Geography of New Eiffel

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Sunset over a tree in New Eiffel

The geography of New Eiffel is unique due to the micronation's position as an urban, landlocked enclave of London, UK. With an area of 580m² (0.00058km² or 6243.07 ft²), New Eiffel has 156 meters (511 ft) of borders. New Eiffel has five structures in total. New Eiffel contains no major natural resources, and no known natural hazards other than those that affect London in general.

Climate

In general, the climate of New Eiffel is cool and often cloudy, and high temperatures are infrequent. It is often rainy in Autumn, Spring, and the Winter. Summers are generally warm, sometimes hot. New Eiffel's average July high is above 27°C. Winter is often very cold and has little temperature variation. Heavy snow is rare but light snow usually happens at least once each winter. Spring and autumn can be pleasant. New Eiffel gets a very low amount of precipitation annually. Typically, 25°C or higher is considered almost unbearable, and -1°C is worthy of a weather advisement. New Eiffel receives these weather advisements through the Cupertino Alliance weather station project.[1]

The hottest temperature ever recorded in New Eiffel was 38.0°C on 26 July 2019,[citation needed] and the coldest was -11.7°C on 28 February 2018.[citation needed]

Climate data for the Principality of New Eiffel
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 63
(17.2)
70.2
(21.2)
75.6
(24.2)
84.9
(29.4)
91
(32.8)
96.1
(35.6)
100.4
(38.0)
100.2
(37.9)
95.7
(35.4)
85.8
(29.9)
69.4
(20.8)
63.3
(17.4)
100.6
(38.1)
Average high °F (°C) 46.6
(8.1)
47.1
(8.4)
52.3
(11.3)
57.6
(14.2)
64.2
(17.9)
70.2
(21.2)
74.3
(23.5)
73.8
(23.2)
68
(20.0)
59.9
(15.5)
52
(11.1)
46.9
(8.3)
59.4
(15.2)
Average low °F (°C) 36.1
(2.3)
35.8
(2.1)
39
(3.9)
41.9
(5.5)
47.7
(8.7)
53.1
(11.7)
57
(13.9)
56.7
(13.7)
52.5
(11.4)
47.1
(8.4)
40.8
(4.9)
36.9
(2.7)
45.3
(7.4)
Record low °F (°C) 8.2
(-13.2)
10.9
(-11.7)
22.8
(-5.1)
27.3
(-2.6)
30.4
(-0.9)
34.7
(1.5)
42.1
(5.6)
42.6
(5.9)
35.2
(1.8)
26.1
(-3.3)
19.4
(-7.0)
10.8
(-11.8)
8.2
(-13.2)
Source no. 1: Met Office[2]
Source no. 2: New Eiffel Weather[3]

Terrain

New Eiffel's terrain is very flat, and New Eiffel is in the shape of an almost perfect rectangle and consists mostly of a field and a few trees. New Eiffel is very green, and has plants everywhere, and in most houses. New Eiffel has no major bodies of water.

Extreme points

This is a list of the extreme points of New Eiffel: the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location, as well as the highest and lowest points. Since New Eiffel is in the shape of an almost perfect rectangle, its extreme points are very long strips. The highest and lowest natural points in New Eiffel are both around more-or-less between 15.0 m (49 ft) and 16m (52 ft).

Land use

The nature of New Eiffel is fundamentally urban and none of the land is reserved for significant agriculture or other exploitation of natural resources. The city state displays an impressive degree of land economy, born of necessity due to its extremely limited territory. Thus, the urban development (i.e., buildings) is optimised to occupy less than 30% of the total area, while the rest is reserved for open space, including New Eiffel Gardens and a Rugbull Field.

Infrastructure

39, 41 Bomb Shelter in May 2019

New Eiffel has only three buildings, an attached house which serves as New Eiffel School and Jimbo's Gym, a privately-owned shed and the government home. A fourth structure, 39, 41 Bomb Shelter, is an air-raid shelter that was built in the United Kingdom during World War II. It is now an important building located in modern-day New Eiffel, where it is one of New Eiffel's national monuments. It is registered as a grade 3 building. The government home has multiple rooms, used as living spaces, parliament and ministries, as well as having the Millanian embassy[4] and a cardboard constructed Embassy of Plushunia. As New Eiffel is very small, and has no need for any airports or rail roads, bikes are commonly used. Each bike is required to be registered, which the New Eiffelic government does for free. New Eiffel has five bike roads,[5] and three streets.[6]

Environment

The government has pledged to limit New Eiffel's carbon footprint.

International agreements

Natural history

New Eiffel occasionally sees red foxes entering across the border, and is home to two domesticated cats, as well as occasionally the cat Ralph who is the only animal that has been banned from entering into New Eiffel. Another three to five cats are estimated to cross into New Eiffel every year. The Natural History Society of New Eiffel claims that New Eiffel has over 7 species of bird, 25 moths, and more than 30 kinds of spider. However, this number has been criticised.

New Eiffel has a large number of plant life. New Eiffel Gardens is a botanical garden in New Eiffel, and homes various species of plants and insects. New Eiffel Gardens grows tomatoes. The New Eiffel Registry Ministry has registered two natural structures, the Grade 1 New Eiffel Gardens, and Grade 2 New Finland Monument, which is a large apple tree. New Eiffel also has a small decorative fairy house and a birdhouse.

Borders

West border sign

New Eiffel has 156 meters (511 ft) of borders, and is landlocked in the United Kingdom.

New Eiffel has four borders, within the United Kingdom; none of which are natural:

Time

New Eiffel observes Coordinated Universal Time[7] (UTC; UTC±00:00), rarely known as New Eiffelic Time (NET), since New Eiffel is landlocked inside London.[8] New Eiffel does not officially observe daylight savings time, however it is de facto observed. The government of New Eiffel does not use UTC+1 when it is Daylight Saving Time when recording official meetings or court sessions, however the public commonly observes DST.

See also

References

  1. Lycon, Jayden (15 April 2020) Cupertino Gazette Issue 11. p.11 "Nouakchott project". Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  2. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/climate/maps-and-data/summaries/index
  3. https://mobile.twitter.com/EiffelNew/status/1154385524855119875
  4. mobile.twitter.com/EiffelNew/status/1166033936629284868. Archived on 17 December 2019.
  5. List of roads. New Eiffel Roads Index. Retrieved 12 November 2019. Archived on 17 December 2019.
  6. Streets in New Eiffel. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  7. Time in London. TimeAndDate.com.
  8. neweiffelgov.home.blog. "What is New Eiffel?". Archived from the original on 17 December 2019. Retrieved 10 March 2020.