Gherenia Rițes (gn)
|— Province of Gerenia —|
|Established||15 November 2015|
|Province status||22 July 2017|
|• Governor||Sávil Ganssal (IPG)|
|• Total||57,765 km2 (22,303 sq mi)|
|• Density||1.90/km2 (4.9/sq mi)|
The first Gerenians arrived at the region around the mouth of the Camoleo in 2014. In November 2015, as part of an expansion of Gerenia along the river (which included the foundation of the Trans-Samarne Province), East Gerenia was created, with Sávil Ganssal as Governor. The status at the time was that of a region. On 1 January 2016, following the disbandment of regions, the status of East Gerenia changed for that of an autonomous republic. Later that year, it was established Taras-1 Naval Base near Sineda, in the eastern end of the republic.
In February 2017, as part of the Hammish Civil War, the NPA attacked the Ravaillac Loyalists in Neo Patrova, on the opposite banks of the Camoleo. The estuary was blocked prior to the invasion of the NPA, and the traffic interrupted. East Gerenia was put in alert. Later, Gerenia and Jingdao assembled the Jingdaoese-Gerenian Northern Mission to establish a counter-blockade on Neo Patrovan waters. Shireroth and Natopia responded with a counter-blockade on Gerenian waters. Eventually Gerenia withdrew its participation in the Northern Mission, and the blockade was lifted.
Later that year, East Gerenia was incorporated as a Gerenian province. Their representants in the Parliament of Gerenia, as well as their Governor were elected in the July 2017 election. Independent Party candidate Sávil Ganssal won the election and took office as Province Governor on 22 July 2017.
East Gerenia belongs to the Camoleo Plains, and is composed of low lands. The highest elevation in the region is Vendel Hill, in Häsfors District (58 m).
Districts and cities
The main settlements in the region are: Häsfors, the region's capital city, Sineda, Duzaukad, Bränes, and Port Idvele. Other minor villages are scattered along the coast.
East Gerenia's economy is based in fishing. This is reflected in the region's coat of arms: there are three seabasses depicted in it. However, agricultural production has increased thanks to the fertility of the Camoleo Plain. Wheat, rye and tomatoes dominate the local production.
Another growing activity is the exploitation of amber deposits, which are abundant in the estuary zone. At first, most of the raw amber was sent to mainland Gerenia; nevertheless, the amber processing is made in small industries in Häsfors.
Taras-1 Naval Base, located in Rițiĵ District, is home of the 10th Division of the Gerenian Navy. The 10th Division's main tasks are patroling the Camoleo estuary and defend the province from any attack. The local police and a detachment of marine infantry are on charge of the security on land.