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The Realm of Serpens Land

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General Information

National Anthem:
National Anthem: March on Serpens Land!
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Royal Anthem: God Save The King
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Motto: Quod cito fit, cito perit


Population: 23,790,165


Capital and Largest City: Fort Charlotte


Official Language: English
- Minority Language - French,


Demonym: Serpens Lander


Government:
Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
- Monarch: King Edward II
- Prime Minister: Karter Preston


Legislature:
- Upper House: House of Peers
- Lower House: House of Commons


Land Area: 461,385 km²
Water Area: 5,546 km²


GDP (nominal): US$713,704,978,780
GDP (nominal) per capita: US$28,780


Human Development Index: 9.437


Currency: Serpens Land Pound (£SLP)


Time Zone: UTC-4
- Summer (DST) UTC-3


Drives on the: Left


Internet TLD: .sp



>>OVERVIEW



The Realm of Serpens Land, commonly known as Serpens Land is a sovereign nation located in the North Mesder Sea. It's population of just under 24 million is largley made up of around 70% European, 10% native Serpens Lander (Serpans). Serpens Land's land area is roughly 461,385 km².

Serpens Land is a constitutional monarchy. They maintain a monarch as the head of state, but day to day duties of running the government is done by the Prime Minister. The current monarch of Serpens Land is King Edward II. Serpens Land uses the parliamentary system of government. It has an elected lower house known as the House of Commons, and an appointed upper house known as the House of Peers. Serpens Land is a unitary state, so all power comes from the national government.


>>ETYMOLOGY



The name Serpens Land comes from the Latin word for snake; serpens. When explorer John Eaton landed on the island of Serpens Land in 1704, he noticed an abundance of snakes on the island leading him to name the island Serpens Land.

Most cities and place names in Serpens Land originate from England. When settlers first started arriving in the late 19th Century, they brought their culture and traditions along with them. The capital city; Fort Charlotte takes it's name from the original garrison constructed on the island, which was itself named after the queen consort: Queen Chatlotte at the time.


>>GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE



>>CULTURE


Arts

Contemporary Serpens Land art takes many influences from traditional Serpans art. Serpens Land painitings are often painted on either paper or silk. The finished design is then mounted on scrolls such as hanging scrolls or hand scrolls. Another popular form of art in Serpens Land is ceramics. Ceramics are often painted with incredibly detailed designs. One of the most popular art galleries in Serpens Land is the Royal Fort Charlotte National Gallery. The Royal Fort Charlotte National Gallery houses the largest collection of contempary and historic Serpens Land art in the world.

Orchestras are a very popular form of music in Serpens Land. The Serpens Land National Orchestra - the best orchestra in Serpens Land recieves funding from the Serpens Land government. Other forms of music that have influenced Serpens Land culture are blues, jazz, country, rock and roll and hip hop.

Sport


Blue Surge, the winner of the 2019 Broughton Bay Cup
Sport plays a major role in the day to day life of many Serpens Landers. Sailing is the national sport of Serpens Land, and large sailing events attract thousands of spectators each year. The largest sailing event in Serpens Land is the Broughton Bay Cup Regatta which is hosted out of the Royal Fort Charlotte Yacht Club from April 23 - 28. The Broughton Bay Cup marks the begining of the sailing season in Serpens Land and many Serpens Landers try to get their boats "in the water" before the regatta. The regatta is open to any boat wishing to enter and consists of four days of inshore racing and a race around Williams Island on the final day.

Holidays

Date

Name

January 1st

New Years Day

The Friday before Easter Sunday

Good Friday

The day after Easter Sunday

Easter Monday

April 23rd

Dominion Day

Celebrates the anniversary of Serpens Land becoming a dominion in the British Empire in 1907

May 17th

Constitution Day

Celebrates the signing of the Serpens Land constitution in 1965. The day is often marked with fireworks, parties and parades.

The first Monday in June

King's Birthday

Celebrates the official birthday of the Queen of Serpens Land.

August 15th

Liberation Day

Celebrates the surrender of Japan at the end of the Second World War

November 11th

Rememberance Day

Honours veterans of the Serpens Land Armed Forces. Military parades and memorials held across the country.

December 25th

Christmas Day

December 26th

Boxing Day


>>LOCAL GOVERNMENT



Map of the five local councils

Serpens Land is a unitary state, meaning that all power derives from a central government. There are 5 provinces in Serpens Land each governed by a unicameral parliament called the Executive Assembly. The current borders of the provinces were set in the Province Act of 1938. Provinces are also a source of local identity and pride, and often compete against each other in sporting events and competitions.

The power of the provincial governments is limited by the Constitution of Serpens Land signed in 1965. The provincial governments have the power to legislate specific topics outlined by the constitution. Such topics include agriculture, education and public housing. Much like the national House of Commons, each provincial Executive Assembly is elected by proportional representation. The number of seats in each Executive Assembly varies based on provincial population. For example, the Fort Charlotte Executive Assembly has 60 seats, and the Northland Executive Assembly has 20. Members of the Executive Assembly are known as MEAs, and the head of the provincial government is called the premier.

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Population (est. 2020)

Chatham

Chatham is located on the south side of the Serpens Land main land and covers all of the southern coast. The capital of Chatham is Bramber.

7,830,165

Fort Charlotte

Fort Charlotte is consists of a group of islands on the southern tip of Serpens Land. Serpens Land's capital; Fort Charlotte is located inside Fort Charlotte Provence.

6,005,000

Atonia

Atonia is located in the centre Serpens Land. It's capital city is Carisbrooke

5,005,000

Camridia

Camridia is located on the north east side of Serpens Land. The capital of Camridia is Broadway.

3,450,000

Northland

Northland Council is located on the north west side of Serpens Land. Northland has the lowest population density of all the Serpens Land provinces. It's capital is Richmond.

1,500,000


>>LARGEST CITIES


Rank

City

Metro area population

Council

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Fort Charlotte

3,986,670

Fort Charlotte

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Carisbrooke

2,190,760

Atonia

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Bramber

1,990,760

Chatham

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New Plymouth

1,589,876

Chatham

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Broadway

1,390,800

Camridia

6

Richmond

970,540

Northland

Fort Charlotte

New Plymouth

Carisbrooke

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