Administrative divisions of Kalșeri

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Kalșeri is a federation of fourteen cantons; the cantons themselves are divided into 37 judicial provinces, 592 municipalities and the Mount Takal Special Territory. Municipalities may be subdivided into smaller divisions, whose names change by canton. Each canton is completely free to decide on its own administrative structure, with no nationwide approval required.

The current administrative division system was established with the Carnafarry Statute, passed in 1794; subsequent modifications have since been applied.

Cantons[edit | edit source]

The fourteen cantons of Kalșeri

The fourteen cantons (falalia, singular falál), established in 1783, are the member states of the federation. Cantons have virtually unlimited power and responsibility within their borders and their autonomy is protected by Section IV of the Charter of Kalșeri. Their duties include (but are not limited to):

  • ownership of non-private and non-federal property and the exercise of eminent domain;
  • education of inhabitants;
  • maintenance of hospitals and implementation of welfare programs;
  • justice and law enforcement, through provinces;
  • maintenance of non-Highway main roads;
  • regulation of industry;
  • fundraising to support activities;
  • management of canton-wide transportation;
  • administration of non-federal natural reserves.

Cantons have their own constitution, their own government and their own legislature. Each canton has four Senate seats and a variable number of Representatives, depending on its population at the time of election.

The fourteen cantons are:

Flag Shield Canton Capital city Languages Est. Area Pop. Density
Flag of Cape Sundervale.svg Shield of Cape Sundervale.svg Cape Sundervale (CS) English (preferred language)
Kalhan
1991 211.45 km2 (81.64 sq mi) 222,747 1,053.4/km2 (2,728.4/sq mi)
Flag of Cartier Island.svg Shield of Cartier Island.svg Cartier Island (CI) Henriville French (preferred language)
Kalhan
English
1783 7773.06 km2 (3,001.18 sq mi) 746,726 96.1/km2 (248.8/sq mi)
Flag of Chalmersville.svg Shield of Chalmersville.svg Chalmersville (CH) Kalhan
English
1954 163.47 km2 (63.12 sq mi) 953,186 5,831.0/km2 (15,102.1/sq mi)
Flag of Evalria.svg Shield of Evalria.svg Evalria (EV) Kalhan
English
1783 329.05 km2 (127.05 sq mi) 2,114,960 6,427.5/km2 (16,647.1/sq mi)
Flag of Janval.svg

Artsagia flag.svg
Shield of Janval.svg Janval (JV) Hutchinson Kalhan
English
German
1783 10282.80 km2 (3,970.19 sq mi) 3,500,248 340.4/km2 (881.6/sq mi)
Flag of Kaluen.svg Shield of Kaluen.svg Kalúen (KL) Percy Kalhan
English
Portuguese
1783 13177.51 km2 (5,087.84 sq mi) 6,456,398 490.0/km2 (1,269.0/sq mi)
Flag of Lag.svg Shield of Lag.svg Lág (LG) Branbury Kalhan
English
Italian
1783 7642.04 km2 (2,950.61 sq mi) 5,598,044 732.5/km2 (1,897.3/sq mi)
Flag of New Kerry.svg Shield of New Kerry.svg New Kerry (NK) Carnafarry Kalhan
English
Irish
1783 9036.17 km2 (3,488.88 sq mi) 4,499,905 498.0/km2 (1,289.8/sq mi)
Flag of New Lothian.svg Shield of New Lothian.svg New Lothian (LN) Hartleyville Kalhan
English
Scottish Gaelic
1783 8011.34 km2 (3,093.18 sq mi) 3,010,496 375.8/km2 (973.3/sq mi)
Flag of Quincollia.svg Quincollia (QN) Vemín Kalhan
English
2020 5634.41 km2 (2,175.5 sq mi) 614,489 109.1/km2 (282.5/sq mi)
Flag of San Rafael.svg Shield of San Rafael.svg San Rafael (SR) Las Encinas Kalhan
English
Spanish
Miꞌkmaq
1783 11168.66 km2 (4,312.22 sq mi) 2,639,430 236.3/km2 (612.1/sq mi)
Flag of Takalim.svg Shield of Takalim.svg Takalim (TK) Lennoxton Kalhan
English
Italian
1783 12321.80 km2 (4,757.45 sq mi) 5,514,632 447.6/km2 (1,159.2/sq mi)
Flag of Tigupoke.svg Shield of Tigupoke.svg Tigupoke (TG) Cowhill Kalhan
English
Miꞌkmaq
1891 4420.64 km2 (1,706.81 sq mi) 1,175,906 266.0/km2 (688.9/sq mi)
Flag of Urgel.svg Shield of Urgel.svg Urgel (UR) St. Adrian Kalhan
English
1783 6195.09 km2 (2,391.93 sq mi) 3.342.783 539.6/km2 (1,397.5/sq mi)

Provinces[edit | edit source]

Map showing all the provinces in Kalșeri; violet areas are consolidated province-cantons

The provinces (provinsia, singular: províns) are used as statistical subdivisions, and take the name of the most populated municipality within the provincial territory. Provinces were established in 1837, to improve local zoning and cantonal law enforcement, as well as to set the boundaries between a canton's judicial districts. Provinces are also used in license plates.

Due to either their small size or low population, Cape Sundervale, Cartier Island, Chalmersville, Evalria, Quincollia and Tigupoke are consolidated province-cantons (CPCs), where the borders of the single province are coterminous with those of the canton.

Canton Provinces Notes
Cape Sundervale Cape Sundervale Coterminous with the canton
Cartier Island Henriville Coterminous with the canton
Chalmersville Chalmersville Coterminous with the canton
Evalria Evalria Coterminous with the canton
Janval
Bremen
Calvary Hill
Freiburg
Gulfport
Hutchinson
Kalúen
Falșak
Goldshore
Land's End
Percy
Rosby
Lág
Branbury
Emin
Piombino
Rișen
New Kerry
Carnafarry
Haywick
Finleyton
New Lothian
Geeseekulkoo
Hartleyville
Quincollia Vemín Coterminous with the canton
San Rafael
Las Encinas
Loskaf
Welneweg
Takalim
Folkestone
Lennoxton
Murphyville
Siena
Tigupoke Cowhill Coterminous with the canton
Urgel
Bournemouth
Caesarea
Oceansburg
St. Adrian
Whiteriver

Municipalities[edit | edit source]

Map showing all the municipalities in Kalșeri; pink area is the Mount Takal Special Territory

Municipality (Kalhan: șamen) is a collective term used in nationwide procedures to refer to the second-level subdivisions, first codified in the Carnafarry Statute. Municipalities are also called CPBs, from "County, Parish, Borough". Unlike with cantons, the creation, modification or abolition of municipalities only requires a vote to be held in the affected area and special bill to be passed in the canton's legislative body.

The duties of the municipalities include:

  • local zoning;
  • taxation;
  • registry of births and deaths;
  • registry of deeds;
  • local planning and zoning;
  • local transportation regulation, including car registration and maintenance of local roads.

Municipalities are usually composed of a single settlement, but it is not uncommon to see clusters of small settlements within a single municipality, especially after the merger of two or more municipalities.

Requirements for creating new municipalities are not universal: some cantons set specific criteria, such as Lág requiring a minimum of 1500 inhabitants and a popular vote on the affected area to be passed, while other cantons have more lenient regulations, such as San Rafael only requiring the proposed municipality to have "a well-defined town center".

There are two types of municipalities: consolidated municipalities, where the government of a settlement within a municipality is also the government of the municipality itself, and traditional municipalities, where the municipal government is distinct from the government of any settlement within the municipal borders. For instance, Sayooville, KL, officially the City and County of Sayooville, is a consolidated municipality, as the city government extends to the county borders, whereas nearby Paisley County is a traditional one, as the county government is distinct from the governments of the towns within it.

Cantons also use the term "city" (rel) to define municipalities or settlements in them that have either reached a certain number of inhabitants or were made cities by presidential decree.

Canton Name of subdivision Number of municipalities
Cape Sundervale Borough 4
Cartier Island Parish (paroisse) 26
Chalmersville Borough 4
Evalria Borough 8
Janval County 66
Kalúen County 82
Lág County 63
New Kerry County 47
New Lothian County 48
Quincollia County 38
San Rafael Parish (parroquia) 48
Takalim County 68
Tigupoke County 32
Urgel County 58
Total 592

Mount Takal Special Territory[edit | edit source]

The Mount Takal Special Territory (Takalieme Speșalton Flal) is a part of the canton of Takalim not handled by a municipality; it is instead under direct the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Environment.

The Special Territory was created in 1978 following a decree issued by President Jordanus Hoé, resolving a decades-long conflict involving several municipalities. Restrictions on residence, and sometimes access to the area, are imposed, and it may not be claimed by any municipality.

Fourth-level subdivisions[edit | edit source]

Municipalities may be divided into smaller subdivisions, most commonly called townships. Their powers differ from canton to canton, but they generally share the following duties:

  • contracting for local roads and public works;
  • provision of local police, ambulance and firefighting services;
  • traffic control.

In New Kerry, townlands bear an Irish name, are routinely used in rural post addresses and are also used as a method of subdivision of cities.

Canton (first level) Second level Third level Fourth level
Cape Sundervale (CPC) Borough
Cartier Island (CPC) Parish (paroisse) Circle (cercle)
Chalmersville (CPC) Borough
Evalria (CPC) Borough
Janval Province County Township
Kalúen Province County Township
Lág Province County Township
New Kerry Province County Townland
New Lothian Province County Township
Quincollia (CPC) County Township
San Rafael Province Parish (parroquia) Comarca
Takalim Province County Township
Tigupoke (CPC) County Township
Urgel Province County Township

Ceremonial counties[edit | edit source]

The ceremonial counties of Kalșeri

The nineteen ceremonial counties, inherited from the English subdivision system, were established in 1671, two years after the foundation of the Province of Callen. The counties were the main administrative division of Kalșeri up until 1783, when they were replaced with the modern-day cantons.

The naming of the counties was not subject to change after Kalșeri achieved independence; most of them either bear the -shire suffix or pay homage to an "old" county in England or Scotland. Most of the county borders were set at rivers or other natural features.

The ceremonial counties were governed by a ceremonial leader, called the Lord Lieutenant, appointed by the mayors of the municipalities of the county. The Lord Lieutenant enjoyed legal immunity for misdemeanors within the county, and the term usually ended upon death or resignation.

Ceremonial counties have little practical purpose and are outside the national administrative infrastructure. They are consistently used in several sports imported from the British Isles, such as cricket, Gaelic football and hurling.

Name Abbr. County town
Calooenshire Cals. Goldshore, KL
Corfenshire Corfs. Percy, KL
Jarronshire Jars. Calvary Hill, JV
Lagoceania
(also Folkestoneshire)
Lago.
Folks.
Folkestone, TK
Malneronshire Malns. Haywick, NK
New Alderney
(Nouvelle-Aurigny)
Aurn. Henriville, CI
New Argyll Argl.
Argyll
Welneweg, SR
New Caithniss Cthn. Vemín, NL
New Cornwall Corn. Cowhill, TG
New Essex Esx.
Essex
Straughton, LG
New Kent Kent Hutchinson, JV
New Lothian
(also New Lothian Proper)
Lthn. Hartleyville, NL
New Middlesex Middx. Emin, LG
New Staffordshire Staffs. Murphyville, TK
New Warwickshire Warks. St. Adrian, UR
New Wessex Wesx.
Wessex
Chalmersville
Nooyashire Noos. Rosby, KL
Shanwellshire Shans. Cape Sundervale
St. Raphael Raph. Las Encinas, SR

See also[edit | edit source]