|Istrian Autonomous Federal Region
Istriana regione federale autonoma
Istarski Samostalna Federalna Regija
|Status||Autonomous federal Region of Etruria|
and largest city
|Ethnic groups (2016)||48% Italian
|Religion||97% Poveglian Catholic
|Demonym||Istrian or Etrurian|
|Government||Autonomous Federal Region|
|-||President of the Assembly||Božidar Kalmeta|
|-||Constitution of Etruria adopted||January 1 1921|
|-||Autonomous status||April 10 1921|
|Currency||Etrurian florin (₣)|
|Drives on the||left|
Istria or officially the Istrian Autonomous Federal Region (Vespasian: Istriana regione federale autonoma; Novalian: Istarski Samostalna Federalna Regija) is a Autonomous Federal Region of Etruria, subordinate to the constituent state of Novalia. Istria has an area of XXXX square kilometres (XXX square miles) and a population of about 2.6 million inhabitants. The capital and largest city is Capriva.
The region was inhabitated between 6000-2000 BC by ancient stone age communities. But would not witness sedentary populations until the emergence of the Irasii tribe in 300 BC. The Istrian peninsula was known to Vespasics as the terra neptunus (land of neptune). It's western coast was initially colonised by Vespasic settlers until 110 BC when the Poveglian Empire expanded into the Istrian heartlands decimating the Irasii and Harentii peoples.
With the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 501, Istria was conquered by the Ergoths and would be held independently until the emergence of the Kingdom of Novalia in 925. However Between 1110 and 1150, Novalia lost much of its coastline to the Serene Duchy of Torrazza, including Istria. It is under the Torrazzi that the region prospered. The major Istrian cities were reborn under Torrazzi government, and it was in this half millennium that they developed their typical beauty and atmosphere. Istria would also industrialise under the Kingdom of Vespasia following Torrazza's annexation by the Kingdom.
Following the collapse of the Kingdom in 1921, the Sardenyans seized control of the region and would maintain control until 1981. Under Sardenya, the region became a prominent tourist hotspot, attracting millions of visitors every year, however it was politically unstable due to strong and well organised Vespasian-Novalian independence movements. The tensions between the Etrurian peoples and the Sardenyans eventually culminated in the Five Day War in 1981 when Etruria rapidly regained control over the province. Since reunification, there have been prominent issues between the Etrurian majority and the Sardenyan minority, but its tourism industry has since increased fourfold since 1981.