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Factbook of the Kingdom of Normandie

Geographic

Location: Western Europe, the northeastern coastal area of France excluding Bretagne.

Map references: Europe

Area: 63,989 km2

Maritime claims:

territorial sea: 12 nm

exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm

continental shelf: as defined in continental shelf orders

Climate: temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast

Terrain: mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast

Natural resources: coal, petroleum, marijuana, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land

Land use:

arable land: 23.23%

permanent crops: 0.2%

other: 76.57%

Irrigated land: 1,700 sq km (2003)

Total renewable water resources: 160.6 cu km (2005)

Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):

total: 11.75 cu km/yr (22%/75%/3%)

per capita: 197 cu m/yr (1994)

Natural hazards: winter windstorms; floods

Demographics

Population: 7,223,000

Age structure:

0-14 years: 16.7%

15-64 years: 67.1%

65 years and over: 16.2%

Median age: 38 years

Population growth rate: 0.279%

Birth rate: 10.65 births/1,000 population

Death rate: 10.05 deaths/1,000 population

Net migration rate: 2.16 migrant(s)/1,000 population

Urbanization: .5% annual rate of change

Sex ratio: 0.98 males/females

Infant mortality rate: 4.85 deaths/1000 live births

Life expectancy at birth: 79.01 years

Total fertility rate: 1.66 children born/woman

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.2%

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 77,000

HIV/AIDS - deaths: fewer than 500

Nationality: Norman(s), Norman

Ethnic groups: white (of which Gaelic 43.6%, French 28.6%, English 14.9%, Scottish 2.9%) 92.1%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6%

Religions: Christian (Anglican, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist) 71.6%, Muslim 2.7%, Hindu 1%, other 1.6%, unspecified or none 23.1%

Languages: Norman French (Official), Gaelic, English, Old Norse

Literacy: 99%

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education): 16 years

Education expenditures: 5.6% of GDP

Government

Conventional long form: The Kingdom of Normandie

Conventional short form: Normandie

Government type: Constitutional Monarchy

Capital Name: Agirion

Geographic coordinates: 47 20 N 1 40 W

Time difference: UTC 0

Daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October

Administrative divisions: Four Provinces, Lesser Brittany, Centre, Greater Normandie, Basse Calais

National holiday: Independence Day (23 June), King’s Birthday (15 January)

Constitution: Local Customs, Rights of the Executive Branch

Legal system: based on common law tradition with early Roman and modern continental influences; has nonbinding judicial review of Acts of Parliament under the Human Rights Act of 1998

Suffrage: 18 years of age

Chief of State: King Vincent I

Head of Government: Chancellor Christoph Nugent

Cabinet: Govnerment positions appointed by the Chancellor

Elections: Hereditary Monarchy, Senate is elected from select communities, Ministry is elected from Senate

Legislative branch: A lower house consisting of 125 senators representing various communities across Normandie and led by an elected speaker, an upper house consisting of 8 ministers and the Chancellor.

Judicial branch: Freedoms Court, Supreme Court

Political parties and leaders: Nationalist (David Cameron); Democratic Unionist Party (Peter Robinson); Labor Party (Jason Brown); Liberal Democrats (Nick Legg); Social Democratic and Labor Party or SDLP [Mark Durkan]; Norman Nationalist Party (Christoph Nugent);

Political pressure groups and leaders: None

International organization participation: None

Flag description: Red background with golden nordic cross outline

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