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Factbook of Nhoor


Jora li Nhōrili


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Naval Ensign


Emblem of Nhoor
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Location: The Western Isles, Raedlon



National anthem: Edēqat, och Nhōr!
'Behold, this is Nhoor!'
(lyrics: Qenhod Mhwrudy (1723-1799),
music: Halisin Tōƨay-Chur (1801-1872))

Motto: "Hānhōw̦q, Wphwruƨw̦q, Ete̦linw̦q"
("We Struggle, Emerge, and Prevail")

National animal: ja̦nwƨ ('dzhanoots',
a legendary animal resembling a unicorn alpaca hybrid)



Full name: Jora li Nhōrili 'Dominion of Nhoor'
Short name: Nhōr 'Nhoor'
Demonym: Nhoor
Adjective: Nhoor
Establishment: 23 September 1644
National holidays: 23 September (Unification Day)



Population: 24,442,311 (1-1-2021 est.)
-Growth: 1.15% (2020)
-Life expectancy: 72.2 years (men) and 76.3 years (women)
-Density:



Capital and largest city: Sārruc (861,207)



Official Language: Nhoor
Other Languages: Regional languages and dialects



Religion: Duvactism, a local variant of Hinduism (80-90% est.)



Legislature: Parlament li Rhwsali ('Parliament of the Nation',
commonly known as Conast, 'The Floor')
- Chairperson: Her Relevancy Leymhī Arcarany-Ƨach (f, since 2019)



King: Elerha Maximus, since 2020
Government:
- Prime Minister: Orumha Cany-Jwchmiqen (f, since 2021)
- Foreign Affairs: Bosw̦ced Cōrs (since 2021)



Membership international organisations:
- Cooperative Union (CU)
- Raedlon Organization of States (ROS)
- The Western Isles Climate Response Council (TWICRC)
- Four Passages Free Commerce and Travel Agreement
(FCTA, associate member)



Land Area: mile
km
Water Area: km
Water %:

Highest Point: Cīzo̦qh (3144 m)
Largest Lake: Gergwna
Longest River: Loty
Climate: Cfc (oceanic)
Av. Temperature: 22C/71.6F (summer), -10C/14F (winter)
Av. quantity of rain/year: 1795 mm/70.67 in
Time Zone:



GDP (nominal): 356.46 billion$
GDP (nominal) per capita: 14,584$



Human Development Index (NS Version): 0.867



Currency: qhontirrāc (US$0.23)



Drives on the: right



Calling code: +427



Internet TLD: .nh

Overview of Nhoor


Nhoor, or the Dominion of Nhoor (Nhoor: Nhōr /ur/ oor ; resp. Jora li Nhōrili /dzorɑ lə hurələ/ dzorah luhooruluh; Osean: Hōr ; resp. Lszu LminkHōr or Hōrlmink) is a bottom-up democracy with complete separation of powers in The Western Isles. Nhoor is located on the western part of the island of Raedlon, bordering (t.b.d.) by land to the east, and by sea the Alteran Republics and the Wake Islands (Old dispatch) to the northeast, (t.b.d.) and Havalland to the south, Osemira to the southwest, and Serpens Land and the Westmoor Isles to the northwest. Also part of Nhoor are the islands to the north known as the Zazcheds, the Western Zazchey Archipelago, Lesser Zazchey, or (translated directly from Nhoor) the Zazchey Children (Zascheronha), which have the Alteran Republics as their closest neighbour to the east and by sea. (In the Nhoor language, Altera is known as Zaschey; the eponymous 'Eastern Zazchey Archipelago' or 'Greater Zazchey'.

Nhoor has about 24,442,311 inhabitants, 861,207 of whom live in the capital Sārruc. Before the Unification in 1644, the area that now encompasses the Dominion of Nhoor was divided in several independent territories, most of which were eventually annexed by the Archduchy of Ta̦rleqh (often anglified as Charleigh). The name 'Nhoor' derives from a legendary realm that was said to have been located in the same area thousands of years ago.

Nhoor is a member of the Cooperative Union and the Raedlon Organization of States, and The Western Isles Climate Response Council, as well as an associate member of the Four Passages Free Commerce and Travel Agreement (FCTA).


Geography and climate


Map of Raedlon with Nhoor in the west Link(strre)

Main article: Geography and climate of Nhoor

Nhoor is located on the western part of the island of Raedlon. The country surrounds the Cɵrhws (Corrus) mountain range that more or less divides it in a western and an eastern part. The highest mountain is Cīzo̦qh, which reaches 3144 m (10,314.96 ft). The climate in Nhoor is cool and temperate and classifies as an oceanic climate (Cfc) according to Kppen, with temperatures lying between 22C (71.6F) in summer and -10C (14F) in winter. Large parts of the country are covered in conifers, including firs, larches, pines, spruces, and yews, in addition to grasses, ferns, and shrubs. The islands are home to a large number of native bird species, and seals use several islands as breeding grounds. The largest predatory wild animal known to roam parts of Nhoor is the wolf, which is occasionaly seen in the southern regions.


History

Main article:History of Nhoor

Before the Unification of 1644, the area that now encompasses the Dominion of Nhoor, was divided in several independent territories: three larger ones (Ta̦rleqh, Orleqh, and Camhɵrlanh, and several smaller ones. Several decennia earlier, he Archdukes of Ta̦rleqh already inherited the Archducal rule of Camhɵrlanh, while the Six Year War of 1633-1639 resulted in the annexation of Orleqh by Ta̦rleqh. Most of the smaller territories ended up as part of Ta̦rleqh as well during that war and the few remaining ones were added to Nhoor within 50 years after the Unification. The new nation was named Nhoor after a legendary realm that was said to have been located in the same area thousands of years ago. From 1587 to 1969 Ta̦rleqh and later Nhoor in its entirety were part of Osean empires, with the Archduke of Ta̦rleqh and later the King of Nhoor doubling as government delegate (Barhn) on behalf of the empire.


Demographics
As per 1 January 2020 an estimated number of 24,165,615 people lives in Nhoor. The name 'Nhoor' refers to a legendary realm that supposedly existed in the area that encompasses present-day Nhoor but for which no archaeological evidence has been found. The name was adopted by the people that are now known as 'Nhoor' when they moved from all across Raedlon to their present location some thousand years ago, attracted by the arrival of hinduism.

The population of the Dominion of Nhoor is predominantly Nhoor, although there are still Kinaeran minorities (the Kinaera are the original inhabitants of the area), and although there has been a steady influx of Iskarians from the predecessor states of Razzgriz from the 17th to the 20th century. At around 6% of the population, the Iskarians form the largest ethnic minority, followed by Almoreans at 1.5%, and Kinaeran at 0.7%. A mixed group of non-indigenous Raedlonian settlers who arrived on the sub-continent in the last three or four centuries make up 1.2% of the population, while 0.4% classifies as 'other'. Most immigrants who arrived in Nhoor before 1969 (Nhoor's independence) are well integrated in Nhoor although there are minor cases of individuals and even small groups who e.g. haven't learnt the Nhoor language yet and seem to keep their distance from the rest of Nhoor society.

Nhoor's expected population growth was 1.15% over 2020, with life expectancy at birth averaging at 69.9 for men and 75.3 for women in the last five years. Further statistics include:

  • Age structure: 0-14 years: 23.4% ; 15-64 years 64.2% ; 65 years and over: 13.4%

  • Net immigration rate: 5.77 migrants/1,000 population (2011 est.)

  • Sex ratio: 0.94 males/female (2011 est.)

  • Infant mortality rate: 5.61 deaths/1,000 live births (2011 est.)

  • Fertility rate: 2.3 children born/woman (2011 est.)

Language
The Nhoor language is the official language of Nhoor. It is spoken and understood by the large majority of Nhoor. There are several regional varieties which are increasingly dominant the more remote from the capital. There are several minority languages; apart from Osean, which has a minor administrative status (a left-over from the time that Nhoor was part of the pre-Razzgriz empires), none of these languages has official status within Nhoor. Most Nhoor of over 50 only speak Nhoor or their local dialect and Nhoor, with Osean being the most common second language in this age group, although English is usually mastered as well by e.g. businessmen and diplomats. English is more common as a second language among Nhoor under 50, as well as - but to a far lesser degree - other languages from Raedlon such as Totzkan and Portuguese. Of the Nhoor under 50, a much larger group speaks at least one foreign language. Osean and English are taught as mandatory subjects at most schools.

Religion
The dominant religion of Nhoor is Duvactism, a variant of hinduism, which is followed by between 80 to 90% of the population. Most followers of Duvactism however don't consider themselves religious and think of Duvactist traditions just a way of life. There are several minority religions, including forms of Christianity and Judeism.

Urbanisation
Sārruc is the capital and largest city of Nhoor, located in the mid-southeast of the country at the Gulf that is named after it. Currently there are 23 cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants and 32 cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants. In recent decades urbanisation has been slowly increasing.

Rank

City

Population (1/1/2021 est.)

Province

Mayor (since)

1

Sārruc

861,207

Sārruc

Alwd Jwnuyseqh (2016)

2

Cinharda

711,615

Cōsō pw Camhɵrlanh

Aste̦lī Camiredy-Pāā̦ƨy (f) (2013)

3

Nhestarruc

553,805

Ersuna

Elō Chur (2014)

4

Lod

420,038

Lod

Geda̦ronhī Ormhaqh (f) (2017)

5

Oynaro

394,610

Carunwch pw Cōmh

Āsytan Bocarany (2016)

6

Sā̦qdws

363,702

Gehermhach pw Ta̦rleqh

Cantoro Balarony (f) (2012)

7

Catɵ̦ris

205,398

Chur

Oba Camhaynir (2015)

8

Zumerruc

188,345

Rere pw Nhōr

Qhavarcws Swpar (2016)

9

Īpos

174,662

Capāylenh

Āro-Musto Pwqceraqh (f) (2014)

10

Tenso

144,801

Carunwch pw Cōmh

Damhī Lɵsach-Jwn (f) (2018)

11

Maldemhir

144,308

Chur

Pīqerd Astacws (2017)

12

Aymhīrruc

143,721

Manda

Dwyda Ōnwrīmedy (2017)

13

Lacwram

129,500

Capāylenh

Nīƨā̦r Chuliseqh (2013)

14

Qhōmh

127,961

Gehermhach pw Ta̦rleqh

So̦na Onnwqh (2015)

15

Tojy

124,308

Jōnsoch pw Ta̦rleqh

Maron Besā̦nuch (2011)

16

Erto̦s

119,374

Īrto̦ch pw Cōmh

Ƨɵ̦lan Saƨyteqh (2019)

17

Carwnes

115,071

Īrto̦ch pw Zascheronha

Ɵsan Ƨa̦jerho (2017)

18

Onws

114,656

Sa̦ā̦qh

Jā̦candī Camiredy (f) (2017)

19

Sochundo̦r

111,836

Manda

Carhavid Wrhoje̦qh (2014)

20

Serany

111,470

Orleqh

Alwd Lɵsach-Jwn (2017)

21

Chur

108,283

Chur

Orhanī Bocarany-Chīsunwn (f) (2015)

22

Silīmh

105,283

Jōnsoch pw Ta̦rleqh

Davronad Nady (2018)

23

O̦qwrruc

102,107

Orleqh

Choved Ƨach (2015)


Government

General overview

Main article: Politics of Nhoor
Main article: Judiciary of Nhoor

Nhoor is a bottom-up democracy with complete separation of powers. The current political system has been in place since 1978. The people elect the parliaments of the municipalities (parlament li garhinili) of Nhoor, who in turn elect the parliaments of the provinces (parlament li vōqhinili), who in turn elect the parliament the nation (parlament li rhwsali), the latter of which is commonly known as Conast (The Floor). The chairperson of the nations parliament was de facto head of state of Nhoor between 2017 and 2020. The incumbent chairwoman has been Her Relevancy Leymhī Arcarany-Ƨach since December 2019.

The executive powers of each level are (mostly) self-regulating institutions, which means that the incumbent alderpeople (pɵvar, municipal level), councillors (nhāsɵlteƨy, provincial level), and ministers (munusta, national level) decide for themselves who will leave and who will join them, although the respective legislative institutions can issue binding advise on the appointment or removal of executive members if they consider this in the nations interest. The chairperson of the Council of Ministers is the head of government, currently Prime Minister Orumha Cany-Jwchmiqen, since the Council reshuffle of 24 February 2021.

The members of the judiciary are appointed by citizens who have a law degree; citizens with a law degree cannot vote in the elections for the legislative parliaments. Members of the judiciary do not necessarily have to be citizens of Nhoor, but they will have to have a proven knowledge of the Nhoor constitution and the Nhoor Civil and Penal codes, and master the Nhoor language.

Nhoor has a king as its head of state, but the throne was vacant between 2017 and 2020 since the childless last king Armhad V went insane and was confined to a mental institution in 1978 where he died in 2017, and the election of prince Maximus Havalland, a distant relative of Armhad V, to succeed him, which happened on 29 February 2020; prince Maximus took the name Elerha Maximus (Elerha Mecsimis in Nhoor).

Diplomatic relations

Main article: Diplomatic relations of Nhoor

Military

Main article: Military of Nhoor

Nhoor's defensive forces are known as the Uqarninhast pw Īsanwn li Jorali ('Armed Forces of the Dominion'). They are divided in three segments:

  • Sasīnti : the navy

  • Arhadrag : the airforce

  • Astrati : the army

Administrative division

Main article: Provinces of Nhoor


Economy

Main article: Economy of Nhoor

The economy of Nhoor is broadly diversified. Its most important branches are the fishing industry, tourism, iron ore and uranium mining, natural gas extraction, as well as shipbuilding, and there is a heavy emphasis on foreign trade. Nhoor's engineering sector accounts for 39% of output and exports, but a modest banking sector and pharmaceutical industries are also prominent features of Nhoor's economy.

Trade unions, employer's associations and collective agreements cover a large share of Nhoor employees; there are a few state mechanisms in place to extend collective agreements to some entire industries, most notably the fishing and mining industries. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens, although the gap has been slowly increasing in recent years.

Currency
The currency of Nhoor is the qhontirrāc, which according to the most commonly accepted etymological explanation means 'curvy tail'. In combination with amounts it is usually abreviated as 'qh', or to a ligature of q+h, or to Ꝙ.

Like the counting system of the Nhoor language, the qhontirrāc system is duodecimal. 1 qh is known as a rea̦je ('reyadze' or 'silver qhontirrāc'), which is subdivided into 12 rhuma (12 rh. or Ꞧ), which in turn is subdivided in 12 jaza (12 j.). Prices are usually indicated as qh'rh'j, where the jaza number is written slightly smaller and higher than the preceeding numbers.

Coins and banknotes are issued by the Royal Bank of Nhoor. Coins exist in 1 jaza, 2 jaza or merjaza, 6 jaza or ōlsījaza, 1 rhuma, 3 rhuma or lerna, and 1 rea̦je. A 'golden qhontirrāc' known as pamhwre worth 3 rea̦je was abolished in 1962. Banknotes appear in values of 4, 12, 36, 72, and 144 qh (noted as 4, 10, 30, 60, and 100).

Energy
Almost all households in Nhoor are connected to a natural gas distribution network for heating and cooking purposes. Electricity in Nhoor is mostly generated from hydropower and nuclear power, but the latter is controversial and in the last 20 years there have been several discussions in parliament to reduce or even completely ban the use of nuclear power. In the last five years there has been an increasing amount of investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Several windmill parks can be found throughout the country.

Transport
There are eleven numbered motorways in Nhoor (designated with 'C' for curswch or 'national'), which are mostly concentrated in the southern part of the country. Maximum speed is 108 km/h on most motorways but 120 km/h in Chur; it is reduced to 96 km/h when it rains. Due to Nhoor's duodecimal counting system, these (and other) speed numbers are indicated as 90 resp Ѧ0 and (in case of rain) 80, which can be confusing for foreigners. The motorways are state owned; apart from some sections around the capital, there are no toll roads.

The capital of Sārruc has two metro lines and there has been discussion about the contruction of further lines. The rail transport market is privatised, with different operators being active in different sections of the country. There are several (car) ferry services to the islands surrounding the mainland. The International Airport of Sārruc is the most important entrance and exit to and from Nhoor by air. Regional airfields can be found throughout the country.


Society

Codes and Numbers

Main article: Codes of Nhoor

Education and science
The first more or less regulated form of education goes back to the first hinduist/duvactist temple 'schools' of the 11th century. Back then, education was not mandatory and not limited to the youth and classes tended to be mixed of a large variety of ages. Nhoor's first university, the predecessor of the current University of Sārruc, was founded in 1709 by King Ily-Nheva.

Like many other education systems, Nhoor has three chronological levels of education: primary, secundary, and tertiary. As of the secundary level, there are various difficulties and specialisations; depending on which difficulty or specialisation is chosen, the duration of the secundary level may vary and lead to different educational options in the tertiary level. Education is not mandatory until a certain fixed age but depends on the difficulty/specialisation that is chosen.

Primary school is the same for all children. It is open for children who have turned 5 years old on the 1st of August and lasts six years. There is a pre-school that is open for children from 3 to 5 years old, but this is an optional step in a child's education.

Secundary school is divided in a Practical and a Theoretical specialisation. Most schools offer both specialisations but there are several specialised schools as well. The Practical specialisation has two levels of difficulty (with a duration of four resp. five years), the Theoretical specialisation has three (with durations of four, six, resp. seven years). The Secundary School Diploma is of great societal importance traditionally, and to many employers it has greater value than a tertiary diploma.

The Tertiary education includes universities and specialised schools, some of which are open to everybody who completed a certain secundary specialisation, while others have strict application procedures.

Health and social issues

Legality

Main article: Legality in Nhoor

Time
Nhoor adopted the international time system in 1902. However, due to the duodecimal character of the Nhoor language dates and years may still look different from the international ones as the additional numbers Ѧ ('10') and Ѣ ('11') cause several familiar numbers to shift.

Hours of the day
There are still 24 (2 x 12) hours but noon and midnight are written as 10 N. resp. 20 N. (or 0 N.), where N. stands for netus 'hour'. In combination with minutes, the N. is written small: 10n06 = six minutes past noon (12:06', 12.06 PM), 13n4Ѧ = two minutes to four in the afternoon (15:58', 3.58 PM), etc.

Days in a month
There are still 28 to 31 days in a month, but due to Ѧ, Ѣ, 1Ѧ, and 1Ѣ being added along the way, the last days of months are written as 24 to 27.

The year
The treatment of the year is somewhat controversial in Nhoor. Since the introduction of the international time system, the decimal years have been made into duodecimal ones, so e.g. 2019 is rendered as 1203 in Nhoor (there was a party in 2016 because of the new 'century' that arrived with 1200). Critics have been arguing that this continues to complicate appointment making internationally and makes the whole use of the international system irrelevant.

Names of the days and the months
The days (from Sunday to Saturday) are: asw̦nƨ, ēsī̦qɵƨ, sa̦ctīnƨ, ganhesa̦nƨ, swla̦nƨ, sucaqɵƨ, ramōsy.
The months are: ja̦nvare, vabrare, mars, aprīl, mēy, jw̦na, jw̦lda, ɵgwst, september, october, november, desember.

Media


Culture and Sports

Culture

Main article: Culture of Nhoor

Main article: National holidays of Nhoor

Sports

Main article: Sport in Nhoor

Nhoor's most popular sports are ice hockey and rugby. Football tends to be popular when Nhoor is qualified to play in an international competition, but as the Nhoor national football team isn't very good, this doesn't happen too often. Other popular sports are sailing, triathlon, horse sports, road cycling, handball, and bandy.


News

Main article: News from Nhoor

News from Nhoor appears in the Ɵracil sɵn Nhōrɵs, 'the Oracle of Nhoor', often fondly called Nhoracle. The first edition was published in May 2019. The incumbent editor in chief of this newspaper has been Numā Nhalu̦ches since 2019.


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