2015.05.03 Added new districts to regional governments and a few corrections, currency pictures
2015.01.30 Added regional government links (connects to categories for entries in Volume 3 only)
2015.01.18: Added national flower and tree
BASIC COUNTRY INFORMATION
Country Name: Government of Schulmania (short form, "Schulmania")
Government Type: Royal Felinocracy (Meownarchy)
Capital: Oak Ridge, Tenne (historic capital is Wirt, Schulmanicus; capital was moved in 2012)
Administrative Divisions: 10 regional governments: 9 viceroyalties, 1 special viceroyalty. Each viceroyalty is divided into district level subunits.
Regional Governments: Schulmanicus, Devonshire, Wirdleonia, New Atkinos, East Atkinos, Tenne, Hornisse, Mookimia, Mookimian Verà, The Wirdleplex (special– administered by Bureau of Feline Affairs)
Dependencies: Royal Protectorate of Harar , Admiral Islands (administered by Schulmanicus)
Independence: None (nation has always been independent)
National Holiday: Schulman Day, January 14
Constitution: Unwritten; feline common law and statutes
Executive Branch: Chief of State and Head of Government: Supreme Wirdle
Legislative Branch: Bureau of Feline Affairs High Council
Judicial Branch: High Council of Justice
Legal System: Feline common law
Suffrage: Local elections only—all adult felines and citizens eligible
International Organization Participation: Bureau of Feline Affairs (BFA), Feline Interplanetary Friendship Association (FIFA), Wirdle’s Canine Council (WCC), Universal Feline Postal Union (UFPU). Schulmania, Harar, and northern neighbor Leeviousia are all feline nations and cover the continent north of Schulmauckland. Harmonization of policies and economic activities have earned the region the moniker "Feline Realms."
Political Parties: None
Flag Description: A tricolor, divided into three equal vertical bands. From hoist, gray, black and white. The flag colors come from the fur colors of BFA Governor-General H. J. Franciflora and patron saint St. Flora.
National Symbols: In addition to multiple feline and leonine symbols, Schulmania makes use of the distinctive 15 point Mookimian Star.
National Anthem: “Hail to Thee, Schulmania” Hear it now:
Location: The northern part of the continent of Schulmerica, bounded on the east by the Schulmanic Ocean and on the south by Harar and Schulmauckland. Northern and western boundaries partially undefined (the eastern part of Schulmania is bounded on the north by the Republic of Leeviousia). Schulmania's neighbor to the west is the island nation of Evean Vansop.
Area: 997,934 square meows (Note: Schulmania has extensive continental territorial claims not included due to lack of exploration of these lands)
Size Comparison: Somewhat larger than Argentina.
Terrain: East features rolling hills, separated from a large freshwater sea by mountains. The south is largely plains and the west is gently rolling hills with several major rivers. The north consists of rolling hills bisected by a major waterway and a large river.
Climate: Temperate with cool winters and hot, humid summers (cooler in mountains)
Elevation Extremes: Sea level (0 m) and Rocky Top (2,192 m)
Maps: New maps are being charted...
Population: 4, 761,722 (5th National Census, 2009)
Growth Rate: 4.72%
Fertility Rate: 4.01 kittens per litter
Age Structure: Kitten (27.3%), Adult (57.3%), Senior (15.4%)
Major Cities: Oak Ridge (capital), Roane-Anderson, Robinia, Knoxvegas, Wirdleplex, Padoha
Nationality: Schulminion (adjective), Schulminion (noun)
Ethnic Groups: Feline 89.8%, Humanoid 9.7%, Other (includes canines, bunnies, birds and other permanent residents and citizens)
Languages: Feline, Meow, Purr
Economy: Diversified, with strong commercial and light industrial sectors. Very small agricultural sector; many engaged in food production are feline traditionalists who use extensive open lands for hunting their own game. War with Queensferry has led to rapid increases in industrial output and technological innovation.
Currency: Schulmoneta (defined as 8.1 grams of 90% pure gold) ; 100 purrs =1 schulmoneta
Currency Exchange Rate: Set at a 1:1 ratio with Harar and Bureau of Feline Affairs
GDP: 4,875,000 schulmonetas (2014, Treasury Report)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.82% (2014, Treasury Report)
GDP—Composition By Sector: Agriculture (0.7%), Industry (13.1%), Commerce (63.4%), Government/Military (14.9%), Traditional feline activities (7.9%)
Unemployment Rate: 0.1% (2014, Treasury Report)
Tax Rate: 3.75% of GDP
Inflation: 1.1% (2014, Treasury Report)
Broadcast Media: Radio Stations: 1, Television Stations: 1
Internet: Users– 1
Internet Country Code: .sch (Schulmania), .bfa (Bureau of Feline Affairs)
Airports: 4 (not including Schulmania National Air Force bases)
Roadways: 91,415 km (non-motorized vehicle traffic)
Waterways: 11,812 km
Merchant Marine: 729
Primary Ports and Terminals: International: Wirdleplex, Trixie Port, Woods of Wayne, Wirdlington, New Arlenes. Domestic: Knoxvegas, Smightower, New Atkinos, Schulmericho, Robinia, Roane-Anderson, Gran Maru, Vaunmax, Padoha, Otfoxx.
Military Branches: Schulmania National Army, Royal Schulmania Navy, Schulmania National Air Force, Tactical Response Teams, Bureau of Feline Affairs Military Command (under BFA administration)
Military Expenditures: 5.42% of GDP (2014, Treasury Report)
REGIONAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
KINGDOM OF SCHULMANICUS
Ruler: Archduke Bower
Regional Capital: Wirt, Schulmanicus
Regional Divisions: Archduchy of Schulmanicus, Barony of Pyy, Duchy of Mool Wool, County of Gran Maru, District of Atkinos
PRINCIPALITY OF DEVONSHIRE
Ruler: Princess Shelby
Regional Capital: Georgehampton, Devonshire
Regional Divisions: District of Devonshire, Council of Lake George, District of East Devonshire
REGENCY OF WIRDLEONIA
Ruler: Princess Katherine I
Regional Capital: Robinia, South Wirdleonia
Regional Divisions: District of South Wirdleonia, District of East Wirdleonia, District of Western Wirdleonia, District of Schulmauckland, District of Wirdleonian Piedmont, District of South Sea, District of Bay, District of Schulmappalachia, District of Aldivia, District of Provincia, Stovokor Diplomatic Enclave (Incorporates Stovokor Island, a semi autonomous area in the Sea of Simtropolis of great significance to our longtime allies, the Klingon Empire)
COMMONWEALTH OF NEW ATKINOS
Ruler: An appointed 12 member council
Regional Capital: New Atkinos, New Atkinos
Regional Divisions: None
KINGDOM OF TENNE
Ruler: Prince Excalibur
Regional Capital: Roane-Anderson, North East Tenne
Regional Divisions: District of North East Tenne, District of South East Tenne, District of Middle Tenne, District of Franciloriana, Barony of Meltonhill, Archbishopric of Francifloriana, National Capital Region
GRAND DUCHY OF EAST ATKINOS
Ruler: Grand Duke Splunt
Regional Capital: West Forest, East Atkinos
Regional Divisions: District of East Atkinos, District of New Atkinos
GRAND DUCHY OF HORNISSE
Ruler: Princess Ava
Regional Capital: Administered by Colonial Government Office in Oak Ridge, Tenne
Regional Divisions: None
Ruler: Chancellor Mooky
Regional Capital: Padoha, Wirdilia
Regional Divisions: District of New Arlenes, District of Franzikoi, District of Neue Steiermark, District of Central Mookimia, District of Cawalia, District of Coastal Mookimia
VICEROYALTY OF MOOKIMIAN VERA
Ruler: Queen Vera
Regional Capital: Kolibri, Neue Steiermark
Regional Divisions: District of Neue Steiermark, District of North Schulmericho, District of Verá
BUREAU OF FELINE AFFAIRS WIRDLEPLEX
Ruler: Governor von Bremerhaven
Regional Capital: Wirdleplex
Regional Divisions: Wirdleplex, Wirdleplex-South
Royal Treasury: coming
Feline World's Fair & Exposition: See EXPO 2013!
SCHULMANIA & THE INTERNET
See All of Schulmania: Click [here] for Volume 1. Click [here] for Volume 2.Click [here] for Volume 3 (each of these is on Simtropolis). Click [here] for National Capital Region (SC4 Devotion).
Schulmania's Trophy Case: See all of our awards and accolades!
Schulmania on Millipedia: See a Millipedia article about Schulmania's 100th week as #1 on Ben's Top Ten.