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Capital: Kevakk (kehv-ahck')
Demonym: Gmundkevai (ge-mund'-kehv-eye)
Language: Eksese (ek'-say-seh)
Major Holidays: 12
Number of regions: 31
Area (km²): 28,224,000
Major cities: Kevakk, Laag, Kubey, Oryvo, Narop, Bynia, Krabin
Major industries: Steel, mining, vehicles, manufacturing, science, agriculture, shipping
All areas and populations given are approximate, pre-First Election.
As the largest Province, Gmundkevakk is by far the most populous. Most of the residents are clustered in cities due to the manufacturing opportunities. Entire towns are built around factories and farms. 'Gmund' means 'origin' in Eksese. Residents are protective of their own and difficult to get to know.
Global map of Vaerith with the Gmundkevakk province highlighted. The Gmundkevakk province is located on the western side of the continent in the Eastern Hemisphere
Gmundkevakk flag - Left 70% of the flag is white. Right 30% of the flag is green.
Gmundkevakk crest - Shield divided into four squares. Top left and bottom right are aubergine, top right and bottom left are white. Yellow stripe overlays the squares, running from top right to bottom left.
Geography and Climate
Gmundkevakk is known for its extensive grasslands and desert regions, covering more than 75% of the land. Forests and wetlands line the northern peninsulas and all three islands. There are no mountains or mountain ranges (a mountain being defined as having a clear ascent or slope, a distinguishable summit, and an elevation exceeding 610m (2000ft) above the surrounding terrain), but the landscape is riddled with hills and dunes.
An active fault line bisects the province into a northern and southern region, with the southern region being most affected. Average temperatures across the province vary wildly, from well below freezing at -12°C (10°F) to 38°C (100°F). A prominent glacier exists in the north with an accompanying bog system. The province's two main lakes are known for recreation, power, and commercial uses.
All children are required to go to school until the age of 19, after which they may choose to attend university, complete a 3-5 year vocational program, or they may directly enter the work force. Post-secondary education is paid for through internships and grants.
Social services and healthcare are available to all for a fee. Citizenship is gained through birth, substantial investment, or a naturalization process that requires a minimum residency and an integration evaluation. There is a 3-year mandatory military service requirement for all able-bodied citizens.
As the wellspring of the Freedom First Party, Gmundkevakk was the first to suffer under their policies. Factories have been closed and workers sent to man the various Party camps.
Gmundkevakk was the first Province to undertake significant steps to combat pollution, due to their high numbers of factories and manufacturing plants. This led to a secondary industry boon in clean-up, evaluation, and measurement.
Today, Gmundkevakk has improved their air and water quality to pre-industrial levels.