|Republic of the Mbamigi Islands
Zaigali Mbamigi Naegumbu
|Motto: "Welcome to Paradise"|
|Anthem: ?uu, B̃amigi za!|
Map of Mbamigi
Location of Mbamigi in Sahar
and largest city
|Ethnic groups (2012)||88.5% Barmeki
|-||Upper house||The House|
|-||Lower house||The Chamber|
|Independence from the United Kingdom of Dhwer and Penkrot|
|-||War of Mbamigian Independence||1922|
|GDP (PPP)||2014 estimate|
|-||Per capita||$1,046,918.38 (1)|
|GDP (nominal)||2014 estimate|
|Time zone||Central Boroso Time (SCT-3)|
Mbamigi (Mbamigi: pamigi [ᵐba.mi.gi]), officially the Republic of the Mbamigi Islands, is a sovereign state comprising the whole of Mbamigi Archipelago, located in the chain of islands between Nagu and Boroso. While geographically is part of Nagu, Mbamigi is politically and historically part of Boroso.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
There is much debate over the origin of the name Mbamigi. In folk etymology, it is thought to be a compound of mba, "man" and 'igi, "island". Since the term is a cognate with Vaamek and Barmeki which are continental groups, this is most likely false.
Mod.Mba. Mbamigi < O.Mba. Bamiki < Dulic Baameki, Barmeki. Possibly from Proto-Dulic *bawr-meek-i, "people of the lake", referring to Lake Qëërles the eastern shore of which is considered the Barmeki homeland.
- For history before independence in 1922, please see History of the Mbamigi Islands.
Beginning in 1919, with support from the Kingdom of Vaamekia, Mbamigi began a campaign of non-violent resistance to the Dhwerian government, and after a drawn out blockade of Dhwerian shipping, the Mbamigi Islands were granted independence by Queen Weyelb-Dhank IV of Dhwer.
On March 3, 1922, the Republic of the Mbamigi Islands was declared.
The Republic of the Mbamigi Islands is made up of all of the islands in the Mbamigi Archipelago. The archipelago is made up of 37 islands as well as numerous reefs and atolls. These include 12 major islands and 25 minor islands. The islands are arranged into five provinces as part of the Republic of the Mbamigi Islands.
Being at 15°N of the equator the Mbamigi Islands have a tropical climate.
|Climate data for Mbamigi (1950-2015)|
|Average high °C (°F)|| 16
|Average low °C (°F)|| 13
|Average precipitation mm (inches)|| 220
The Republic of the Mbamigi Islands is a constitutional republic.
The Mbamigi islands are divided into five provinces and one federal district.
Mbamigi has mostly good relations with other countries. A center of banking, technology and tourism means the economy is highly reliant of export and tourists.
The economy of the Mbamigi Islands has historically been based around traditional industries such as fishing, agriculture, and tourism. Since 1995, a substantial period of rapid expansion and growth, known as the Dulic Tiger, has occurred. The phenomenon was caused by both direct foreign investment and rapid expansion of the technology and pharmaceutical sectors caused by the establishment of businesses such as Zage Technology and Nggolo & Zembemi Pharmaceuticals as well as the relocation of foreign firm's headquarters to Mbamigi (feuled by a low corporate tax rate).
The Mbamigian economy expanded at an average rate of 9.4% between 1995 and 2000 and 5.9% the following Decade. The rate of growth had slowed to an average of 4.2% expansion between 2010 and 2015.
Due to being an archipelago, very few rail lines exist on Mbamigi. The main forms of human transport are ferry and airplane.
MBATRANS is the nation ferry service. It was established in 1937 by the merger and nationalization of 22 existing private ferry services after a financial crisis threatened to bankrupt over half of the ferry services between the islands.
Mbamigi Airlines was established in 1942 by a merger between two private aviation companies. Mbamigi Airlines and MBATRANS jointly operate an air and sea cargo shipping arm, known as Mbamigi National Cargo Company.
While several nuclear and fossil fuel power plants exist, more than 70% of Mbamigian energy comes from renewable resources. Several smaller islands have solar farms, and between many of the islands, vast off-shore wind farms operate.
There have been concerns on recent years, as some feel that wind farms interfere with natural fish and bird migratory patterns. While the farms have been kept away from traditional fishing waters, many fishermen feel that they block access to certain waters.
Science and technology
Since the establishment of Zage Technology in 1978, the Mbamigi Islands have been a powerhouse of technological inovation. Zage has become one of the biggest consumer and business technology companies on Sahar.
A combination of government incentives, low taxes, and a highly educated workforce has made Mbamigi (especially the area around Goguzembembel, Island of Mbamigi, earning it the nickname "Silicon Island") attractive to foreign tech firms.
Tourism became a major part of the Mbamigian economy when resorts were first established on 'Age and Mbamigi Islands. The forst resort, Nngebui Bay was established in 1762 as a playground for Dhwerian nobles. By the time of Mbamigian independence in 1922, tourism accounted for 52% of the archipelago's economy.
The two main urban centers in Mbamigi are its capital and largest city Ndoone 'Age on 'Age Island and Goguzemembel, the country's second largest city and technological center located on Mbamigi Island.
About 80% of the nation's population live between these two urban centers.
The Mbamigian diet traditionally includes an abundance of seafood.