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Location of Asteria Superior (dark green).
(7,746,270 sq mi)
|Countries and territories|| Cassier|
Imagua and the Assimas
|Nominal GDP||$8.751 trillion|
|GDP per capita||$26,958|
|Time zones||UTC+8 - UTC+13|
|Capital cities|| Nouvelle-Rayenne|
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.
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.
Status of the Arucian
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||Parliamentary republic|
|Chervolesia||Volosovo||73,491,200||2,368,684 km2||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||Cuanstad||1,306,505||TBD||Edmondo Privitera||Douglas Egnell||Parliamentary republic|
|Lorcania||Calderdon||46,571,281||1,740,856 km2||Presidential republic|
|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|