Landeda (Province)

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Landeda located in Zamastan
Landeda located in Zamastan
Largest cityLandeda
ProvinceNovember 28, 1883
 • GovernorMarcus Sommerson Jr. (BCP)
 • Total8,257,660

Landeda is a province of Zamastan located in the Cantalle region, bordered to the west by Verdesia, to the north by Pahl, and to the east by Tregueux. The capital is Elmhill and the largest city is Landeda, with other notable cities being Sandsea, Sunlam, and Leeswell. The province has a population of 8.3 million, making it the fourth-least populous in the country.

Landeda's population, agricultural products, abundance of oil and natural gas, and southern Landeda's medical and technology corridors have contributed to its growing and diversifying economy. Landeda is considered to be one of the most business friendly provinces. The province's principal agricultural products include seafood (it is the biggest producer of crawfish in the world, supplying approximately 90%), cotton, soybeans, cattle, sugarcane, poultry and eggs, dairy products, and rice. Among its energy and other industries, chemical products, petroleum and coal products, processed foods, transportation equipment, and paper products have contributed to a significant portion of the province's GSP. Tourism and gaming are also important elements in the economy, especially in Greater Landeda City.

Based on national averages, Landeda frequently ranks low in terms of health, education, development, and high in measures of poverty. In 2018, Landeda was ranked as the least healthy province in the country, with high levels of drug-related deaths and excessive alcohol consumption, while it has had the highest homicide rate in the country.

Much of the province's lands were formed from sediment washed down the Addle River, leaving enormous deltas and vast areas of coastal marsh and swamp. These contain a rich southern biota; typical examples include birds such as ibises and egrets. There are also many species of tree frogs, and fish such as sturgeon and paddlefish. In more elevated areas, fire is a natural process in the landscape and has produced extensive areas of longleaf pine forest and wet savannas. These support an exceptionally large number of plant species, including many species of terrestrial orchids and carnivorous plants. Despite its natural diversity, Landeda is the only province other than Gangkou which does not have national parks.