New Llandudno

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New Llandudno
—  Territory of Aenopia  —
The sign alerting visiters that they are entering New Llandudno.

Flag
Anthem: "Gustav Holst- Jupiter" (orchestral)
Independence from United Kingdom 1 July 2019
Independence from Empire of Emosia 15 August 2019
Government
 - Emperor Emperor Logan I of Aenopia
 - Governor Aydan Dillon
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)
Aenopian Motorways AM-01
Secondary Routes SR-01
SR-02
International airports New Llandudno (NLL)

New Llandudno (/njɛwlænˈdɪdn/ (About this sound (listen))) is a city located within Northern Aenopia, Empire of Aenopia. Comprised of a small section of forest next to a field in Northern England, New Llandudno was formerly the capital of both Aenopia and New Cymru until the latter's dissolution, before it lost the title to New Aberdare following the annexation of Greater New Aberdare. Although it has no inhabitants, Aenopian law is enforced by the Emperor, and the territory is defended by the Aenopian Air Force. It is the county town of New Llandudno and Subsidiaries.[a]

The city was annexed immediately after the formation of Aenopia alongside its territorial counterpart, and became the capital city of Aenopia on 1 July 2019. The territory was one of 3 territories involved in the independence of Aenopia from Empire of Emosia with the city becoming the capital of Aenopia. New Llandudno remained as such until the territory of Greater New Aberdare was annexed on 26 August 2019.

The economy of New Llandudno mostly consists of services, with the Aenopian Defence League and AenopiAir being the largest companies to influence the city. The city of New Llandudno was also one of the first member cities of the GUM Sister Cities project, having been partnered with Mae in Posaf and Pasabrillo in Millania. (See also Sister Cities Program)

Etymology and terminology

The name New Llandudno comes from the Welsh seaside resort named Llandudno located in North Wales. Like numerous other Aenopian settlements, the city name was devised from a culmination of the prefix 'New' and the name of a Welsh settlement. The name originates from its initial annexation by New Cymru on 16 May 2019.

"Llandudnian" is the official demonym used to describe something belonging to or originating from New Llandudno, this is also the demonym for an individual from New Llandudno. Technically, "New Llandudno" can refer to the entire territory, or to the infrastructure of the area such as New Llandudno Joint Airfield; there is a small distinction between the subjects.

History

New Llandudno Square, showing the signs pointing towards its Sister Cites.

New Cymru Era

The city was initially annexed during the existence of the largely controversial New Cymru and became part of Terra and Subsidiaries on 16 May 2019. It was initially named New Llandudno following annexation, however, a few days later it received a name change to become Terra for unknown reasons. The territory which is now known as New Llandudno and Subsidiaries only made up a small amount of the claim, with the majority of the territory consisting of 4 local streets with roughly 100+ residents.

The size of Terra and Subsidiaries was decreased to include what is now Greater New Aberdare (Which was known as Weissera castle, part of the name of a song produced by Blue Öyster Cult) and New Llandudno and Subsidiaries as a result of concerns to the large claim. Following the dissolution of New Cymru, a document was published highlighting which so-called "territories" would go to which nations.[1] New Llandudno and Subsidiaries was earmarked for Logan Ross's next nation, which became Aenopia.

Capital Era

Following the dissolution of New Cymru, New Llandudno was included as part of the document previously created by the New Cymrunian Government.[2] As a result, it was immediately annexed as part of the greater New Llandudno and Subsidiaries area and alongside the annexation, received a name change back to New Llandudno on July 1 2019. It became the first territory annexed as part of the new nation, however, it was not long before Aenopia itself was annexed as part of Empire of Emosia.[3] The city was quickly named as the capital of the Dominion and remained as such during its time as a Dominion of Emosia.

Following the independence of Aenopia on 15 August 2019, New Llandudno was named as the Capital of the newly named Empire of Aenopia, and retained this title through the annexation of Aenopian Calver and Aenopian Teme in July and August 2019 respectively. It retained the status of Capital for a further 10 days after the Empire was formed before it was replaced by New Aberdare.

Current Era

Map of the Blue Route in New Llandudno and Subsidiaries; both SR-01 and SR-02 are scheduled to be opened during the Current Era.

On 26 August 2019 however, the territory of Greater New Aberdare was annexed and as a result, New Llandudndo lost its capital status in favour of the smaller yet populated New Aberdare. During November 2019, it was decided that Aenopia needed a road system akin to New Eiffel's road system, which was described by HRH Logan I as being "Impressive". The territory was quickly chosen to be a suitable location for an experimental road system, and the routes were planned out following research into the suitable roads. The first of these, AM-01, was opened on 21 January 2020 during a formal ceremony, with plans to open SR-01, the road connecting the motorway to New Llandudno in Spring 2020.

Geography

New Llandudno is covered by trees and is 124m² (0.071 hectares). Situated next to the Calder Valley line, the city often see trains passing roughly every 15 minutes. In the center of the city, nicknamed New Llandudno Square, is a large boulder with a small tree growing behind. This is where SR-01 ends and diverges into SR-02. New Llandudno is surrounded on one side with an embankment roughly 70° leading up towards the main field in New Llandudno and Subsidiaries, and another at roughly the same angle which leads down to the fence separating the city from the railway line and more importantly, separating Aenopia with the United Kingdom.

Local Wildlife

A birdhouse nailed to a tree above New Llandudno.

New Llandudno is a rich and varied habitat, containing a wide range of plants, mostly large mature trees and supports a large number of animals especially birds such as Wrens, Blue Tit, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Bullfinch (declining in numbers in the UK), Greenfinch, Jay and Pheasants.[4] Alongside birds, other mammals can often be seen in the area surrounding New Llandudno. Roe Deer are now seen on the field next to New Llandudno regularly, whilst Foxes, Rabbits and occasionally hedgehogs are seen. Moles also live in the field, as evident by the molehills.

Climate

New Llandudno, like the rest of 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] The record temperature recorded in New Llandudno was 40.2 °C, however, the accuracy of such is often questioned due to the position of the thermometer.

Weather in New Llandudno Graph

Average Weather in New Llandudno
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

45699 Galatea passing the Aenopian city of New Llandudno on 29 February 2020. The territory is, however, not in view due to the position of the railway line.

Due to its location and infrastructure, New Llandudno and its 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.

SR-01 and SR-02

New Llandudno is served directly by SR-01 and SR-02. The former serves as a regional connection to AM-01 whilst the latter connects New Llandudno with New Llandudno Joint Airfield. The former begins at an intersection at New Llandudno Square, which connects to SR-02 which goes towards New Llandudno Joint Airfield. It then heads Northwards through the Aenopian forest before arriving at the intersection between the road and AM-01. Here, the road terminates and merges with AM-01.[7] The path which is designated as SR-01 is believed to have existed for many years, and regularly sees usage by dog walkers.

SR-02 is the smallest road in New Llandudno and Subsidiaries and Aenopia, and travels across a short section of flattened grass from New Llandudno Square and SR-01 to the planned site of New Llandudno Joint Airfield. Thanks to the paths composition, it means that SR-02 is smoother than its longer and more important counterpart SR-01.

Culture

Aenopian culture primarily follows the basic principles of the Western culture due to its geographical location in the world and subsequently, its population. Some Christian holidays which have become embedded into Western society (Christmas, Easter, etc.) are recognised and celebrated by the population as National Holidays. New Llandudno also adheres to these principles as a city of Aenopia.

Languages

An example of French being utilised as the official Symbolic language in the Welcome to New Llandudno sign at the city's border.

English is the most commonly spoken language in Aenopia and the only language used on a daily basis for communication; it is the only language used for government and diplomatic business, although Welsh is rarely used for more ceremonial occasions and is featured as a secondary language on numerous Aenopian documents and treaties. Aenopia also ceremoniously recognises French and Welsh as a national language, with the former being recognised as a primary language of the territory of New Llandudno and Subsidiaries.

French has been adopted as the official symbolic language of New Llandudno and Subsidiaries and can be found in signs around the territory. It is not the official language of the territory, however, due to an absence of Francophones in Aenopia. An example of French being used within New Llandudno was the "Welcome to New Llandudno" road sign, which featured both English and French. Newer signs relating to the GUM Sister Cities Program feature Welsh instead of French.

Sister cities

The city of New Llandudno gained two sister cities on 26 January 2020, both of which were gained through phase one of the GUM Sister Cities project.[8]

Future

In 2017, Calderdale Council published an initial draft for a local plan designed to plan strategically for development in the borough over a 15 year period up to 2032.[9] In the report, it was suggested that the site of New Llandudno and Subsidiaries be used for housing. However, the report concluded that it should be used as a greenspace instead. Furthermore, between August and October 2018, the Council published a revised report stating that development of the site (nicknamed 'Denis' Field by the locals') for housing is acceptable. Because of this, a group of locals is currently campaigning to save the field from demolition.

On 3 March 2020, HRH Logan I announced that the Empire of Aenopia would be officially supporting the cause to save the field.[10]

See Also

Notes

  1. Whilst County towns are a mostly British concept, this is suitable to describe New Llandudno along with other Aenopian setlements.

References