Canton of Wasserbrueck

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Canton of Wasserbrueck
Kanton Wasserbrueck
—  Former Canton of Francisville  —

Flag

Coat of arms
Location of Wasserbrueck in relation to Highland
Country Larger flag.png Francisville
Capital Kiirchbuerg
Subdivisions
Government
 - Executive First Minister
(Executive Council)
 - Legislature Landsgeméng
Area
 - Total 0.67 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 - Total 7
Time zone GMT
 - Summer (DST) BST (UTC)
Languages English, Francillian, French

History

Geography

Politics

The cantonal constitution was drafted in 2011. Wasserbrueck was a direct democracy with the Landsgeméng (Cantonal Assembly) as its supreme legislative authority. The canton was governed by the Executive Council, consisting of the First Minister and up to four executive councillors proportioned to the size of the electorate. The Executive Council was a collegiate body which is elected for four month terms using the single transferable vote. Following the model of the Federal Council, the Council elected the First Minister to act as its presiding officer with a role similar to that of the Federal President. The judicial system consisted of the High Court and two Burgh courts.

At federal level, the canton was represented by two deputies in the Federal Chamber.

Administrative divisions

The canton was subdivided into burghs. In July 2012, the Landsgeméng reduced the number of burghs from three to two, forming the two Burghs of Kiirchbuerg and Dallaschyle. Kiirchbuerg was the administrative centre of the canton. The burghs were responsible for a number of local issues including primary education, public libraries, and the civil registry. Each burgh elected a Provost as its district administrator and a Municipal Assembly served as the local legislature.

Economy

The Canton dominated the economy of the federation. A large number of Francisville's major service providers had their headquarters in the Bugh of Kiirchbuerg, including d'Post and The Francillian. The service industry was significant in Wasserbrueck but there was also a growing manufacturing sector, particularly in publishing and food production.

Agriculture did not had a significant role in the economy even though more than 60% of the land area of the canton was available for agricultural use. The canton had a high population of students, approximately 40%, and a large number of public sector employers. The Burghs were responsible for the administation of public libraries and public education for which they levied a community tax. In August 2012, the canton introduced free public transport for any citizen wishing to visit the Canton.

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