|City of Bosato
|Recognised national languages||Hlung|
|Vernacular language||Bosato Creole|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary republic|
|Independence from Terminia|
|-||Granted||10th December 1887|
465 sq mi
|Currency||Bosato Jikow (BSJ)|
|Time zone||Bosato Time (SCT-1)|
|Drives on the||left|
Bosato, officially the City of Bosato, is a sovereign city-state in southern Soltenna. It borders Nyatol and Zaizung to the north, and Quaxin Xun to the west, and the Sharkunen Sea to the south and east.
Bosato was formerly a colony of the Terminian Three Kingdoms, after Quaxin Xun(?) ceded the land in 1760. The colony quickly overtook neighbouring Nyatol as a centre of international trade, bridging trade between the Terminian Far West and Far East with Soltenna. This led to widespread immigration from across Sahar and led to Bosato’s high ethnic, religious and cultural diversity.
After Terminia’s defeat in the 1881-1887 Akalunen war, Bosato became a point of contention between the two victors Letzia and Shohuan, who both viewed it as a valuable asset for trade in the western Sharkunen Bay. As a compromise, Bosato was granted independence under the influence of both countries, and the current constitution was drafted enshrining a commitment to neutrality. Despite widespread poverty and economic inequality upon independence, within the next century it had become a leading financial power. In 1956 the Bosato Declaration was signed, which established the International Congress.
Today, Bosato is one of Sahar’s leading centres for international finance and trade. It has among the highest Human Development and GDP per capita values in the world, though it also has a high level of income inequlity. It ranks highly in education, healthcare, life expectancy and quality of life. Together with Nyatol, Bosato is a member of the Bosato-Nyatol Partnership.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also