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Divine Realm of Roqoo

Roqoon jumalallinen alue
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Motto: Aamu on iltaa viisaampi
"The morning is wiser than the evening"
Anthem: Rakas isanmaa
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Map of Roqoo
Capital
  • Bellamy (cultural, de facto)
  • Nime (de jure)
Largest cityNime
Official languages Roquanian
Recognised national languagesAnglish
Recognised regional languagesMārenai
Ethnic groups
  • 84.5% Roquan
  • 15.5% Mārenai
Religion
Solleu Livot
Demonym(s)
  • Roquan
  • Roquanian
GovernmentUnitary theocratic elective monarchy
• Candar
Jalo Hanninen
• Kansleri
Eliina Makkara
LegislatureHurskaat
Area
• Land
345,761 km2 (133,499 sq mi) (area = 345,761 square kilometres (133,499 sq mi))
Population
• 2021 estimate
9,897,654
• Density
2/km2 (5.2/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2021 estimate
• Total
196.3 billion
• Per capita
19,843
Gini (2019)30.2
medium
HDI (2018).761
high
CurrencyRoquan paino (₹)
Time zoneUTCUTC +3
Date formatDD-MMM-YY
Driving sideright
Internet TLD.ro

Roqoo, formally the Divine Realm of Roqoo (Roquanian: Roqoon jumalallinen alue), is a sovereign island nation spanning the central part of Kiteton Island (Roquanian: Kitetoninsaari), the largest island in Marenesia. Bounded by the Strait of Sicani (Roquanian: Sikoonin salmi) to the north and the Bight of Mārenai (Roquanian: Mārenaien lahti) to the south. A rather geographically isolated nation, Roqoo only shares maritime borders; to the north across the Strait of Sicani with the Divine Republic of the Holy Catholic Empire and to the south with the Dominion of Kōri-Chi and Workers' Republic of Mevraq beyond the Bight of Mārenai.

The population of over 9.8 million live predominantly in urban areas on the lowland of northern and southern coasts centered around the major population centers of Nime, Ivalo, and Anselm. The nation's largest city, Nime, is located on northern coast, a precious nature resource and center of tourism benefiting from its proximity to the larger nations of Marenesia. The primary port and largest city, Nime, is the de facto capital of the nation and houses many of the key organism of government and international embassies. The cultural and de jure capital, Bellamy, is home to the nation's largest temple and epicenter of the national religion, Solleu Livot and the official residence of the Candar, Valtion Palace.

The territory of that became Roqoo has been inhabited for over 1,500 years by the native Mārenai, with Europan refugees arriving towards the end of the ??th century. Over the next several centuries the cultures of the Europan and Mārenai peoples began to converge through a mutual respect of the environment and faith in higher powers. Today, Roqoo is a unitary theocractic elective monarchy ruled by the religious head of state Candar, Jalo Hanninen. --> While the nation is divided into four primary administrative regions, all are governed by the central government through appointed calibops (Anglish: bishop) whom form the majority of the legislative organ, the Hurskaat (lit. pious ones).

Roqoo is a developing nation with a high-income economy. Citizens enjoy universal health care and rank high in quality of life and life expectancy. Roqoo has historically remained isolated from major global affairs but has expanded relations externally in recent years, maintaining positive relations and hosting a number of diplomatic missions from many countries across Eurth.

Etymology

(WIP)

Geography

-Totaling over 345,600 square kilometers (133,499 sq mi), Roqoo is the largest country on Kiteton Island, the largest island in Marenesia. Roqoo is naturally divided into three parts: the northern coastal plain, inner spine of highland plateaus, and southern coastal plain where over half of population resides. The inner highlands, referred to as the Kansan plateau (Kansankatto, lit. "roof of the people"), is sparsely populated and protected by an extensive system of national parks. Three valleys, the Lantinen, Syoto, and Jarvi (listed west to east), abbreviate the central plateau and have provided natural passage between the two coastal regions for centuries. The Jarvi valley (Roquanian: Jarvien laakso) is a lowland region running almost directly north-south that splits the central plateaus of Kiteton into eastern and western sections. Often considered the eastern extent of the nation, the southern end of the Jarvi valley opens onto the largest swath of uninterrupted coastal plain in Roqoo, in which the major city of Anselm is located.    

The largest river in Roqoo, the Kymi (Roquanian: Kymijoki, lit. "wide river"), flows from the Nuabodante Mountains, discharging into the Antargis Ocean at the western city of Ivalo. The river delineates a third of the nation's western border and is a major source of industry and tourism in western Roqoo.

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Climate

Fauna and flora

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History

Government and Politics

The government of the Divine Realm of Roqoo primarily functions similar to that of an absolute monarchy, with absolute powers granted to the sovereign. In Roqoo, the sovereign, or head of state, holds the title of Candar, a term borrowed from that of the historic leader of the state Solleu Livot religion. The Candar is elected by a council of Livoti elders for a lifetime appointment. Administrative and legislative functions of the government are largely handled through the Hurskaat (lit. pious ones), a commission of five appointed individuals, all of whom are primate leaders of the Solleu Livot faith. The Hurskaat consists of the Kansleri and four additional kirkkoherra appointed by the Candar to five-year terms.


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Religion

Culture

Calendar

The Roquanian calendar is a solar calendar used in Roqoo. The original Roquanian calendar is one of the oldest documents maintained in the Canfre Vaults and has received little revision since its inception. A a solar calendar consisting of 365 days divided into eleven 30-day months and five 7-day festival weeks.

The customary date format is two write day followed by the two- or three-letter abbreviation depicting the month or festival week, followed by two digit year [DD/MMM/YY]]. This format was adopted to clarify differences in dates of the national calendar versus those of the international standard calendar of Eurth.

The Roquan calendar was established by Solleu Livot kirkkoherra, Radana, several hundred years ago as a means to track the mild climate of Roqoo and align Livoti rituals and traditional festivals with that of the Roquanian government.

Months and Festivals

Name Type Celebration Notes Season
Sato alku Festival week Start of harvest Celebrated between Kavun and Lira; marks end of the mid-year celebrations Summer/Autumn)
Jahula kausi Festival week Celebration of seasons Celebrated between Heva and Avara Autumn
Lidi Religious holiday Holiest day of the year Celebrated on the 16th day of Renna; only non-festival week holiday in Roqoo Autumn
Tolva kala Festival week Winter festival Celebrated between Sellun and Raavi Winter
Juhla Niilo Festival week Celebration commemorating Niilo, founding father of modern Roqoo Celebrated immediately between Bellon and Taava; mid-Spring Spring
Sventa Festival week Mid-year holiday celebrating end of wet, Spring season and start of 3 month-long mid-year celebrations Celebrated last week of the calendar year; immediately between Nellus and Tova. Summer
  • 1. Tova [Tov]
  • 2. Kavun [Kav]
  • Sato alku [SA]
  • 3. Lira [Lir]
  • 4. Heva [Hev]
  • Jahula kausi [JK]
  • 5. Avara [Ava]
  • 6. Renna [Ren]
    • Lidi [Lidi]
  • 7. Sellun [Sel]
  • Talva kala [TK]
  • 8. Raavi [Raa]
  • 9. Bellon [Bel]
  • Juhla Niilo [JN]
  • 10. Taava [Taa]
  • 11. Nellus [Nel]
  • Sventa [SV]