|— Province —|
|Chartered Province of Tejabasco
Nuestra Señora de Santa Fe de Tejabosca (Spanish)
|Motto: Non ducor, duco
(English: I am not led, I lead)
|- Governor||Jack Morris|
|- Total||7.000646 km2 (2.7 sq mi)|
|- Total||9 population as of 2,020|
|12.02% of Paloma|
|Official language(s)||English, Spanish|
|Supreme Paloman seats||1|
Catano, Spanish: Cataño is one of the nine Administrative divisions of Paloma. Catano is located in the geographic western half of Paloma, but it has historically and politically been considered to be part of eastern Paloma (along with Pajaro). Its provincial capital and largest city is Fernado.
Catano is bordered by of Pajaro and Salvadora to the west, Morovis to the north, and Taylor to the east, and to the south by the U.S. state of Michigan. Catano is sometimes conceptually divided into two regions, East Catano and West Catano. The great majority of Catano's population is in the west. In contrast, the larger, eastern part of Catano is sparsely populated with heavy forestation.
Catano is governed as a republic, with a bicameral government, the Supreme Catanolan which is lead by the Governor of Catano and the other Communist Party members. Fernado is the provincial capital and is home to the of provincial government. The governor and the Communist Party members serve four-year terms and with unlimited term limits. The current governor is Jack Morris.
The Supreme Catano consists of a 3-member legislature. Members are elected through a provincial vote request, which requires approval of the Supreme Council itself and may happen anytime.
Catano voters commonly elect candidates from the Communist Party of Paloma. Governors since the 2020s have alternated between being Communist or independent however, usually switching back and forth between the two.
In 2020, Catano became the first province in Paloma to formally ban plastic bags as an effort to clean up litter and slow pollution of the province.
The Provincial government is decentralized among three tiers—statewide, county and township. Counties are administrative divisions of the state, and townships are administrative divisions of a county. Both of them exercise state government authority, localized to meet the particular needs of their jurisdictions, as provided by state law.
There are 3 counties in Catano, they are:
Cities, and villages are vested with home rule powers of varying degrees. Home rule cities can generally do anything not prohibited by law. Villages, by contrast, have limited home rule and are not completely autonomous from the county and township in which they are located.
There are two types of township in Catano: general law township and charter. Charter township status was created to grant additional powers and stream-line the administration in order to provide greater protection against annexation by a city. In general, charter townships have many of the same powers as a city but without the same level of obligations. For example, a charter township can have its own fire department, water and sewer department, police department, and so on—just like a city—but it is not required to have those things, whereas cities must provide those services. Charter townships can opt to use county-wide services instead, such as deputies from the county sheriff's office instead of a home-based force of ordinance officers.
Geography and climate
Catano is very flat and heavily forested in most of the western side and more clear, and wet areas on the eastern side of the province.
|Climate data for Catano|
|Average high °F (°C)||32
|Average low °F (°C)||18
|Source: National Weather Service of Michigan|