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The planet Adpihi has seven Continents and five Oceans.

I will give good names to them at some future time.

For now, the Continents will be numbered in order from largest to smallest.

The Oceans, from largest to smallest, will be for-the-time-being referred to as Ocean 1, Ocean 2, Ocean 3, the Northern Ocean, and the Southern Ocean.


Continent 1

Continent 1 lies mostly in the Northern Hemisphere, with parts in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Continent 1 is bounded on the North by the Northern Ocean.
  • Continent 1 is bounded on the South mostly by Ocean 3.

A thin strip of ocean the SouthEastern Channel -- whether Ocean 1 or Ocean 3 is "up for grabs" -- separates Continent 1 from Continent 6. It contains many islands. An isthmus Crash Isthmus off the SouthWest corner of Continent 1 connects it to the NorthEast corner of Continent 2.

  • Continent 1 is bounded on the East by Ocean 1.

The Northern Strait separates Continent 1 from Continent 3.

  • Continent 1 is bounded on the West by the following, which separate it from Continent 5;

Continent 2

Continent 2 lies mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, but a largish portion of it lies in the Northern Hemisphere.

  • Continent 2 is bounded on the North mostly by an extension the Narrow Sea of Ocean 2, which separates it from Continent 5.

Continent 2 is also connected via its NorthEast corner to an isthmus Crash Isthmus joining the SouthWest corner of Continent 1.

  • Continent 2 is bounded on the South by the Southern Ocean, which separates it from Continent 7.
  • Continent 2 is bounded on the East by Ocean 3.
  • Continent 2 is bounded on the West by Ocean 2. Ocean 2 is much thinner in the South than in the North; a Western protrusion the Western Cape of Continent 2 approaches an Eastern protrusion the Eastern Cape of Continent 4.

Continent 3

Continent 3 lies almost entirely in the Northern Hemisphere, but it has small parts in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Continent 3 is bounded on the North by the Northern Ocean.
  • Continent 3 is bounded on the South mostly by Ocean 2 and somewhat by Ocean 1; but it has an isthmus the Long Isthmus running Eastward from its SouthWest corner to the NorthWest corner of Continent 4.
  • Continent 3 is bounded on the East by Ocean 2.
  • Continent 3 is bounded on the West by Ocean 1.

The Northern Strait separates Continent 3 from Continent 1.

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Recent Geological Past

In recent geological time, each of Continent 1 and Continent 5 has spent more time connected to Continent 3, than they have spent connected to each other; but, at the present time, Continent 1 and Continent 5 are the only pair of Continents that are not separated by ocean. Continent 3 is separated from Continent 1 by Ocean 1, and from Continent 5 by Ocean 2.


Continent 4

Continent 4 lies mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, but it has large parts in the Northern Hemisphere. Most of Continent 4 is East of most of Continent 3.

  • Continent 4 is bounded on the North mostly by Ocean 2, and also somewhat by Ocean 1; but it has an isthmus the Long Isthmus running Westward from its NorthWest corner to the SouthWest corner of Continent 3.
  • Continent 4 is bounded on the South by the Southern Ocean, which separates it from Continent 7.
  • Continent 4 is bounded on the East by Ocean 2. Ocean 2 is much narrower in the South than in the North; an Eastward protrusion the Eastern Cape of Continent 4 approaches a Westward protrusion the Western Cape of Continent 2.
  • Continent 4 is bounded on the West by Ocean 1.

Continent 5

Continent 5 is the only Continent which lies entirely within the Northern Hemisphere.

  • Continent 5 is bounded on the North by the Northern Ocean.
  • Continent 5 is bounded on the South by an extension the Narrow Sea of Ocean 2, which separates it from Continent 2.
  • Continent 5 is bounded on the East by the following features, which separate it from Continent 1;
  • Continent 5 is bounded on the West by Ocean 2.

Continent 6

Continent 6 is one of the only two Continents which are contained entirely in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Continent 6 is bounded on the North by a narrow strip of Ocean the SouthEastern Channel which connects Ocean 1 to Ocean 3 and separates Continent 6 from Continent 1. The SouthEastern Channel contains many islands.
  • Continent 6 is bounded on the South by the Southern Ocean.
  • Continent 6 is bounded on the East by Ocean 1.
  • Continent 6 is bounded on the West by Ocean 3.

Continent 7

Continent 7 is bounded on all sides -- that is, on the North -- by the Southern Ocean.

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Continent 7 is Not Inhabitable

Continent 7 is not inhabitable (unless it is made so after the beginning of the Interstellar Era); it has no permanent inhabitants, and nobody has ever been born and raised there.


Ocean 1

  • Ocean 1 is bounded on the North by the Northern Ocean, on the NorthNorthWest by Continent 1, and on the NorthNorthEast by Continent 3.

The Northern Strait connects Ocean 1 to the Northern Ocean.

  • Ocean 1 is bounded on the South by the Southern Ocean.
  • Ocean 1 is bounded on the East by Continents 3 and 4.
  • Ocean 1 is bounded on the West by Continents 1 and 6.

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Islands of Ocean 1

Ocean 1 contains the largest number of inhabitable islands. Many of them occur in chains or other groups of several inhabitable islands that are near to each other. Some of them are important, and some are largish, although most of the largest inhabitable islands of Adpihi are in the other Oceans.


Ocean 2

  • Ocean 2 is bounded on the North by the Northern Ocean, and on the NorthWest by Continent 3.
  • Ocean 2 is bounded on the South by the Southern Ocean.
  • Ocean 2 is bounded on the East by Continents 2 and 5, although it has an Eastward extension the Narrow Sea between Continents 2 and 5 that runs all the way East up to the isthmus Crash Isthmus between Continents 1 and 2.
  • Ocean 2 is bounded on the West by Continents 3 and 4.

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Islands of Ocean 2

Ocean 2 contains Adpihi's largest island the Big Island of the North. That island is inhabitable. Most of Ocean 2's islands are quite near its bounding continents. Althoug Ocean 2 contains several large and/or important inhabitable islands, most of these are sufficiently close to their neighboring continents not to be treated separately.


Ocean 3

  • Ocean 3 is bounded on the North by Continent 1.
  • Ocean 3 is bounded on the South by the Southern Ocean.
  • Ocean 3 is bounded on the East mostly by Continent 6.
  • Ocean 3 is bounded on the West by Continent 2.

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Islands of Ocean 3

Ocean 3 contains one large and important inhabited island the Big Island of the South, rather close to Continent 2, but far enough away from it to be considered separately. Most of the other islands of Ocean 3 are either not sufficiently large or not sufficiently inhabitable or otherwise not sufficiently important to go into detail about here.


The Northern Ocean

  • The Northern Ocean is bounded on the South by Continent 1, by Continent 3, by Ocean 2, by Continent 5, and by Ocean 1.

The Northern Strait connects the Northern Ocean to Ocean 1.

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Inhabitants of the Northern Ocean

The Northern Ocean contains no large nor important inhabitable islands to speak of; nevertheless, it could be considered inhabited. Ice shelves form from the Northern edges of its bounding continents for much of the year; some people live on these ice shelves for much of the year. They are considered "inhabitants of the Northern Ocean". Alternatively, they could be considered inhabitants of their neighboring continents, but only if you're willing to refer to ice floating on the Ocean as "land".


The Southern Ocean

  • The Southern Ocean is bounded on the North by Ocean 1, Ocean 2, Ocean 3, Continent 6, Continent 2, and Continent 4.
  • The Southern Ocean is bounded on the South by Continent 7.

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Islands of the Southern Ocean

Most of the islands of the Southern Ocean are close to Continent 7. Some are close to Continent 6 or Continent 2 or Continent 4.

A few of these islands are barely habitable and support small permanent populations. None are large or important.


Smaller Features

Among the smaller features are the SouthEastern Channel, the Great Gulf, and the Narrow Sea.

These features are all longer East-to-West than North-to-South. They are all about equally long, but the Great Gulf is about one-and-a-half times as wide (North-to-South) as the Narrow Sea, and the SouthEastern Channel is about one-and-a-half times as wide (North-to-South) as the Great Gulf. In fact the SouthEastern Channel is almost as wide as it is long.

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The Big Island of the North

Planet Adpihi's biggest island is in Ocean 2. It is inhabitable. It is called the Big Island of the North.

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The Big Island of the South

Far to the West and somewhat to the South of Ocean 3 is the Big Island of the South. It is rather close to Continent 2, but not so close that it was actually settled from there; instead it was settled at the end of the migration in which the inhabitants of Continent 1's SouthEastern coast settled all of the islands of Ocean 1.

The name the Big Island of the South may be considered a bit of a misnomer. At least three of the islands in the SouthWest of Ocean 1 are almost as big. However, none of them actually lies South of the Big Island of the South; and all of the islands in Ocean 1 which do lie South of the Big Island of the South are smaller than it is.

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Island Groups of Ocean 1

More about these later.

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The Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape is an Eastward protrusion of Continent 4 into Ocean 2. Because it approaches the Western Cape of Continent 2, Ocean 2 is much narrower in the South than in the North.

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The Western Cape

The Western Cape is a Westward protrusion of Continent 2 into Ocean 2. Because it approaches the Eastern Cape of Continent 4, Ocean 2 is much narrower in the South than in the North.

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Crash Isthmus

Crash Isthmus is the isthmus which connects the SouthWest corner of Continent 1 to the NorthEast corner of Continent 2.

It is near the Great Lake, and also near the Southern end of the Great Sierra, and near the mouth of the Long River.

It separates the Eastern end of the Narrow Sea from Ocean 3.

It was named Crash Isthmus because the original colonist's ship crash-landed at its SouthWest end. It was the site of the first settlement.

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The Long Isthmus

The Long Isthmus is the isthmus that connects the SouthWestern corner of Continent 3 to the NorthWestern corner of Continent 4. It is called the Long Isthmus because the NorthWestern corner of Continent 4 is actually East of the SouthWestern corner of Continent 3. The Long Isthmus separates Ocean 1 from Ocean 2.

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The SouthEastern Channel

The SouthEastern Channel is the relatively narrow body of Ocean connecting Ocean 1 to Ocean 3 and separating Continent 1 from Continent 6. It is wider than the Great Gulf, which is, in its turn, wider than the Narrow Sea (which is much, much wider than the Northern Strait). However the SouthEastern Channel is positively crowded with islands, which is not true of either the Great Gulf or the Narrow Sea.

The SouthEastern corner of Continent 1 is considerably West of its NorthEastern corner; the East coast of Continent 1 slants from approximately SW by S to approximately NE by N.

Almost the Eastern half of Continent 6 "sticks out" East of the SouthEastern Corner of Continent 1.

The SouthEastern Channel runs approximately WSW to ENE. It is almost as wide as it is long.

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The Channel Islands

More later.

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The Great Gulf

The Great Gulf is the part of Ocean 2 which is bounded on the West the Long Isthmus, on the South by the Long Isthmus and Continent 4, and on the North by Continent 3.

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The Narrow Sea

The Narrow Sea is an Eastward extension of Ocean 2. It separates Continent 2 from Continent 5. At its Eastern end is Crash Isthmus. Just NorthEast of that Eastern end, the Great Lake empties into the Narrow Sea.

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The Great Sierra

The Great Sierra is a nearly-impassible range of mountains running from the Northern Ocean in the North, nearly to the Great Lake and Crash Isthmus in the South. It is one of Planet Adpihi's greatest mountain ranges.

It is one of the features separating Continent 1 from Continent 5.

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The Great Lake

The Great Lake is Planet Adpihi's largest body of fresh water. It is near the Southern end of the Great Sierra and just NorthWest of Crash Isthmus. The Long River flows into it, and it empties into the Narrow Sea. Several other major rivers of Continents 5 and 1 also flow into the Great Lake.

It is one of the features separating Continent 1 from Continent 5.

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The Long River

The Long River has its sources in the extreme NorthWest of Continent 1, East of the Northern end of the Great Sierra. As the Long River flows South, it also tends Westward toward the foothills the Great Sierra, and gathers tributaries and becomes a mighty stream. As the Southern end of the Great Sierra becomes less coherent, the Long River empties into the Great Lake, as do several other major rivers of Continents 5 and 1. But none of those other rivers is as major as the Long River, which is the longest on Continent 1, longer than any on Continent 5, and one of the longest rivers on Planet Adpihi.

It is one of the features separating Continent 1 from Continent 5.

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The Northern Strait

The Northern Strait is the narrow strip of ocean connecting Ocean 1 to the Northern Ocean. It separates Continent 1 from Continent 3.

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The Ice Sheets of the Northern Ocean

Attached to Continents 1, 3, and 5, for the Winter and most of the Fall and Spring of each year, the Ice Sheets of the Northern Ocean extend far over the Northern Ocean. These ice sheets are inhabitable, and, in fact, are inhabited, by hunters and fishers and gatherers, who retreat to the main land of Continents 1 or 3 or 5 each Summer.

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