Republic of Reykanes
Motto: For Reykanes and its future
"For Reykanes is our Pride"
|Ethnic groups||88.6% Reykani|
|Government||Unitary Parliamentary Republic|
• Prime Minister
|Legislature||Parliament of Reykanes|
• Kingdom of Reykanes
• Commonwealth of Reykanes
• Reykani Socialist Republic
• Republic of Reykanes
|3,884,982.166 km2 (1,500,000.000 sq mi)|
• 2021 estimate
|0.9/km2 (2.3/sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||2019 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||Reykani Krabbi (KR)|
Reykanes, officialy known as Republic of Reykanes,(Salisfordian:Repubblica Recania),(Reykani: Reykjanes), is a Nordic island country between the Vernier Ocean and Acernis Ocean on the island called Nurderlia and it's the most sparsely populated country in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the Largest island in the world. The capital and largest city is Hafnir. Hafnir and the surrounding areas in the south and South West of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Reykanes is a Parliamentary republic which consists of eight regions which is divided into twenty-three municipalities. As of 2020, an estimated 3 million people live in the island nation of Ecros. Nurderlia is semi volcanically and geologically active. in Reykanes the largest volcano is called Hekla but the most active is Katla to this day.The interior consists of a very mountainous regions, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Most areas are very isolated ,some areas can go for years without any human presence near.Nurderlia is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate in the sourthern parts of the island despite a high latitude. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, and most of the Northern regions have a polar climate and get freezing winters. The Reykani economy is heavily reliant on fishing industry, pine tree, coal, copper, Raw Aluminium export,iron mining and oil refinery, making it the world's 20th largest economy at 222,692,996,089,725 Reykani Krabbi. For Reykanes party is in office currently since 2017. Elections are held every 6 years.
Due to its location as a island, civilisation started quite later than most countries. Its location would characterize the entire history of Reykanes. Earliest sign of civilisation started in the 2nd century BC. Multiple coastal city states formed. They would eventually unite and form the Kingdom of Reykanes. A volcano eruption would cause the end of the kingdom in 1322 and from the ashes rised the Reykani Commonwealth. The Commonwealth would fight a constant battle with colonisers and the local pirates to keep their independence. The pirates would eventually mostly take over the region for some time until they are kicked out. Eventually Salisford takes over with a political trickery. This would be the changing point. The Salisfordian language and culture is forced on the natives. Slowly they would get their independence. A short lived Socialist republic would lead to the transmission between a colony and a independent country. A coup would end it and lead to the country that is alive today.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 2.1 the Proto-Reykanes civilization:
- 2.2 The Kingdom of Reykanes
- 2.3 1322: Hekla Erupts:
- 2.4 Reykani Commonwealth (1328-1780)
- 2.5 Piracy in Reykanes
- 2.6 colonization of Nurderlia
- 2.7 Salisford in Reykanes
- 2.8 Norse war (1805-1807)
- 2.9 Rise of Socialism and their power(1949-1957)
- 2.10 Coup d'etat and establishment of democracy(1957- )
- 3 Politics
- 4 Geography
- 5 Demographics
- 6 Infrastructure
- 7 Culture
The name means "smoking peninsulas" which can be directed to the volcanic activity on the island and the fact the island is also covered by Peninsulas.
the Proto-Reykanes civilization:
The first sight of People on the island are the Proto Reykani people in just before prehistoric times when the island was connected to the ancient Ecros by ice in the Ice age. When it ended only a smaller version of the island remained and after a decade ,the Volcanos erupted like Hekla and Katla which enlarged the island and showed new areas for settlement. However This almost Killed of the inhabitants so as a result the population mainly remained very low thus a prominent ancient civilization never could have started. Archeologists have found evidence that early human living styles continued for quite longer than most most early settlements. Most of the tribes lived in igloo villages. Even if they still exercised hunter gatherer lifestyles, they did have a lot of experience in sailing, having quite advanced sail boats to their time. It was in the 2nd century BC when the first major settlements were created. It is then the first settlements were created. Fishing dominated villages on the North and agricultural villages on the south. These soon turned in to City States with their own laws and leaders. The old lifestyle swiftly disappeared. This was a major change in Reykani History. Lots of trade routes were established between the City States, mainly trading fish and wheat among each other. Some City States even established trade between Ecros and Nurderlia. However wars and alliances were made between these City States as well. Hafnir the currently capital was established in 114 BC. The Kingdom of Reykanes was formed in 112 BC under King Nátfari which existed till 1322. In 97 BC explorer Garðar Svavarsson sailed around the land piece Confirming it was a island. Norse mythology was dominant at the time. This was the first aspects of religion in Reykanes till Christianity was brought in.
The Kingdom of Reykanes
King Nátfarri (112 BC-88 BC) is the first king of Reykanes. He also started diplomacy with the other Northern kingdoms and started trade with them. Biggest trade was our Cod farms which had the most jobs and food and in return we got to learn new things. Reykanes started trading by nearby nations that resulted in being put on the map and being used as a halfway resting point between Ecros and Ostlandet. Kingdom of Reykanes was a kingdom from 112 BC till 1322.
1322: Hekla Erupts:
This was the worst volcano eruption in Reykani history. Town called Hoffner that was the nearest populated settlement near Hekla since the farm lands was plentifuel due to volcanic activity. Hekla erupted in 1322 and destroyed most towns near it and Hoffner was the biggest. Then The king called Skapti was visiting the volcano in hope seeing beatifuel volcanic activity but at the wrong time and he lost his life there. He died with another estamated 1.5 thousand people.(at that time the total population was 3.4 thousand). He died without a son nor any other family member thus ending Sigfússon Monarchy and the first and only Reykani monarch era.The ruins of Hoffner can be visited today. Due to no succesion the kingdom fell apart and it was devided in to 16 noble estates. After this started the War of the Reykani Succession. This was caused because of Paleocacherian influence and who wanted to restore the the Monarchy.
Reykani Commonwealth (1328-1780)
The Reykani Commonwealth was created by the person called Sturla in 1328 and to pledge of fealty to the Western paleocacher
kingdom. It was under this country where todays border was made. Before this the Reykani and Paleocacher civilizations were good allies and traders. More towns popped up when more People from outside settled down. Reykanes with their position was a good stop for any fleets traveling between continents. In the late 1400s the nation attempted in re colonizing the areas near Hekla, which were good grounds for agriculture and by early 1500 the nation reconquered it and expanded its industry. At first people were not sure to move back there. Their families were scared by generations after the volcano incident and didnt want the same happening to them like what happened to their past relatives, but eventually they would regain confidence and moved there. A rapid growth happened in late 1500s. Reykanes started opening up to the world once again. Those days after the volcano incident stopped. More lands were "colonized" in the proccess leading half of the island being under Reykanes managing to go through the rough terrain. The Commonwealth helped the Republicans in the Quebecshirite Civil War with aid and volunteers. The intervention lasted from 1612 till the war ended in 1623.
Piracy in Reykanes
The Age of Piracy is a common designation for the period between 20 BC and the 1600s, when maritime piracy was a significant factor in the histories of Reykanes and Ecros. The start of the era of piracy is commonly associated to the War of the Aegir. First major war of pillaging. However the prime of piracy didn't arrive till the 1400s. Reykani pirates were called as "Vikings" by many and they frequently pillaged and raided the coasts of Ecros. Piracy was a big problem and conflict between the Commonwealth of Reykanes and pirates were common and a couple of times it brought others in. Pirates were often former sailors experienced in naval warfare. Even multiple Pirate Republics were formed which would change the political climate of Reykanes.
colonization of Nurderlia
Early expeditions by the Tirolese concentrated on colonising previously barely habited peninsula known as Laugar by Reykanes and in Ladin as Braies. Establishing coastal ports for trade and having a strategic point on controlling the Vernier ocean. At the time when Tirol arrived the peninsula wasn't controlled by Reykanes. Only a handful of Reykani and small groups of Norse people as well because of the frábær ferð lived there being far away from civilisation of the time. Tough mountainous terrain stopped the commonwealth from colonizing it, making it disconnected. Tirol arrived there in 1640 seeing it basically inhabited. They started the Colony of the Braies Peninsula that stood from 1654 till losing the majority of it in 1741 in the Peninsular War to the Reykani Commonwealth.
Salisford in Reykanes
When the pirate age ended in Reykanes, Salisford looked at a weakened Reykanes. The king wanted to use this chance to expand their influence and to gain the island full of resources. Salisford wanted more land overseas where it could build new communities, known as colonies. These colonies would provide Salisford with valuable materials, like metals, which they could also sell to other countries. Having Reykanes would give a key to control a large region in Northern Ecros. Even if the pirates were defeated, there still was some small communities scattered around. The pirate known as Ástþór Vífilsson was hired to lead a coup and assumed leadership. He was given all kinds of equipment and even manpower. He successfully lead the coup in early March of 1780. Salisford sent advisors and nobles to help him in leading and build up the country. He was betrayed and killed in December to fully take over and form a colony.
Norse war (1805-1807)
In the 1600s Many Norse people traveled north in hopes to practice their own religion and culture. The process was called the frábær ferð meaning the Great trip. At that time in the Commonwealth, Catholic was practised which many of the Nordic people disliked and they wanted to escape the pirates. Many felt suppressed since they couldn't practise their culture and many were killed in the pirate raids. At the end of 1720s a couple of Norse rebuplics were made. Nationalism in that era was strong. When the commonwealth discovered the Republics, their reaction weren't positive. At that time the Commonwealth was planning on "colonizing" the northern parts of Nurderlia and then the Grand duchy that followed. In 1779 The 3 Norse republics Splitted the Northern lands between them before the Reykanes took the last areas. The war started when the Grand Duchy annexed the Ylfings and entered its territory,taking it over and started the war. Reykanes did not recognise any of the republics. The present day border would be established after this war
Rise of Socialism and their power(1949-1957)
The Reykani Revolution was an ideological and political revolution that occurred in the Dominion of Reykanes in 1949.
Coup d'etat and establishment of democracy(1957- )
Started from student protests to a full on coup d'etat on the government in July in 1957. Many people wanted to end the communist rule. A party member called Bjarni agreed and he secretly started his group againts Brynjólfur. He disagreed with his policies before the socialist parties united. When the protests happened, he took advantage of it and have turned the military againts him since he got loyalist deep in. Some shoot outs happened in some streets in Hafnir but it quickly ended when they arrested Brynjólfur. He rewrote the constitution and reestablished elections. He turned his party in to Democratic Socialists. Soon the new nation would have to go to war with the socialists in the Ajaki–Reykani War. Fortunately they managed to win it with help, however the military would be severely damaged and size got so small which resulted in dispanding it and giving it to the police. For 3 years Reykanes didnt have any active military. After the economy was stabilized the military was remade in 1963. Today 6 parties still exist. Currently the Reform Party is in office. A neutrality act was signed and passed in 1968 in response after the Ajaki-Reykani war that lead to lots of damage and casualties.
The militay consists of a small but moderately modern army. It is consisted of three branches. The Reykani Armed Forces, Reykani Navy and the Reykani Air Force. 0.9% of Reykanes's GDP is dedicated for the army. As of September 2022 the Armed forces has a strength of 4500 active soldiers within the Reykani Defence, the Airforce 1050 and the Navy 7200 making it the worlds smallest active standing military.
Regions of Reykanes
The regions of Reykanes are eight areas of Reykanes that roughly follow the arrangement of parliamentary constituencies as they were between 1984 and 2003. These regions are not incorporated polities but rather recognized groupings of municipalities. Reykanes only has two levels of administration, the national government and 23 municipalities. The municipalities have organized themselves into eight regional associations and those boundaries are also recognized by Statistics Reykanes to report statistics. Since 2014, police and commissioner (sýslumaður) districts have followed the eight region model. The divisions of Reykanes for the purposes of health care and district courts diverge more from the commonly used eight region model. The regions also serve as their leagues Football in Reykanes
|No.||English name||Native name||Salisfordian name||Population
|Area(km²)||Population density (per km²)||ISO 3166-2||Number of municipalities||Largest town|
|1||Capital Region||Höfuðborgarsvæðið||Regione Capitale||387,456||IS-1||1||Hafnir|
|2||western Region||Vesturhérað||Regione occidentale||879,242||IS-2||6||[]|
|3||Northwestern Region||Norðurland vestra||Regione nord-ovest||223,615||1.76||3||Húsaholt|
|4||Northern region||Norðurhérað||Regione nord||117,066||IS-2||2||[]|
|5||Eastern Region||Austurland||Regione est||538,267||IS-5||2||Port Sturla|
|6||Southern Region||Suðurland||Regione sud||1,205,613||IS-6||7||Leoburg|
|7||South West Region||Suðvesturhérað||Regione sud-ovest||57,693||IS-7||1||[]|
|8||Southern Capital Region||Suður höfuðborgarsvæðið||Regione sud capitale||80,157||IS-8||1||Cape Nátfari|
municipalities of Reykanes
|#||Flag||Department||Capital||Largest City||Area (mi2)||Population|
|2||Cape Nátfari||Cape Nátfari||?|
|14||suðurhluta Cordilleran eldfjallahéraðsins||[]||?|
|18||Laugar og Hvallátor||[]||?|
Reykanes is located on Nurderlia. The Island is classed as apart of Ecros.It is Located from 50° to 80° to north. Nurderlia is volcanically and geologically active. in Reykanes the largest and tallest mountain is called Hekla volcano being 2,185 meters high and lowest point being 0 meters at sea level. The largest body of fresh water is Lake Askja and the largest river is the Norðurá. Reykanes in General is very mountainous because of its volcanic history. The Island is surrounded by many islands apart of the chain. Most of the coast is rocky.
Below Sea Level
Nurderlia is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate. Reykanes in general is a very cold place and has frequent snow. In the Winter the entire island is covered in snow. Summers are chilly. In the North of the island Tundra can be experienced. The Warmest weather can be experienced in the deep south of the island, mainly like Cape Nátfari.
Largest cities of Reykanes
Largest cities or towns in Reykanes
2021 Reykan statistics estimate
|2||Cape Nátfari||Cape Nátfari||80,157|
The road infrastructurhe in Reykanes is moderately good despite having a low population number and a mountainous terrain. The road system consists of two major highways, called Þjóðvegur 1 and Þjóðvegur 2 meaning route 1 and 2. Route 1 connects all 3 major cities. Hafnir and Leoburg and Cape Nátfari. Route 2 is the the highway that connects South and North and goes around the island from Cape Nátfari to Hafnir. It also connects to a bridge that connects one of the islands. These highways are a popular tourist destination,which are used everyday to go around the Reykanes and see the landscape of Reykanes. A common transportation other than a car are the buses, which are a prime public transportation after the rail. Most Cities and rural areas are connected with buses and there are bus services in the most mountainous areas. Electric buses are used for short distances like in cities and diesel buses are for long distances. Hafnir enjoys the Hafnir Metro. It is the only rapid transit line in the country.
Reykanes doesn't have a huge public railway system in general due to having a low population and the harsh environment. Most of the railways today consist of old mining railways but a few have been transformed in to a passenger line. The history of Rail transport started in the early 1900s in the Grjótnáma municipality. As the name suggests the municipality is full of mines and quarries. Multiple railway lines were built to transport materials. The state railways is owned by the Trans-Islandic Railway. It operates all the railway operations in the country. It is the most popular public transportation in the country.
Reykanes is very mountainous so winter sports like skying, snowboarding is very popular in general. Popular team sports are football,hockey and rugby.