Zian located in Zamastan
|Capital and largest city||Tofino|
|Province||October 28, 1804|
|• Governor||Clinton Juniper (GLP)|
Zian is an Administrative District (Province) of Zamastan. Its largest city is Tofino, though it technically operates as its own district because it houses the Federal Government of Zamastan, the Zian Presidential Mansion and the residence of the President of Zamastan, as well as the home of the legislative branch: the Congressional Hall. Arinals, then, would be considered the largest city governed independently within the district of Zian. More than 82% of the population lives in the Tofino-Arinals Metropolitan Area, with the rest of the state being dominated by wilderness and terrain too difficult to develop. Other major cities include Kelowna, Delta, Nanaimo, Wingerton, Kamloops, Vernon, and Tirzah. Zian is defined by its coastline along the Olympic Ocean and the namesake mountain ranges which feature peaks such as Grouse Mountain and Mount Qira, with former being the highest mountain in the country. Nature areas like mountainous parks offer hiking and biking trails, as well as campgrounds.
Zian has major importance to the formation and history of Zamastan. The Catica First Nations have a history spanning more than 10,000 years, with colonial history beginning in the early 1600s until the War of Independence began in Zian. In the early 19th century, Zian's development of its coastal industrial region gave it incomparable advantages over other regions of the west coast and built its political and cultural ascendancy.
Zian is a leading lumber producer; its rugged surface is rich in stands of fir, hemlock, ponderosa pine, white pine, spruce, larch, and cedar. Zian is the nation's largest producer of apples, hops, pears, red raspberries, spearmint oil, and sweet cherries, and ranks high in the production of apricots, asparagus, dry edible peas, grapes, lentils, peppermint oil, and potatoes. Livestock and livestock products make important contributions to total farm revenue, and the commercial fishing of salmon, halibut, and bottomfish makes a significant contribution to the state's economy. Zian also has the largest wine production sector in the country. Manufacturing industries in Zian include aircraft and missiles, shipbuilding, and other transportation equipment, food processing, metals and metal products, chemicals, and machinery. Zian has more than a thousand dams, including the Grand Union Dam, built for a variety of purposes including irrigation, power, flood control, and water storage.
Zian is one of the wealthiest and most socially liberal provinces in the country. The state consistently ranks among the best for life expectancy and low unemployment. Along with Jade, Zian was one of the first to legalize medicinal and recreational cannabis, was among the first provinces to legalize same-sex marriage, doing so in 1978 (four years before it became nationally legalized), and was one of only four provinces to have been providing legal abortions on request.
The 2020 census recorded a population of 62,523,000, making Zian the second-most-populous province after Pahl. More than 82% of the population lives in the Tofino-Arinals Metropolitan Area, with the rest of the state being sparsely populated as it is dominated by wilderness and terrain too difficult to develop.
See also: Cities in Zian province
More than 82% of the province's population (roughly 51 million) lives in the Tofino-Arinals Metropolitan Area. The largest city in the province is Tofino, followed by Arinals, Kelowna, Delta, and Nanaimo. Other major cities include Wingerton, Kamloops, Vernon, Tirzah, Elkford, and Sutton.
The largest denomination by number of adherents according to the 2020 census was Christianity with around 44.6 percent of the population practicing. Around 82% of those were members of the Church of Zian. Irreligion (atheist, agnostic, and so on.) comes next with 44.1 percent; Sikhism with 4.7 percent; Buddhism with 2.1 percent; Islam with 1.8 percent; and Hinduism with 1.1 percent.
|% (1990)||% (2000)||% (2020)|
|No religious affiliation||30.0%||35.1%||44.1%|
The Government of Zian embodies the governmental structure of the Province of Zian as established by the Zian Provincial Constitution. It is composed of three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. The governor is the province's chief executive and is assisted by the lieutenant governor. Both are elected on the same ticket. Additional elected officers include the attorney general and the comptroller. The secretary of state, formerly an elected officer, is currently appointed by the governor.
The Zian Provincial Legislature is bicameral and consists of the Provincial Senate and the Provincial Assembly. The provincial assembly consists of 150 members, while the provincial senate varies in its number of members. The legislature is empowered to make laws, subject to the governor's power to veto a bill. However, the veto may be overridden by the legislature if there is a two-thirds majority in favor of overriding in each house. The highest court of appeal in the Unified Court System is the Court of Appeals whereas the primary felony trial court is the District Court (or the Supreme Court). The Provincial Supreme Court also acts as the intermediate appellate court for many cases, and the local courts handle a variety of other matters including small claims, traffic ticket cases, and local zoning matters, and are the starting point for all criminal cases.
The province is divided into districts, cities, towns, and villages, all of which are municipal corporations with respect to their own governments, as well as various corporate entities that serve single purposes that are also local governments, such as school districts, fire districts, and provincial public-benefit corporations, frequently known as authorities or development corporations. Each municipal corporation is granted varying home rule powers as provided by the Zian Provincial Constitution.
Zian is represented by 8 senators and 52 congressional districts in Congressional Hall.