|Federated Provinces of Santoria|
A Federação da Santoria
Motto: Peace, Justice and Liberty
Anthem: Advance Glorious Santoria !
|Largest city||Juno City|
|Recognised regional languages||Portuguese|
|Government||Presidential federal republic|
• President of the Federation
• Vice President of the Federation
|Legislature||Congress of Santoria|
|Establishment||21st February 1872|
• 2014 estimate
• 2011 census
The Federated Provinces of Santoria, commonly known as Santoria, is a federal republic consisting of two main islands located in the Pacific Ocean. Discovered by the Sicilian explorer Giovanni Santorum in 1725, Santoria was first colonised by Portuguese merchants who wanted to extend their trade empire in order to have a large settlement and exchange platform in the Pacific. Later sold to the British in 1805, the federation gained independence by 1872.
Santoria is a federal republic, composed of 10 autonomous provinces. The nation's economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture and trade with its pacific allies. Santoria is a strong diplomatic ally of Japan, the USA, Australia, Indonesia and the European Union.
Origin of the Name
Originally named New Sicily by Italian explorer Giovanni Santorum in 1725. The Portuguese merchants renamed the islands "Santoria" in honor of the defunct Santorum who perished during a rebellion in 1732.
During the British Rule, the official name was Dominion of Santoria (1805 - 1872).
After the independence war, the leader of the rebellion Ernesto K. Delgado was elected first president of the federated provinces of Santoria, also known as Santorian Federation, in 1872. The country has retained this name ever since.