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The Most Serene Republic of Lapinumbia
Flag of Lapinumbia
Anthem: "Juditha Triumphans"
|Parliamentary Oligarchic Merchant Republic
|Consiglio dei Pregadi
• Founding of Lapinumbia
• First Constitution.
|24 March 1802
• Current Democracy
• UCA accession
|27 april 2020
|420,000 km2 (160,000 sq mi)
• 2020 census
|81/km2 (209.8/sq mi)
• Per capita
• Summer (DST)
|UTC-6 to -9
|ISO 3166 code
The Most Serene Republic of Lapinumbia, commonly know as The Republic of Lapinumbia or Lapinumbia (LPB) is a sovereign state in Southeast Novaris. Apart from the mainland, its territory also includes the Island of Rhodes, the Island of Bersalia and the 2 autonomous territories of Corence and Artesia. The only land border Lapinumbia has is with the Kingdom of Tretrid. The nation also has the Islands of Veneto, in front of the bay of Lapinum, where the capital is located.
Lapinumbia has an area of 420,000 km² and a population exceeding 34 million. Lapinumbia's capital is Vecitania, whilst the largest city is Lavoa; other major urban areas include Introitus, Rordamus, Chiegliari, Rossena, Sesti, Corence, Paravena, Novapoli and Rhodos.
The ancestors of the Lapinumbian republic came first to Novaris 1800 years ago in the 4th century CE, creating the first major settlements in the area
Etymology and terminology
Lapinumbia was originally settled by Norvians fleeing persecution in Dallacqua in around the 4th century CE. A warlike people, these Norvians appear in the accounts of Threnian historians of the time. Archaeological evidence backs up claims of Norvian raids on Threnia.
The city of Vecitania was founded in 697, marking the creation of the Lapinumbian republic. The city was founded after a federation of city states in the island of North Veneto decided to unify into a single nation, deciding to create a planned city as its capital. This also marked the founding of the Lapinumbian trade league, which was able to have members from all around the bay of Lapinum and southwest Novaris, reaching up to the bay of Atlantia
The Novapolian-Lapinumbian war was a war over the control of the bay of Lapinum. Tensions between the two merchant republics was rising as Lapinumbia power was beginning to rival Novapolian dominance in the region. These tensions culminated into a war after a Novapolian trade fleet was raided by pirates and was mistook as a Lapinumbian act of aggression. This caused retaliation from the Novapolians, sending a fleet to invade Lapinumbia. Lapinumbia was able to scramble a fleet in time, receiving help from their trade league. This led to the naval battle of Introitus, where both fleets clashed and led to a Lapinumbian victory. After this, the Novapolian fleet was destroyed, allowing the Lapinumbian's to land in Novapolia and taking the city. The Republic of Novapoli was annexed by Lapinumbia, removing their main rival in the region and allowing Lapinumbia to hold dominance in the regio.