Demographics of Sorrenia

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Population

Area Population Percent of Sorrenia Area (km2) Percent of Sorrenia Pop. Density (/km2)
Kingdom of Sorrenia 4.95mn 100% 26,400 100% 188
Durham 520,000 10% 2400 9% 217
Tyne-Wear 1.48mn 30% 5600 21% 264
Tees 885,000 18% 1400 5% 632
Yorkshire 1.42mn 29% 9200 35% 154
North-west 640,000 13% 7800 30% 82

Urban Settlements

Sorrenia has a total of 13 cities spread throughout the country. The largest city by municipal population is Leeds, while the largest urban area is the Tyneside, on which Newcastle Upon Tyne is situated.

Three significant metropolitan areas exist in Sorrenia; the aforementioned Tyneside, which along with the Wearside forms the Tyne and Wear metropolitan region; the Leeds-Bradford metropolitan area, which also includes the English cities of Huddersfield, Halifax and Wakefield - although only Leeds and Bradford are claimed by Sorrenia; and Teesside, a conurbation consisting of Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees and Darlington.

Other cities exist throughout Sorrenia. The nation's capital city is Durham, for which the Durham area is named. On the west coast there is Carlisle, a city in Cumbria close to the Scottish border, and Lancaster on Sorrenia's southern border.

The historically important city of York is located in the south of Sorrenia, around 32km from Leeds, and 56km from the port city of Hull.

Other than this, several market cities exist - namely, Richmond, Ripon and Hexham, each designated as cities largely for their cultural and religious importance.

City County Population (City) Population (Urban) Area (km2) Pop. Density (/km2)
Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle 300,000 880,000 114 2600
Leeds Hortania 475,000 825,000 550 4000
Bradford Hortania 350,000 825,000 64 5400
Sunderland Sunderland 175,000 275,000 135 1300
Middlesbrough Teesside 140,000 175,000 55 2500
Hull Humberside 260,000 320,000 71 3700
York Yorkshire 200,000 200,000 270 1800
Lancaster Lonsdale 52,000 58,000 18 2900
Carlisle Cumbria 75,000 75,000 51 1500
Durham Dunelm 66,000 78,000 32 2000
Richmond Amon Lasgalen 8000 8000 5 1600
Ripon Yorkshire 17,000 17,000 3 5600
Hexham Northumberland 11,000 11,000 8 1300

Ethnicity

Religion

Main article: Religion in Sorrenia

Religion in Sorrenia (2019)
     Church of England (41%)
     Roman Catholic Church (25.3%)
     Other Christian denominations (7%)
     Islam (3.4%)
     Hinduism (1%)
     Judaism (0.3%)
     Other religions (1%)
     Agnosticism (7%)
     Atheism (6%)
     Not sure/refused (8%)

Sorrenia is officially a Roman Catholic country, with the Papal Directorate explicitly established to pass legally binding ecclesiastic rulings. Despite this, only a quarter of Sorrenians are Catholic, with the plurality (41%) being members of the Church of England. Several Anglicans expressed worry upon the government's ruling to reconvert the various Cathedrals in Sorrenia to Catholicism.

Various other Christian denominations also exist, the largest being the Methodists, closely followed by the Anglican Church of Amon Lasgalen. Smaller denominations include Presbyterianism, the Mezerizeb Church and Unitarianism.

Islam is the third largest religious group in Sorrenia, with adherents predominantly located in the southern county of Hortania; Islamic mosques are administered by the Sorrenian Mosque.

Smaller religious groups include Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, a pantheon of modern Pagans, and Jews; large Jewish communities exist in Gateshead and Leeds, and Northumberland hosts Aruna Ratanagiri, a Buddhist monastery.

Language

English is by far the most understood and practised language in Sorrenia, with effectively all Sorrenians understanding the language. Sorrenian Cumrbic is also an official language derived from the Cumbric language, once spoken in Northern England before the invasion of the Anglo-Saxons; it is only used sparingly for cultural purposes, with no citizens speaking it daily.

Several micronational languages are also practised regionally within Sorrenia. Dradelian is very popular for cultural purposes in east Sorrenia, and the Mezerizeb language retains formal status in both Dunelm and Bernicia, although it is very rarely used.

Cultural minorities may often speak several other languages, often as their language of choice. Examples include Welsh, Hindi, Urdu and Hebrew. Common taught languages include French, German and Spanish