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The Kingdom of Kaupelan (Kaupelanese: Liraidahen Kaupèlan) is an archipelago in the Banda Sea between Indonesia and Australia. The name Kaupèlan comes from the ancient name of the island of Kiwangar, Raja Kaopalan, which means "King's Nutmeg Trees" in Old Kaupelanese, and through Portuguese Caupelã.

PEOPLE
Area: 8,906 km2
Inhabitants: 4,188,000 (2020)
Density: 455 inh/km2
City top five (with inhabitants):
  ▪ Purikali (1,320,000)
  ▪ Irnik (402,000)
  ▪ Bandajaya (290,000)
  ▪ Masar (170,000)
  ▪ Jalabara (164,000)
Languages: Kaupelanese and English (both official); Wisanyo, Haimarata, Palayanga and Terong (Kaupelanese dialects); Taumelan, Waimahui, Forti (Portuguese dialect); Kelo and Paro (Suduk dialects); Moinate, Hakerehe and Atawodo.
Religions: Christianity (majority); Islam
Universities: Royal University of Purikali, Uniwersiti Santamaria, Uniwersiti Bandajaya, Uniwersiti Haima Jalabar, Uniwersiti Masar, Uniwersiti Santakèrus, Uniwersiti Palimaata, Akademi Yasaina Masar, Uniwersiti Islam Kautaira (private), Uniwersiti Katolik Purikali (private)
Official holidays: 14 April (King's Day), 23 June (Independence Day), 24 July (Ancestors' Day), 16 December (Victory Day)
National anthem: "Nuhu Nina Kibèrkat" (Blessed Mother Land), music written by Mengian Larat in 1943 and lyrics by Kawi Nagarsarya in 1958
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POLITICS
Official name: Liraidahen Kaupèlan ('Kingdom of Kaupelan')
Form of government: Constitutional Monarchy
Independence: 1960
Capital: Purikali
Administrative division:
Head of state: King Kira II Wasahi Sunu Wuru Kamak Purajaya (since 2009)
Parliament: unicameral parliament ('Haimauman') with 100 senators ('awayuni')
Political parties: Parti Tana (pro-Western Christian monarchists), Parti Haima (centre-leftist, socialist, Catholic), Parti Majuwe (centrist, liberal, secular), Parti Werweru (centrist, conservative, republican), Parti Muktiye Raun (socialist, secular, environmentalist)
Head of government: Ms Lawin Peng (since 2021)
Minister of foreign affairs: Ms Manwela Tambarsarya

FOREIGN RELATIONS
Member of FICTS: 2006 - 2011; subsequently a member of FICT: since 25 June 2011
Member of other organisations: (among others) UN, ASEAN, UIEMB
Ambassador to FICT: Mr Alwisyu Tanwahu (since 20 December 2016)
Diplomatic relations with FICT member states:
  ▪ Adzhatia: Ms. Lagasami Tanumanik (based in Moscow, Russia)
  ▪ Harrawi: Mr. Herasak Nuson (based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
  ▪ Île de Romanhe: Mr Dennis Kawi Nuhukala (based in Pretoria, South Africa)
  ▪ Kronenburg: Mr. Yafet Suhuratu
  ▪ Republic of MAS: Mr. Mengian Lisboa (based in New Delhi, India)
  ▪ New Courland: Ms. Marina Wikinauk (based in Mexico City, Mexico)
  ▪ Tarmorya: Mr Agus Kawisitra (based in Cairo, Egypt)
  ▪ Voskia: Mr Kawi Sumbahi (based in Rome, Italy)
  ▪ Yukland: Mr Farid Tanuhamu (based in Berlin, Germany)
  ▪ Yutyrama: Ms Yabidi Sumbulau (based in Brasilia, Brazil)


GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Highest mountain: Gipahu (2587 m)
Longest river: Mambaki
Climate: tropical
Av. temperature in January and July: 27°C 24°C
Av. quantity of rain: 1830 mm
Time zone: UTC+9

ECONOMY
GDP: $77,924 million = $18,474 per capita (2021)
Currency: Kaupelanese Huwa (KAH), divided in 100 Hiyatu
Inflation:
Unemployment: 8.1% (2021)
Working population: agriculture 2.8% ; industry 24.3% ; services 61.8%
Export: IT and electronic goods; manufactured goods, ships and ship repair; automotive products; petroleum products; industrialized food; re-exported products.
Import: components; consumer goods; raw materials; food; vehicles; machinery
Main partners: China, Indonesia, Japan, USA, EU, India
Main businesses: ABAN Awali Banda; Waitepuri; Camargo Correa; Elek Kom (electronics); Libaru (house & construction); Wall Mart; Petro (gas station); Raja Car (vehicle dealer); Ratna Banda (supermarket), Hati Melan Burger (sea fast-food); Haimart (convenience store); Kautel - Kaupelanese Telecom (telephone & post/state-owned), RTK - Redyu na Telwijun Kaupèlan (TV/state-owned); Kabumala TV, Daranet (internet); Bangku Kredit Kaupèlan (BKK); ICBC; BNP Paribas; Tokyo-Mitsubishi; Bank of China; JPMorgan Chase Bank; Bangku Tana; Bank Arafura; Bank of Kiwangar; Kalangong (shipbuilding); Watera/Darapali (auto); Tasiyaing (ICT); Suzuki Powertrain; HP; Siemens; Unilever; Sony; Niha (seafood); TNE (auto); Valeo; Panasonic; Samsung; Yawakim (circuit boards); Wade (garments); Kurudau (spices & food); Watimahi (beer); Kaupec - Kaupelanese Petroleum Comp (extraction & refinery/state-owned); BP; SEK - Sakti Elektèrik Kaupèlan (state-owned); Wailikau - Waili & Wayari Kaupèlan (state-owned); MKA - Makuwa Kaupelanese Airlines; KAIPAC Liners (ship cargo); Kumpaniya Yalawasi Kiwangar (railways & subway), Tri Air (budget airline)

MEDIA
Main newspapers: Bandanese Post; Watulis Kaupelan; Ngiye; Tana; Kiwangar Post; Bantau Hubi; Palayanga; Kabar Bandajaya; Islam Post; Purikali ni Waidau; Leranye Wisanyo; Terong
Main television channels: Channel 1 (RTK/National), Channel 2 (RTK/Regional), Channel 3 (Kabumala)
Website: http://www.kaupelan.net/
Internet extension: .ka
Car code:

NAMES OF OTHER FICT MEMBERS IN KAUPELANESE
Adzhatia
Harrawi
Île de Romanhe
Kronenburg
the Republic of MAS
New Courland
Tarmorya
Voskia
Yukland
Yutyrama
Ajatya
Harawi
Ildèromani
Kronènbuk
Ripabèlik MAS
Nyukurlan
Tarmorya
Woskya
Yuklan
Itirama