Helyg Cwsg

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Helyg Cwsg
  Territory of Qaflana  

Flag
Anthem: "Gustav Holst- Jupiter" (orchestral)
Annexation by Qaflana 13 July 2020
Government
 - Emperor Emperor Leon Montan
 - Governor PM Logan Ross
Area
 - Total 0.229606 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
 - Land 0.088651 km2 (0 sq mi)
 - Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)  0%%
Elevation 133 m (436 ft)
Time zone AMT (Aenopian Mean Time) (UTC+100 Minutes)

Helyg Cwsg (/hɛlɪɡkusɡ/ (About this sound (listen))) (Sleepy Willow) is one of 5 territories located within Qaflana, comprised of a small field with a cluster of trees. Located next to the Aenopian territory of New Llandudno and Subsidiaries, Helyg Cwsg was formally annexed on 11 July 2020 by Qaflanan Prime Minister Logan Ross

Etymology and terminology

Helyg Cwsg originates from the Welsh words 'Sleepy Willow[1][2], the Sleepy part of the name being a reference to Qaflana's first Emperor Alex Halbesleben and his often erratic sleep patterns.

'Helyg Cwsgian' is the official demonym used to describe something belonging to or originating from Helyg Cwsg, this is also the demonym for an individual from Helyg Cwsg. Technically, 'Helyg Cwsg' can refer to the entire territory, or to the infrastructure of the area ; there is a small distinction between the subjects.

History

On 11 July 2020 during a Senate meeting, it was decided to downgrade the status of the 4 Qaflanan territories located in Alabama to 'Homeland Territories' due to the fact that the only person able to enforce these claims left Qaflana in September 2019. It was also noted that these territories were claimed by Moriskval[3] as a 'successor to Qaflana' despite having never dissolved. Because of this, it was decided by PM Logan Ross to annex a small piece of land located next to New Llandudno and Subsidiaries on 13 July 2020. This was officially confirmed by Emperor Leon Montan on 14 July 2020.[4]

Geography

A map of Helyg Cwsg, the town of Halbesleben is highlighted in dark blue.

Helyg Cwsg mostly consists of a grassy field and is 124m² (0.071 hectares). In the extreme far corner is located 2-3 trees which marks the location of the small town of Halbesleben. Situated next to the Calder Valley line, the territory often see trains passing roughly every 15 minutes. In the north of the territory is located the border fence to Aenopia's city of New Llandudno and SR-02.

Climate

Helyg Cwst, like its neighbour Aenopia and its macronational host Great Britain, has a temperate climate. Temperatures are usually within a range of 2 °C - 7 °C in winter but can drop as low as -11 °C. In summer, the average temperature range is 12 °C - 21 °C, but can rarely reach as high as 33 °C. Winters are characterized by rain and, in recent years, large downfalls of snow. Summers are warm and humid with occasional heavy rainstorms, however, there are usually only about one or two thunderstorms per year.[5]

Weather in Halbesleben Graph

Average Weather in Helyg Cwsg
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average maximum temperature
°C (°F)
6.4
(43.5)
6.6
(43.9)
9.1
(48.4)
11.8
(53.2)
15.6
(60.1)
18.6
(65.5)
20.4
(68.7)
20.1
(68.2)
17.5
(63.5)
14.0
(57.2)
9.4
(48.9)
7.3
(45.1)
13.1
(55.6)
Average minimum temperature
°C (°F)
1.2
(34.2)
0.9
(33.6)
2.0
(35.6)
3.9
(39.0)
6.8
(44.2)
9.7
(49.5)
11.7
(53.1)
11.5
(52.7)
9.6
(49.3)
7.2
(44.5)
3.6
(38.5)
2.0
(35.6)
5.9
(42.6)
Sunshine
hours
54.2 74.3 107.6 155.2 190.6 182.6 193.5 182.5 137.2 103.1 64.5 47.3 1492.7
Rainfall
mm (inches)
82.9
(3.3)
60.3
(2.4)
64.0
(2.5)
58.7
(2.3)
58.4
(2.3)
61.8
(2.4)
62.6
(2.5)
69.3
(2.7)
69.7
(2.7)
91.7
(3.6)
88.2
(3.5)
87.2
(3.4)
854.8
(33.7)
Rainfall ≥ 1 mm
days
13.2 10.4 11.5 10.4 9.9 9.6 9.5 9.9 9.9 12.6 13.1 12.7 132.8
Source: United Kingdom Met Office[6] (1981–2010 averages), via Wikipedia

Transport

A view of Helyg Cwsg and the Vishwamitran territory of Cangun Llus.

Due to its location and infrastructure, New Llandudno and it's associated territory is the most transport-reliant in Aenopia, with the territory featuring 3 roads and plans for a joint Airport and Airforce base. Situated next to the city of New Llandudno in its Macronational host is the Calder Valley line, which often see trains passing roughly every 15 minutes to British settlements such as Manchester, Blackburn, Preston, Blackpool, York and Leeds. Plans are underway for a joint airport-airforce base to be built close to New Llandudno, for which will see flights to New Aberdare operated by Aenopian Air delivering small supplies. It is expected that the first flight will take off from New Llandudno Joint Airfield in 2021 utilizing planes built by Marco- an aviation company located in New Aberdare that builds aircraft.

Railways

Helyg Cwsg formerly had a railway station located nearby at what is now New Llandudno and Subsidiaries.[7] Stansfield Hall railway station opened in 1869 and predominantly received services from Halifax to Burnley as an alternative to Todmorden railway station. However the station was closed by 1949 [8] and demolished a few years later. No traces remain of the station. Next to the station sat Stansfield Hall signalbox which was initially a 16 lever L&Y frame which was extended to 20 levers when additional railway lines were added nearby. By 1944 it had expanded to 24 levers. As with other boxes in the area, it closed on 22 October 1973 when Preston Power Box took over control of this section of line.[9]

See Also

References

  1. Wordsense. "Helyg meaning". Archived from the original on 12 July 2020.
  2. Wiktionary. "Cwsg meaning". Archived from the original on 12 July 2020.
  3. Alex Halbesleben. "Moriskval page Wayback Machine". Archived from the original on 14 July 2020.
  4. Leon Montan. "Helyg Cwsg annexation". Archived from the original on 14 July 2020.
  5. https://web.archive.org/web/20130410093339/http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/averages/19812010/areal/england.html
  6. "England averages". Met Office. 2012. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
  7. Hall Royd Junction. ""Hall Royd Prototype/Stansfield Hall Bridge"". Archived from the original on 4 June 2020.
  8. Disused stations. ""Stansfield Hall station"". Archived from the original on 4 June 2020.
  9. David Roy Ball. ""Stansfield Hall Signalbox"". Archived from the original on 4 June 2020.