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Official NameLiraidahen Kaupèlan (Kingdom of Kaupelan)

Area – 8,906 km²

Population – 3,980,283 (2010)

Density – 446 inhabitants/km²

CapitalPurikali

Major Cities – Purikali, 1,295 thousand inhabitants; Irnik, 390; Bandajaya, 280; Masar, 160; Jalabara, 160.

Languages – English and Kaupelanese (both official); Wisanyo, Haimarata, Palayanga and Terong (Kaupelanese dialects); Taumelan; -Waimahui; Forti (Portuguese dialect); Kelo and Paro (Suduk dialects); Moinate, Hakereh and Atawodo.

Religion – Christians, 60%, Muslims, 20%, Buddhists, 5%, Animists, 2%.

Regime – Parliamentary Monarchy. Parliament ("Haimauman") with 74 senators ("awayuni").

State Ministries – Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade; Defense; Finance; Health & Sports; Communication & Information; Education; Culture & Sports; Justice; Natural Resources, Environment & Energy; Economic Development; Social Assistance; Science & Technology; Agriculture & Fisheries; Home Affairs.

Currency – Kaupelanese Huwa (KAH) divided in 100 Hiyatu.

GDP per Capita – 32,973 huwas in 2010 (12,500 dollars, Purchase Power Parity).

Gross Domestic Product – 131 billion huwas in 2010 (49.7 billion dollars, PPP): Industry (26%); Commerce (11%); Services (17%); Transportation and Communication (10.5%); Financial Operations (10.5%); Building (4%); Agriculture & Fishery (2%); Mining (3.5%).

Exports – 71.3 billion huwas (2010): electronic goods and components; manufactured goods, petroleum products; information technology products; ships; automotive products; industrialized food; textiles and garments.

Imports – 64 billion huwas (2010): components; raw materials; goods; machinery.

Labor Force – 1.9 million: Industry (21%);  Services (58%); Agriculture & Fishery (5%); Mining (1.5%); Government (11%). Men (58.9%) and Women (41.1%).

Mining – oil (4.5 million ton/year; 96,000 barrel/day); salt.

Fishery – 200,000 ton/year.

Agriculture – rice (250,000 ton/year); copra; spicies (nutmeg, clove, pepper, cinnamon); coffee; tropical fruits; cocoa; tea; beef (pork, goat, buffalo, fowl). Cultivated area: 18% (162,000 ha).

Industry – electronic (35.5%); petrochemical (7%); shipbuilding (5.5%); IT products (5.5%); food (4%); textile and garments (3.5%); automotive (3%); other products (36%).

Tourism – 2.55 million tourists (2005): 24% from Japan; 22% from Europe; 15% from America; 11% from Australia and New Zealand.

Electrical Energy – 4.35GW. Power plants at Rataanga I & II, Beramar, Kurudau I, Jalabara I & II, Masar I & II and Santamaria. Nuclear at Kurudau II.

Transportation – passenger vehicles, 916 thousand; airline: Makuwa Kaupelanese Airlines (regional and international flights). Airports: Masar (international), Purikali, Irnik, Bandajaya, Jalabara, Sanantonyo, Santakèrus and Palimaata. Ports – Bandajaya, Purikali, Irnik, Jalabara and Palimaata.

Official Kaupelanese Time – GMT +9:00.

Communication – Cable TV subscribers, 580,000; telephones, 5.7 million (mobile, 4.2 million); TV stations: Redyo na Telwijun Kaupelan (RTK), Telwijun Kabumala, and Bandanese Television (BTV cable). AM radio stations: 18. FM stations: 32. Short wave stations:1. Internet users: 2.1 million.

NewspapersBandanese Post, Purikali (330 thousand papers/day); Watulis Kaupelan, Purikali (170); Ngiye, Irnik (120); Tana, Purikali (100); Kiwangar Post, Masar (95); Bantau Hubi, Purikali (90); Palayanga, Palimaata (85); Kabar Bandajaya, Bandajaya (85); Islam Post, Bandajaya (80); Purikali ni Waidau, Purikali (80); Leranye Wisanyo, Jalabara (70); Terong, Lopes Gusmao (20). Official News Agency: Dahe ni Ajensi Waidau (DAW).

Education – basic school, 7 years (330,000 students); medium school, 5 years (200,000). Public Universities: Royal University of Purikali (25,000), Uniwersiti Santamaria, Uniwersiti Bandajaya (15,000), Uniwersiti Haima Jalabara, Uniwersiti Masar (10,000), Uniwersiti Santakèrus, Uniwersiti Palimaata (5,000), Akademi Yasaina Masar (2,000); private: Uniwersiti Islam Kautaira and Uniwersiti Katolik Purikali (5,000).

Research Centres Teknolojik, Purikali; Ansaur na Arkyolojik, Purikali; Tasi, Masar; Bumi, Irnik; Medèsin, Bandajaya; Byolojik na Tanu, Jalabara.

Urban Population – 89%.

Illiteracy – 8%.

Total Fertility Rate – 1.4 children/woman.

Population Growth – 0.39%.

Population Pyramid – 0 to 10 years (5% male, 5% female); 10 to 20 years (7.2% male, 7.2% female); 20 to 30 years (9.3% male, 9.3% female); 30 to 40 years (7.6% male, 7.6% female); 40 to 50 years (7.7% male, 7.8%, female); 50 to 60 years (5.8% male, 5.8% female); 60 to 70 years (4.4% male, 4.9% female); 70 to 80 years (2.5% male, 2.8% female);

Life Expectance – 78 years (males); 79 years (females).

Human Development Index – 0.844 (2010).

Origin of the Name – the name Kaupèlan comes from the ancient name of the island of Kiwangar, Raja Kaopalan, which means "king's nutmeg trees" in Old Kaupelanese, and through Portuguese Caupelã.

Climate – Equatorial (monsoon); average annual temperature: 26ºC; rains: 1.830 mm yearly (Dec/Feb: 860; Mar/May: 680; Jun/Aug: 110; Sep/Nov: 180).

Main Rivers and Lakes – main rivers: Mambaki, Maiha and Hubi; main lakes: Gajawatu and Suduk.

Highest Point – Gipahu (2587m); volcanoes: Gipahu and Ra'u

Head-of-State Lirai Kira II Wasahi Sunu Wuru Kamak Purajaya (since 2009).

Head-of-GovernmentWasir Sindi Wisnumatan (since 2014)

International Organizations: UN, ASEAN, UIEMB, FICT

Defense – budget: 6 billion huwas.

National AnthemNuhu Nina Kibèrkat ("Blessed Motherland")