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Last updated :  Friday, September 20, 2002

Kryous

Geography * People * Government * Economy * Communications * Transportation * Military * Transnational Issues

Introduction
Background: Archipelago nations in the Pacific Ocean.  Migrated to current islands after a volcanic explosion on their home island of Jostan (Johnston Atoll), which is currently "possessed" by the United States.

Geography
Location: NW Pacific Ocean just east of the International Date Line.

Geographic co-ordinates: 18.9 N  174.9 W

Map references: Main island is 250 mi WSW of Jostan (Johnston Atoll) or about 1000 mi WSW of Oahu, Hawaii


Area / Coastline:

Area (mi2) Coastline (mi) Area (mi2) Coastline (mi)
Kryous Proper 4,552 639 Pisces Territory 260.25 214
Kryous Island 4,428 540 Grand Pisces 76 48
Diphida Island 104 75 Trou 32 28
Isla Sultan (Azah) 20 24 Catama 1.25 2
Jostan Territory 1.75 10 Pinnacle 48 36
Esett n/a n/a Bayaro 42 36
Dapeo n/a n/a Isle Pence 17 16
Lessos n/a n/a Moire 23 24
Sand n/a n/a Rei 13 16
GRAND TOTAL 4,814 863 Utar 8 8

Area Comparative: Total area is slightly smaller than Connecticut, USA

L
and boundaries: None
Border countries
: None

Maritime claim
s:
Contiguous zone:  30 nm
Exclusive economic zone:  150 nm
Territorial sea: 20 nm

Climate: Tropical marine; generally warm and moderately humid, moderated by NE trade winds; dry season is from Jan to June, rainy season is from Jul to Dec; temperatures vary some due to elevation but little seasonal variation is observed overall.  Jostan and Pisces tend to be a little drier than the rest of the country.

Terr
ain: High plateau in the NW, central mountain range SW to NE.  Flat fertile plains in the south, rolling hills to the NE, smaller mountain chain is in SW.  Diphida is hilly.  Pisces chain varies from mountainous to low-lying coral islands. Jostan is very low to sea level, with its highest point being 15ft.

Elevation :
Lowest point:  Pacific Ocean - 0 feet
Highest point:  Mt. Leviathan - 2,732 feet

Natural resources:
pineapples, bananas, sugar cane, grain, fish/seafood, papaya, tourism

Land use
: arable land: 12% / permanent crops: 12% / permanent pastures: 21% / forests and woodland: 20% / other: 35%

Natural hazards
: Active volcano on Grand Pisces, typhoons are possible year-round, earthquakes

Geography - note
: Kryous Island boasts two of the largest freshwater lakes in the Central Pacific Ocean.

People
Population
: 2,471,066 (Est. Jan 2001)

Age structure
:
0-14 years:  36%
15-64 years:  53%
65 years and over:  11%

Population
growth rate: 0.87%

Birth rate
: 20.94 births/1,000 population
Death rate
: 3.76 deaths/1,000 population

Gender ratios
:
at birth:  1.19 males(s)/female
under 15 years:  1.15 males(s)/female
15-64 years:  1.12 males(s)/female
65 years and over:  .97 males(s)/female
total population:  1.134 males(s)/female

Infant mortality rate:
4.27deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth
: males:  77.24 years  /  females:  81.94 years  /  total population:  79.61 years

Total fertility rate
: 2.37 children born/woman

Nationality:
noun:  Kryan
adjective:  Kryousan

Ethnic groups
: Jostan 58%  Marshallese 8%  Hawaiian 7%  White 16%  Other 11%

Religions
: *** STUDY IN PROGRESS***

Languages
: English, Jostan

Literacy
: 99.7% of the population can read/write by age 15.  Gov't requires students to take English and Jostan

Government
Country name
:
conventional long form:  Kryous
conventional short form:  Kryous

Data code
: KRY

Government type
: Hybrid

Capital
:
Monarchy:  Taneraso, Menkar
Consulate:  Daome, Mira

Administrative divisions: 6 Progenies: Azah, Baten-Kaitos, Dheneb, Diphida, Menkar, Mira

Dependant areas: 
Pisces Territory ( Grand Pisces, Trou, Catama, Pinnacle, Bayaro, Isle Pence, Moire, Rei, Utar )
Jostan Territory ( Esett, Dapeo, Lessos, Sand )

Independence: April 30th 1803

National holiday: Kings Day - Jun 28 / Cetus Transverse Nov 6 / Settlers Day Nov 21 / Independence Day April 30th

Constitution:  *** DOCUMENTATION IN PROGRESS***

Legal system:
*** DOCUMENTATION IN PROGRESS***


Suffrage: 
Kryous citizens 17 yrs of age, universal

Royal Court: 
*** DOCUMENTATION IN PROGRESS***

Royal Consulate: *** DOCUMENTATION IN PROGRESS***

Elections:  *** DOCUMENTATION IN PROGRESS***

Citizen Consulate: *** DOCUMENTATION IN PROGRESS***

Judicial branch:   *** DOCUMENTATION IN PROGRESS***

International organization participation:  HOPE (House of Peacemakers)

Flag description: National flag has a sky blue bottom third, navy blue top two-thirds, white waved line between the two.  Six stars in the shape of a star in the upper left corner.  There are also flags for each progeny, territory and the royal family.

Economy
Economy - overview: Agriculturally the island is 75% self-sufficient, however most manufactured goods are imported, as heavy industry is not a major economic driving factor.  Tourism, commercial business/banking, trade/transport, and fishing are the backbone of the economy.

GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 14%
industry: 12%
commercial:  28%
services: 43%
other: 3%

Population below poverty line:  2.4 %

Inflation rate (consumer prices):   3.5 %

Labor force: (includes unemployed):  1,271,571

Labor force - by occupation: 
local/federal government: 21%;  private: 79%
managerial and professional 5 %,
technical, sales and administrative support 21 %,
services 32 %,
manufacturing, mining, transportation, and crafts 10 %,
farming, forestry, and fishing 12 %
<NOTE>
Figures exclude the unemployed

Unemployment rate: 2.1 %

Industries: Tourism, commercial business/banking, trade/transport, fishing, food processing.

Electricity - production by source:
fossil fuel: 70%
hydro: 0 %
nuclear: 0 %
other: 30% 

Electricity - consumption:  12.6 Billion kWh


Electricity - exports:
0 kWh
Electricity - imports: 0 kWh


Agriculture - products:
pineapple, bananas, sugar cane, grain, fishing, papaya

Exports - commodities: fish , fruit, sugar
Exports - partners: Marshall Islands, Kiribati, CNMI, FSM, Guam, Palau, US

Imports - commodities: petroleum and petroleum products, non-indigenous foodstuffs, manufactured goods.
Imports - partners: US, China, Australia, Japan, Chile


Debt - external:
None
Economic aid - donor:  None


Currency:
1 Daelo (Day-ah-low) = 100 Nase (Nay-Sah)
Exchange rates:  1 = .9 US$ <fixed>

Communications
Telephone system:
domestic service:  local code structure in place
international service:  satellite stations, submarine cables to Guam and Hawaii
cellular providers:  4 (digital/analog)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 10, FM 27

Television broadcast stations:
12

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 8

Transportation
Railways:   *** STUDY IN PROGRESS***
total:
standard gauge:

Highways:  
*** STUDY IN PROGRESS***
total:
paved:
unpaved:


Major Ports/Harbors:
Tegeros, DP
Chen Mai, DN
Toumatano, AZ
Ryorda, PS
Esata, JT
Lomeryan, BK
Cetus, MK

Airports:  24
Airports - with paved runways:
total: 21
over 3,047 m: 4
2,438 to 3,047 m: 9
1,524 to 2,437 m: 7
914 to 1,523 m:  1

Airports - with unpaved runways:
total:  3
1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m:  1

Heliports:  3

Military
Military branches: Royal Navy / National Air force / Coastal Patrol / Royal Guard

Military manpower: 
males age 15-49:
availability: 
623,230
fit for military service: 594,926

Military expenditures: classified

Transnational Issues
Disputes - international: US claims Johnston Atoll.

Illicit drugs: Tougher laws in recent years has made Kryous look inhospitable to would be trafficking.

Last Updated: 09/20/2002