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Latest revision as of 23:50, 13 July 2019


District of Coīnvra
Etuka Coīnvra (Kiravic)
CoïnvraFlag.png
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Country Kiravian Federacy
Capital Kartika
Population 3,250,000
Governor-Resident Algernon Mirocaserin
Chancellor Michael Vick
Cambrium seats 1
Official languages Kiravic
Other Languages None
Postal Abbreviation ECO

The District of Coīnvra is a federal district of the Kiravian Federacy and home to the federal capital of Kartika.

Governance

Unlike a mainland state or chartered colony, the District of Coīnvra has no constitutional autonomy from the federal government. The District government, while not a Federal agency in and of itself, is ultimately subject to the authority of the Cambrium in all matters. The Federal Cambrium has the power to veto any and all laws passed by the District Congress and impose laws of its own making.

In practice, most matters of governance are devolved (though not constitutionally) to the District government, which is nearly identical in powers and functions to the government of any state.

Political parties have been banned from participating in the politics of the District since 21166, when they were outlawed by the Capital District Governmental Reform Act in the wake of the 21166 Kartika Unrest. All elections in the District are non-partisan and there is no mechanism for the registration of political parties. There are numerous extraparliamentary advocacy organisations and pressure groups active in the District that are structured like actual political parties and use the term "party" in their names, but they are forbidden to run campaigns, donate to candidates, or direct the activity of officeholders.

Administrative Divisions

The territory of the District is divided into three countyships (Co. Coīnvra, Co. Pentecostia, and Co. Third One), one independent city (Kartika), and the nation's only independent town (Éamonsar).

Before Kirosocialism, local governance in the District was patterned after Ventarya and Hanoram, with Kartika and the three countyships (Éamonsar remained a municipality within Co. Coīnvra for most of this time) having more or less identical powers and governmental structures to countyships in the neighbouring states. Under Kirosocialism, most of the powers of the local authorities were taken up by the District government. This centralising trend continued after Kirosocialism, and today the countyship and municipal governments are greatly attenuated, especially in comparison to Hanoram and Ventarya, where most local services are provided by countyships. Co. Coīnvra no longer has any governmental apparatus of its own, and all local services in Co. Coīnvra, Kartika, and Éamonsar are provided by the Kartika Municipal Authority. Kartika still elects a ceremonial Provost and five-member sarkirstuv (city council), while the Éamonsar Town Council retains some authority over zoning and some vestigial powers.

Curiously, while almost all addresses in Kiravia include the name of countyship where the address is located, this is not customary in the District, with most entities listing their address as simply "Kartika, District of Coīnvra", except in Éamonsar, where residents proudly use "Éamonsar, District of Coīnvra". More rarely, a sub-countyship division may be used, the most prominent example being the Kartika Citadel, the official address of which is in "Arþodun, District of Coīnvra".

Economy

The primary driver of the Coīnvran economy is government. Over a third of District residents are directly employed by the federal government and a good share of the remainder work less directly for or with the government in the contracting, lobbying, and consulting sectors. All major Kiravian defence industry firms are either headquartered or maintain large offices in the District or its immediate vicinity. A smaller, but still substantial, share of the workforce works for the District of Coīnvra government or the Kartika Municipal Authority.

Research and development (often government-related), tourism, services, retail, and education are also important sectors. The District has little history of heavy manufacturing, and the few industrial enterprises located there are small operations producing high-value specialty products, such as the Consolidated Kartika Turboencabulator Company. The largest industrial employers in the District are its three breweries, only one of which makes anything that isn't fucking pisswater.

Society and Culture

Owing to its status as home to the Federal government's "company town" of sorts, the District of Coīnvra has a unique society and culture without any close parallel elsewhere in the Federacy.

The population of the District of Coīnvra is highly transient: Only 18.6% of Coīnvra residents were born in the District (the lowest figure for any federal subject), and only 46% of residents hold District of Coīnvra-issued internal passports. A study of public records conducted at the University of the District of Coīnvra in 21198 found that 76% of people born in the District between 21165 and 21175 had since relocated elsewhere. This high rate of migration is attributable to the scarcity of employment unrelated to government, temporary migration to the District for employment or political purposes, and better schools and economic conditions for young families in nearby areas.

Because of its ever-shifting, largely professional population, Kartika and the Riversides lack many features typical of other Kiravian cities, such as long-established ethnic neighbourhoods, a local accent, or any distinctive vocabulary.

There is a sharp class divide in the District between the overclass and republican-class residents who control and operate the Federal government and its related industries and the democratic-class residents who maintain the city and provide service labour. This disparity is more pronounced in the District of Coīnvra than other metropolitan core areas in Kiravia for a number of reasons: The relative dearth of industries unrelated to government offers fewer opportunities for the lower-republican (e.g. industrial or office managers, sales professionals) and upper-democratic (e.g. skilled industrial workers, clerks) classes, while attracting a wealthy, highly-educated élite. In addition, high real estate prices and a very high cost of living have caused most middle-republican, lower-republican, and upper-democratic people to settle in the sattelite cities and commuter suburbs of the Kartika Metropolitan Area rather than its core in the District. As a result, Kartika has come to be regarded as "the most classist city in Kiravia", with visitors and recent migrants to the District noting how rarely the republican and democratic classes interact with one another outside of work-related or commercial transactions.

Ethnosocial Groups

The largest community of Avrētnem, a Coscivian ethnoreligious group adhering to Oriental Orthodoxy is found in northwestern Coīnvra County and directly adjacent census tracts in Hanoram.

Religion

The District of Coīnvra is highly religiously diverse. Virtually all religious communities active in the Federacy have a presence in the capital, and many foreign religions rare or wholly absent elsewhere in the nation have congregations in Kartika to serve expatriate communities. 52% of District residents reported themselves as Christians in the 21205 census, 36% as followers of Coscivian monotheīstic religions, 7% as unaffiliated believers, and 5% as adherents of other religions or none.

The víutiascrálitumæ ("independent congregations") and the emerging church movement have been very prominent in Kartika from their inception, owing to the area's highly-educated, highly-mobile, and socially detached population, and Kartika is considered the primary fountainhead for both movements in Kiravia.

Kartika has more Orthodox churches per capita than any other Kiravian city, hosting 4 Monavian Orthodox, 3 Russian Orthodox, 3 Woolzi Orthodox, 2 Greek Orthodox, 2 Apollinite Orthodox, 2 Astarese Orthodox, 2 Santiochene Orthodox, 1 Ixanian Orthodox, and 1 Coptic Orthodox church for a total of twenty.

The District of Coīnvra has the largest Jewish population of any federal subject by percentage at just over 1%, attributable to the disproportionately high representation of Coscivian Jews (Avramem and Ivraīem) in the upper levels of the Kiravian Forces. There are four synagogues in the District and one Jewish cemetery.

Education

As discussed above, the Kartika Metropolitan Area consistently ranks as the Federacy's most highly-educated conurbation, with high median rates of educational attainment and an exceptionally large proportion of the population holding advanced degrees.

Public juvenile education in the District is organised on a district-wide basis by the Coīnvra Education Executive. 35 elementary and intermediate schools feed into 15 public secondary schools, all of which draw their student bodies from within defined geographic boundaries called school sectors (tèlúlaksutæ). There are also five quasi-independent combined intermediate-secondary schools offering specialised academic programmes, six public vocational schools, and two schools with a wholly rehabilitative/correctional focus. District of Coīnvra public schools compare poorly to those of Eastern Seaboard counties of commensurate population, a fact largely attributable to the availability of (and a strong preference among the upper classes for) high-quality private schools.

The District is home to 19 accredited institutions of higher education, including several of the Federacy's most prestigious universities and several advanced, highly-specialised institutions offering courses in policy fields. These include:

  • Founding Fathers' University-
  • National University of Kiravia- An élite public university and the only Federal public university providing undergraduate courses to civilians. The university was founded as part of an effort by Prime Executive _______ _._._. ________ to realise ______ist visions for a society with a strong political commitment to intellectual pursuits.
  • Kartika Ignatian University- A Roman Catholic institution operated by the Society of Jesus.
  • Kiravian University- A private institution with a strong political science, public policy, legal, and foreign policy focus. The university is known as a bastion of strongly traditional Coscivian educational methods and philosophy, and as a centre for Kiravian nationalist and Coscivian nationalist thought and activism.

Subdivisions and Settlements

Independent Cities

Coïnvra Countyship

  • Cadódan
  • Anyalisa
  • Dúnmoran

Tarovin Countyship

  • Arþodun
  • Tricentrum
  • Tyderian
  • Calixtocivon
  • Calëdon

Pentecostia Countyship

  • Pentecostia