Photograph of Eurth, taken during the EOS munar mission in 1973
(92955902 mi; 1.00000102 AU)
|6371.0 km (3958.8 mi)|
|510072000 km2 (196940000 sq mi)|
|Volume||1.08321×1012 km3 (2.59876×1011 cu mi)|
|Mass||5.97237×1024 kg (1.31668×1025 lb)|
|5.514 g/cm3 (0.1992 lb/cu in)|
|9.807 m/s2 (1 g; 32.18 ft/s2)|
|11.186 km/s (40270 km/h; 25020 mph)|
|1 atm (100 kPa)|
Eurth, also known as Earth (Anglish), Alemi (Oharic), or Aerta (Alemannisch), is the fourth planet from the Sun. It is the only heavenly body in the cosmos known to accommodate life. There are eight million types of animals and plants in the Wurld. Eight million different solutions to staying alive. Scientific analysis and radiometric determination have concluded that Eurth developed over 4 billion years ago. The Eurth rotates around the Sun in 365 and ¼ days, a period commonly accepted as Eurth year. The seasons are formed by the inclination of the rotational axis in the direction of the orbital surface.
The Mun is an astronomical body that orbits planet Eurth. It is Eurth's only stable natural satellite. The gravitational relation between Eurth and the Mun has many effects: it causes oceanic tides, stabilisation of the planetary axis, and gradual reduction of Eurth's spin. Eurth is the most solid planet in the Sunnar System, and the largest of the Eurrestrial planets.
The wurld contains a large variety of nations where the people speak many languages, such as Anglish, Laimiaic, Fragran, Adapton Aromance, Suverin, Oharic, and Iverican. They also speak thousands of other languages. According to the latest census data, the Eurth is home to about 5 billion human beings.
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Etymology
- 3 Geography
- 4 History
- 5 Politics
- 6 Sunnar System
- 7 Notes
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The current Anglish word Eurth evolved from an earlier variant of Early Anglish or Old Alemmanisch. The earliest sources mention Erda, Eorðe or Jörð as a translation of Gaia in Occidental Arhoman, and Erta or Eltus in East-Arhoman. In this context, it refers to the ground or dry soil in contrast to the wet sea. In Oharic the word Alemi translates to “wurld.”
In earlier centuries, the name “Europa” was sometimes used interchangeably to refer to the entire planet. However, it only encompasses the northeastern landmass. This was a symptom of old Eurocentric arrogance. As a response to this Eurocentrism, in the 19th century the labels of “Old Wurld” and “New Wurld” were introduced.[a]
Eurth has an approximate total land area of 131,750,000 km2 (50,870,000 sq mi). The remaining 74.17% is covered by water. The land is divided into seven continents. A continent is one of several very large landmasses of the wurld. Identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, we commonly regard up to seven regions as continents. Ordered alphabetically, these continents are: Alharu, Antargis, Argis, Aurelia, Europa, Marenesia and Thalassa. The three continental landmasses of Alharu, Argis and Aurelia are also called the New Wurld. In contrast, Europa is called the Old Wurld.
|Map of the Continents||Continent||Approx. total area|
|Alharu||32,400,000 km2 (12,500,000 sq mi)|
|Antargis||17,800,000 km2 (6,900,000 sq mi)|
|Argis||17,200,000 km2 (6,600,000 sq mi)|
|Aurelia||13,500,000 km2 (5,200,000 sq mi)|
|Europa||40,500,000 km2 (15,600,000 sq mi)|
|Marenesia||6,500,000 km2 (2,500,000 sq mi)|
|Thalassa||3,850,000 km2 (1,490,000 sq mi)|
- Alharu means “hot” in Sahrabic. The continent is located between Argis and Aurelia. Much of the Alharun coast was colonised, though parts of it did manage to resist and prosper under indigenous cultures, such as the southern highlands and the massive inland desert. Alharu can be classified as a second-wurld region, with an average GDP per capita of less than $25,000.
- Antargis means “opposite of Argis.” The continent encompasses the South Pole. Interestingly, a peninsula of the continent is warm enough to be inhabited year-round. The rest of the continent is divided among several powers, with a portion of it being an international zone where any state can build research facilities. Stationing military forces on the continent is prohibited by international treaty.
- Argis means “white” in Proto-Europan. It is the northernmost continent. Many states here are inspired by Europa and are populated by Aroman or Buranian cultures and ethnicities.
- Aurelia means “golden” in Occidental Arhoman. It lies south of Alharu. Though technically part of the Alharun continent, Aurelia developed quite differently. The continent is culturally diverse. It is a generally poor area.
- Europa means “land of the father” in Proto-Europan. It is the northeastern continent. Many states here are inspired by Afro-Eurasia and are populated by cultures and ethnicities of old-wurld origin. Europan nations colonised much of the Eurth. Nowadays, the weakened Europan states are seeking to regain their lost glory.
- Marenesia means “sea islands” in East-Arhoman. Its islands form the bridge between the old Europa and new wurld. Marenesia is very diverse, both culturally and politically.
- Thalassa means “sea” in Occidental Arhoman. It is home to many islands that fill the Oriental Ocean. It is home to islander cultures, who sailed their way across the islands from ancient Europa over Marenesia and across to Argis, Alharu and Aurelia.
Eurth is a blue planet. The presence of water on its surface is unique in the Sunnar System. The main bodies of water in the hydrosphere are the oceans. Ancient Aroma describes the existence of Seven Seas. Since the Elevation these are considered to be the seven oceanic bodies of water: Adisi Ocean, Adlantic Ocean (north and south), Antargic Ocean, Argic Ocean and Oriental Ocean (north and south). The deepest underwater location is the $Name Deep of the $Name Trench in the $Select Ocean, with a depth of $Number m ($Number ft). Minor seas include: Azure Sea, Canamo Sea, Dolch Sea, Kosscow Sea, Qingming Sea, Raga Sea, Sunset Sea, Verde Sea, Whanganui Sea, Ygros Sea.
The lithosphere is the solid part of the Eurth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle. It is made up of 19 tectonic plates that move and interact with each other in a process known as plate tectonics. These plates are around 125 kilometres (78 mi) thick and can be either oceanic or continental in nature. There are many tectonic plates, and their ages can vary. Some plates may have existed for billions of years, while others may have formed more recently. The major tectonic plates, listed from largest to smallest, include the Antarctic Plate, the Thallasan Plate, and the Arcton Plate.
There is no definitive answer whether some tectonic plates are "fast" or "slow" in their movement, as plate movement can vary depending on the specific location and circumstances. However, generally speaking, plates that are moving more quickly may be more likely to experience more frequent earthquakes, while plates that are moving more slowly may experience fewer earthquakes.
Subduction is a process that occurs when two tectonic plates collide, with one plate being either pushed down or overridden by the other. This process can lead to the formation of mountains, volcanoes, and earthquakes.
Wladimir Köppen introduced his climate classification in the early 20th century. The system forms the basis for climatic regionalisation and glubal modelling. His collaborators and successors later modified it. It is still used by researchers across a widespread range of disciplines. The Köppen climate classification divides the Eurth into five main climate groups. Each group is further divided by seasonal precipitation and temperature. The five main climate groups are A (tropical), B (dry), C (temperate), D (continental), and E (polar).
- The biggest desert. The Paran desert in central Alharu is the largest desert on Eurth.
- The warmest place. The highest natural temperature measured at ground level on Eurth is 52.9 °C at $location in $country.
- The coldest climate. The lowest natural temperature measured at ground level on Eurth is −87.9 °C at Simon Station in Antargis.
Certain fauna and flora thrive in certain regions due to the local climate, including temperature, precipitation, and humidity. These factors influence which plants and animals thrive and which do not. Understanding this link between climate and plant and animal life helps scientists and conservationists grasp the effects of climate change on ecosystems wurldwide.
Eurth's oceans, seas, and other saltwater bodies host marine habitats, which are home to a range of plant and animal life, including coral reefs, kelp forests, seagrass meadows, and more. These biomes are influenced by temperature, salinity, and nutrient levels, which vary based on location and depth. Coral reefs, for example, are found in shallow, warm waters and are home to coral, fish, and invertebrates. The deep sea is a cold, high-pressure, and low-light environment that supports adapted plant and animal life such as deep-water corals, sponges, and bioluminescent fish. Marine biomes are important for providing habitat and contributing to the global climate system, as well as supporting human activities like fishing, tourism, and pharmaceutical production.
Eurth is the home-wurld of Eumanity, the only known intelligent life in the Euniverse. The earliest eumanoids were the Europithecus afropensis. It appeared about two million years ago and, in several early migrations, it spread throughout southwestern Europa. This region includes such nations as Yuropa, Wajoka, Noble Nykia, Cabarria, and Afropa. It was likely the first euman species to live in a hunter-gatherer society and to control fire. An adaptive and successful species, Europithecus afropensis persisted for more than a million years. They gradually diverged into new species by around 500,000 years ago. Most notable was the Europithecus saharensis, which adapted to live in a savannah-like climate of that time in Abantium.
The history of Eurth has always been at the mercy of its geography. Mountains rise and fall in a cycle of creation and corrosion. Verdant valleys become dry deserts. Rivers flow and flood, or divert and dry up. With time, Eumanity learned to defeat these obstacles. People began to level mountains, terraced slopes with plants, and irrigated the deserts of Amutia or Alharu. Technology allowed the construction of ships to cross the seas, or giant metal birds to climb the skies. But one iceberg can sink the ship, sending a thousand travellers to the bottom of the Adlantic Ocean. And a single hurricane can destroy in one minute a city that took centuries to construct. When rains run too rare, then colossal cities are covered under the sands, as in once-mighty Memopotamia. Or when rain falls too generously, then trees grow to strangle societies, as in Azania. Generations of peoples establish a growing dominance over the Eurth, but their final fate is to become fossils under the fields.
This is a list of countries and dependent territories on Eurth, capital city, population, continent, and government type. The common consensus is that there are 121 countries on Eurth. Except for Antargis, every land area either belongs to or is claimed by one country or another. The list includes sovereign states, inhabited dependent territories and, in some cases, constituent countries of sovereign states. The population figures do not reflect the practice of countries that report significantly different populations of citizens domestically and overall.
Government type distinguishes between: Monarchy Republic Other
|Adaptus||Novumcastrum||224,540,000||Europa||Parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Advocatius||Victoires||37,400,000||Aurelia||Federal Parliamentary Republic|
|Ahrana||Moskovo||27,023,660||Argis||Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Diarchy|
|Bainbridge Islands||Honolulu||18,900,000||Europa||Constitutional Monarchy|
|Bashan Protectorate||En Gannim||8,146,286||Europa||Constitutional Monarchy|
|Bergenaria||Serenno||29,000,000||Europa||Federal parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Cabarria||Kanamar||26,650,000||Europa||Parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Cristina||Cristina||7,453,682||Europa||Parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Côte de Fourrure||Port au Sud||6,000,000||Aurelia||Military Stratocracy|
|Damak Var||Avantine||15,500,000||Europa||Presidential Republic|
|Dazhdinia||Gromųva||22,612,108||Argis||Federal parliamentary Republic|
|Eulycea||Brisa||5,300,000||Alharu||Unitary constitutional presidential Monarchy|
|Faramount||New Limone||33,800,000||Europa||Presidential Republic|
|Florentia||Montcharmin||$POPULATION||Alharu||Parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Fulgistan||Bogd Gioro||32,000,000||Alharu||Council Republic|
|Gaellicia||Penzance||28,542,321||Europa||Federal parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Greater Galicia||Porto D'Galo||18,344,760||Argis||Constitutional Republic|
|Gallambria||Bromwich||57,990,240||Marenesia||Parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Gotneska||Læniguëuíl||19,747,898||Argis||Parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Great Anglia||Godstone||109,734,597||Europa||Constitutional Monarchy|
|Great Xio||Pashae||8,800,000||Aurelia||Mixed Regimes|
|Haruspex||Chel de Yorn||119,733,589||Europa||Absolute Monarchy|
|Hinterlands||Nowhere City||38,000,000||Argis||Confederal Republic|
|Ide Jima||Darhan||152,400,000||Europa||Authoritarian Republic|
|Ionio||San Foca||26,768,932||Aurelia||Presidential Republic|
(Argis and Alharu)
|Constitutional Semi-Presidential Parliamentary Republic|
|Kertosono||Ngawi||28,395,261||Alharu||Parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Kharai||Si Khinpūn||30,000,000||Alharu||Presidential Republic|
|Llalta||Saint Christopher||3,136||Argis||Parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Louvier||Saint-Philippe||17,683,306||Aurelia||Parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Mevraq||Minafi Aleasifa||24,103,580||Marenesia||Council Republic|
|Nyantastan||Arkos||9,998,791||Argis||Federal parliamentary Republic|
|Orioni||O'polis||144,800,000||Europa||Parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Porto Greco||Paintaini||8,591,011||Alharu||Council Republic|
|Prymont||New Halsham||12,011,000||Argis||Presidential Republic|
|Republic of Dniester||Minsk||40,203,000||Argis||Presidential Republic|
|Rhodellia||Friedrichstadt||10,000,000||Aurelia||Parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Rohini||Vali||1,691,876||Thalassa||Parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Roqoo||Bellamy||9,897,654||Alharu||Unitary theocratic elective Monarchy|
|San Ba||Xiàmian||17,660,000||Europa||Presidential Republic|
|San Giorgio||Sabato||$POPULATION||Marenesia||Unitary Republic|
|San Jorge||Santa Isabel||$POPULATION||Marenesia||Council Republic|
|Sanctum Imperium Catholicum||Deopolis||23,001,900||Marenesia||Presidential Republic|
|Seylos||Selbourne||34,354,000||Argis||Parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Sunset Sea Islands||Sunset City||164,627,827||Thalassa||Provisional. All authority vested in a committee of the nation's military leaders for the duration of a state of emergency; constitutional provisions for government are suspended.|
|Suverina||Chişinău||111,815,000||Europa||Parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Tagmatium||Tagmatika||253,491,524||Europa||Parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
|Thransaltz||Stahall||45,295||Argis||Unitary semi-constitutional Monarchy under a direct democracy|
|Uppsund||Havsborg||25,825,764||Argis||Parliamentary constitutional Monarchy|
(Alharu and Argis)
|Volhynia||Prykarpattia||16,450,000||Argis||Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy|
|Yuropa||Centridge City||61,600,000||Europa||Constitutional Monarchy|
|Zharr||Kaldana City||$POPULATION||Europa||Semi-Autonomous Colonial Autocratic Monarchy|
- Bouenezenn island: Bouenezenn island is divided among the Aurivizht state of Bouenezenn, and the Ebrarian State of Insmerda, both of which claim full ownership over the island.
- Burkini and Rohini have both been described as satellite states of Orioni.
- Ceris: This island in the Adlantic Ocean is divided among several warring factions of the Sentist War.
- Cristina: The city of Cristina is regarded by the Mantellan government as its third constituent entity.
- Deltannia until 1959 was considered a puppet state of Volsci.
- Faramount: Government-in-exile: the People's Republic of Faramount.
- Hexanesa: A breakaway state that is unrecognized by Tagmatium.
- Mauridiviah: Several Madrian groups, the most famous of which being Triunforoh Triunfante, claim legitimate sovereignty over Mauridiviah, but they are not recognized by any nation.
- Kaseka: Although officially recognised as part of Seylos by Great Xio, the nation has made numerous attempts to coerce the city state and Seylos into returning it back to the Kingdom of Khao within the Xiohane. Great Xio has also not yet recognised Kaseka as part of the North Adlantic Union.
- Sentist State: No nation officially recognises it exist, despite its de-facto control over Yosmein, Ashein, and Dopraystein.
This is a list of historical sovereign states that once existed on Eurth, but have since been dissolved because of conflict, war, rebellion, annexation, or uprising.
|Aayan Empire||Ghobari Kailali, Vaddkewatta, Kailali||Monarchy in the Orient||100s BCE – to 50s CE|
|Ahranaian Empire||Vulga Supra, Moskova(o), Peterburi||Monarchy in Argis, later formed Ahrana||~500 BCE - 1553 CE|
|Andrean Empire||Adthens||Monarchy in the Occident, historic precursor the Aroman Empire||4th century BCE|
|Archaeminoan Empire||Kobyso, Banogana||Monarchy in Azania||$year - $year|
|Aroman Empire||Aroma||Monarchy in Occidental Europa||250 BCE - 296 CE|
|Babluqiya Sultanate||Taqdir||Monarchy in Amutia||13th - 16th centuries CE|
|Chulo Empire||Pa'pi||Thalassocracy in South Europa||5th century BCE - 2nd century CE|
|Federal Republic of Central Alharu||San Escobar||Country in Alharu||1812 - 1843|
|Hakkadian Empire||Dagbad||Monarchy in Memopotamia||5th - 14th centuries CE|
|Eternal Empire of Hémus||Mutina, Lilium, Venetia||Monarchy in Amutia||20 CE - 1180 CE|
|Hereskus Empire||$city||Monarchy in Azania||$years|
|Humyara Kingdom||Dhanaa||Monarchy in Azania, became a tributary state of Qubdi||c. 100 BCE - 520 CE|
|Labradoria||Eastminster, Rhodeport||Monarchy in Argis, later formed Delamaria||1704 - 1819|
|Lysian Columbia||Alberta||Colony in Argis, now part of Delamaria and Fravina||1778 - 1819|
|Medani Empire||Meda||Monarchy in Orioni||$year - 536 BC|
|Nassaua||Meyerville||Monarchy in Argis, annexed by Delamaria||1787 - 1852|
|Sacred Aroman Realm||$city||Monarchy in Amutia, defeated and dissolved by Nicolas I||$year - 1814|
|Shakyan Mandalas and princely states||Dvaraka||Monarchy in Europa||500s BCE - 500s CE|
|Skrovja||Ikary||Monarchy in Amutia||1377 - 1850|
|Thelarike||$city||Monarchy in Burania, split into Deltannia and Tal Shiar||500s - 1500s CE|
|United Confederation of Lower Alharu||$city||Country in Alharu||1742 - 1871|
|Xheng Empire||Xhengdu||Oriental monarchy, destroyed when Buranian nomads invaded and sacked the capital||$year - 1029 CE|
The Sunnar System is a collection of orbiting celestial bodies that are gravitionally bound to the Sun. The Sunnar System began its formation 4.6 Billion years ago as a result of the gravitational collapse of a large interstellar molecular cloud. The Sunnar System possesses numerous bodies, the largest beside the Sun being Satre having a mass over 480 times that of Eurth.
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The sun is the Sunnar system’s singular star, with its mass accounting for over 99% of that of the Sunnar system. Due to its massive size the core of the sun is hot and dense enough to sustain nuclear fusion, releasing enormous quantities of energy that is radiated out into space heating up the planets and other celestrial bodies in proximity. It is due to the sun that life exists on Eurth.
The planets of the Sunnar System are classified either as the Sunward planets and the Sunway planets, or organised into three groups: inner planets, middle planets, and outer planets. The distinction between the two classifications comes down to whether the planets of Paidios and Pluta are either major planets or dwarf planets within an astronomical community. Most of the scientific community acknowledge Paidios and Pluta as planets in their own right, as their local orbits have been largely cleared of asteroids, though the Dust Belt they are a part of remains. Thus, the 3 groups planetary model is used the most in scientific literature.
The 7 inner planets orbit the region from the Sun up to the Asteroid Belt. These planets orbit relatively close to the Sun and are rocky in composition made up of silicate mantles and metal cores. The asteroid belt occupies the orbit between Petrus and Andreus and Satre.. The sunward planets definition also covers the same planets.
- Hyperion is the closest planet to the Sun.
- Balder and its moon Nanna.
- Eurth and the Moon.
- Pertrus and Andreus, and their co-orbiting moon Paulus.
The four middle planets orbit the Sunnar region from the Asteroid Belt to the Dust Belt. The dust belt occupies the orbit between Thanatos and Paidios. The dust belt is a large circle of dust similar to the asteroid belt, consisting mostly of icy objects.. The Sunway definition also include Vanth with the middle planets.
- Satre, known since ancient times due to its expansive rings, and its moon Albus
- Diaphres and its moons Apollo, Nortia, Maris, and Artemis.
- Ether and its moon Thalassa.
- Thanatos, and its many minor moons such as Geras, Oizys, Moros, and Apate.
Finally, the three outer planets / dwarf planets orbit the Sunnar region from the Dust Belt to the outer reaches of the Sunnar System and is the most controversial classification of planets.
The Mun is a relatively large, terrestrial, planet-like natural satellite. The gravitational attraction between Eurth and its moon causes the ocean's tides. Some scientists believe the Moon may have dramatically affected the development of life by moderating the planet's climate. The name of the Moon varies in different cultures, being known variously as Muna in Arhoman, Moon in Anglish, Ayibi in Oharic. As of 2020, there were 704 operational, human-made satellites orbiting the planet. There are also inoperative satellites and over 9,000 pieces of tracked space debris. Eurth's largest artificial satellite is the EOS Space Station.
- OOC. This distinction solves the inconsistency of some older RP stories, published during the years when the community still resided in Europa (region).
- Updated world map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification (1 March 2007)
- Kingdom of Bainbridge Islands (5 May 2006)
- Overkingdom of Cabarria (21 January 2007)
- Glorious Dominion of Deltannia (5 November 2005)
- Government of Iverica (17 February 2021)
- National Comrades of Niederoestereich (21 March 2005)
- United Republic of Tamurin (27 October 2005)
- Doom of Ceris (31 October 2019)
- Sanar System 2021 December Contest (3 December 2021)