Protectorate of Elborra
|Official languages||Caticeze-English, Elborran|
|Ethnic groups||Iobarayi, Cadairian, Elborran, Zamastanian|
|Government||Protectorate Commonwealth Republic|
• Iobaray Empire
• Protectorate of Zamastan
|268,021 km2 (103,483 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2020 estimate
• Per capita
The Protectorate of Elborra, most commonly known as Elborra, is a archipelagic nation in the Coalition of Crown Albatross located on the continent of Adula, with maritime borders with Cadair and Iobaray. The country's varied topography and sharp mountain peaks, including the Southern Elborra Alps, owe much to tectonic uplift and volcanic eruptions. Elborra's capital city and most populous city is Hapsoneau, named after the first President of Zamastan, Tomias Hapson. The country is a protectorate of Zamastan, with the country holding significant economic, military, and cultural ties in the island nation stemming back to the Parabocan War and the World War.
Owing to their remoteness, the islands of Elborra were the last large habitable lands to be settled by humans. Between about 1280 and 1350, Adulans began to settle in the islands and then developed a distinctive culture. In 1840, representatives of Iobaray and Elborran chiefs signed the Treaty of Mitangi, which declared Iobarayi sovereignty over the islands. In 1841, Elborra became a colony within the Iobaray Empire, and in 1907 it became a dominion. However, in the wake of a communist revolt in Iobaray and an economic collapse in 1943, with significant help from Zamastan during the World War, it became a protectorate of Zamastan in 1953. Today, the majority of Elborra's population of 6.5 million is of Adulan descent; the indigenous Elborran are the largest minority, followed by Ausianans and Samson Islanders. Reflecting this, Elborra's culture is mainly derived from native and early Iobarayi settlers, with recent broadening arising from increased immigration. The official languages are English, Elborran, and Elborran Sign Language, with English being dominant.
A developed country, Elborra ranks highly in international comparisons, particularly in education, protection of civil liberties, government transparency, and economic freedom. It underwent major economic changes during the 1980s, which transformed it from a protectionist to a liberalised free-trade economy. The service sector dominates the national economy, followed by the industrial sector, and agriculture; international tourism is a significant source of revenue. Nationally, legislative authority is vested in an elected, unicameral Parliament, while executive political power is exercised by the Cabinet, led by the President, currently Jaques Ryan. The President of Zamastan, however, is the country's official administrator and is represented by a governor-general, currently Claire Rausch. Elborra is a member of the Coalition of Crown Albatross and the Coalition Trade Organization.