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Istapali
Federal Republic of Istapali
Flag of Istapali
Flag of Istapali

Language
  official
 
Dundorfian
  others Istapali
Demonym Istapalian
Government Federal presidential republic
President Tizoc Xochipan
Population 230,021,405 

Istapali is a country in the Third World. It borders Suyu Llaqta, Liore and other countries.

EtymologyEdit

The country's name comes from the ancient Istapali Empire and state of Istapalajtokayotl.

HistoryEdit

Main article: History of Istapali

Istapali was previously a colony under the control of Hulstria.

GeographyEdit

Main article: Geography of Istapali

Istapali is one of the largest countries on Dovani and Terra.

ClimateEdit

Istapali is among Terra's most desert-filled nations. Much of the central portion of the country is covered by the Quetzalxochitl-Huitztonqui Desert, which is iconic for its series of geoglyhs commmonly referred to as the Quetzalxochitl-Huitztonqui Signs.

Government and politicsEdit

Istapali has a federal structure.

GovernmentEdit

The President is the national head of state and the most powerful figure in the federal government.

Politics and electionsEdit

The most succesful political party has been the Socialist Party. Other political parties in the country include the Republican Party, People First and the Movement for National Strength.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Istapali has a federal constitution and an entrenched political culture of federalism. Below the national level, the country is divided into 22 districts, 40 departments, 3 republics and 4 federal cities. Each has its own status within the constitutional structure and there are differences between the categories and within them. As a general rule, republics have more autonomy than departments and districts. The latter two are effectively different terms for the same entity. Federal cities have the least autonomy, notably lacking official constitutions of their own and managed by the federal government.

Foreign relationsEdit

Istapali's closest allies are its neighbours who were also ruled by Hulstria.

EconomyEdit

The Istapalian economy relies heavily on exporting goods.

AgricultureEdit

Compared with the rest of Terra, Istapali has a high level of subsistence farming.

TourismEdit

Most tourists in Istapali are attracted by its ancient historical sites, especially those of the Istapali Empire.

TransportEdit

Transport links within Istapali are poor. Road networks are often damaged and rail travel is limited.

DemographicsEdit

In modern times, Istapali is a mixture between the native Istapali people and later settlers and migrants.

Ethnic groupsEdit

The dominant ethnic group is the Istapali people.

LanguageEdit

The official language of Istapali is Dundorfian.

ReligionEdit

Religion in Istapali is a mix between traditional belief systems and the Hosianism of Hulstrian settlers.

CultureEdit

Recently, efforts to emphasise traditional Istapalian culture have gathered momentum.

ArtEdit

Istapali has a rich art history.
Picture of a desolate nation

Suyu Llaqta: Picture of a desolate nation is a painting by female Istapalian artist Teiuc Cuicatl

MusicEdit

Traditional Istapalian music has had a global impact and influenced artists much further than its borders.

CuisineEdit

Potatoes and quinoa are central to the cuisine of Istapali.

SportEdit

The most popular sport in Istapali is football/soccer.

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