New Kuthernburg (retired)
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Community of New Kuthernburg
Anthem: Victorious Kaltia
|Recognised national languages||Spandard, Telsh, Kuthern|
|Recognised regional languages||Telsh|
|Government||Devolved government in a constitutional monarchy|
|Autonomous Community Inside UKK|
• 2017 estimate
|GDP (nominal)||2017 estimate|
|167.8 billion KDs|
New Kuthernburg, officially the Principality of New Kuthernburg, is an autonomous community in south kuthernburg. Divided into eight counties, the autonomous community of New Kuthernburg is bordered Luthernburg, Mintopa, and Rift.
Geography and climate
The Kuthern Mountains form New Kuthernburg natural border with the province of Rift to the south. In the eastern range, the Carter Nuella National Park contains the highest and arguably most spectacular mountains, rising to 2,648 metres (8,688 ft) at the Mt.Joduas peak. The Kuthern mountains offer opportunities for activities such as climbing, walking, skiing and caving, and extend some 200 kilometres (120 mi) in total, as far as Mintopa province and Fordhar to the east.
The New Kuthern coastline is small, scattered with beaches, coves and natural sea caves. Most of New Kuthernburg beaches are sandy, clean, and bordered by steep cliffs, on top of which it is not unusual to see grazing livestock.
The key features of New Kuthernburg geography are its rugged coastal cliffs and the mountainous interior. The climate of New Kuthernburg is heavily marked by the gulf stream. Falling within the Kuthern belt known as Nuevalla it has high precipitations all year round. Summers are mild and, on the coast, winters also have relatively cold temperatures. The cold is especially felt in the mountains, where snow is present from October till May. Both rain and snow are regular weather features of New Kutherns winters. In coastal or near-coastal areas, daytime high temperatures generally average around 2-22°F during winter and 69-89 °F in summer.
This part of Kuthernburg is one of the most well conserved, and full of vegetation and wild spaces. It holds two of the most important natural parks in Kuthernburg.
For centuries, the backbone of the New Kuthern economy was agriculture and fishing. Milk production and its derivatives was also traditional, but its big development was a byproduct of the economic expansion of the late 1960s. The main regional industry in modern times, however, was coal mining and steel production: in the times of dictatorship, it was the centre of Kuthernburg steel industry.
The steel industry is now in decline when measured in terms of number of jobs provided, as is the mining. The reasons for the latter are mainly the high costs of production to extract the coal compared to other regions. Regional economic growth is below the broader Kuthern rate, though in recent years growth in service industries has helped reduce New Kuthernburg's high rate of unemployment. Large out-of-town retail parks have opened near the region's largest citie, whilst the ever-present Kutehrn construction industry appears to continue to thrive.
New Kuthernburg has benefited extensively since 1999 from Kuthern Government Federal investment in roads and other essential infrastructure, though there has also been some controversy regarding how these funds are spent, for example, on miners' pensions.
New Kutehrnburg is served by Wiyu International Airport (WU), 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Hoddoen. Western New Kuthernburg is also easily accessible from Salminer Airport. Recent improvements introduced in the road network permit flying into Salminer and later driving into New Kuthernburg, which can be entered in less than an hour's drive.