Note: Captiotia is in the northern hemisphere, so temperature and sunlight decrease with rising latitude.
Region: One of 3 main geographically distinct areas of Captiotia with no formal political power.
Prefecture: One of 24 province-esque divisions with devolved power and the basis for proportional representation in the National Senate.
District: One of countless county-esque divisions with devolved power to organize its own local society, including the capital.
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North Captiotia is very cold and blanketed by boreal forest, mainly on a great plain sloping north down into the coast with mountain ranges to the south and east. The eastern range is short, frigid, and contains the tallest point in Captiotia, Mt. Kowalski, and the neighboring vast glacial valley of the Bella River feeding east into the ocean. The southern range is bordered by numerous alpine villages and cities and farther south forms the border with Central Captiotia. Off the most northeastern point of the mainland are a small group of ancient volcanic islands, while the northern shore is icy and barren. The western shore is warmer but still comfortably cool and dotted with historic port and fishing towns, with the striking meteor crater a short distance inland.
Notable for its large meteorite crater and accompanying lake, all sharing the name of the discoverer, the geologist Julian Goldstone. The northern coast is mostly specialized industrial areas, while the western coast is a chain of port, fishing, and resort towns.
The coldest prefecture of Captiotia, occupying the peninsula northeast of Mt. Kowalski as well as the barren islands off the northeastern coast. This prefecture is more lively than you'd think, as its industrial port towns resist the heavy cold by utilizing geothermal power and growing crops in vast artificial plains dug into mountainsides.
Named for the mountain range and highest peak in Captiotia, its land area is mostly rocky and mountainous so its low population lives in small communities and resort towns around the base and to the south, near the Bella River.
Immediately south of a very broad glacial valley, with rocky coasts and fjords.
Dense boreal forest on sloping plain, largely uninhabited.
A cold and rainy prefecture with many sharks off its coast and a practical populace.
A mainly mountainous prefecture heavy with boreal forest and frozen lakes, notable for the tourist-famed Mt. Polaris.
Dogs oh my!
Central Captiotia is roughtly half temperate forest and half grassland, ideal for the agricultural industry of the nation. The eastern plains are cooled by the cold ocean currents from the north while the west is warmer and resembles the midatlantic coast of the US, with the large Malachite Bay forming the southwestern border with the South Region. To the east, however, the regions are split mainly by a wetland that drains eastward into a delta. The capital district of Malachi lies on a peninsula jutting south into the bay.
Consolidated from some of the most metropolitan regions along the northwestern coast of Malachite Bay during the revolution. The urban heart of Captiotia.
Academia-oriented and ecological-minded prefecture dominated by the central university town of Green City.
Rural and townsy, with an early 20th century England atmosphere. A hilly, fertile landscape far from the sea, with the view of mountains on the northwestern horizon, the prefecture is a rich region for the dairy industry.
A rural area with vast, cool plains, varying from steppe to grassland, known for its ever-shifting communities of nomadic wanders.
A temperate prefecture right in the heart of Captiotia, bordered by mountains (and North Captiotia) to the immediate north. The culture of this area is very welcoming and warm, and the medical field is a large focus for its residents.
Considered one of the more beautiful areas of Captiotia, cottage-dotted spotty forests to the west and drier steppes coated in wildflowers to the east.
A mostly urban district with a significant counterculture, known for its high percentage of pet owners.
Malachi (officially the District of Malachi, historically the Malachite Republic) is the main geographic seat of the central national government in Captiotia. It covers the entire Malachite Peninsula and varies in development from high-density urban sprawl dotted with parks to culturally rich rowhouse-laden pedestrian lanes to unique suburban communities, some planned and some historic, strung along the outskirts. The prefecture boasts an advanced public transportation network with many diverse options, once serving as a model for a renovation of the entire nation's system.
South Captiotia is warmer, with mainly Mediterranean and subtropical climates
Swampy river delta on the east coast, with a tradition of folk music.
WIP; kept cool as fog rolls in from the bay
Southwestern point with a few large cosmopolitan cities and many smaller, laid-back resort towns.
A dusty collection of light industrial port cities and mining towns south of Malachi Bay.
Temperate and somewhat dry, a smaller area to the southeast of Malachi Bay dominated by the eclectic, musical city of Mollopolis.
WIP; a really lovely place