New Ulster

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New Ulster (Ulsterish: Ulaidh Nua (IPA: /əlˠə nˠuə/) [uh-luh NOO-uh]), officially the Republic of New Ulster (Ulsterish: Poblacht na hUladh Nua), is a country located in the Western Ocean on Lenara Island. It consists of the southeastern portion of the island, and borders the country of Lenara to the north and Lignareix to the west. New Ulster is about 2,500 kilometres (1,500 mi) north of Antarctica and 4,500 kilometres (2,500 mi) west-southwest of Impala Island. The Nuach Mountains dominate the nation's topography as the primary mountain range and owe their existence to volcanic and tectonic activity. Located coastally on the slopes of the range, the capital city, Calford, is the main center of economic activity in the country.

History

Main Article: History of New Ulster

Condensed version of history here

Geography

Geography summary here

Claimed by the government but not officially recognized by the majority of USN members, the New Ulster Antarctic Province consists of portions of the Antarctic continent between longitudes 74°30'W and 26°W. There are a number of bases and research stations in the territory, including the settlement of Toraigh Nua (New Tory), which has around 100 permanent residents.

Köppen climate map of New Ulster

Climate

The climate of New Ulster is largely oceanic in the east and southwest, semi-arid in the northwest, and continental in central and southeastern regions. Mountainous areas largely experience tundra or subarctic climates. On the east coast, average temperatures range from 9 °C (48 °F) in Southfort to 14 °C (58 °F) in Tory. The wettest part of the country is in the northeast, east of the Tory Cliffs, centered around the town itself. The driest is west of the mountains around Reeballagh. Snow is common in the mountainous regions of the country, as well as in the south and northwest. Although coastal areas north of Calford rarely experience snowfall, it is possible for light snow to fall between May and August.

Infrastructure

Transport

Main article: Transport in New Ulster

Being a relatively small country, the transport infrastructure of New Ulster is limited, but the systems that do exist are generally well-funded and operated. The country's roadways and signs are maintained to the Caighdeán Bóithre Uladh Nua, the national standard for road transport devices. Road traffic is on the right in New Ulster, following a switch in the 1920s with attempts to distance itself from the rule and traditions of the Lincoln Empire. In rail transport, a passenger rail line has operated between Tory, Calford and Southfort since the 1950s, and as of a 2007 realignment and upgrade it has been electrified and has operated at speeds of up to 150 km/h. Calford-Thomas de Bhaldraithe International Airport (Ulsterish: Aerfort Idirnáisiúnta Calafort-Tomás de Bhaldraithe) is the main airport and only international airport in the country, and serves virtually the entire population. The airport frequently services flights to Kuala Pasir, Jayakang, and Kitoyo, as well as other domestic and international locations.

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