Institute for Central Smalik Affairs • Rik Hə ti ƿɛPəə kə Em Hək Slt • Dillouh Sis-Smaliha Cowdee

The state of Vaara is a small country in Central Smalik, bordering Nucani, the Kingdom of Bėltse, and Sarigis. To its north, it has a small exclave lodged between Sarigis and Nucani. Vaara is one of the seven original successor states of the Republic of Bowdani that broke apart on 16 October 316. The self-styled semi-demarchy is ruled by a triumvirate known as the Presidential Committee, the members of which are elected for a three year term in each consecutive year. The capital of Vaara is Leertossoirra, known in Ingallish as Newcastle, a quaint and uneven little town that looks like a gigantic medieval castle.

Official name: Vaara
Demonym: Vaara, Vaaran, Vaarean
Area: t.b.a.
Regime: semi-demarchy

POPULATION
Inhabitants: 816,548 (est. 1/1/322)
Population density: t.b.a.
Population growth: 0.90% (321)
Life expectancy: 72.0 (male), 76.1 (female)
Top 5 cities (+ inhabitants):
 ·  Leertossoirra / Newcastle (91,443)
 ·  Uulevel (18,346)
 ·  Taheirrastu (17,307)
 ·  Paratķros (13,945)
 ·  Póśleteirra (10,228)
Ethnic groups: Vaara, Ingallish, Kencari, Pocari, Bėltse
Languages: Vaara, Ingallish, Lake Kencari, South- Pocari, Bėltse
Literacy: 96%
Religions: Thuwkism (46%), Orthodox Church of Bowdani (42%), other (12%)
Universities: none

GOVERNMENT
Independence: 16 October 316 (secession from Bowdani)
Capital: Leertossoirra / Newcastle
Administrative division: five districts
Head of state: a presidential committee consisting of three members, Ms Tyys Beino (since 23 February 320), Ms Tato Pun (since 27 February 322), and Mr Lasso Bytenys (since 28 February 321). The chairpersonship rotates weekly between these members. Every year one of the members of the committee is elected for a three year term. The members of the presidential committee can perform cabinet functions; they can appoint further ministers to complete the cabinet.
Legislative: parliament (61 members, elected for a four year term). In addition, a "citizens' conference" decides on certain themes deemed too important for the parliament alone to decide. These include e.g. matters concerning the constitution, the decision to declare war, and the election of the members of the presidential committee. The citizens' conference has 11 members who are selected by sortition from a broadly inclusive pool of eligible citizens.
Minister of foreign affairs: Mr Lasso Bytenys (since 28 February 321)
International organisations: United Nations of Vexillium, STOIC
Judiciary: t.b.a.
ECONOMY
GDP: 23.87 billion; 29,236 per capita (est. 321)
Currency: Vaara Sester
Inflation: 7.1% (321)
Unemployment: 4.3% (est. 1/1/322)
Working population: agriculture 39.3%, industry 24.9%, services 35.8%
Export: t.b.a.
Import: t.b.a.
Main trade partners: STOIC, other Smalik nations
Main companies: t.b.a.

COMMUNICATION
International phone number: +351 (shared with Bėltse and Gen)
Main local numbers: numbers starting with 080 to 089 are reserved for Vaara. Numbers are not geographically linked.
Special local numbers: 000 to 009 and 090 to 099 (shared with Bėltse and Gen)
Internet code: .va, .vaa
Main newspapers: t.b.a.
Time zone: CMT -3

TRANSPORT
Roads: t.b.a.
Railroads: t.b.a.
Airports: t.b.a.

GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Highest mountain: t.b.a.
Longest river: t.b.a.
Climate: temperate

NATIONAL SYMBOLS
Official holidays: t.b.a.
National anthem: t.b.a.
Flag: three panels blue-white-blue, the white panel being twice the size of the blue ones. In the white panel, a crow is depicted.


Geography and climate
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History
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Demographics
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Politics
List of Presidents of Vaara (1st position)
  317 - 320   Mr Aro Neita
  320 - 323   Ms Tyys Beino

List of Presidents of Vaara (2nd position)
  317 - 319   Ms Gestir Yyvo
  319 - 322   Mr Eeso Galneene
  322 - 325   Ms Tato Pun

List of Presidents of Vaara (3rd position)
  317 - 321   Ms Tato Pun (re-elected in 318)
  321 - 324   Mr Lasso Bytenys

To be elaborated.



Economy
To be elaborated.



Society, culture, and sports
To be elaborated.