About Voskia

The Republic of the Vosks and the Gurds ('Voskia' for short) is a republic in southern Europe, bordering the Italian region of Calabria by land and Albania and Greece by sea and centred around a deep passage between the Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea. In history the country was mostly part of other realms, most importantly the Kingdom of Two Sicilies and subsequently the Kingdom of Italy, until it became an independent kingdom in 1946. In 1993, a military coup was staged by colonel Pāvus Kezimidz and the royal family was sent into exile, after which the country became a republic. After Kezimidz's sudden death in 1996, democracy was quickly restored. The impact of the worldwide financial crisis that started in 2007, has been severe in Voskia.

PEOPLE
Area
: t.b.d.
Inhabitants
: 2,387,601 (1-1-2017)
Density: t.b.d.
Official holiday: 1 June (Independence 1946)
City top five (with inhabitants):
 ▪ Rāģidz (213,243)
 ▪ Divis (211,868)
 ▪ Dzāvuniģis (193,455)
 ▪ Kvēvuste (163,819)
 ▪ Turitg (138,799)
Languages: Voskian, Gurdian, Romansh (official), Italian, Greek, Albanian, etc.
Religion: Greek Orthodox (33%), Roman Catholic (32%), Islamist (26%)
Universities: Turitg (founded 1771), Kelvius (1824), Divis (1948) and MÓjmal (1960)

POLITICS
Official name: Dēmukraciā Voşkoded kē Karzgoded (Voskian), Republika a Vuşţu đi a Gyrdau (Gurdian), La Republica dals Vuostgs e dals Gurdais (Romansh)
Form of government: parliamentary republic
Capital: Divis
Administrative division: three regions (divided in sixteen provinces) and a residential district (Divis)
Head of state: president Başkim Arhali, since 19 February 2014
Parliament: unicameral parliament of 229 members called Bōvēa (Voskian), Kuvendi (Gurdian) and La Dieta (Romansh). Since 2010, there is an election threshold of 3%.
Main political parties:
K-ĢP (social democrats), PD (conservatives, republicans), V-ĢP (liberal-democrats), MV (centre-liberals), MS (monarchists), IP (Irtiazist Party, conservative), KP (communists), PA (agrarians), SSA (socialist agrarians)
Head of government: ms. Lušia Apavia (V-ĢP), since 15 April 2013
Minister of foreign affairs: mr. Hasan Ališka (PR╠), since 6 February 2014

FOREIGN RELATIONS
Member of FICT
: since 27 June 2012
Member of other organisations: (among others) United Nations, Council of Europe, Mediterranean Union, WHO, FAO, ILO, OECD, IMF, World Bank, AGL (associated)
Ambassador to FICT: ms. Pēneupē Vavauzīc, since 21 January 2013
Diplomatic relations with FICT member states:
 
Adzhatia: mr. Gyzim Zela, since 1 November 2012
 
▪ Amargo: mr. Avekus Tediurs, since 1 February 2014 (based in Beijing, China)
 
▪ Guelphia: mr. Pizus Busc, since 1 February 2009 (based in Canberra, Australia)
  ▪ Harrawi: mr. Bautasars Arpetuģiūz, since 1 June 2014 (based in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia)
  ╬le de Romanhe: mr. Markus Kuştātiģiūz, since 1 September 2012 (based in Antananarivo, Madag.)
 
Kaupelan: ms. Pēneupē Vavauzīc, since 21 January 2013
 
▪ Republic of MAS: mr. Markus Kuştātiģiūz, since 1 September 2012 (based in Antananarivo, Madag.)
  ▪ New Courland: mr. Kastryt Dreşej, since 1 October 2012 (based in Brasilia, Brazil)
 
▪ PannoniŰ: ms. Ēzinē Raģēvs, since 1 October 2015 (based in Bukarest, Romania)
 
Tarmorya: mr. Liōz Distefano, since 25 March 2013 (based in Algiers, Algeria)
 
Yukland: ms. Ģianniē Aştūģiuvs, since 1 September 2012
 
Yutyrama: mr. Kastryt Dreşej, since 1 October 2012 (based in Brasilia, Brazil)

ECONOMY
GDP
: $
32,882.11 million = $
13,772.03 per capita (2016)
Currency: 1 Krisis = 40 Petis. 1 Krisis = Ç0.61 (1-1-2016)
Inflation: 4.0% (2016 est.)
Unemployment: 9.2% (2016)
Working population: agriculture: 43.1%; industry: 25.2%; services: 31.7%
Export: fruits and vegetables, wine, dairy products, clothes and textile, metals and asphalt
Import: machinery, chemicals, alimentary products
Main partners: European Union, Turkey
Main businesses: VosTelecom (telecommunications), PēvAr (clothes and carpets)

Main newspapers: The Voskian Times,
EpēmŔdza ek Voşģioş, Voşkiko Loģuzvĕ, Botimi i MÓjmalse, Socialisti, Il Currier Quotidian

GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Highest mountain
: Arsēc (1877 m.)
Largest lake
: Lake of Ne­i
Longest river: Veše
Climate: mediterranean (Cs, according to K÷ppen)
Av. temperature in January and July: 5
░C, 25░C
Av. quantity of rain: 750 mm. a year

NAMES OF OTHER FICT-COUNTRIES IN VOSKIAN, GURDIAN AND ROMANSH
Adzhatia
Amargo
Guelphia
Harrawi
╬le de Romanhe
Kaupelan
Republic of MAS
New Courland
Pannonia
Tarmorya
Yukland
Yutyrama
Aģācia
Amargus
Gvēvia
Haravia
Rumaniko Nēzuzv
ĕ
Kavpelaz
Dēmukraciā tode MAS
Neē Kurōnia
Pannōnia
Tarmōģia
Yklandia
Ģiutirāma
Aģacie / Aģacja
AmÓrg / AmÓrgi
Velfie / Velfja
Harravý / Harravja

Işuli i Rumani
KÓpullan / KÓpullani
Republika a MAS
Kurlandie / Kurlandja a Rý
Panunie / Panunja
Tarmorie / Tarmorja
Yklandie / Yklandja
Utirame / Utirama
Agiacia
AmÓrg
Guelphia
Harravia
Insla da Romagna
Kaupelan
Republica da MAS
Nova Curlanda
Pannonia
Tarmoria
Juklanda
Jutirama

OTHER
Time zone
: UTC + 1
Website: information on Geopoeia
Internet extension
: .vo
Car code: VOS
National anthem: wordless hymn 'Kūzā Metēz', 'PÓjsi i Nemyj', 'Il Noss Pajais' ('Our Country'), composed in 1947 by Rubertas Pudģavs (1894 - 1968)
Flag: