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Largonia
— Province of Dorvik —
Province Flag
Flag of Largonia
Country Dorvik
Capital Schwarzenbüren
Government
- Oberpräsident
- Governing party
- Legislature


SNP
Provincial Diet
Population 19,931,611
Area 157,200 km²

Largonia (Dundorfian: Layern) is one of the five provinces of Dorvik. Largonia is located to the south of Kordusia, west of Miktar, east of Dorvan and southeast of Westmark. Largonia is one of the smaller provinces of the Dorvish state, ranking third behind Kordusia (the largest) and Miktar (the second largest). Largonia has a population roughly of 20 million according to the last census taken by the Department of Population Information and Research of the Dorvish Ministry of the Interior. Largonia is home to a sizeable portion of immigrants due to its close proximity with Aloria and Kirlawa.

Largonia's provincial capital is Schwarzenbüren named after the Black Mountain Chain that splits Miktar and Largonia. Largonia is home to vast forests closer towards the Black Mountain Chain while coastal Largonia is known for its sandy beaches during the summer months of Dorvik. Wolfsfeld forest, the largest forest in Dorvik is in Largonia and takes up roughly 60% of all land in Largonia, Wolfsfeld is managed by the State Forestry Commission and the Largonian Ministry of Environment and Tourism.

Largonia's economy is primarily based around the influx of land trade from Aloria and Kirlawa while mining remains a large part on the Black Mountain Chain. Forestry, hunting and mining all remain a huge economic power within Largonia though Sigmund Portner attempted to bring more heavy industry to the region in the late 3400's to early 3500's but the regional culture kept it from gaining a massive foothold in the region. Tourism remains a prominent secondary source of income for the Largonian economy with the Black Mountain Chains and skiing remaining popular, though not as popular as ski resorts in the Kordusian portion of the Black Mountain Chain, it is a sizable portion of the Largonian income.

Geography and climateEdit

Largonia alongside Miktar has a much more moderate climate due to being far more southern then the rest of the Dorvish provinces. Southern Largonia remains a popular vacation and tourist attraction for both foreigners and Dorvish citizens alike. Southern Largonia is known for its sandy beaches and resort areas during the summer which remain a prominent secondary source of income for the province itself.

Largonia is covered primarily (cited at roughly 60%) in forests belong to the continuous Wolfsfeld forest. Prominently splitting Miktar and Largonia are the Black Mountain Chain which run from Schwarzburg in Rutania to Haldor and the Augustushafen.

HistoryEdit

Government and politicsEdit

The Province of Largonia is led by the Largonian Provincial Diet (Dundorfian:) and the the head of state appointed Oberpräsident, which as of the November 4045 elections is Magnus Schirlitz of the Social Nationalist Party. Largonia is little different from the rest of the Dorvish provinces who all have a similar makeup and composition aside from regional differences.

Largonia is made up of 10 Stadtkreis (Luthorian: city districts) and 21 Landkreis (Luthorian: rural districts) for a total of 31 Kreis (Luthorian: districts) these each contribute 3 representatives to the Largonian Provincial Diet as well as 3 deputies each to the State Council. The capital Schwarzenbüren contributes 10 total to both the provincial diet as well as the State Council. Politically, Largonia tends to be a conservative bastion, notably for the Social Nationalist Party and the Free Conservative Party.

The Largonian Provincial Government is made up of the following ministries, these ministries mirror their state counter-parts: Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Finance, Economy and Technology, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Tourism and Ministry of Trade and Economic Development.

Demographics and cultureEdit

Largonia is considered to be 79% Dorvish, 10% Dundorfian and 10% assorted foreigners with the largest being Hulstrian expatriates who fled the fall of the Hulstria with the rise of the Gao-Showa people. Largonia also has a large transitional population due to the border between Largonia and Aloria and Kirlawa.

Culturally the Largonia's are foresters and hunters, this has been a huge part of the Largonian culture and has served as a mainstay for the Largonian people economically. Largonian's tend to be much more "hardy" then others as they are known survivalist. The Dorvish Lion and the concept of the Dorvish Lion comes from Largonia, the Grand Duke of Largonia Remismund the Lion had kept several lions in his ducal palace something that he captured while on tour of Dorvish Majatra and it is said that when a peasants revolt broke out the lions defended the Grand Duke and the ducal palace. This has become apart of both Dorvish and local Largonian folklore.

EconomyEdit

Largonia's economy is primarily based around the influx of land trade from Aloria and Kirlawa while mining remains a large part on the Black Mountain Chain. Forestry, hunting and mining all remain a huge economic power within Largonia though Sigmund Portner attempted to bring more heavy industry to the region in the late 3400's to early 3500's but the regional culture kept it from gaining a massive foothold in the region. Tourism remains a prominent secondary source of income for the Largonian economy with the Black Mountain Chains and skiing remaining popular, though not as popular as ski resorts in the Kordusian portion of the Black Mountain Chain, it is a sizable portion of the Largonian income.

Grenzmark is home to a large facility that is used by the State Customs Administration and the Grenzschutzpolizei of the Dorvish Police in order to protect the Dorvish-Alorian border. This is a huge financial market as import-export fees are paid here and Grenzmark has developed a town around it which has many hotels, restaurants and is home to a large airport for trade. Located in the southern portion of the country, Grenzmark makes up a large portion of the border area.

Notable events, people and placesEdit

EventsEdit

PeopleEdit

PlacesEdit

  • Weißenburg - Zitadelle, originally Zitadelle was built as a fortress to protect the Grand Duchy of Largonia against Alorian invasion eventually the fortress became home to the von Salzer-Neuhäusser family which occupies it till this day.
Cities of Dorvik
City of Haldor (Konigsburg)Capital Haldor (Boroughs: Central District, Wasse am Kas, Betzen, Eppen, Arenheim, Waiberndorf, Schrichenstein, Schlene-Treseheim)
20px Kordusia Vilnau (Provincial Capital) - Hauzenwald - Kordaw - Schrudehofen - Bad Innsnau
Flag of Largonia Layern Schwarzenbüren (Provincial Capital) - Lenebach - Schlandseruck - Weinsedorf - Zitadelle - Alsburg - Großengeismar - Saalfeld - Grenzmark
Flag of Miktar Miktar Königheim (Provincial Capital) - Frostenbruck - Kriesefels - Oppenbruck - Ussendorf - Ashausen - Osterschau - Ostmark
Flag of Mothar Westmark Küssingen (Provincial Capital) - Dargun - Lissenfeld - Trelin - Bad Anskreis
Flag of Dorvan Dorvan Vinisk (Provincial Capital) - Fairfax - Medestein - Ransestadt - Königsstadt - Weißenrath

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