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|Area||1,265,709 km2 (488,693 sq mi)|
|Population density||2,426/km2 (3,904/sq mi)wip|
|Languages||Arabic, Pukhtu, Burgoignesc, and others|
|Time zones||UTC-3:00 to UTC+2:00|
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Audonia is a continent. It is known as the heartland of Islamic civilization. It is comprised of three major areas, sometimes referred to as subcontinents.
Audonia takes its present name in most Occidental world languages from the Oduniyyad Caliphate.
The northern island of Audonia.
Siphost emerged from antiquity as the poorest portion of Audonia as most major trade routes to the continent were far to its south. Despite not enjoying the wealth of the rest of the continent, Siphost retained a strong martial character which allowed it to remain independent of the Oduniyyad Caliphate until the middle portion of the 8th century.
The southeastern island of Audonia.
Daria is considered to be a melting pot of influences from the rest of Audonia and Alshar, with which it shares much of its history and some of its culture.
The southwestern island of Audonia.
This subcontinent is closely associated with Islam, as the two holiest cities in that religion - as well as its historical heartland - exist here. Consequently, most of the nations on this subcontinent are large Muslim majority countries. Audonian Christianity also originated here with a minority of countries having bare Christian majorities, though most countries have at least a pre-Islamic Audonian Christian heritage.
Audonia established ties with the Occidental world in the earliest part of Antiquity, as advanced Audonian sailmaking techniques allowed Audonians to sail west across the Sea of Istroya; the return trip was much more difficult due to prevailing winds and was only mastered later in Antiquity. Through its connections east with Alshar and west with the Ancient Istroyan civilization, Audonia became a wealthy trade hub which controlled the flow of both goods and knowledge between the far west and east. Audonia during antiquity became a place of relative diversity, and the lack of a single great empire in the continent during the period meant military, cultural, and economic competition between its many polities and city-states flourished.
The Oduniyyad Caliphate united most of the continent, excepting Siphost, by the end of the 7th century.
The Audonian Golden Age was an era of unprecedented cultural and scientific flourishing in Audonia.
Audonia spent much of the Age of the Sail as the object of commercial and imperial competition between Burgundie and Kiravia, in which Burgundie ultimately prevailed.