Wed Shams

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Elvish Diarchy of the River Shams

الحكومة الثنائية الآلف واد الشمس (Qaridian: al-Hukumat al-Thunayiyat al-Alf Wed al-Shams
ⵜⴰⴳⵍⴷⵉⵜ ⴻⵍⴼ ⵏ ⵙⵏⴰⵜ ⵏ ⵉⴵⵥⴰⵔ ⵛⴰⵎⵙ (Bardian: Tagldit Elf n Snat n Iğẓar Shams)
Flag of Wed Shams
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Motto: طونسء، الوطن، الملوك (Qaridian: Tons', al-Watan, al-Muluk)
ⵜⵓⵏⵙ, ⴰⵎⵓⵔ, ⴰⴳⵍⵍⵉⴷ (Bardian: Tuns, Tamurt, Agellid)
Tunsé, the Homeland, the Diarchs
Capital
and
Tiziri
Official languagesQaridian and Bardian
Ethnic groups
Qaridians, Bardians
Religion
Tunseism
Demonym(s)Shamsian
GovernmentAbsolute Diarchy
• Queen
Yedder IX Bardiani
• King
Mutamid IV Qaridi
LegislatureRoyal Council of Wed Shams
Independence 
1769
Population
• 2021 estimate
16,000,000
• 2019 census
15,938,110
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
61,526,552,582 SHD
• Per capita
3,934 SHD
CurrencyShamsian Klon (WSK)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+202
ISO 3166 codeWS, SHM
Internet TLD.ws

The Elvish Diarchy of the River Shams, commonly known as Wed Shams, is a sovereign state in central Arcturia, located alongside the river Shams' bank and delta. The country is ruled by the monarchs of the two ethnic groups in power: Bardians, inhabiting mainly the delta and coastal areas, and Qaridians, from the inner territory. The current Bardian queen is Yedder IX, in power since 1896, while Mutamid IV holds the Qaridian throne since 2010. The diarchs are elected for a lifetime reign by the Royal Council, made from the most distinguished members of both ethnicities. The country identifies as "Elvish", since elves of the Banto-Shamsian group form around 90% of the native population.