Vaara

The 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
Area: t.b.d.
Regime: Semi-demarchy

POPULATION
Inhabitants
: 786,449 (est. 1/1/317)
Population density:
Population growth: 0.11% (Oct 316 - Jan 317)
Life expectancy:
Top 5 cities (+ inhabitants):
   Leertossoirra / Newcastle (84,288)
   ...
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

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

 

GOVERNMENT
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 317)
Diplomatic relations: list.
International organisations: t.b.a.
Judiciary: t.b.a.

ECONOMY
GDP
: 17.5 billion; 22,377 per capita (est. 316)
Currency: Bowdani Shester (ƒ)
Inflation: 7.4% (316)
Unemployment: 6.3% (est. 1/1/317)
Working population: agriculture 41.2%, industry 24.7%, services 34.1%
Export: t.b.a.
Import: t.b.a.
Main trade partners: t.b.a.
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
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Railroads: t.b.a.
Airports: t.b.a.

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.