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The State of Adzhatia (Adzhatic (Cyrillic and Latin both accepted): Aџач Валтеціʀ / Adźać Valteciŕ) is a democratic republic on the island of Valya in the Barents Sea, north of Russia (Kola peninsula) and north east of Norway. Originally the island was solely inhabited by a Finno-Ugric people close to Finns and Karelians, but during and after the second world war almost the entire people of the Adzhatians were transported to the island, where they mingled with the indigenous inhabitants. In 1950 Valya became known as the Adzhatian Autonomous Socialistic Soviet Republic. In 1990 and 1991 Adzhatia became independent, but it was only after 2004-2006 that the country became more democratic.

Most Adzhatians favour the idea of their country becoming a member of the EU and NATO, but this seems unlikely to happen any time soon. In 2022, Russian naval fregates imposed a blockade of Adzhatian trade routes to blackmail the Adzhatian government into adopting a more pro-Russian foreign policy.

Area: 77.618 km2
Inhabitants: 735,071 (est. 1/1/2023)
Density: 9.47 inh/km2
City top five (with inhabitants):
  ▪ Aśtinok (138,234)
  ▪ Kercei (97,244)
  ▪ Kosegińdrăt (74,934)
  ▪ Ćŭŕdveź (72,818)
  ▪ Huśte (34,018)
Languages: Adzhatic (which has official Cyrillic and Latin alphabets), Finn-Ugric dialects (unofficial)
Religions: Adzhatian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox (97%)
Universities: Technical University of Pruteilăć (founded in 1955), Adzhatian State University (2011)
Official holidays: 14 June ('Dawn of Democracy')
National anthem: "Аса, zŏ zварош нош Аџаціча" / "Asa, dzŏ dzvaroś noś Adźacića", lyrics and music by Aliksandre Baśvahei (*1968), adopted in 2011.

Official name: Aџач Валтеціʀ / Adźać Valteciŕ ('State of Adzhatia')
Form of government: parliamentary republic
Independence: 1990 (recognised in 1991)
Capital: Ashtinok
Administrative division: twelve districts
Head of state: president Astrid Kŭćma (since 8 October 2022)
Parliament: Dume (160 members, 45 of whom are elected every four year through regional representation by single transferable vote, while the other 115 members are elected by proportional representation every four years - but not necessarily at the same time as the 45 regional members)
Political parties: Secializdźiś (socialists), Bloc-Ħĭnzei (Party of Ereh Ħĭnzei), Adźać Valteźiś Ŏdźa Demokradźiś (A.V.Ŏ.D.; liberaldemocrats), Ĕrobaće-Adźaće Partića (ĔAP; left-liberal, pro-EU), Năve Komunistiće Partića (N.K.P.; New Communist Party), Dzalităm Partića (DZ-P; ecologist), Trŏśtan Frentciŕ (TF; conservative, populist), Partića Demokratićai Adźaciai (P.D.A.; conservative, Christian)
Head of government: Ŕanije Erijeź (f, since 12 September 2017)
Minister of foreign affairs: Feliks Balakśin (since 12 September 2017)

Member of FICTS: 2008-2011, subsequently a member of FICT: since 25 June 2011
Member of other organisations: (among others) United Nations, Nordic Council (both 2004)
Ambassador to FICT: Mr Saŭĺ Cħvĕŕiśek (since 1 October 2017)
Diplomatic relations with FICT member states:
  ▪ Harrawi: Mr Ăŕseń Kirćuk (since 1 April 2022; based in Nairobi, Kenya)
  ▪ Īle de Romanhe: Mr Saśśa Avcihei (since 1 October 2021)
  ▪ Kaupelan: Mr Grigeŕ Vladimirskie (since 1 October 2021)
  ▪ Kronenburg: Ms Ĺŭdmiĺĺe Brăćtħuńek (since 1 April 2021)
  ▪ Republic of MAS: Mr Ăŕseń Kirćuk (since 1 April 2022; based in Nairobi, Kenya)
  ▪ New Courland: Mr Maðias Ova (since 1 April 2022; based in Porto de Mata, Yutyrama)
  ▪ Tarmorya: Ms Elene Maććok-Verðićvei (since 1 October 2021; based in Divis, Voskia)
  ▪ Voskia: Ms Elene Maććok-Verðićvei (since 1 October 2021)
  ▪ Yukland: Ms Svetlane Oðŭrma (since 1 October 2020)
  ▪ Yutyrama: Mr Maðias Ova (since 1 April 2022)

Highest mountain: Demokraciaisa Verkciŕ (1396 m)
Longest river: Taiś
Climate: ET (Tundra)
Av. temperature in January and July: -15°C, 10°C
Av. quantity of rain: 750 mm a year
Time zone: UTC+2

GDP: $10,388.61 million = $14,133 per capita (2022)
Currency: 1 Adzhatian Peka (AZP) = €0.07
Inflation: 9.22 (2022)
Unemployment: 10.5% (2022)
Working population: agriculture: 16.1% ; industry 46.1% ; services 37.8%
Export: chemical products, refrigerators, fish
Import: oil, technological products, cars, provisions, raw materials
Main partners: Russia, Norway, Yukland, Iceland, European Union, United States, Canada
Main businesses: Śŏdźak (whale processing), Kosegińdrădze Produkciaś (blast furnaces), Miheĺśŭńze Jan (refrigerators)

Main newspapers: Śaizeźiś Jadeća ('The Voice of the People', cyrillic; 1950), Adźaciaisa Prăvda ('Newspaper of Adzhatia', Cyrillic and Latin; 1992), Kerceze Prăvda ('Newspaper of Kercei', mostly latin + English edition for foreigners; 2006)
Main television channels:
Internet extension: .aj
Car code: ADZ

(in) Harrawi
(in) Īle de Romanhe
(in) Kaupelan
(in) Kronenburg
(in) the Republic of MAS
(in) New Courland
(in) Tarmorya
(in) Voskia
(in) Yukland
(in) Yutyrama
Хараві, ењ Хараві
Румањан Саʀціʀ, оп Румањані Саруіш
Каупелан, ењ Каупелаѳі
Кроненбурк ењ Кроненбуркі
МАС Республікча, ењ МАС Республікаіса
Нăве Кўʀзіча, ењ Нăве Кўʀзіаіса
Тармеріе, ењ Тармеріаі
Вушкіе, ењ Вушкіаі
Јукландіе, ењ Јукландіаі
Јутірама, ењ Јутірамуі
Ħaravi, eń Ħaravi
Rumańan Saŕciŕ, op Rumańani Saruiś
Kaupelan, eń Kaupelaši
Kronenburk, eń Kronenburki
MAS Respublikća, eń MAS Respublikaisa
Năve Kŭŕzića, eń Năve Kŭŕziaisa
Tarmerie, eń Tarmeriai
Vuśkie, eń Vuśkiai
Juklandie, eń Juklandiai
Jutirama, eń Jutiramui