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Governorate of Cattaro
Governatorato cattaro
Flag of of
Flag
Location of Cattaro (Red box)
in Oretania (grey)
Status Overseas Governorate of Etruria
CapitalCattaro
Largest largest city Cattaro
Official languages Italian
Croatian
Slovenian
Ethnic groups (2016) 79% Italian
15% Croat
6% Arabs
Religion 98% Poveglian Catholic
2% Islam
Demonym Cattarian or Etrurian
Government Overseas Governorate
 -  Prefect Željko Kerum
 -  President of the Assembly Mario Carluccio
Legislature Assembly
 -  End of Mulsim rule 3 April 1777 
 -  Ceded to Torrazza 4 April 1777 
 -  Absorbed by the Kingdom of Vespasia 11 June 1810 
 -  Governorate status February 5 1861 
 -  Separate status November 11 1972 
Area
 -  TotalTotalTotal 325 km2
125 sq mi
 -  Water (%) X
Population
 -  2017 estimate 82,376
 -  2014 census 80,599
 -  Density 253/km2
655.3/sq mi
GDP (PPP) estimate
 -  Total $1.82 billion
 -  Per capita $22,111
GDP (nominal) estimate
 -  Total $1.7 billion
 -  Per capita $20,651
Gini46.9
high
HDI 0.843
very high
Currency Etrurian florin ()
Date format dd.mm.yyyy
Drives on the left
ISO 3166 code ET-CA

Cattaro, officially the Governorate of Cattaro (Vespasian: Governatorato cattaro) is an 325-square-kilometre (125 sq mi) Etrurian autonomous city located on the north-eastern coast of XXXX, sharing a western border with XXXX. Cattaro lies along the boundary between the XXXX Sea and the XXXX Ocean. Cattaro, along with the islands of Sutorina, is one of two Etrurian populated territories in XX and the only one on the mainland.

Cattaro was formerly the chief port for Oretania Orientale Etruriana until de-colonisation, the city being a majority Etrurian territory remained a sovereign territory of Etruria.

As of 2017, it has an estimated population of 82,376. Its population consists of Christians, Muslims (chiefly Arabic and Berber speakers), and small minorities of Sephardic Jews and Yazidis. Vespasian, Croatian and {wp|Slovene language|Slovenian}} are the official languages, but Vespasian is the lingua franca.

History Edit

Geography Edit

Cattaro is dominated by Monte Caspio, a hill along its southern frontier with XXXX. The mountain is guarded by a military fort. Between Monte Caspio and the city of Cattaro is open fields and small hills that are used exclusively for agriculture.

Cattaro closest neighbor outside of Oretania is Skandera to the north, which is 850 miles to the north.

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Punto Guardiano on the Peninsula of Atlante overlooking the port is is reportedly the gate to the Kingdom of Ociua, an oceanic deity of ancient Vespasic folklore.

Climate Edit

Cattaro has a maritime-influenced Subtropical/Mediterranean climate. The average diurnal temperature variation is relatively low; the average annual temperature is 18.8 °C (65.8 °F) with average yearly highs of 21.4 °C (70.5 °F) and lows of 15.7 °C (60.3 °F) though the Cattaro weather station has only been in operation since 2009. Cattaro has relatively mild winters for the latitude. Summers are very dry, but yearly precipitation is still at 849 millimetres (33.4 in), which could be considered a humid climate if the summers weren't so arid.

Government and politics Edit

Cattaro is a Etrurian Overseas Governorate, as such it shares the same autonomy and powers as an Constituent state except for two major differences. The first is that home rule can be dissolved at any moment should the national Etrurian government wish so, constitutionally this is reserved for times of emergency, such as a natural disaster, civil unrest, political instability or conflict. The second is that due to the size of the two EOGs (Sutorina has 10,100 people and Cattaro has 82,000), both are governed as a directorial democracy with elements of direct democracy.

Cattaro's legislature is the unicameral Popular Assembly, a fourteen-seat council located in downtown Cattaro which is elected from multi-member constituencies every four years. Various numbers of seats in the Legislature correspond with an electoral constituency. During elections, the Legislature is elected by first-past-the-post. An early election can be either called via a vote of no confidence by a majority of the deputies, or through a public Legislative Recall, which requires thirty percent or more of the electorate's support to create a referendum concerning the matter requiring a simple majority.

The Popular Assembly also acts as the state's executive, with two elected internally to chair the assembly and head the executive responsibilities; the former being President of the Assembly and the latter being Prefect of State. The Prefect has limited powers, mainly regarding administration, although the incumbent can also individually propose legislation. Since the Popular Assembly also forms the executive, the conventions support a consensus government meaning all members of assembly have an equal share of power and responsibility.

Željko Kerum has been Prefect of State since 2014.

Migration Edit

Cattaro is attracted by illegal immigrants from Oretania that try to use it as an entry to Etruria and Artemia in general. As a result the enclave is surrounded by double fences that are 6 meter high, the fence was constructed in 2014 by the popular assembly to halt the mass migration of people into the enclave, both due to domestic pressure and pressure from the Etrurian government. The migration issue remains controversial in the enclave and Etrurian politics at large.

Economy Edit

The official currency of Cattaro is the Etrurian florin. It is part of a special low tax zone in Etruria. Cattaro is one of two Etrurian ports cities on or along the northern shore of Oretania, along with Sutorina. They are historically military strongholds, free ports, oil ports, and also fishing ports. Today the economy of the city depends heavily on its port (now in expansion) and its industrial and retail centres. Between 2000 and 2008, the Etrurian government spent $3.4 billion constructing an airport on reclaimed coastal land east of the Punto Guardiano in order to receive direct flights from Etruria and Skandera.

File:CattaroAirport.png

Transport Edit

The city receives a vast majority of its visitors from its airport, previously it received its visitors via cruises from Etruria or passenger liners from Skandera which provided the connecting routes. The territory operates an internal bus service.

A single road border checkpoint allows for cars to travel between XXX and Cattaro. The rest of the border is closed and inaccessible.

Demographics Edit

Due to its location, Cattaro is home to a mixed ethnic/religious population. The two main religious groups are Christian and Muslim. In 2006 approximately 71% of the population is Etrurian/Christian and approximately 29% Arab/Muslims, this number dropped in 2014 to 94% and 6% respectively as many Muslim citizens emigrated to Etruria proper and stringent border controls were put in place the same year by the Etrurian Way dominated government.

Italian, Croatian, Slovenian are the official languages, but Italian is the primary language. Arabic is also widely spoken.

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