Ellora, officially the Realm Dominion of Ellora, (Gujarati: એલોરા તાજ જમીન, Ēlōrā Tāja Jamīna; Tipsprek: , Rykshearskipij fan Elere), is an island nation and realm dominion of Tiperyn located off the coast of southeastern Kesh. The dominion covers a total of 1028 sq km spread across the the eponymous main island and several smaller islands, such as Piram, St. Mary's, and Khadir. The capital and most populous city is Tasmanshaven. Ellora is home to roughly 90,000 permanent and non-permanent residents. Gujarati and Tipsprek are the official languages, though Gujarati and the creole language Skepasa predominate.
𐌷𐌰𐌻𐌳 𐌰𐌻, 𐍇𐌹𐍀𐍅𐌴 𐌰𐌻
Hâld Al, Tsjinje Al
"Love All, Serve All"
|Official languages||Gujarati and Tipsprek|
|Religion||Jainism and Marianism|
|Government||democratic presidential dependent territory under a constitutional monarchy|
|812 km2 (314 sq mi)|
• 2018 estimate
• 2012 census
|80.4/km2 (208.2/sq mi)|
|Currency||Satamana (₴) (ELS) pegged to the Tiperyn Crown (₢)|
Ellora is a diminished form of the Sanskrit term एलापुर Elapura, meaning "place of temples", referring to the numerous temples and temple complexes located across the country. The islands were also previously known as Basavaraja and Netrani by local peoples.
Tipslan explorers from Artemia reached the region in the sixteenth century and indicated the islands on early maps as Stilstrânsee or "calm lagoon". Later Tipslan arrivals introduced Eilannen Vaanekar to maps and common usage in the seventeenth century, presumably after the capital of the local Silahara kingdom, Vanagar.
Pleistocene sediments found along the coastal areas around Kandivali in northern Ellora suggest that the Vaanekar Islands have been inhabited by modern homo sapiens since the late neolithic around 3700 BCE.
Self-rule and Modern EraEdit
Geography and climateEdit
Government and politicsEdit
Ellora is a realm dominion or self-governing and semi-autonomous entity within the Holy Tiperyn Realm. Under the terms of the Articles of Dominion, Tiperyn oversees the external affairs of Ellora such as military and trade policy, while internal affairs and administration are ceded to the local government.
The head of state and supreme authority of the dominion is the monarch of Tiperyn, currently Empress Aletta. While the monarchy retains the historic powers of appointment and legislative consent, the introduction of constitutional rule removed the crown from direct administration of Tiperyn's overseas possessions. Instead, the government now appoints a Governor General, currently Jorit Radmer, to exercise the crown's perogatives, represent Tiperyn's interests in the region, and oversee the international affairs of Ellora.
Executive power is vested in the Vanadar ("President"), currently Artharavan Roychand, and the presidentially-appointed members of the Tejasvi Orado ("Cabinet") known as Pradhan ("Ministers") and Vadilo ("Elders"). The Vanadar, and members of the Rajya Parishada ("legislature") known as Salakhara, are elected simultaneously for five year terms. The Rajya Parishada is made of 40 seats, with 30 seats elected at-large by a party list proportional system and the remaining ten seats reserved for ethnic and religious minorities.
Ellora was established as a safe and duty-free harbour for merchants of Tiperyn in the 16th century and grew to become one of the most prominant colonial entrepots in the southwest Tethys. Shifting economic trends throughout the 17th century however, pushed markets and trade routes further north to mainland ports in Kodeshia and Akiteiwa. The subsequent drop in population and economic activity saw plantation agriculture become the dominant sector and source of employment on the island, particularly cash crops like saffron, opium, and coffee; and textile crops like cotton and flax. The industrial production of luxury textiles and decorative crafts exploded in the mid 18th century with the introduction of more efficient looms and rise of orientalist trends in Artemia.
Modern Ellora is considered a developing economy with an annual gross domestic product (GDP) of $675 million and one of the lowest per capita incomes in the region. Agriculture and agricultural processing continues to dominate the island and still employ a third of all residents, but slumps in global commodity prices and a catastrophic 1962 hurricane have forced the Elloran government to pursue diversification of the economy. In 1973 the government announced a public, private, and military partnership to develop Antheapura - a 5 km sq government funded district and neighbourhood on the outskirts of Tasmanshaven dedicated to the medical sciences, industry, and education. Exports in opiates and medical supplies and equipment now account for 5% of the national GDP, and both its civilian and military medical corps are deployed across the globe to disaster and conflict zones.
Since the 1980s, tourism has emerged as a primary sector of the Elloran economy and is projected to overtake agriculture as the chief source of income on the island by 2025. Cultural attractions as well as Ellora's well-preserved marine ecosystems and beach resorts attract a million visitors each year.
While difficult to quantify, government studies estimate that Naval Base Tasmanshaven and spending by Tiperyn personnel and the services that cater to them account for 8% of all economic activity in the capital.
|Ethnic groups of Ellora|
|(East Kesh group)||8%|