Alharu

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Alharu
Location of Alharu on Eurth.png
Area32,400,000 km2 (12,500,000 sq mi)
DemonymAlharun
CountriesList of countries in Alharu
LanguagesList of languages
Time zonesUTC-8 to UTC-2
Largest citiesBogd Gioro, Maurotopia, Ferrefaaierhafen, Grootwaterflakte

Alharu is a continent of Eurth, situated close to the continents of Argis, Thalassa and Aurelia, with which it shares a land border. 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-world region, with an average GDP per capita of less than $25,000.

Etymology

The first people to arrive in Alharu are likely the Azano-Marenesian explorers. It is unknown how they called this land, since the scarce textual sources have not been translated.

The name Alharu is the Sahrabic word for "hot" or "warm place". This is a reference to the warm temperatures in the tropical and desert regions. It is believed that Sahrabic traders visited the continent in the classical period. They were the first Europans to bring back stories about Alharu. And so their name for the continent was used in later descriptions and maps.

One alternative and controversial theory claims that the continent was actually named after the Soluk explorer Álvaro or Al-Bar. (1239-1287).[citation needed]

A single written source from Orioni describes how in 1028 the explorer Esra Tabor (c. 993-1042) sailed east and arrived in a place he called Iruk’i.[citation needed] Linguists doubt this description, since it likely just originated from the generic description iruk’i merēti (Oharic: faraway land).

Countries

Alharu is home to a diverse group of countries and regions.

Arms Flag Country Area
(km²)
Population Year Capital
Coat of arms of Cashar.png Cashar Cashar 512,764 22,412,566 2020 Pavat
Liyana's symbol.png Esonice Esonice 354,835 33,753,193 2018 Maimedo
No coats of arms.svg Eulycea Eulycea 210,677 5,300,000 $year Brisa
Coat of arms fulgistan.png Fulgistan Fulgistan 352,840 32,000,000 2018 Bogd Gioro
HemahatCOA.png Flag of Hemahat.png Hemahat 293,700 29,159,251 2019 Khewet
No coats of arms.svg Kertosono Kertosono 287,907 28,395,261 2020 Ngawi
No coats of arms.svg Kharai Kharai 213,000 30,000,000 2020 Si Khinpūn
Seal Mauridiviah1.png Mauridiviah Mauridiviah 425,000 34,600,000 2018 Maurotopia
RhavanSeal3.png Rhava Rhava 240,000 39,000,000 2019 Rhavapura
Coat of arms of San Castellino.png San Castellino San Castellino $area 19,530,000 2013 Gazallenoa
Coat of arms of Variota.png Variota Variota 380,970 41,910,000 2020 Ferrefaaierhafen
No coats of arms.svg Verde 23,262 10,009,200 2020 Porto Verde