New Ulster

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Republic of New Ulster

Poblacht na hUladh Nua (Irish)
Flag of New Ulster
Flag
National Symbol (Harp) of New Ulster
National Symbol (Harp)
Anthem: Amhrán na Lonnaitheoirí
Location of New Ulster, with its claimed territory in the Antarctic shaded
Location of New Ulster, with its claimed territory in the Antarctic shaded
Capital
and largest city
Calford
43°24'S 71°14'W
Official languageIrish
Demonym(s)Uladh Nuach (Irish)

Nuach (Irish, Informal)

New Ulsterite (English, Unofficial)
GovernmentUnitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic
Population
• Estimate
Increase 3,280,905
CurrencyPunt Uladh Nuach (New Ulster Pound) (£) (PUN)
Time zoneCLT-04:00 (CUN)
Driving sideright
Calling code+33
ISO 3166 codeUN
Internet TLD.un

New Ulster (Irish: Uladh Nua (IPA: /əlˠə nˠuə/) [uh-luh NOO-uh]), officially the Republic of New Ulster (Irish: Poblacht na hUladh Nua), is a country located in the Western Ocean on Lenara Island. It consists of the southeastern portion of the island, and borders the country of Lenara to the north and Lignareix to the west. New Ulster is about 2,500 kilometres (1,500 mi) north of Antarctica and 4,500 kilometres (2,500 mi) west-southwest of Impala Island. The Nuach Mountains dominate the nation's topography as the primary mountain range and owe their existence to volcanic and tectonic activity. Located coastally on the slopes of the range, the capital city, Calford, is the main centre of economic activity in the country.

Geography

Geography summary here

Claimed by the government but not officially recognized by the majority of UN members, the New Ulster Antarctic Province consists of portions of the Antarctic continent between longitudes 74°30'W and 26°W. There are a number of bases and research stations in the territory, including the settlement of Toraigh Nua (New Tory), which has around 100 permanent residents.

Köppen climate map of New Ulster

Climate

The climate of New Ulster is largely oceanic (Köppen: Cfb) in the east, cold semi-arid (Köppen: BSk) in the northwest, and subarctic (Köppen: Dfc) and warm-summer continental in the south. Mountainous areas experience a tundra climate (Köppen: ET). On the east coast, average temperatures range from 9 °C (48 °F) in Southfort to 14 °C (58 °F) in Toraigh. The wettest part of the country is in the northeast, east of the Tory Cliffs, centred around the town itself. The driest is west of the mountains around Reeballagh. Snow is common in the mountainous regions of the country, as well as in the south and northwest. Although coastal areas north of Calafort rarely experience snowfall, it is possible for light snow to fall between May and August.



Economy

While in the past the nation's economy was heavily dependent on fishing and agriculture, it has been largely service-based and considered highly developed since its transition into industrialization in the early 20th century.

Infrastructure

Transport

Main article: Transport in New Ulster

Being a relatively small country, the transport infrastructure of New Ulster is limited, but the systems that do exist are generally well-funded and operated. The country's roadways and signs are maintained to the Caighdeán Bóithre Uladh Nua, the national standard for road transport devices. Road traffic is on the right in New Ulster, following a switch in the 1920s with attempts to distance itself from the rule and traditions of the Lincoln Empire. In rail transport, a passenger rail line has operated between Tory, Calford and Southfort since the 1950s, and as of a 2007 realignment and upgrade it has been electrified and has operated at speeds of up to 150 km/h. Calford-Thomas de Bhaldraithe International Airport (Irish: Aerfort Idirnáisiúnta Calafort-Tomás de Bhaldraithe) is the main airport and only international airport in the country, and serves virtually the entire population. The airport frequently services flights to Kuala Pasir, Jayakang, and Kitoyo, as well as other domestic and international locations.