Provincia America Boreoccidentalis (Nova Roma)
|Marcus Cornelius Felix|
legatus pro praetore
Provinciae America Boreoccidentalis (the province of northwestern America) is one of the geographic administrative provinces of Nova Roma, a micronation dedicated to the study and restoration of ancient Roman culture. The Provincia comprises the US states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington on the west coast of North America, above the US state of California and below the province of British Columbia in western Canada. It also includes the state of Alaska. The Provincia was established in the year MMDCCLII AUC.
Provincia America Boreoccidentalis covers a vast territory. Including the macronational state of Alaska, the provincia's territory covers 817,239 square miles, with a total macronational population of 11,416,738 — just 14 people per square mile!
The most densely populated areas centre on the provincia's two major port cities, Seattle and Portland, with a large number of cities in the western portion of the states of Oregon and Washington averaging a consistently higher population than the arid eastern portions of the two states.
Northwestern Oregon has 2,306,441 people living in 16,886 square miles, or 136.5 per square mile. Southwestern Oregon's macronational population is 956,910 persons living in 26,205 square miles of territory, with a population density of 36.5 people per square mile. The eastern half of the state is very sparsely populated, with not quite four people per square mile. Just 209,516 people live in 52,904 square miles of territory.
The state of Oregon is divided into three regios to facitlitate local governance:
Regio IV—Oregonia Boreoccidentalis (Northwest Oregon).
Includes the counties of Benton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Hood River, Jefferson, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Wasco, Washington.
Regio V—Oregonia Austroccidentalis (Southwest Oregon).
Includes the counties of Coos, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane.
Northwestern Washington has a much higher population density due to its topography: 3,387,427 people live in just 16,007 square miles of territory, creating a population density of more than 211 persons. Rural southwest Washington has 1,277,814 people living in 8,707 square miles of territory for a population density of nearly 147 persons per square mile. Conversely, Eastern Washington, though much larger in area, is more sparsely populated, though its geography and industry supports many more cities than eastern Oregon. With 1,288,857 people living in 39,531 square miles of territory, the population density is just over 32 people per square mile.
The state of Washington is divided into three regios:
Regio I —Vasintonia Boreoccidentalis (Northwest Washington).
Includes the counties of: Clallam, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Mason, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, Whatcom.
Regio II —Vasintonia Austroccidentalis (Southwest Washington)
Includes the macronational counties of Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Wakiakum.
Regio III —Vasintonia Orentalis (Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho)
Includes the counties of Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend d'Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, Yakima.
Regio VI—Oregonia Orientalis (Eastern Oregon and Southern Idaho).
Includes the counties of Baker, Crook, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa.
Idaho and Alaska
The smallest state in the Provincia is Idaho, with 1,321,006 people living in 82,747 square miles. The population density is just 16 people per square mile. Further, the northern "panhandle" of the state is virtually cut off from the southern portion by nearly impassable mountains, so practically, northern Idaho is completely separate from southern Idaho.
Alaska is the largest state, dwarfing the other three states and indeed outsizes nearly all of its sister states. From the Aleutian Islands in the west to its border with western Canada in the east, the state is wider than the lower 40 US states combined! Alaska has ever so much more land than people: with a macronational population of just 634,892, there are only 1.1 people per square mile living in America's last frontier.