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Florenciă
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Established: September 1st, 1996/XVII
Cunstaval: Vacant
Governor: Breneir Itravilatx
Senator: Açafat del Val
Demonym: Florencian
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Location of Florenciă.

See also: The Constitution of Florencia

Florenciă (pronounced [fɫɔˈrent͡ʃɐ]) is a province of Talossa. Called "the nacho-shaped province", Florencia is Talossa's smallest province by area, but is home to some of the more storied spots in Talossa.

History

As a reaction to the establishment of a 99-year dictatorship (later rescinded) in what was then known as Mussolini Province, Art Verbotten, a resident of Florencia Canton of that province, declared the secession of the canton, citing the existence of a different Cestour culture and character in Florencia than in northern Benito. After a short struggle with opponents to the secession, Florencia was declared Talossa's sixth province on 1 September 1996/XVII, the date of the promulgation of Florencia's first constitution by Verbotten. The province's recognition as such had been approved by the Ziu and made contingent on this promulgation by the passage of Talossan statute 20RC31 on 21 January 1996.

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The province maintained the name it had held as a canton, a name chosen to honour Talossa's Queen Florence. The early flag of the province was emblazoned with the words SÅ VIVA L'QIÑEU, early Talossan for "Long Live the King" (despite her gender, Florence was called King, not Queen, during her reign).

Verbotten became Florencia's first governor, and served many years in the post. He also was instrumental in the drafting of the Constitution of the province in 2002, which was later amended in whole on 15 November 2011.

Geography

The Province comprises a single Canton (Florencia), divided into three parishes: Thord, Eifflerion, and King Florence. The three parishes are further divided into 23 Kibbutzes (called "Townships" in the rest of Talossa). Thord and Eifflerion Parishes are each composed of eight kibbutzes, and King Florence Parish of seven. Thord Parish is bordered to the north by Benito Province, to the southeast by Maritiimi-Maxhestic Province, to the south by East Windsor Place, and to the west by North Cambridge Avenue. Eifflerion Parish is bordered on the west by the River, to the north and northeast by East Windsor Place, to the south by East Boylston Street and East Irving Place, and to the southeast by Maritiimi-Maxhestic Province. King Florence Parish is bordered to the north by East Boylston Street and East Irving Place, to the west by Maricopa Province, and to the south and southeast by Maritiimi-Maxhestic Province.

The capitol of Florencia province is the Landmark Building, located in Thord Parish, unless an incumbent Governor, Senator, or Constable resides within the provincial borders.

Government

As specified by the Constitution of Florencia (2020), the legislative power of Florencia is vested in a legislature known as the Nimlet and comprised of a single house, the House of Shepherds. In earlier times, the Nimlet was composed of two houses, known as the House of Shepherds and the House of Sheep. Members of the Nimlet are known as Shepherds (or, in Talossan, Pastours).

The Governor of Florencia is now appointed by the Constable and must maintain the confidence of the Shepherds, similar to a parliamentary form of government. Previously the office had been elected by the Nimlet from among its members, and the incumbent would serve until a successor was elected.

The term of the Nimlet is concurrent with that of the Cosa of the Kingdom, although the Governor may choose once to continue the Nimlet through any early dissolution of the Cosa.

The number of seats in the Nimlet for every term is based on the number of votes cast. Seats are elected by party, and filled by the leaders of the political parties receiving votes. Two additional seats in the Nimlet are reserved, one for the incumbent Governor and one for the incumbent Senator.

Culture

Florencia is the nominal home of Talossa's adopted National Football League franchise, the Florencia Packers.

La Ziua del Tepistà (Hooligan Day) is a Provincial Day of Observance on 2 August to honor Baron Hooligan who has done much for the Kingdom and Florencia.