Havilland

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Havilland
Hävecous
—  City of Sirocco  —
Country Sirocco
Province Wellesley
Territorial authorities Havilland and Wellesley Shire
Established 23 July 2012
Time zone NZST (w:UTC+12)
 - Summer (DST) NZDT (UTC+13)
Postcode series 260
Area code +645 40
Vehicle registration W123-ABC
Languages English
Location

Havilland (Have-ILL-ind; Siroccan: Hävecous), is a city in the Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco. It is the capital of Wellesley province and a former national capital.

Etymology

Havilland is named for the former de Havilland aeroplane company. The name was chosen due to the high interest in aeroplanes in Wellesley province. Its Siroccan name, Hävecous, is a direct transliteration of its English name — Häve is derived from the first syllable of its name whilst cous is the Siroccan word for land.

History

Havilland was formed on 23 July 2012 after it was confirmed that Wellesley province was to move following the sale and pending dissolution of the city of Brookfield, leaving the province requiring a new seat of government. After a week of deliberation, the Ministry of the Commonwealth, the Siroccan Cartographic Association and the Siroccan Topographical and Territorial Union Survey announced on July 27 that a name had been chosen for the new city, this being Havilland.

Havilland served as the Siroccan capital between 12pm NZDT on 20 February 2013 and 9am on 24 February 2013. It was succeeded by Rathlyn.

Preceded by: Capital of Sirocco Succeded by: Andersonian Flag.png
Alston, Cambria 20 February 2013 - 24 February 2013 Rathlyn, Hobson