Preisland

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United Republic of Preisland
Verenigde Republiek Preisland
République unie de Pays-Preis
Flag of Preisland
Flag
Coat of arms of Preisland
Coat of arms
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Orthographic projection of Preisland
Capital
and largest city
De Punt
Official languages
Recognised National LanguagesPreislander creole
Language groups90.3% Helligian
9.5% Miscatiean
0.2% other
Ethnic groups (2019)85% mixed
—60% pardo/black
—25% mestizo
12% white/castizo
3% indigenous
Demonym
  • Preislander
  • Preislandien
GovernmentUnitary semi-parliamentary republic
• President
Sjors Fortuin
• Chancellor
Guillaume Helmont
LegislatureNational Congress
Senate
House of Deputies
Independence from Helligland
Area
• Total
1,204,456 km2 (465,043 sq mi)
Population
• 2021 estimate
40,182,891
• 2013 census
38,758,376
GDP (PPP)2021 estimate
• Total
$213.813 billion
• Per capita
$5,321
GDP (nominal)2021 estimate
• Total
$134.894 billion
• Per capita
$3,357
Gini (2021)positive decrease 47.2
high
HDI (2021)Increase 0.635
medium
CurrencyPreislander stiver (Ꞩ) (PRS)
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.pr

Preisland, officially the United Republic of Preisland, is a country in Amania. It is bordered to the west by X, to the east by X, and to the south by X, while its northern coast flanks the X Sea of the Fale Ocean. Its population of over 40 million people resides in an area of 1,204,456 km2 (465,043 sq mi). The capital of Preisland is De Punt, while other major urban centers include Ondeka, Roodwater, and Giggenhaven.

Evidence of human habitation by indigenous Amanians goes back about 15,000 years. Vesperian explorers and settlers arrived in the area in the early 1500s, and the territory became part of the Miscatiean empire as the Kabua colony. Most of the land was given to Helligland in 1617, who aggressively settled its southern and eastern frontiers, which decimated most of the indigenous population. During the colonial era, the Preisland maintained a large plantation economy fuelled by imported slave labour from !Africa that farmed cash crops like sugar and tobacco. The abolition of slavery in 1853 saw a mild transformation of the colonial economy, with more emphasis on trade and industry.

Independence from Helligland was achieved in 1822 after the Preisland War of Independence, which coincided with other revolutionary movements in the region. More history here

Preisland is a tropical country near the equator with expansive rainforests and a lengthy coastline. Most of the population lives in the country's coastal or insular areas. Preisland is a developing country with an economy extremely reliant on agriculture and fishing as well as natural resources. The country has a high poverty rate, with over 20% of the population earning less than $1.90 a day. Crime is also a major issue, with its intentional homicide rate of 29.4 per 100,000 residents being one of the highest in the world.

While ethnic and racial data is not officially recorded, Preisland is a very diverse country, with most of the population of mixed origins, particularly between Vesperian settlers, !African slaves, and indigenous peoples. The dominant and co-official language is Helligian, spoken by almost all Preislanders as a first or second language, while Miscatiean is spoken natively by a distinct minority in Kabua and by others as a second language.

Etymology[edit]

Preisland is named for Hermann Preiß (or Preiss), a !German explorer and navigator who charted large parts of coastal Amania and founded the Fortaleza de San Marcos ("Fortress of Saint Mark"), one of the first Vesperian outposts in the New World, which eventually became the city of Ondeka.

History[edit]

Pre-colonial era[edit]

Miscatiean conquest (1510–1617)[edit]

Helligian takeover and rule (1617–1822)[edit]

Revolution, independence, and rebuilding (1820–1844)[edit]

Kabuan War of Independence (1844–1848)[edit]

Reconstruction, instability, and banana republic (1848–20th century)[edit]

The rise of Abraham Aschenborn (1975–1978)[edit]

Isolation, collapse, and civil war (1978–2000)[edit]

Peacebuilding and reconstruction (2000–present)[edit]

Government and politics[edit]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Preisland is divided into four regions (Helligian: regio's; Miscatiean: régions), which collectively contain 30 departments (Helligian: departementen; Miscatiean: départements). There are 1,045 municipalities (Helligian: gemeenten; Miscatiean: municipalités) across the departments.

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Largest cities or towns in Preisland
National Office of Statistics
Rank Region Pop.
De Punt
De Punt
Ondeka
Ondeka
1 De Punt Ostera 2,976,155 Roodwater
Roodwater
Giggenhaven
Giggenhaven
2 Ondeka Ostera 1,834,815
3 Roodwater Ostera 1,442,156
4 Giggenhaven Ostera 1,082,920
5 Villeneuve Kabua 783,052
6 Koopmanstad Frontier 455,093
7 New Obdam Ostera 229,127
8 Saint-Jacques-sur-Mer Kabua 137,966
9 Topuwipi Ostera 134,190
10 Les Moines Kabua 125,799