General about country
Xorientia is a kingdom at eastmost part of Northern Continent with capital city Xenea. It shares northern border with Adamsburg and western with Salona. Also, there are sea borders with Lost Isle, Hibernia and Mooseland. Official name of a country is Kingdom of Xorientia (Kraljevina Xorijentija in Xorientian).
Xorientia was founded by joining 2 major and few less tribes. Those 2 major tribes were Xors and Orientals. First monarch of joined tribes was Queen Xenea. Her crowning officialy meant beginning of Xorientian country and today that date is celebrated as Day of Xorientian Statehood. During the history borders didn't have significant changes.
There are 2 large mountains in Xorientia: the largest is Zobeno at south-west (highest point Zuzum, 3048 m); second is Rixi (highest point Vrh, 2121 m). 3 large rivers flow threw country. Largest is Santea, 907 km long, flows threw capital Xenea and runs into the sea in Terezon; second is Rania, 523 km long (340 km in Xorientia), runs into Santea near Hlodris; third is Nuria, 338 km long, mostly mountanious river, flows threw Zelikon and runs into sea near Mureda, springs under Zuzum.
There are 3 climate types in the country:
1. continental - temperate climate in continental part of country with exception of mountains 2. seaside - warm climate present along the coast 3. mountainous - cold with a lot of snow in winter, present in large mountains.
Average July temperatures in some cities:
Xenea - 21°C Zelikon - 16°C Terezon - 27°C
Highest temperature ever noticed in Xorientia: 46°C in Solimbe (little city near cape Tersam) in 2003.
Average January temperatures in some cities:
Xenea - -2°C Zelikon - -5°C Terezon - 10°C
Lowest temperature ever noticed in Xorientia: -35°C at Zuzum in 1992.
Traffic is an important issue in Xorientia. All major areas are connected with motorways and fast railways, but the most important is international traffic, which has a base in seaways and airways. Xorientian ports are the main points for traveling to eastern part of Southern Continent (Mureda, Psont, Terezon), Eastern Minicontinent (all the ports), Lost Isle (Psont, Terezon) and partialy Hibernia (Mureda). Air traffic is extremely important. There are 4 major airports very important in international airways (Xenea, Sambara, Terezon, Mureda). Xorientia has direct air connections with almost all countries of Northern Continent including island countries. Also, there are intercontinental connections with most of Southern Continent countries including surrounding islands. Busiest Xorientian airports: Xenea (36 mil. passengers in 2006), Terezon (28 mil.passengers in 2006), Mureda (11 mil. passengers) and Sambara (10 mil. passengers in 2006).
Political and administrative facts
The main person in country is a king or a queen. There is a rule that after king obligatory comes a queen, and after queen obligatory comes a king. In whole history there has not been exeptions of that rule. A queen can be king's wife, daughter, granddoughter... Same: a king can be queens husband, son, grandson... King (queen) is not just formal person. They are leading country and have similar function as presidents in republics. Under king (queen) there is a prime minister with government. Parliament is making the law. So, similar to usual democratic country. 20th May 2007 is historical because country was divided on 8 cantons: Xenea, Arena, Sur, Bilops, Maremagnum, Hlo, Crox and Sambuca.
Xorientia has little more than 9 500 000 inhabitants who are mostly Xorientians. They make 86% of total population. Largest minority are Salons (8%, mostly in Sur and Maremagnum) and Lost Islanders (4%, mostly in Maremagnum). Terezon is the most multiethnic city in Xorientia - there are 67% Xorientians, 11% Salons, 10% Lost Islanders, 7% Yaponesians, 3% Spilans etc.).
Official languages are Xorientian and Esperanto. While Esperanto is used only in official things such as courts, parliament, documents etc, Xorientian is "every-day" language. Anyway, high 95% Xorientians speak Esperanto, too. Xorientian language has its roots in Croatian. It used to be called Neocroatian, but last month Parliament has finally voted that the language is named Xorientian. It is similar to Croatian, but it is more modern - it combinates english and croatian alphabet and it is easier to learn then standard Croatian.
Flag and national anthem
Xorientian flag is very symbolic. Green triangle surrounded by blue represents Xorientian peninsula. Green and blue colours represent connection of continental and seaside manners. Specially are notified the Sun (which represents Xorientia as eastmost country at continent) and the sea. Of course, there is a crown which means kingdom. National anthem of Xorientia is an ancient song written by unknown author. It was modificated and modernized few times, and here is how it looks today (with english translation):
|Zemljo predivna||Beatiful country|
|O zemljo predivna||Oh beatiful country|
|O zemljo sunčana||Oh sunny country|
|Ponosna pod Zobenom||Proud under Zobeno|
|Okrunjena Zuzumom||Crowned with Zuzum|
|Sunce dočekuješ jutrima||You're welcoming the Sun in the mornings|
|Smielo započinješ novi dan||You're bravely starting the new day|
|Predaješ ga prijateljima||You're handing it over to your friends|
|Iza Zobena i Rixija||Behind Zobeno and Rixi|
|O zemljo predraga||Oh beloved country|
|O zemljo mirisna||Oh fragrant country|
|Krv ti teče Santeom||Your blood is flowing threw Santea|
|Nurijom i Ranijom||Nurija and Ranija|
|Okupana sinjim morem||Bathed with bluish sea|
|Ogrnuta snažnim gorjem||Wrapped with strong mountains|
|Iz davnina protkana||From ancient times streaked|
|Orientalsko-Xorskim genima||With Oriental-Xorian genes|
XRT (Xorijentijska Radio Televizija / Xorientian Radio Television) is the main media in country. It has 3 channels. XRT1 and XRT2 are informative, documentary and movie channels, while XRT3 is reserved only for sport, music and fun. All those channels are available worldwide by satellite. Beside XRT, there are 6 private channels with national concession (SunTV, Super, FTV, Kanal5, TV@, XYZ), and there are a plenty of regional and canton channels. About radio stations: the main are XRT1 (news, documentaries) and XRT2 (music, news, service information), Otvoreni Radio (foreign music), Domaći Radio (Xorientian music), Radio 1, Bieli Radio, Plavi Radio... Newspapers and magazines: 3 main daily newspapers are Danas, XN and Nebo. Also, there is popular tabloid Sunce (just like Brittish Sun) and a plenty of magazines.
Xorientia in the NSC
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