Dignania: A Look Inside



Geography --- People --- Government --- Economy --- Communications --- Transportation --- Military --- Transnational Issues


 Dignania [Country Flag of Dignania]
Northwestern Rokariyn Mountains near the border of Novoyoakes

 
The northern foothills of the Rokriyan Mountians

 
Flowers grown in the Central Valley


Delgamia & Dignania


 
Map created by Thomas Robinson


Dignania Geography

Map created by Matthew Cook

 
1. Solitude River 2. Pascal River 3. Kwijabo River
 4. Rivera el Barto 5. Rokariyn Mountains 6. Witzleben Mountains
7.  Ahmaden Bay
*The Triangle shapes are mountains; the bigger the triangles the taller the mountains.
 

Geography
The island of Delgamia
Map created by Gvido Petersons

Location: Northeastern Delgamia, east of Novoyoakes, northeast of Mestonia Park and north of the country Eastern Delgamia.

Area:
total: 971,250 sq mi
land: 647,500 sq mi
water: 323,750 sq mi

Area—comparative: almost 1½ times the size of Eastern Zartania

Land boundaries:
total: 850 mi
border countries: Novoyoakes 850 mi

Coastline: (under survey)

Maritime claims:
contiguous zone: 24 nm
continental shelf: to depth of exploitation
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate:
mainland: sub-tropical to temperate; mild winters and hot summers; Rokariyn Mountains in W block continental winds
archipelago: temperate to sub-tundra; cold winters and mild summers; seasonal winds affect temperatures

Terrain: mountains make up the western border; two mountainous arms extend from the west into Dignania and meet the sea; the northern arm is the Rokariyn Mountains and the southern arm is the Witzleben Mountains;  in between the mountainous arms is a flat soil rich land called the Central Valley.  The Central Valley was a prehistoric lake, which after several thousand years leveled the valley into a central plain covered with fertile soil.  There are also coastal plains and extinct volcanic islands

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Amu Darya -4 ft
highest point: Mt. Diablo 7,885 ft

Natural resources: natural gas, coal, copper, sulfur, lead, zinc, iron ore, marble, gems

Land use: (Before the war)
arable land: 36%
permanent crops: 10%
permanent pastures: 18%
forests and woodland: 7%
other: 29% (297 est.)

Irrigated land: 30,000 sq mi (297 est.)

Natural hazards: mild earthquakes occur in coastal areas and archipelago; flooding in coastal plains; volcanoes in upper archipelago; hurricanes

Environment:  current issues: soil erosion; soil degradation; future overgrazing; deforestation (much of the remaining forests are being cut down for fuel and building materials); overfishing
note: due to the civil war, wide spread destruction of wildlife and habitit and contamination of the land has occured.

Natural Wonders: In the Western Rokariyn Mountains near Mt. Diablo there are a series of underground caves. Throughout the centuries, geologic pressures and water have formed caves full of crystals.  Within these caves are thousands upon thousands of crystals and jewels of various colors and value; such as the Endicott gem
(a Dignanian jewel, which is a combination of blue and red colors) which is rare and expensive.
 

People

Population: 28,234,500 (January 299 est.)
note: future population estimates can not be determined due to the current civil war.  The high causality rates on both sides indicate that population is on the decline.  Besides combat deaths, decreases due to starvation, sickness, and flight aboard should lead to a smaller population base.

Population density: 43.6/mi²
note: due to two large armies in close proximity of each other in the Rokariyn mountains, population density will be incredibly large for those areas, but less dense in others as refugees vacate areas.

Age structure:
0-14 years: 26% (7,340,970)
15-64 years: 68% (19,199,460)
65 years and over: 6% (1,694,070) (January 299 est.)

Population growth rate: 2.11% (299 est.)
note: the population is in flux with no real way in determining growth rate until after the war.

(All population numbers below were recorded before the war and thus do not correspond to the current situation in Dignania because of the civil war.)

Birth rate: 13.8 births/1,000 population (298 est.)

Death rate: 10.4 deaths/1,000 population (298 est.)

Net migration rate: 8.14 migrant(s)/1,000 population (298 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 23.63 deaths/1,000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 69.82 years
male: 68.35 years
female: 71.29 years (298 est.)

Nationality:
noun: Dignanian(s)
adjective: Dignanian

Ethnic groups: Dignanian 89%, Novoyoakian 6%, Dritalu 5% (northern islands)

Religions: all religions allowed, personal choice (except Moun)

Languages: no official language, Standard English spoken by 90%, several island dialects

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 87.5%
male: 87.2%
female: 80% (297 est.)

Government

Country name:
conventional long form: Free Republic of Dignania (subject to change due to outcome of civil war)
conventional short form: Dignania
former: Republican Duchy of Dignania

Digraph/Trigraph: DI/DIG

Government type: transitional government/Civil War

National capital: Montpelier/Kasama
note: the UBD claim Montpelier as their capital, while the MLFLD claim Kasma as their capital.  The issue will be decided once the war is over.

Administrative divisions: no provinces, states, counties or any other governmental division.
note: provincial make-up pending outcome of current civil war

Independence: 21 February 299 (from FCLR control over Dignanian foreign affairs)

National holiday: to be determined following outcome of civil war

Constitution: none

Legal system: remnants of FCLR legal system remain; legal systems controlled by various factions

Suffrage: undetermined; previously universal

Executive branch: none
note: Formerly as part of the FCLR, a direct democracy, the people were the sole governmental institution in Dignania. Future executive branch pending outcome of current civil war.

Legislative branch: non-functioning as of February 23, 299

Judicial branch: non-functioning as of February 299, although there are local courts throughout the country controlled by various factions

Political parties and leaders: because of the civil war there is no political parties or elections.  The country is divided into two warring parties. The United Brotherhood of Dignania controlled by Oscar Valdez and Otho C. Ferrier control most of the country while the Moderate Front for the Liberation of Dignania controlled by Matthew Cook and Harrison Ford control the rest.

International organization participation: none, formerly part of the FCLR

Economy

Economy-overview: Dignania is a moderately wealthy country, highly dependent on farming, fishing, and livestock raising (cattle and pigs). Economic considerations have been of primary concern to the Dignanians during their period as a free republic within the FCLR. During the early years in the FCLR one-twelfth of the population was exiled from the country, with Eastern Zartania and Christiana sheltering a combined peak of more than 600,000 refugees. With the easing of restrictions on exiles by the FCLR, more people of Dignanian descent have been returning to their homeland. Gross domestic product has risen substantially over the past 8 years because of the growth of labor and capital and the easy flow of trade and transport. In the few years before the war, industrial output was increasing as more and more companies began to exploit Dignanian natural resources.

note: since the beginning of the civil war, Dignania's prewar economy has fallen apart as banks, businesses, capital, investments, etc have either disappeared or being used by the warring sides for the prosecution of the war.  Note also, numerical data is likely to be either unavailable or unreliable in the future as the civil war rages across the country.

GDP—composition by sector:
agriculture: 63%
industry: 15.5%
services: 21.5% (298)

Labor force(before Civil War)
total: 15 million
by occupation: agriculture and animal husbandry 58.8%, industry 16.2%, construction 6.3%, commerce 5.0%, services and other 13.7% (297 est.)

Unemployment rate: 13% (298 est.)
note:  due to the civil war the figures are no longer recorded

Budget:
revenues: $NA
expenditures: $NA, including capital expenditures of $NA
note: current civil war prevents budget development

Industries: small-scale production of textiles, soap, shoes, and fertilizer; natural gas, coal, and copper; farm equipment; small jewelry (Endicott gems); whale blubber; canning and food processing
note: most of the prewar industries no longer function as most men and equipment are being used by both sides to fight the civil war.

Agriculture: products: wheat, corn, fruits, lettuce, potatoes, tobacco, grapes, raisins, wine, other winter vegetables; sealion pelts; pork; beef and leather
note: because of the civil war most of the undamaged agriculture is used to feed the warring armies with none exported aboard.  The only possible exception is the export of illegal drugs by the UBD.

Exports:
total value: N/A pending outcome of civil war
commodities: fruits, hides and pelts, wheat, jewels, corn, canned goods, potatoes, wine, tobacco, iron ore and coal (not heavily exploited), farm equipment

partners: NA pending outcome of civil war

Imports:
total value: N/A pending outcome of civil war
commodities: petroleum products; most consumer goods; manufactured goods, arms, airplanes, chemical products, electronic

partners: N/A pending outcome of civil war

Debt—external: growing due to civil war

Currency: 1 dubloon (DD) = 160 coins

Communications

(below numbers reflect figures before the civil war)

Telephones: 23,231,200 (297 est.)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 36, FM 50, shortwave 3

Radios: 11.8 million (298 est.); note—about 86% of families own a radio

Television broadcast stations: 6

Televisions: 15,100,000 (297 est.)

Transportation

(below numbers reflect figures before the civil war)

Railways:
total: 26,157 mi

Highways:
total: 71,000 mi
paved: 42,793 mi
unpaved: 28,207 km (298 est.)

Ports and harbors:
Mainland: Kasama, Mermosillo, Demiéville, Mosul, Badme, Naka, Brokenburg, York Beach
Archipelago: N/A

Airports: 35 (297 est.)

Heliports: 7 (297 est.)

Military

Military branches: N/A
note: the military does not exist on a national basis; some elements of the former Army, Air and Air Defense Forces, National Guard, Border Guard Forces, National Police Force , and island militias still exist but have been incorporated in the the UBD and MLFLD armies.

Military manpower—military age: N/A years of age

Military manpower—availability:
males age 15-49: N/A

Military manpower—fit for military service:
males: N/A

Military manpower—reaching military age annually:
males: N/A

Military expenditures—percent of GDP: N/A%

Transnational Issues

Disputes—international: none

Illicit drugs: strictly prohibited under FCLR, now widely used among certain paramilitary groups especially in south


Last updated December 13, 299.
©1999 Matt Cook & Randy Young
Page created with the help of Randy Young.
This page is designed specifically as a spoof of the CIA Factbook, and should be viewed with such in mind.