Geography of Ebenthal
The geography of Ebenthal is unique due to the country's position as series of urban and rural, landlocked enclaves in eight Brazilian cities. With an area of 6,5 km² (2.5 sq mi), Ebenthal is bordered by the macronation of Brazil and the two micronations of Roschfallen and Luna. Its highest point is the Hugo II Peak in Negromonte. Ebenthal contains a few natural resources and dedicate most of its land for pasture and suffers of no known natural hazards other than those that affect the geographic region in general.
Size and geographical location
Ebenthal occupies eight conglomerate of enclaves within the Brazilian municipalities of Rio de Janeiro, Magé, Nova Friburgo, Itatiaia, Saquarema, Juiz de Fora, Belo Horizonte and Santa Luzia, located in the Brazilian states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, in that macronation's southeastern region, east South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. It spans only one time zone, the UTC−3, and the summer time zone UTC−2.
Ebenthali topography is diverse. The central region of the country, comprising the principalities of Negromonte and New Switzerland is located at the Mantiqueira Mountain Range, thus including buildings amidst hills and mountains, lying above 900 meters from the sea level. The southern region, comprising Gillisburgh, Carlenburg and Alvorada, lies mostly in plains at the sea level, although it includes some hills and border some mountains. The northern region, on which Belmonte and Aldiva are located, a vast highland, 600 meters above the sea, in the inner region of the country.
Ebenthal is supplied by two rivers in Aldiva, the Rio da Onça and Rio do Gato, and is bathed by a lagoon of salt water and by the sea in Alvorada.
The nature of Ebenthal is double and contradictory. The vast majority of the population lives in urban areas in most of the country's federative units. Nonetheless, a far larger portion of the country is rural, made of fields for pastures and some forests. It is estimated that at least 60% of the country, inhabited by only 8,7% of the country's resident population, is rural. Furthermore, the rest of the country displays an impressive degree of land economy, born of necessity due to its extremely limited territory, and it is mostly comprised by buildings, either houses or apartments, which serve primarily as residences abut also official buildings.
Due to its mixed urban-agricultural status, Ebenthal haven't much space free for nature. Nonetheless it is estimated that at least 5% of the country's total area is made up of native Atlantic rainforest, ans the government has expent some effort into reforestation programs. Furthermore the Penal Code of Ebenthal foresee brutal punishments for environment crimes.
The climate of Ebenthal comprises a variety of weather conditions across a scattered area and varied topography, but most of the country is subtropical climate, while the southern region has a tropical savanna climate. According to the Köppen system, Ebenthal hosts three major climatic subtypes: tropical, oceanic and subtropical. The different climatic conditions produce environments ranging from tropical rainforests in the southern and central regions, subtropical vegetation, including temperate coniferous forests in the central and northern regions. Many regions have starkly different microclimates.
The country experiences hot, humid summers, and mild, wet winters. In inland areas of the capital city of Gillisburgh, temperatures above 40°C (104°F) are common during the summer, though rarely for long periods, while maximum temperatures above 27°C (81°F) can occur on a monthly basis. On the other hand, cities such as Belmonte have a much more temperate climate with an average of 28°C in summer and close to 0°C during winter. Along the coast, the breeze, blowing onshore and offshore, moderates the temperature. Because of its geographic situation, the country is often reached by cold fronts advancing from Antarctica, especially during autumn and winter, causing frequent weather changes. In summer there can be strong rains, which have on some occasions provoked catastrophic floods and landslides. The mountainous areas register greater rainfall since they constitute a barrier to the humid wind that comes from the Atlantic. Snow has occurred in the central region (Negromonte), although it's rare. Frost occurs normally during winters in both central and northern regions.
Ebenthal is divided into three geographical regions with do not enjoy of any official capacity and are merely for definition:
- The Northern Region: Comprising the Principalities of Aldiva and Belmonte, enclaved respectively in Santa Luzia and w:Belo Horizonte, in Brazil.
- The Central Region: Comprising the Principalities of Negromonte and New Switzerland, enclaved respectively in Itatiaia/Juiz de Fora and Nova Friburgo.
- The Southern Region: Comprising the Principalities of Carlenburg, Alvorada and the Royal City of Gillisburgh, enclaved respectively in Magé, Saquarema and Rio de Janeiro.