Sabyah

From Atlas
Federation of the Bahri Sultanates of Sabyah
ِاتحاد سلطنة صبياء‎ البحرية‎ (Sabyan)
Ittiḥād Salṭanat Şabyāh al-Baḥariyya
Flag of Sabyah
Flag
Emblem of Sabyah
Emblem
Motto: ٱلْـحَـمْـدُ للهِ (Alfashiri)
"Al-ḥamdu lil-lāh" (transliteration)
Praise be to God
Anthem: "As-Salām al-Amīrī"
"Amiri Salute"
Location of Sabyah (Green)
in Atlas (Dark Grey)
CapitalHawrah
Largest largest cityAr Raydah
Official languagesSabyan
Bahri
Balhafi
Ethnic groups
ReligionSunni Islam
DemonymSabyan
GovernmentIslamic elective constitutional monarchy
Humaid bin `Umar al-Falasi
Qahtan ibn Salih al-Harhara
LegislatureMajlis as-Shura
Independence
• From ???
February 22, 1972
Area
• Total
10,842 km2 (4,186 sq mi) (?st)
Population
• 2015 census
7,342,131
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
• Total
$123.2 billion
• Per capita
$16,784
Gini (2015)negative increase 45.9
medium
HDI (2014)Increase 0.846
very high
CurrencySabyan dirham (د) (SDH)
Date formatdd.mm.yyyy
Drives on theleft
Calling code+699
ISO 3166 codeSBY
Internet TLD.sy
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Sabyah (Sabyan: صبياء‎, Şabyā), officially the Federation of the Bahri Sultanates of Sabyah (Sabyan: ِ اتحاد سلطنة صبياء‎ البحرية‎, Ittiḥād Salṭanat Şabyāh al-Baḥariyya) is an island country and sovereign state in Alfashir. The country comprises of a small archipelago centered around the island of Bahri and the smaller island of Balhaf in the northwest. Sabyah shares maritime borders with Sarasir to the east and Kharaq to the west. It is one of the smallest nations in Alfashir by land area, at only 10,842 km2 (4,186 sq mi) and has a population of 7,342,131 as of the most recent 2015 census. Sabyah's population is comprised of multiple ethnic groups, with the Sabyan people making up the plurality followed shortly by the native Bahri and Balhafi peoples.

Sabyah is a federation of 15 autonomous sheikhdoms with the city of Hawrah in the sultanate of Muflahi serving as the federal capital. The largest city of Sabyah is Ar Raydah, the capital of the emirate of Bahriya. Islam is the state religion of Sabyah. Sabyah is regarded as a high-income economy, backed by significant reserves of oil, tourism and the sale of fish.

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The Emiri Guard during a parade in Hejr in 2015.

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