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Republic of Timarbia
and largest city
Cuirpthean (administrative, commercial and educational)
|Recognised national languages||Atrescan (Spoken in some major cities)|
|Recognised regional languages||Gheiravic|
|Government||Unitary semi-presidential republic|
• Prime Minister
• 2017 census
|GDP (PPP)||2017 estimate|
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2017 estimate|
• Per capita
|Gini (2017)|| 35.8|
|HDI (2017)|| 0.683|
|Currency||Timarbi Istur (TIS)|
|Time zone||UTC-1 (Western Arabekhi Time)|
Timarbia (Timarbi: ܬܡܥܪܒܐ Timmaʿrbā, Cuirpthean: Tiomarbha), officially the Republic of Timarbia, is a country situated on the northern coast of the continent of Arabekh, and is the northernmost country on the continent's mainland. Timarbia is bordered by Aramas to the east and Hafar to the south, as well as the Green Sea to the west and the Opal Ocean to the north. Timarbia is the nth largest nation in Arabekh with a total area of (tba) square kilometers (tba sq mi), and has a population of roughly 11 million people. The capital and most populous city of the nation, Minnara, is located at the mouth of the Berdan river, which flows north from the Abjad mountains in the south, and defines the border with Aramas.
Timarbia is home to a long and complex history that dates back to ancient times, when the first Lisanic people entered the region from the south. Southern Timarbia is harsh and mountainous, containing the western half of the Abjad mountains, and these early people, known as the Tamnic, built their cities between the towering peaks of the Abjad and Galma ranges. Early Tamnic kingdoms stretched along the coast of northern Arabekh, and dominated the region for several centuries, until the arrival of the Thamarics. The ancestors of the modern Timarbi people, the Thamarics drove out the Tamnic people and founded the Thamaric League, a mercantile alliance of smaller kingdoms that together dominated trade in the region. The League would eventually be defeated and conquered by the Fiorentine Empire, and spent 600 years under the rule of Asuran kings, until the collapse of the empire in 492 CE. Throughout the medieval period, Timarbia would be subjected to the rule of foreign kings from neighboring Hafar and far flung Sifhar, as well as several centuries as an independent and united kingdom. The kingdom's independence would once again come to an end in 1843 with the nation's colonization by the Kingdom of Cuirpthe, and it would fall into Atrescan hands in 1886, before finally achieving independence in 1906.
Since 1983, Timarbia has been engaged in a civil war with the separatist (tba) in the west of the nation. The region, historically distinct from the east and housing a primarily (religion tba) population, as opposed to the primarily Navdarist east, has sought greater autonomy and, as of 2004, independence from Timarbia. Fighting has calmed down in recent years, though active conflict still continues in various regions across the nation. The province of (tba) in southern Timarbia is also home to an insurgent movement, with ties to rebels in southern Aramas that seek independence as a (religion tba)ist state in the area.
Timarbia is officially a unitary semi-presidential republic, but in practice, has functioned as a dictatorship since 2003, when the current president, Eliya Yonan, took power in the interest of bringing stability to the nation. Yonan, while officially possessing no political power as the President, has exercised great influence within the Timarbi government and has taken advantage of the lack of presidential term limits to remain in power. Timarbia has shown evidence of rampant corruption and election rigging since Yonan took power, while the Prime Minister, currently Aphrem Khano, the position that officially holds all executive power, is believed to be selected before elections even take place.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture