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Lu Dominmne aluAshura

Province of Ashura
The two holiest sites in Paxism: Temple of the Restoration in Adrien (left) and Memorial of the Jovian Gate in Akas Akil
  • Bakil
  • Mother Province
  • Cradle of Packilvania
  • Holy Land
  • Desert Province
Anthem: Packilvanian : Lupatria buNoi burushtardush ovuThur
Land where Noi returned to Urth
Location of Ashura
  • Great Kijal
  • Greater Akas Akil
  • Greater Adrien
  • Mushwaratun
  • Abastunaliya
  • Koshwadur
  • Yushov
  • Waqaliyat
Founding of the Kingdom of Bakil-100; 2123 years ago (-100)
Collapse of the Iktanite dynasty1112; 911 years ago (1112)
Annexation by the Zubraynite dynasty1275; 748 years ago (1275)
Named forAshura desert
SeatAkas Akil
 • TypeProvincial government
 • BodyAshura Consultative Assembly
 • GovernorPrince Idesh a-Amhoud Bedon
 • Total780,000 km2 (300,000 sq mi)
Highest elevation
(Mount of Olives)
2,756 m (9,042 ft)
Lowest elevation
(Valley of the Shadow of Death)
−6 m (−20 ft)
 • Total127,110,600
Time zoneUTC+4 (Central East Packilvania Time)

Ashura is the fourth most populated and third or fourth largest province of Packilvania. It is fully landlocked. It borders Mekedesh to the south, Iganar to the east, Jumhurikesh to the north east, Kharyat to the south west, and Shakar to the north and west.

It was founded as the First Kingdom of Bakil in 100 BCE. Under Iktan the Devout, the Kingdom of Bakil controlled surrounding states and was declared the United Kingdom of Bakil in 675 CE. Under Jezril V, the Iktanite dynasty's empire collapsed and Bakil once again became in independent Kingdom in 1112 CE. Ishak I annexed Bakil and brought it under the Zubraynite Dynasty in 1275 CE. When the Zubrayn Dynasty was defeated by the Demirite Dynasty in 1675 under Saidun the Conqueror, Bakil became part of Packilvania and was demoted from a Kingdom to a Province and renamed to Ashura. The Packilvanian Communist Party took over in 1917 following the collapse of the Demirite Dynasty and overthrow of Zerah Demir IV. The Bedonite Dynasty regained control of Ashura in 1973 where Amhoud I was crowned Sultan of Packilvania on the steps of the Temple of the Restoration in Adrien.

It is commonly called the Holy Land because it contains two of the holiest sites in Paxism namely the Temple of the Restoration in Adrien and the Memorial of the Jovian Gate in Akas Akil. Moreover, Prophet Besmali of Akas Akil wrote and published the Ichtmar, the foundation of modern Paxism, in the area that comprises the territory of Ashura Province. Furthermore, Suleiman of Yehudah commissioned the Vagumar in the city of Adrien in 1100 BCE which was formerly part of the Kingdom of Yehudah. The name Bakil comes from the Bakil Desert which was named after the Bakil River which means "water" in the Packilvanian language. The name Ashura was another named used from the desert to which the entire area was renamed by Saidun the Conqueror to keep it subjugated.

It has a hot desert climate. Nevertheless due to it s historical importance and the discovery of oil and gas in the 1890s, its economic and demographic importance increased significantly in the 19th and 20th centuries. It contains some of the largest oil and gas fields on Urth. It has a population of over 127 million people. Its economy has a GDP of 919 billion KRB. However, it has a GDP per capita of 7,230 KRB. If Ashura was an independent country, it would be similar in size and economic might to countries like Stratarin and North Ethalria. Its capital and largest city Akas Akil is the 10th most populated city in Packilvania.