Gibson

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Gibson
  Region  

Flag

Coat of arms
Motto: Per ardua ad astra
Map of Gibson
Country Caudonia
Founded 25 November 2019
Founder Ned Fram
Government
 - Administrator Ned Fram
Area
 - Total 0.96 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Population (2020)
 - Total 2
 - Density 2.1/km2 (5.4/sq mi)
Time zone Gibson Standard Time (UTC0)
 - Summer (DST) Gibson Summer Time (UTC+1)

Gibson was a region of Caudonia located on a 96 hectare (237.2 acre) parcel of land near Spilsby, England. It was the only administrative division to be located on the British Isles and was the largest by area. The region was named after Guy Gibson, the leader of the Dambuster Raids against Nazi Germany during World War II. The region was founded on 25 November 2019. It was officially dissolved on 27 November 2021, however in actuality it had been dissolved since Ned Fram left Caudonia for the second time on 29 August.

Etymology

A portrait of Guy Gibson in 1944.

The county is named after the world-famous war hero and RAF pilot, Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, who is most notable for leading the famous Dambusters Raid, which were conducted against Nazi Germany on the night 16/17 May 1943, as part of the Second World War. This is a reference to the county’s location in Lincolnshire, which was known for being a large working area of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.

History

See also: RAF Spilsby

The north of the County was part of RAF Spilsby during WW2 and the early Cold War, within the usage of this base, British, Rhodesian and later American airmen and their officers were stationed at the RAF station during its existence. While some of the runways are still in existence, the rest was demolished during the 1970s and used as part of the construction in the Humber Bridge.

Meanwhile, the south of the region was the former area for the junction for the Skegness Branch line and the East Lincolnshire Railway. The railway line shut down in the 1970s to passengers due to budget cuts to British Rail and then shut down in 1980 completely to goods.

Politics

Background

Gibson tends to be more conservative than the rest of Caudonia. This conservatism, however, is respected by Caudonians at home as it is not radical and Gibsonians tend to be more open-minded about policies.

Tully the Dog on his official residence, the Bed. Personal possessions include a bone and socks given to him at Christmas.

Local government

The region was administered by Ned Fram. There was no regional council due to the significantly low population of the region.

Geography

Gibson was located mostly on farmland, as part of Lincolnshire it was relatively flat as well, with no significant hills on the landscape. As a result, the land happened to flood every now and again, however this did not affect the municipality of Gibson, preserving operations of the region during severe flooding.

Transport

The main road from Skegness to Spilsby ran east to west through the region. A further two roads ran north to south in the region. None of these roads were numbered under the Caudonian Road Numbering system.

Thatcher had part of the Skegness-Nottingham line within its boundaries, there were no train stations within the boundaries of Gibson, and trains merely passed through the region without stopping, within Gibson to cross the railway, there was a Level Crossing and a railway bridge, which was known as Ian Douglas Smith Bridge.

Ian Douglas Smith Bridge


Administrative divisions

Main Article: Administrative divisions of Gibson

Gibson, as a region, was divided into three districts and one municipality due to the immense size of the region compared to the other administrative divisions. Prior to its dissolution, it used the same system of local government as the rest of Caudonia, however prior to the local government reform of 2021, it used to use a system is based on the Parts of Lincolnshire used in the British county surrounding it until 1974.

Administrative divisions of Gibson
Name Type Area Description
Franklin District (formerly a part) 27.62 acres

(11.18 hecatres)

The northeastern area of the region.
Gibson (formerly Government House) Town (formerly a borough) 0.12 acres

(0.05 hectares)

The only inhabited area of Gibson, containing Government House and its gardens. Has a northern border with Newton and is surrounded by the UK on all other borders.
Newton District (formerly a part) 99.12 acres

(40.11 hectares)

Thatcher District (formerly a part) 102.65 acres

(41.54 hectares)

The southern part of the region, and the largest division of Gibson by area. Contains Ian Smith Bridge. Borders Newton to the north and the UK on the rest of its borders.

Climate

Gibson was within an Oceanic (Cfb) climate zone under the Köppen climate classification system. Because of this, Gibson had a similar climate to the rest of England.

Climate data for Gibson
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
6.9
(44.4)
9.7
(49.5)
12
(54)
15.2
(59.4)
18.1
(64.6)
20.5
(68.9)
20.8
(69.4)
17.8
(64)
14
(57)
9.7
(49.5)
6.8
(44.2)
13.2
(55.8)
Average low °C (°F) 1.6
(34.9)
1.2
(34.2)
2.8
(37)
4.2
(39.6)
6.9
(44.4)
9.9
(49.8)
11.9
(53.4)
11.9
(53.4)
10.1
(50.2)
7.7
(45.9)
4.1
(39.4)
1.8
(35.2)
6.2
(43.2)
Average Precipitation mm (inches) 53.3
(2.098)
36.8
(1.449)
46.1
(1.815)
40.7
(1.602)
49.2
(1.937)
53.1
(2.091)
56.1
(2.209)
57.6
(2.268)
53.9
(2.122)
63.8
(2.512)
59.3
(2.335)
50.5
(1.988)
620.4
(24.425)
Source: Department of the Environment and Natural Resources


Flooding

Areas of Gibson were also very prone to flooding after excessive rain. This has happened at times in the past in 2007, 2012 and in 2019.

Language

The region was the only one without an official language, the reason mainly being because it is based out upon rural Lincolnshire, where the majority of the population are White British people. As a result, there is no need for a second language