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Asteria Superior

Asteria Superior
Astérie Supérieure
Astèria Superior
Asteria Superiore
Asterika Verkhnyaya
Seiriceá Móra
Ästeria Överlägsen
Asteria Superior orthographic projection.png
Location of Asteria Superior (dark green).
Area20,062,748 km²
(7,746,270 sq mi)
Population324,611,244
Density16.18/km²
Countries and territories Cassier
Chervolesia
Duquesne
Eldmark
 Imagua and the Assimas
 Lorcania
 Marirana
Nuxica
Nominal GDP$8.751 trillion
GDP per capita$26,958
Time zonesUTC+8 - UTC+13
Capital cities Nouvelle-Rayenne
Volosovo
Marquette
Hammarvik
Imagua and the Assimas Cuanstad
Lorcania Calderdon
Marirana Aquinas
Nuxica City

Asteria Superior is a continent located entirely in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres of Kylaris. The vast continent is bounded by the bustling Vehemens Ocean to the west, the frigid Florian Ocean to the north, the extensive Lumine Ocean to the east, and the smaller Arucian Sea to the south, which separates the continent from its closest neighbour, Asteria Inferior.

The continent is second only to Coius in land area, covering 20,062,748 square kilometres. Though a highly populated continent, home to a population of over 324 million, it has a relatively low population density for its size. Climate on the continent is markedly variant, with continental biomes ranging from frozen tundra in the north to tropical rainforests in the south.

Though continually inhabited following transcontinental migrations approximately 40,000 to 17,000 years ago, the continent was only encountered by Eucleans and Coians in the late 1400s, leading to it and its neighbour, Asteria Inferior, being dubbed 'the New World'. The ensuing transvehemenic migration and colonisation has markedly impacted Asteria Superior, the modern population of which reflects interactions between Euclean colonists, indigenous peoples, Bahian slaves and their descendants.

In the modern period, the continent is divided into nine sovereign states (more if the nearby Arucian is considered), four of which are members of the AFDC. The Republic of Cassier is the largest country on the continent, spanning 9,405,868 square kilometres, though Nuxica is the most populous, with a population of 77,895,231, 24% of the continents total.

Etymology

Alongside Asteria Inferior, the continental name Asteria is derived from the name of Hashim ibn Ashtar, a Badawiyan explorer in the service of the Crown of Caldia, who is lauded with having first chartered the Asterias, opening the continents up to Euclean colonisation. His Solarianised name of Assim Asteris therefore gave rise to the name Asteria. The northern continent, being the larger and more widely populated of the two, was christened with the Solarian suffix Superior, indicating its greater size.

History

Pre-Asteris period

Colonial period

Modern period

Geography

Regions

Status of the Arucian

Politics

List of states and territories

Name Capital Population Area Head of State Head of Government Government type
Cassier Nouvelle-Rayenne 39,689,032 9,405,868 km2
Jean Tremblay
Parliamentary republic
Chervolesia Volosovo 73,491,200 2,368,684 km2
Zinoviy Kudryashov
Council republic
Duquesne Marquette 12,000,000 510,917 km2 Marques Swen Charles Douchel Parliamentary republic
Eldmark Hammarvik 20,000,000 1,614,037 km2 Thyri I Örjan Rehn Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
 Imagua and the Assimas Imagua and the Assimas Cuanstad 1,306,505 TBD Edmondo Privitera Douglas Egnell Parliamentary republic
 Lorcania Lorcania Calderdon 46,571,281 1,740,856 km2
Cormac Ó Néill
Presidential republic
 Marirana Marirana Aquinas 55,455,700 1,494,868 km2 Lorenzo Occhetto Amadeo Tajani Semi-presidential republic
Nuxica Nuxica City 77,895,231 2,705,741 km2 Zacarías Figueroa Florencio Resende Semi-presidential republic