Hanona as seen from an air shot
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Location of Hanona within Cananganam's borders
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Not to be confused with the People's Republic of Heoroma.
Hanona is an island settlement within the Atona bay, approximately 50 kilometers from the coast of the island of Saku. Hanona is known for its high development in comparison to the majority of Cananganam, as well as being a common point of travel for many wealthy tourists visiting the country due to the amenities it provides. It is located at the end of the Hanona island chain, which stretches off of the island of Saku.
For much of its history, the island had been populated by Asuranesian hunter gatherer peoples as a place of port for fishermen returning from the Atona bay. Much of the island remained undeveloped until 1907 when it was purchased in bulk by the Basu financial group for use for a sugar plantation, but development never began until the 1930s when the idea of creating a community for tourists from outside of Nagu to be "introduced to Naguan culture without the shock that would follow". The island has since become a tourist hotspot within Cananganam, receiving some 8% of all tourists to the country despite its size.
Almost the entire economy of Hanona derives from the tourism industry, while the Basu financial group's banking branch benefits from the exchange of currency into the Cananganamese Rhasa. Aside from the majority tourist-based industry, some fishermen benefit from their craft during the off-months.
The only way to arrive onto Hanona is currently through seaplane or boat, the most common method. All boats are specifically not permitted to travel around the island until daylight hours due to the risks involved with the surrounding reefs. On the island itself, small trolleys or "bicycle buses" as the means through which tourists and locals travel, as the space for dedicated cars is limited. This was also intended by the city designers as a means of providing a "soft foreign appearance".
Some controversy surrounds the island as the local Dunfro peoples who were some of those originally inhabiting the island until the 1907 purchase ask for the right to their island back, claiming they were cheated of their land and that the Basu Group did not produce the plantations they had originally claimed to have done. Basu Financial Group refutes the claims of cheating the populace, citing the legal transaction was made with multiple members of the community, but this has not prevented protests regarding the current status of the island.