|The United Meritocracy of Ianistan|
|Motto||quod erat demonstrandum|
|Geographic size||2,546 sq mi|
|Population density||374.014 per sq mi|
|Government||Constitutional democratic meritocracy|
|Independence from the US||May 1, 1902|
|GDP per capita||$45,090 (2013)|
|GDP total||$43,026,681,600 (2013)|
The United Meritocracy of Ianistan (Ianistan) is a fictional country located in eastern Pennsylvania, which declared independence from the United States on May 1, 1902. Despite the independence declared from the United States, Ianistan retains a very strong relationship with the US, including having the only open and pourous border, with Pennsylvania to the north, east, and south and New Jersey to the east, via the Delaware River.
The people of Ianistan, called Ianistians, are among the most highly educated in the world, owing to its very developed university system, which places a heavy emphasis on the understanding of mathematics and logic, the State University of Ianistan and the University of the Brightlands. This leads Ianistan to have a high level of development and industrialization. Its GDP per capita, $45,090, as of 2013, is comparable to that of Canada and Denmark.
Ianistan tends to have a fairly liberal government, centered in Scrantonville, focusing on education, parks, and infrastructure investment. Ianistan's state park network is managed by Ianistan National Parks and Recreation. Ianistan has a highly developed transportation network, including expressways and public transportation, provided by the Ianistan Department of Transportation and the Ianistan Transit Authority. The Ianistan government is a constitutional democratic meritocracy, with the Higher Legislative House and its 14 members (2 for each of the 7 counties) and the Chamber of Legislation and its 112 members (2 for each of the 56 districts, with approximately 17,000 people in each district).
There are seven counties, named for Norwich, Connecticut and its surrounding towns, in Ianistan and seven corresponding cities which serve as the seats of each county. There are 36 municipalities in total, which are the local governments that Ianistians face, and can be in the form of cities, towns, townships, or boroughs.
|HLH District||County||Seat||Population (2013)||Income (2013)|
|2||Montvale County||Fairmont City||86,291
|6||Sprague County||White Sky||171,423
Ianistan's Largest Municipalities
|Municipality||County||Type||Population (2013)||Income (2013)||Founding||COL District||School District|
(New London, CT)