state of Vaara is a small country in Central Smalik,
bordering the Lectern of United Kencari Peoples, and the Kingdom of
Bėltse. It is one of the successor states of the Republic of Bowdani
that broke apart on 16 October 316.
Official name: Vaara
Demonym: Vaara, Vaaran, Vaarean
Inhabitants: 786,449 (est. 1/1/317)
Population growth: 0.11% (Oct 316 - Jan 317)
Top 5 cities (+ inhabitants):
Leertossoirra / Newcastle (84,288)
Ethnic groups: Vaara, Ingallish, Kencari, Pocari, Bėltse
Languages: Vaara, Ingallish, Lake Kencari, South-Pocari,
Religions: Thuwkism (46%), Orthodox Church of Bowdani (42%),
GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Highest mountain: t.b.a.
Longest river: t.b.a.
Independence: 16 October 316 (secession from Bowdani)
Capital: Leertossoirra / Newcastle
Administrative division: five districts
Head of state and government: an presidential committee
consisting of three members, Mr Aro Neita (elected 26 February 317
for a full three year term), Ms Gestir Yyvo (elected 26 February 317
for a transitional two year term), and Ms Tato Pun (elected 26
February 317 for a transitional one year term). 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 "citizen's 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: Ms Tato Pun (since 26 February
Diplomatic relations: list.
International organisations: t.b.a.
GDP: 17.5 billion; 22,377 per capita (est. 316)
Currency: Bowdani Shester ()
Inflation: 7.4% (316)
Unemployment: 6.3% (est. 1/1/317)
Working population: agriculture 41.2%, industry 24.7%,
Main trade partners: t.b.a.
Main companies: t.b.a.
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
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