Map of Riyana
and largest city
|Recognised regional languages||Merish (Mereland)
|Government||Unitary parliamentary republic|
|-||Early civilizations||c. 3000 BCE|
|-||Great Ekuosian War occupation||1940|
108,495 sq mi
|GDP (nominal)||2015 estimate|
|Currency||Forian acre (Ⲙ) (FAA)|
|Time zone||Forian Standard Time (SCT+0)|
|Date format||yyyy-mm-dd (NA)|
|Drives on the||left|
Riyana (Riyan: //), officially the Riyan Republic, is a unitary parliamentary sovereign state in Soltenna. It is located between Lake Soltenna and the Amiyant Sea, within the relatively flat plains of the Central Basin. Riyana directly borders Hyuy En, Kadya and Qonklaks and shares maritime borders with Liosol to the north and Xynderland and (Zaizung) to the south.
Within its 281,001 square kilometres (108,495 sq mi) of land, Riyana has a population of 77 million, which is Soltenna's 4th and world's 13th largest, 14 million of which live in the capital Cuama and its neighboring cities of Greater Cuama Area. The large majority of them are Riyans in addition to smaller populations of Nguon and Merish people.
Much of the country revolves around the Acre and Cuama River, collectively dubbed the Central Rivers. The river valley has been known to be a cradle of civilization where ancient kingdoms such as the First Dynasty of Acre and the Wa Dynasty – found to be dated back to as far as the 4th millennium BCE – originate. Rietic peoples also originate from this river valley. Due to its strategic location and high agricultural output Riyana has seen many individual kingdoms ruling the region with some attempting to conquer the river valley as a whole. In the 19th century the lands that comprise modern-day Riyana were finally unified under the rule of (nameson).
With a nominal GDP of $1.6 trillion (2015), Riyana's economy is characterized by its technology companies, large military industry and in recent years, proliferation of Riyan startups. (Rennela) – located north of the capital Cuama – has been dubbed Silicon Bridge as the city hosts headquarters of many high-tech Riyan companies. Riyana is a member of Fordas and the Soltennan Council.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
Riyana relies heavily on renewable energy to provide power to its homes and businesses. As of 2013, 79% of electricity was generated via hydroelectric, wind and solar power. This is largely part of a plan set out by Riyana in 2002, which aimed to have Riyana non-reliant upon fossil fuels for its electricity by 2016. So far, it has been very successful. The Riyan government is now also talking about shutting down nuclear power plants, which make up another 14% of electricity production, in favour of building more renewable energy sources.
Science and technology
Tourism is a large trade in many parts of Riyana which receive lots of tourism, such as the capital city Cuáma. Tourism is common from other countries in Soltenna, however Riyana also receives many international tourists.
Riyan is the main language spoken in Central and Eastern Riyana, especially in and around the capital, Cuáma. Standard Riyan is based on the speech of the Cuáman higher classes and it differs quite considerably from the dialect spoken by many young or lower class people in the Cuáma region.
Riyana has an overall life expectancy of 83 (82 for males, and 84 for females).
The main religion followed by the population of Riyana is Anadism, making up 53% of the population. The remaining population follow either Iovism, other Anadic religions such as Menism, other world religions, or not following a religion at all (agnostic or atheistic).
|| Template:Country data Hyuy En •
Hyuy En • Liosol • Lake Soltenna
|Xynderland • Amiyant Sea|