Yukland

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Yukland is a country in Scandinavia. The name of the country means "land of glaciers", originated from Old Norse words jǫkull "glacier" and land. Located exactly on the meridian of Greenwich, between Norway and Iceland, 300 km south of the Arctic Circle, the country is a harsh land, battered by strong winds and snow storms. But its people, descendant of Vikings, worked hard to build a rich and socially egalitarian nation. Nowadays, the country is one of the global leaders in the usage of wind energy to generate electricity.

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Điggsríkjeð Jœkklænds
(Republic of Yukland)
country in Europe
Capital: Ísðor

Area: 13 049 km²

Population: 361 000

Population Density: 28 inhabit./km²

Form of government: parliamentary republic

Demonym: Yuklandic

News: Daclec Tiðændjar

Flag:
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geography and climate

Climate: average temperature: 4ºC (Jan., 0ºC, Jul., 9ºC); Rain: 1084 mm yearly

history

In the ninth century, Norwegian noblemen with their families and slaves settled in the Yuklandic archipelago. The "White Citadel" or Hvítr Garðr (Vítgarð today) was founded in 891 AD.

In the thirteenth century the land was conquered by Denmark. A feudal society was established since then, ruled by Danish landlords. Danish became the language of the court, although the majority of the people spoke a Nordic language, very close to the Old Norse. In 1358 there was a great revolt against the Danish rule, led by Chieftain Kopp Olafsen. The uprising was violently suppressed and the chieftain mysteriously disappeared, becoming a local legend.

Living basically of salmon and cod fishing, the frozen and forgotten territory remained under Danish rule until the Second World War when it fell under the Nazis. In the post-war, the Republic of Yukland was proclaimed by Gunnar Ylfssœn that became its first president. Industries of machinery and shipbuilding were developed. At the end of the century, the chemical, power generation and high-tech industries, and the sectors of service and banking became significant for the economy. The first wind farms were installed, taking advantage of the high wind potential of the land.

The Social Democratic Party (LDH) rules the country since 1991, presently represented by the Prime Minister Rœslin Óstfjœrð, but the power of the Nationalist Party (ÐH), of extreme right, is becoming more and more significant.

In 2014, Álfrað Gullnaðor was elected to succeed Ýlf Haucssœn as the new President of the Republic.

demography

Important Cities: Vítgarð (68 200), Ísðor (33 500), Fjallmænaðor (59 700), Grœnfjœðor (52 400), Norðhém (47 600), Njebrjeggðor (32 300)

Nationality: Yuklandic (Jœkklændiggi)

Languages: Yuklandic (Jœkklskmál), official; Danish

Religion: Lutheran (majority)

politics

# prime minister took office left office party
Luk Pálssœn 2009 2013 Lifsam-Demokrathœlnigg
Rœslin Óstfjœrð (f) 2013 2017 Lifsam-Demokrathœlnigg
Helga Blœmagarð (f) 2017 incumbent Lifsamlec Hœlnigg

International relations

International Organizations: UN, FICT

links

Daclec Tiðændjar Yuklandic newspaper - English Edition

official website