove (since 15 January 319)
International organisations: United Nations of Vexillium
GDP: 25.86 billion; 1,827 per capita (est. 321)
Currency: New Shester
Inflation: 19.3% (321)
Unemployment: 23.8% (est. 1/1/322)
Working population: agriculture 33.8%, industry 41.9%,
Main trade partners: STOIC, other Smalik nations
Main companies: t.b.a.
International phone number: t.b.a.
Main local numbers:
Internet code: .bd, .bdi
Main newspapers: t.b.a.
Time zone: CMT -3
GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Highest mountain: t.b.a.
Longest river: t.b.a.
Climate: temperate, oceanic
Official holidays: t.b.a.
National anthem: t.b.a.
Flag: three horizontal panels dark yellow,
black, dark yellow; the centre contains the yellow
Bowdani star in a white circle.
Geography and climate
Black Bowdani borders the Coare Republic in the north and northwest,
Tak in the northeast, and Kencari in the southeast. To the southwest
the Cislendian Ocean is located. The borders with Coare and Tak are
mountaineous and the country's landscape in general is rough and
Black Bowdani has a temperate oceanic climate with mean temperatures
between 0°C / 32°F in winter and 25°C / 77°F in summer.
Until 316, Black Bowdani was part of Bowdani and from 316 to 318
part of the Lectern of United Kencari Peoples. Since its independence
on 18 December 318, Col. Baycon has established a military regime.
Developments in early 320 suggested however that he didn't have control
over the entire nation. The situation evolved into a quiet civil war
that was ended in December 321 with Col. Scott Winsleigh Woke taking
control of the nation with help of STOIC operatives.
Black Bowdani had an estimated population of 14,155,277 on 1 January 322.
Ingallish is the official language of Black Bowdani but only 39% of
the nation's population actually speaks this language as their native
tongue. With 44%, Coastal Kencari is the largest minority language,
followed by Coare with 12%, and North Pocari and Tak with 2% each.
The country's dominant religion is the Orthodox Church of Bowdani,
although there are manifestations of Tak's nature religion as well.
Major cities include Zastrey (Ddastreha), the capital Fort Urban
(Urbana Owc/Aerdygat), Rockenfield (Cehi Bäde), and Sheep's Cove
Colonel Marcus Baycon has been the nation's leader from its
independence to 29 December 321. He has appointed a cabinet of military
and civilians (including minister of foreign affairs Dr. Adalbert
Cosgrove) but there was no legislative body and an unstructured judiciary.
Opposition movements were suppressed and some of their leaders have
been arrested and imprisoned. The situation after December 321 is in
List of leaders of Black Bowdani
318 - 321 Col. Marcus Baycon
325 Col. Scott Winsleigh Woke (provisional president )
The government has introduced the New Shester as the nation's currency
but no coins and banknotes have been produced yet. Although there is
an offical conversion system with other currencies (most notably the
Tak Sab), the situation is highly susceptible to fraud.
Society, culture, and sports
To be elaborated.