|Area||32,400,000 km2 (12,500,000 sq mi)|
|Countries||List of countries in Alharu|
|Languages||List of languages|
|Time zones||UTC-8 to UTC-2|
|Largest cities||Bogd 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.
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).
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. Linguists doubt this description, since it likely just originated from the generic description iruk’i merēti (Oharic: faraway land).
Alharu is home to a diverse group of countries and regions.
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