Herdek

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Kingdom of Herdek
Hêrdek
Flag of Herdek
Flag
Location of Herdek on Sahar world map
Capital
and
Zefida
Official languages Herdwate
Demonym Herdekian, Herdatean
Government Federal parliamentary constitutional diarchy
 -  King Tideve II of Dagha
 -  Queen Jendia VI of Mîlye
 -  Prime Minister Thaume 'Adiurek
Legislature Parliament
Area
 -  536,798.27 km2
207,259 sq mi
Population
 -  12/07/2017 estimate 35036830
 -  Density 65.27/km2
169/sq mi
GDP (nominal) estimate
 -  Total 1137.566 billion $
 -  Per capita 32467.73 $
HDI 0.891
very high
Currency Soltennan Blossom (SBL)
Time zone SCT (SCT-1)
Date format DD-MM-YYYY
Drives on the right
Calling code +436
Internet TLD .hd

Herdek (Herdwate: Hêrdek, /ˈhɛɾdək/), officially the Kingdom of Herdek, is a country located in western Miraria, on the shore of the Sea of Alpa. Its neighbors are Qgam to the north, Karduv to the south and Chalyl to the north-west.

Etymology

The name Hêrdek comes from the Proto-Methic words hərtə, Land and təndə, Moose, subsequently Hêrdek literally means Land of Moose. There are several hypotheses for the origin of this toponym. The most accepted one is the one that affirms that the first steady inhabitants of the territory founded the first city of the modern state in a location with a very dense population of moose (likely the south-central part of the Region of Chatek). Another theory affirms that moose were very important for the first settlers until Industrial Revolution, since they were an efficient mean of transport, that allowed goods and passengers to be transported to other cities, and also a source of food. Nowadays moose still have a great importance in Herdekian culture.

History

Geography

Herdek is a mostly mountainous land, with a mean elevation comprised between 500 and 1000 meters. Despite beng mostly mountainous because lands are over 600m osl, many flat lands can be found, creating uplands where towns were built. Mountains higher than 1000 meters can be found on the eastern part of the country, along the Qgam border. There are two large plains to the nort-western part of the country, along the Chalyl border, and to the south-western part of the country, along the westernmost part of the Karduv border.
There are many rivers in Herdek. The two main international rivers are Smaa River, that borns on the easternmost part of the country and flows into the Woĝ Lake, and the [name] river, that borns in Karduv. The main internal rivers are the Nîme River, the Meda River and the Shuntive River.

Geology

Climate

Biodiversity

Largest Cities

Politics

Government

Administrative divisions

The main territory of Herdek is divided into 13 regions, each of which has its own capital and is subdivided into districts named after their main city, and districts into municipalities. Eventually, there could be also subdistricts or municipal districts, that are small groups of municipalities of second or third order (minor municipalities).

A map showing Herdek's division in regions with their respective capitals.
Name Capital Population Area (km2) Density Districts
Atidek Tavedek 3,470,921 48,193.16 72.02 (7) Galfême, Jengurzêke, Siradek, Tavedek, Urahena, Vilek, Zuhe
Chatek Chunda 1,940,965 83,030.87 23.38 (13) Adtêle, Chunda, Êtefma, Ghêntenda, Kênda, Kerya, Kêszek, Kîndwa, Mênkta, Migha, Nyêwana, Tîrpêhe, Ufehada
Fiudek Zêfek 1,665,173 31,808.55 52.35 (4) Enkla, Rinmîa, Wia, Zêfek
Huzek Hazifek 4,294,851 58,162.42 73.84 (6) Chasza, Hazifek, Kêgama, Mekta, Ridena, Uchek
Kudek Kuteda 3,701,469 53,804.96 68.79 (10) Chanmênna, Ênsek, Kifage, Kuteda, Lukêzek, Maneda, Senira, Sutzek, Utpitha, Zuvêdek
Landek Lughifa 2,718,843 31,702.65 85.76 (5) Ashlenda, Gêspeda, Lughifa, Mauvek, Mugêrze
Mayedek Swêrgeda 1,585,150 21,460.70 73.86 (3) Îlêssa, Shêfek, Swêrgeda
Muthek Muthighek 1,776,576 40,784.47 43.56 (6) Gêlda, Jumîra, Muthighek, Shînda, Yênkanga, Zakême
Naudek Nurek 1,894,020 23,440.20 80.80 (4) Afek, Nurek, Siava, Tirugek
Ruthek Rwinek 1,181,385 15,461.16 76.41 (3) Parsha, Rwinek, Vêffe
Tidek Samêda 2,304,416 30,351.12 75.93 (4) Samêda, Sharîda, Swakla, Yussek
Yaddek Yavidek 2,966,782 59,037.58 50.25 (8) Aumêda, Emnya, Êtzek, Kinklama, Mêshleda, Myêleda, Nwansie, Yavidek
Zêdek Zefida 5,536,279 39,560.43 139.94 (6) Gafême, Kêtheda, Techivek, Wifek, Zefida, Special District of Timagha

Herdek owns three close islands: Timagha Island, Gutegha Island and Naregha Island. Timagha Island belongs to the region of Zêdek, while Timagha and Naregha Island belong to the region of Huzek.

Foreign relations

Herdek is a member of The Charter (Royal Charter for Economic & Cultural Cooperation in Northern Soltenna), a regional politico-economic organization. Herdek is also a former member of the Soltennan Council. It left the SC together with the member states of The Charter on 1st December 2017.

Military

Economy

Economy in Herdek is managed and supervised by the Central Bank of Herdek, whose headquarters are in the Dagha Tower in Lughifa. Major incomes come from the secundary and tertiary sectors of economy.

Transport

Urban

Urban transport is managed by many regional entities. In many towns, it consists in a net of subway lines and buses that connect many boroughs of large municipalities to the others.

Land

Herdek can count with a wide railway net, mostly managed by Herchêgek. There are also High Speed Railway Routes, that connect all of the capitals with modern HSTrains. Trains are also produced in Herdek by [Name], mostly in the city of Nurek. Herdek can count also with a wide net of interurban and interregional streets and highways.

Sea

Ferry boats depart from many of the ports in Herdek (especially from the eastern coast to the islands). Internal transport (to the islands) is managed by [Name], while international transport is managed also by other companies. Cruise Liners only dock in and depart from the major harbours (Zefida, Rwinek, Hazifek and Tavedek).

The Terminal 5 of Zefida International Airport

Airlines and Airports

The main airport in Herdek is Zefida-Kasna International Airport. Other remarkable airports are Samêda International, Kuteda-Galkria and Lughifa-Tadra. The main airline is Huska Royal Airlines, whose headquarters are in Zefida. Moreover airplanes are produced by Matdaeke in Kuteda.

Energy

Science and technology

Aerial view of Timagha's Eye Great Radio Telescope

Herdekian government gives great importance to science, research and development. There are many research laboratories spreaded onto the territory, that stretch from medical laboratories to robotics laboratories, not to inclued all the scientifical facilities on the territory. On Timagha Island, there is the Timagha's Eye, a group of telescopes (including a huge radiotelescope) that probe the space. Herdek is well known also for its technology. Many computers and smartphones industries were born and still have their headquarters in important cities onto the country. Moreover, the country is very active as for engineering, especially train and aerospace engineering. In fact, the society [Name] was born in Nurek, and still makes trains (from Cargo to High Speed Trains), while [Name] was born and makes airplanes in Kuteda.

Tourism

Tourism is quite influent in Herdekian economy. There are many touristic facilities (hotels, restaurants etc.) all over the country. Favourites destinations include Zefida, Lughifa, Chunda, Hazifek and Samêda.

Demographics

Ethnic groups

Urbanisation

Language

Education

Healthcare

Religion

Culture

Herdekian culture is well known for being continuously changing and making new styles and trends. It is in fact made by young people, who play a very important role in the development of the country both scientifically and culturally. Moreover, Herdekian culture is very lightly influenced by other countries one (especially in certain areas of the country), brought by tourists and immigrants, creating a mixture of different languages, ethnicities and cultures. Despite the highly innovative spirit of the country's culture, there are some traits of the culture that kept as traditional and are still strongly felt. Herdekian culture is very influent within Herdek's surrounding countries.

City trees

Heritage

Architecture

Dagha Tower in Lughifa, headquarters of the Dagha Bank Ltd. and Dagha Group Ltd.

Herdekian cities are a mixture of different architectural styles. Ancient and luxurious palaces are found before tall and light skyscrapers. The most ancient and wonderful buildings are found in Zefida (Kemyate Palace, domicile of the sovereigns, and others), Samêda, Chunda and Muthighek. The most well-known modern buildings and skyscrapers are found in Lughifa (Dagha Tower, Headquarters of Dagha Bank Ltd., the main banking and financial services company in Herdek, and Dagha Group Ltd.) and Hazifek.

Literature

Art

Music

Theatre

Film

Samêda and Hazifek are very active in film making. They have the two largest film studios in the country. Moreover, every year in may Samêda host the Samêda Cinematographic Spring Festival, where many stars, directors and screenwriters meet and win awards.

Cuisine

Sport

Symbols

See also