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Vestrim

Vestrim
Vestrim Orthographic.png
Area32,888,655 km2 (12,698,381 sq mi)
Population530,648,555
ReligionsAlydianism, Trúathi, Derwyedd
DemonymVestric
Countries11 countries
Dependencies5 dependencies
LanguagesList of languages
Time zonesUTC−11 to UTC-3
Largest citiesList of urban areas

Vestrim is the northern continent of the New World, situated in Aeia's Northern Hemisphere and almost totally in the Western Hemisphere. It is bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Opal Ocean, on the south by the Columbian Sea, and on the west by the North Jade Ocean; Rennekka lies to the south.

Vestrim covers an area of about 32,888,655 square kilometers (12,698,381 square miles). Vestrim is the second largest continent by area, following Catai and the fourth by population after Catai, Majula, and Asura. In 2013, its population was estimated at nearly 530 million people in 11 independent states, or about 7.5% of the world's population, if nearby islands (most notably the Columbian) are included.

Vestrim was reached by its first human populations during the last glacial period, via crossing the Columbian land bridge from Renekka approximately 40,000 to 17,000 years ago. The so-called Paleo-Vestric period is taken to have lasted until about 10,000 years ago (the beginning of the Archaic period). The Classic stage spans roughly the 6th to 13th centuries. The Pre-Vestriña era ended in 1499, with the beginning of the transatlantic migrations—the arrival of Asuran settlers during the Age of Discovery and the Early Modern period. Present-day cultural and ethnic patterns reflect interactions between Asuran colonists, indigenous peoples, Majulan-Arabekhi slaves and their descendants.

Etymology

Anonymous 19th century painting of Alfonso Vestriña.

There have been many names for the continent of Vestrim over the years, with most early depictions of the continent naming it the "New World" or "Terra Nova". As knowledge of the continent grew, however, and in-depth surveys of the continent's geography began to be carried out maps began to write "Vestriña was here" or "Vestriña's land" after Alfonso Vestriña, a Veleazan explorer noted for his detailed analyses of the continent. Over time this became simply Vestrin, or Vestrim depending on publications. Gradually the use of "Vestrin" died out to the more prominent "Vestrim".

Extent

The Aeian Community formally recognizes "Vestrim" as comprising four areas: Eastern Vestrim, Western Vestrim, Mesaíovestriña, and The Columbian. This has been formally defined by the AC Statistics Division. East Vestrim is generally defined as east of the Vestric Commonwealth borders, where the climate is generally more continental and distinct from the more humid and sub-tropical climate of West Vestrim.

Mesaíovestriña, also referred to as Middle-Vestrim, encompasses the Columbian Sea regions of the Vestric Commonwealth and New Velacruz.

The Columbian region is commonly defined by the islands that inhabit the Columbian Sea, typically further than the continental shelf of the mainland.

Countries, territories, and dependencies

Flag Country or territory Area
(km2)
Population Capital
Gyldenport Gyldenport n/a 5,801,973 Gyldenport City
Template:Country data tir Lhaeraidd Caer Dyf (tir Lhaeraidd) n/a n/a n/a
Isolaprugna Isolaprugna 10,293 3,102,000 Costapunente
Liberimery Liberimery n/a 20,003,385 Grand Sachem
Meithtalamh Meithtalamh n/a 42,586,964 Carlow
Motsvara Motsvara 824,196 29,312,963 Större
New Velacruz New Velacruz 523,185 42,981,000 Quittapahilla
Nordhurlant Nordhurlant 236,976 1,164,300 Jakālesamān
Ovandera Ovandera 820,743 115,640,000 Vanner
Mascylla Tainoa (Mascylla) 3,104 1,135,000 Abaqey
Torcello (Ardaima) n/a n/a n/a
Utamucanee Utamucanee 604,527 8,796,438 Calusa
UVSS Vestric Commonwealth 988,535.84 210,014,793 Costa d'Oro
Zamoros Zamoros n/a 21,035,683 Tehauntepec

History