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Durhan (Republic of)

Location: Swanamutu region, north of Tangor. SK

Area: Approx. 27,413 sq. mi. (71,000 sq. km.).

Population: 291,200 (99% Tangors), including the capital of Durhan (pop. 37,900).

Languages: Tangor (Durhanian dialect).

Coinage: Plant (gp), animal (sp), mineral (cp).

Taxes: System based on wealth, from 5% to 40% of annual income.

Government Type: Democratic confederacy.

Industries: Agriculture (bananas, coconuts, cocoa, manioca).

Important Figures: Biko M'tala (President).

Climate and Terrain: Durhan's climate, like Tangor's, is sub-tropical. The region sits at the threshold from temperate forest to the first hints of jungle. Winter is short (about a couple of months) and rather rainy, the temperature ranging from 10 to 15C; autumn and spring are long, warm (20 to 30C) and vary much from year to year. Summers are hot and generally are made up of a rainy month with a couple of dry months immediately before autumn. During the summer, temperatures may reach 35C, and the humidity is incredible.

Flora and Fauna: The animals encountered here may be jaguars, baboons, apes, crocodiles and alligators, and many, many species of insects and snakes of different degrees of poison strength. Flora includes the typical jungle trees, but near the mountains and westward toward Tangor pine trees may be easily encountered.

Further Reading: The Southern Skothar Gazetteer by Giulio Caroletti, previous almanacs.

Last Year's Events: None to report.