|Grand Duchy of Carvagna
Granducato di Carvagna
|Status||Autonomous federal Region of Etruria|
and largest city
|Ethnic groups (2016)||88% Italian
|Religion||96% Poveglian Catholic
|Demonym||Carvantine or Etrurian|
|Government||Autonomous Federal Region|
|-||President of the Senate||Stefano Taddei|
|-||Constitution of Etruria adopted||January 1 1921|
|-||Autonomous status||April 10 1921|
|Currency||Etrurian florin (₣)|
|Drives on the||left|
Carvagna or officially the Grand Duchy of Carvagna (Vespasian: Granducato di Carvagna) is a Autonomous Federal Region of Etruria, subordinate to the constituent state of Vespasia. Carvanga has an area of XXXX square kilometres (8,900 square miles) and a population of about 3.5 million inhabitants. The capital and largest city is Stazzona.
Carvagna is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Etrurian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Santuario and the Cavalli Palace. Carvagna produces wines, olives and popular dishes, leading it to be considered the nation's food capital. Having a strong linguistic and cultural identity, it is sometimes considered "a nation within a nation".
Carvagna is traditionally a popular destination in Etruria, and the main tourist destinations by number of tourist arrivals are Stazzona, Forello, Rotondella, Salandra and Tricarico. The village of Salandra is also the most visited seaside destination in the region, with seaside tourism accounting for approximately 40% of tourist arrivals in Carvagna. Additionally, the wine region and especially the Campi di Benedizioni are also internationally renowned and particularly popular spots among travellers.
Carvagna has over 120 protected nature reserves, making the region and its capital Stazzona popular tourist destinations that attract millions of tourists every year.
Roughly triangular in shape, Carvagna borders the Vespasian regions of Tavullia to the northwest, Floria to the north and east, Piavia to the east and Centrale to the southeast.
Carvagna has a western coastline on the XXX Sea. Carvagna has an area of approximately XXX square kilometres (XXX sq mi). Surrounded and crossed by major mountain chains, and with few (but fertile) plains, the region has a relief that is dominated by hilly country used for agriculture. Hills make up nearly two-thirds (66.5%) of the region's total area, covering XXX square kilometres (XXX sq mi), and mountains (of which the highest are the Aventines), a further 25%, or XXX square kilometres (XXX sq mi). Plains occupy 8.4% of the total area—XXXX square kilometres (XXXX sq mi)—mostly around the valley of the River Tiave. Many of Carvagna's largest cities lie on the banks of the Tiave, including the capital Stazzona, Verdello and Forello.
The climate is fairly mild in the coastal areas, and is harsher and rainy in the interior, with considerable fluctuations in temperature between winter and summer, giving the region a soil-building active freeze-thaw cycle, in part accounting for the region's once having served as a key breadbasket of ancient Poveglia.
Government and politics Edit
The 1921 constitution devolved most legislative and executive competences from the constituent state level to the autonomous level for Carvagna. Administratively, the province enjoys a large degree of autonomy in the following sectors: health, education, welfare and transport infrastructure, though some areas do see subordination to the Vespasian state government, in which should legislation compete, the Vespasian state government will overrule it, as will the federal government.
Efforts by Carvantine politicians to have the region recognised and elevated to constituent state status have consistently failed.
The Senate of Carvagna has 40 seats and in the 2016 election, it saw the Carvantine Popular Party win 26 seats, the Etrurian Way win 5 seats, Citizens Alliance win 4 seats, the Etrurian Socialist Party three seats and the Etrurian Greens, two seats.
Since 2016, Carvagna has been led by Maria Balestra of the Carvantine Popular Party, the first female president of the region.