List of provinces, territories and dependencies of Darya
Provinces are the primary administrative subdivisions of the United Provinces, and are partially self-governing. All provinces have independent, internal governing structures which are responsible for legislating for their constituents. Provincial governments regulate intraprovincial commerce, run elections, and oversee lower-level governments, among many other responsibilities. All Darsi citizens living in the provinces are entitled to participate in sessions of the Montash, the United Provinces' directly democratic legislative body. The Montash also has the authority to admit new provinces into the Union, and to, with the consent of the provincial governments concerned, merge or divide existing provinces. Since the establishment of the United Provinces in 160 TE, the number of provinces has grown to 58; the overall size of Darsi space has more than quintupled since the United Provinces' foundation.
Dependencies are sovereign states which, while not part of the United Provinces, have ceded control to the UP government in such matters as defence and foreign affairs. While citizens and subjects of dependencies may sit in sessions of the Montash, they may not cast votes, and can only observe. They also cannot vote for Landon, as that right is reserved exclusively for Darsi citizens. Dependencies are sometimes labelled as protectorates, client or satellite states of the United Provinces, though, according to the UP Government, the relationship between the dependencies and the United Provinces is entered into voluntarily and can be terminated at any time by mutual agreement.
In addition to the 58 provinces, the United Provinces has sovereignty over 14 territories. Territories are administered directly by the federal government. Some territories include habitats and colonies not yet large enough to constitute a province; others are uninhabited, apart from non-permanent scientists. Others still are also restricted areas for military use.
Brihesh is the most populous province, with 14.2 billion residents (540 TE census); Myafal is the least populous, with 2.5 billion residents. The largest province by area is Brihesh, which covers the entirety of the Brihesh system. The smallest is Myafal, which only occupies a space with a radius of approximately 500,000 km. The oldest province is Darya, which was the first to ratify the United Provinces Charter in 160 TE. The newest province is Novikorat, which was admitted to the Union in 467 TE.
The table below lists the 58 provinces, with their current capital, largest city, the date they were admitted to the Union, population and area data.
This list is incomplete.
|Province||Mavibi||Capital||Provincehood (TE)||Population (542 TE)|
|Atesh||Tsydus||5 Anaris 160||7,364,299,670|
|Darya||Maviba||1 Anaris 160||5,840,320,100|
|Hab'arci||Toharas||13 Anaris 160||5,487,293,500|
|Menekshe||Novikorona||4 Anaris 160||7,302,883,190|
|Saf||Nervat||35 Anaris 160||5,750,289,400|
|Territory||Mavibi||Capital||Acquisition (TE)||Population (542 TE)||Nature|
|Delan||Delan Navy Training Facility||382||1,649,203,500||Military territory|
|Harel||Harel Navy Training Facility||271||3,638,293,100|
|Islin||Islin Army Training Facility||354||1,534,299,300|
|Karecin||Karecin Station||475||12,000||Research territory|
|Katya||Katya Army Training Facility||342||2,530,498,200||Military territory|
|Merar||Merar Navy Training Facility||438||896,579,200|