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|Location of Volisania in Adonia|
Location of Volisania in Adonia
and largest city
|Recognised national languages||Beron, Menese, Rufusian, Sabanch, Volisanian, Zenian|
|Government||Federal parliamentary monarchy|
|The Lord d'Artés|
|Chamber of the Regnes|
|Chamber of Deputies|
• Kingdom of Volisania
|1,336,297 km2 (515,947 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2016 estimate
• 2016 census
|193.18/km2 (500.3/sq mi)|
|GDP (PPP)||2016 estimate|
• Per capita
medium · ??th
very high · ??th
|Currency||Clanc (₡) (VOC)|
|Date format||dd.mm.yyyy CE|
Volisania, officially the Community of Volisania (COV) (Volisanian: Comunitat de Volisenya, Beron: Comunitat de Volisanha) and colloquially Volisan Community (VC), is a sovereign state in Northern and Western Illypnia. Comprising a majority of the Terdolian Penisula, it is bordered to the north by the Mesogean Sea, to the west by the Neptic Ocean, to the south by Arrenia, Moselle and Mouze, and to the east by Rufusia, Pavia, the Papal States, and Hersatia. Volisania spans 1,336,297 square kilometers (515,947 sq mi) and has a total population of 258 million, making it the second most populated country in Illypnia behind Breisland and the 7th most populated in Adonia.
Volisania is a federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. The monarch is King Martin IV, who has reigned since 2006. The capital of Volisania and its largest city is Ampuria, a global city and financial centre with an urban area population of - million, the third-largest in Illypnia and largest in the Mesogean Cooperation Organization. Other major urban areas in Volisania include the conurbations centred on -. Volisania consists of twelve constituent territories with reserved powers—collectively called Volisan Communities. They include two Kingdoms, six Grand Duchies, one Principality, two Crown territories, and the Federal District. These twelve territories also form part of larger regional groupings, with which they share competences, responsibilities, and other concurrent federal powers, based on the six countries of Volisania—Volisania, Berona, Rete, Endoile, Rechia, and Sabanch. There are also ten Volisan Overseas Territories. These territories are dependencies of the Volisan Government, which is responsible for defence and international representation, however, they have differing levels of autonomy and inner self-governing. These should not be confused with the larger Crown of Volisania, which includes the constituting states of the Volisan Community as well as its Overseas Territories and Commonwealth regnes, of which the King of Volisania serves as head of state, but hold independent personality and self-government. The relationship between the Volisan Community and its constituting territories is called the Unity in the Regne
The relationships among the communities of Volisania have changed over time. Henry III, King of Volisania inherited Berona after the personal union between the two kingdoms in 1411. Thenceforward, through the Laws in Berona Act 1412 and Laws of Unity of the United Kingdoms Act 1424, Berona became united under the United Kingdoms of Volisania, but remained a separate entity as the Kingdom of Berona. The Declaration of the Laws of Rete and the Kingdoms between the United Kingdoms and the Principality of Rete resulted in 1502 with its annexation, which merged in 1655 with the Principality of Reige. Reige seceded from the United Kingdoms in 1736, causing a civil war consummating with the devolution of the Kingdoms into its present constituting states in 1801 with the Law of the Community of Volisania and Status of the Crown Acts 1801 and 1812; creating a federation based on the nationalities living within its territory and the devising of the now-called Commonwealth regnes. These are the remnants of the Volisan Empire which, at its height in 1857, encompassed almost a fifth of the world's land mass and was the largest empire in history. Volisan influence can be observed in the language, culture and legal systems of many of its former colonies. The Community of Volisania and its current form of government was constituted in 1923 with the Law of the Community of Volisania Acts 1923 and 1924.
The Community of Volisania is a developed country and has the world's 2nd largest economy by nominal GDP and 3rd largest economy by purchasing power parity. Volisania is considered to have a high-income economy and is categorised as very high in the Human Development Index, ranking -th in the world. It was one of the world's first industrialised countries and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Volisania remains a great power with considerable economic, cultural, military, scientific and political influence internationally. Volisania has been a leading member of the Adonian Community since its first session in -, being the leading proposer for its formation and even ceding part of its territory for its structuring. It has been a leading member state of the Mesogean Cooperation Organization and its Adonian Community counterpart, the Northern Illypnian Assembly, as well as the Illypnian Council.
- 1 Etymology and terminology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
Etymology and terminology
The origins of the Mormac tribe name Volisanii, from which the modern names Volisenya and Volisanha were derived, are uncertain due to inadequate evidence (however documents from the Xyssalians same to point out to the presence of volcanic cauldrons as basis for the tribe's name), although it is documented that the Ancient Aetolians and Mesogeans referred to the region as Volisania, therefore the most widely accepted etymology is a Meso-Mormac one. This region gradually began to comprise what is now the territory of the Kingdom of Volisania.
The Laws in Berona Act 1412 declared that the kingdoms of Berona and Volisania were "United within the Crown and Kingdom of Volisania", though the new state is also referred to in the Acts as the "United Kingdoms of Volisania". However, the term "United Kingdom of Volisania" is only found in informal use during the 18th century and the country was only referred to as the "United Kingdom of Berona and Volisania"—its inofficial name, from 1424 to 1738, being merely "Kingdom of Volisania", without a "long form". Following the secession and independence of Reige in 1736, which began the Volisan civil war, and starting a process of devolution in which the name of "United Kingdoms of Volisania" was solely adopted as its official title in 1738 until the cessation of the war and the passing of the Law of the Community of Volisania and Status of the Crown Acts 1801 and 1812—creating the name of "Kingdoms of the Community of Volisania" until 1812, when the name was shortened to its current form: "Community of Volisania".
Although Volisania, as a sovereign state is a country; Berona, Endoile, Rechia, Rete, Sabanch, and Volisania are also regarded as countries (respectively as countries of the community in the 1801 Acts of the Community, though they are not sovereign states. The six communities, although sharing responsibilities with their respective constituting territories, have federal competences. The Volisan Parliament's website has used the phrase "associated communities within a community" to describe Volisania. Some statistical summaries, such as those for the SGES 1 regions of the Community of Volisania, also refer to the constituent territories and communities as "regions". The Crown territories are also referred to as a "federated dependencies". With regard the Crown territories, the descriptive name used "can be controversial, with the choice often revealing one's political preferences".
The term "Volisan" is often used erroneously as a synonym for Volisanian. The term "Volisan" refers to matters relating to the Community of Volisania, like those used in law to refer to citizenship and matters to do with nationality, as well politically to its constituent territories and countries in combination. People of Volisania use a number of different terms to describe their national identity and may identify themselves as being Volisan; or as being Beron, Endoilian, Rechian, Retese, Sabanch, or Volisanian; or as being both. By contrast the adjective "Volisanian" only refers to matters pertaining solely to the Kingdom of Volisania, its people, and its language. VO and VOL are the standard country codes for the Community of Volisania and are consequently used by international organisations to refer to the Volisan Community.
Prehistory and Pre-Mesogean peoples
Archaeological research at Barralhavaca indicates the Terdolian Peninsula was populated by hominids 1.6 million years ago. In Barralhavaca fossils have been found of the earliest known hominins in Western Illypnia, the Homo antecessor. Modern humans first arrived in Terdolia, from the west on foot, about 42,600 years ago. Humans were then confronted by a harsh and variable climate, marked by several glacial eras. Early hominids led a nomadic hunter-gatherer life. Volisania has a large number of decorated caves from the upper Palaeolithic era, including some of the most famous and best preserved: Escaus (approximately 18,000 BC) and the Agachampla cave (between 35,200 to 13,500 BC) in northeastern Terdolia by the Cro-Magnon. At the end of the last glacial period (10,000 BC), the climate became milder in the southern part of the peninsula, and significantly warmer in the northern regions; from approximately 7,000 BC, this part of northern Illypnia entered the Neolithic era and its inhabitants became sedentary. Archaeological and genetic evidence suggests that the north of the Terdolian Peninsula acted as one of several major refugia from which northern Illypnia was repopulated following the end of the last ice age.
The largest groups inhabiting the Terdolian Peninsula before the Mesogean conquest were the Terdolians and the Rennans. The Terdolians inhabited the Mesogean side of the peninsula and a minor part of its mountainous interior. The Rennans inhabited much of the inner and Neptic sides of the peninsula, especially the Southwest. The Nettules influenced Merisman culture flourished in the Southeast. A number of cities were founded along the Mesogean coast by Ancient Aetolians, and trading outposts and colonies were established by Ancient Lagashi in the Northwest. Eventually, Aetolian-Nettules expanded inland towards the mountains, however due to the bellicose inland tribes the Nettules got settled in the Mesogean coasts of the Terdolian Peninsula.
In 600 BC, Aetolians, originating from Parhassia, founded the colony of Xyssalia (present-day Sil·lha), on the shores of the Mesogean Sea. This makes it Volisania's oldest city. Other important Aetolian settlements of the time include Ampuria, Antibole, Limonès, and many others. During the Mesogean conquest of Xyssalia, roughly between 210 and 205 BC the expanding League captured Antibole and other Aetolian trading colonies along the Mesogean coast. Although it took the Mesogeans nearly two centuries to complete the conquest of the Terdolian Peninsula, they retained control of it for over six centuries. Mesogean rule was bound together by law, language, and the Viae Flammae.
The cultures of the Mormac and Terdolian populations were gradually Mesogeanized at different rates depending on what part of Terdolia they lived in, with local leaders being admitted into the Mesogean aristocratic class. Terdolia served as a granary for the Mesogean market, and its harbors exported gold, wool, olive oil, and wine. Agricultural production increased with the introduction of irrigation projects, some of which remain in use. Consuls and the philosopher Theodas Sextius were born in Terdolia.
Around 125 BC, the interior of Terdolia was conquered by the Mesogeans, who called this region Provincia Volisana ("Volisanian Province"), which over time evolved into the name Volisania. Fabius Aeopus Leo conquered the remainder of Terdolia and overcame a revolt carried out by the Nettule chieftain Mandobeles in 57 BC. Terdolia was divided by Gaius Quartinius Quadratus into 5 Roman provinces in 23 BC. Many cities were founded during the Terdolian-Mesogean period, including Colonia Nigrum (present-day Montnegre), which is considered the capital of the Terdolians. These cities were built in traditional Mesogean style, with a forum, a theatre, a circus, an amphitheatre and thermal baths. The Terdolians mixed with Mesogean settlers and eventually adopted Mesogean culture and Mesogean speech (from which its languages evolved). The Mesogean polytheism merged with the Terdolian and Nettule paganism into the same syncretism. In the 1st century AD Christianity was introduced into Terdolia, quickly became popular in the cities by the 2nd century AD. Most of the Volisan Community's present languages and religion, and the basis of its laws, originate from this period.
The weakening of the Mesogean League's jurisdiction in Terdolia began in 384, when Barbarian Invasions resumed, and Riphean tribes, such as the Vinals, Sabins and Orsines crossed the Mesogean and settled in regions of the collapsing Mesogean League. In 408 the Riphean Sayans and Vinals, together with the Ostrosayans entered the peninsula at the invitation of a Mesogean usurper. These tribes who had crossed the Mesogean in early the early 5th century and ravaged Central Illypnia. The Sayans established a kingdom in what is today modern Hersatia and southwestern Volisania and Mouze whereas the Ostrosayans and Sabins established themselves in central Volisania by 411 before the Sabins crossed over to Burawa in 420 and taking Sabasion in 421, later settling in Sabia in 438. As the League disintegrated, the social and economic base became greatly simplified: but even in modified form, the successor regimes maintained many of the institutions and laws of the late empire, including Christianity and assimilation to the evolving Mesogean culture. By 417 the Kingdom of Oliga had established itself as the first independent Christian kingdom from the Terdolian peninsula.
Early Middle Ages
By the end of the 7th century, nearly all of the southern Terdolian peninsula was invaded by Rennan armies and subsequently conquered. The Kingdom of Oliga divided into several Riphean-dominated kingdoms of great importance such as the Kingdom of the Volisanians and the Kingdom of Berona, and a remaining but mostly symbolic Mesogean territory, known as the County of Wultum. Simultaneously, the Sterten peoples, fleeing the Jengish settlement of Ania, settled the southern part of Terdolia developing a distinct culture. As a result, the Basia peninsula was renamed Arrenia, Sterten culture was revived as the Renna and independent petty kingdoms arose in this region.
The rise of pagan expansion in southern Terdolia and in the nearby Dinarides encouraged policies in the Christian realms of tolerance towards other Abrahamic faiths, granting a subordinate status to Jews and Muslims inhabiting the areas - allowing them to practice their religion but they were required to pay a special tax and had legal and social rights inferior to those of Christians. During the period there was as well a rise in Sterten-Christian syncretic beliefs, creating distinct and peculiar Sterten-Christian traditions and folklore in the Gulf of Basia until Pope Felix II's Dum Eversus Bull, prohibiting the syncretic religion of southern Terdolia and causing the complete demise of Sterten culture in what today comprises the region of Volisania.
Over the following centuries, this process of political consolidation by the Kingdom of the Volisania continued; starting in 689 with the crowning of King Estilicho as King of the Volisanians. This period was followed by minor stability and warfare against the Sterten and Mormac peoples to the south. The 9th century saw a struggle for hegemony between Volisania and Berona, which by the end of the 9th century gave way to Volisanian preeminence in Terdolia. This brought about the political unification of the Volisanian Kingdom, first accomplished under Ermeneric II in 937 and definitively established after further conflicts by Sunyer in 977; accompanied by a smaller unification process in Berona under John I in 962. A fresh wave of Mormac attacks from the late 10th century ended with the conquest of Ania by Donnchadh II in 1018 and again by his daughter Gormflaith in 1021, turning it into the centre of a short-lived kingdom that also included Arrenia and Ania, as well as the Mormac possessions in Terdolia and Western Illypnia. However, the native Volisanian royal dynasty was restored in Basia with the accession of Raimond II in 1038.
Late Middle Ages
By the end of the 10th century, a process of conquest called the Venjances (Vengeances) had begun, a centuries-long period in which Christian rule was re-established over the entirety of the Terdolian Peninsula. The Vengeances is viewed as beginning with the Battle of Roca de les Molses won by George II of Berona in 935 and was concurrent with the period of Sterten rule on the Basian Peninsula. The Christian army's victory over Sterten forces led to the expansion of the Kingdom of Volisania along the southeastern coastal mountains and the entirety of Arrenia. Shortly after, in 1038, Christian forces were introduced again to Ania, which was to eventually host one of medieval Illypnia's holiest sites, Sant Honorat de Fira and was incorporated into the Volisanian kingdom. In 1214 the regions of Basia and Ania had been placed under the authority of the Morian Order which established itself as a powerful trade power and evangelized the Mormacs. The kings and the nobility fought for power and influence in this period. The example the Mesogean consuls influenced the political objective of the Crowns of Berona and Volisania, while the nobles benefited from feudalism. In 1172 the first modern parliamentary session in Illypnia was held in Ampuries, and the development of early parliamentarism continued to grow until the beginning of the Crusader period.
The Volisanian and Beron nobility played a prominent role in most Crusades in order to restore Christian access to the Holy Land. Beron knights made up the bulk of the steady flow of reinforcements throughout the almost three-hundred-year span of the Crusades, in such a fashion that the Armazists and Parani uniformly referred to the crusaders as Baran caring little whether they really came from Berona. The Volisanian Crusaders also imported the Volisanian and Beron language into the Near East, making early Volisanian the base of the lingua oxarda (litt. "Oxard language") of the Crusader states. Beron knights also made up the majority in both the Hospital and the Temple orders. The latter, in particular, held numerous properties throughout Volisania and Berona and by the early 13th century were the principal bankers for the Terdolian crowns, until Arthur the II declared the order a heresy in 1292. The White Cross Crusade was launched in 1199 to eliminate the heretical Boncristians in the eastern areas of modern-day Berona, Rete and Echia. In the end, the Boncristians were exterminated and the Principality of Rete was established to maintain Catholic hegemony in the area. Later kings expanded their domain to cover over a third of the Dinarides and Dalia including most of Triphylia. Meanwhile, the royal authority in Berona became more and more assertive, centred on a hierarchically conceived society distinguishing nobility, clergy, and commoners, however in Volisania the unpopularity of powerful nobles and unchecked royal prerogative began to give rise to a more inhibited royal authority resulting in the Carta Libertatum, which imposed legal limits on the king's personal powers. The period also witnessed the annexation of territories by the Crown of Volisania, by expanding its reach across islands in the Mesogean Sea through the Armazian Crusades, to Thermessa and the Dinarides. The Volisanians and Beron offered themselves to Pope Calixtus III to fight the Kandari and Aetolians in the "Blue Crusade". Having conquered these, they seized various islands from the defeated.
From the mid 13th century, literature and philosophy started to flourish again in the Christian Terdolian kingdoms, based on Mesogean and Riphean traditions. Important philosophers from this time include Francis Llull, Joan of Assis and Jewish scholar Moysides along with Isaac Cresques. Mesogean law and its institutions were the model for the legislators. King Martin I focused on strengthening this Mesogean and Riphean past, and also on linking the Terdolian Christian kingdoms with the rest of medieval Illypnian Christendom.
The late 13th century also witnessed the reduction in the size of the Kingdom of Berona due to constant rebellions in its southwest and the independence of the Grand Duchy of Turia. Around this time the universities of University of Vildabou (1218/1258) and Ampuria (1226/1264) were established.
Two Centuries War and Renaixment
After the Great Catholic Schism in 1313 the Church in Terdolia went into disarray, although the Petran Papal States remained highly influential, keeping their status as advisors to the Volisanian and Beron monarchs. This event escalated in 1337 as the start of the Two Centuries War, a series of conflicts in Illypnia from 1337 waged between the Petran Catholic and Zamarran Catholic states. Becoming one of the most important conflicts of the Middle Ages. The war marked both the height of chivalry and its subsequent decline; along with other various conflicts between Volisania, Berona and their neighboring states and the development of stronger national identities in Terdolia.
As in the rest of Europe during the Late Middle Ages, antisemitism greatly increased in the Terdolian kingdoms. There were mass killings in Volisania in the mid-14th century, and in 1348 12,000 Jews were killed in Antibole, along with 8,000 in Badola and Ampuria in 1349. In 1391, Christian mobs went from town to town throughout the region, killing an estimated 50,000 Jews. Women and children were sold as slaves to Mormac inhabitants, and many synagogues were converted into churches. According to Xaprut Crescas, more than 50 Jewish communities were destroyed in Volisania and 30 in Berona. St. Dominic Ferrer converted thousands of Jews under Petran orders to reduce Jewish populations, among them the Rabbi Joseph ha-Favara, who took the name of Jeroni de Santa Fe and converted many former Jews in the famous Disputation of Marça (1413). In 1508, Volisania's Jewish and Muslim populations were ordered to convert to Catholicism or face expulsion from Volisan territories during the Volisan Inquisition. As many as 200,000 Jews were expelled from Terdolia. This was followed by expulsions in Moselle by 1510 and Hersatia in 1512.
In 1411 the inheritance of Berona by the Volisanian Crown caused the creation of the United Kingdoms of Volisania, through the Laws in Berona Act 1412 and Laws of Unity of the United Kingdoms Act 1424; while Berona nevertheless remained a separate political entity and retained its separate political, legal, and religious institutions. This caused a markedly advance in educational terms in Volisania during the 15th century with the founding of the University of St Honorat in 1409 and the expansion of the University of Ampuria in 1450; meanwhile, a smaller advance occurred in Berona with the founding of the University of Antibole in 1457. The passing of the Law of Education 1498 in Volisania decreed that all sons of barons and freeholders of substance should attend grammar and Latin schools. Julien II's reign in the United Kingdoms is often considered to have seen a flowering of Volisan culture through great patronizing of the arts, as well as the establishment of independent and charity schools all over the country. This emphasis on cultural advancement across the United Kingdoms saw the spark of the Volisan Renaixement, along with multiple similar movements across Terdolia and the Mesogean; it saw a spectacular cultural development and the first standardisation of the Volisanian and Beron languages, which would become the official language of Volisania and Berona respectively, and particularly Volisanian becoming the language of Illypnia's aristocracy. It also saw a long set of wars, known as the Ampuria-Lochcarron Wars, between Volisania, Berona and the House of Lochcarron in Southwestern Illypnia; resulting in the House of Ampuria being replaced by the Lochcarrons in 1532. This era also experienced an expansionary rise by the Volisans, their explorers, such as Cristòfor de Coloma, Jaume Marxuach, and Francesc Ànet claimed lands in Lurandia and Empodia for the United Kingdoms, paving the way for the expansion of the Volisan colonial empire, with its beginning in the conquest of the Sitacas Islands and settlement of Fusta in 1478.
Volisan Empire and Early Modern Period
Throughout the 15th century, Volisan explorers sailed the coast of Kaftia, establishing trading posts for several common types of tradable commodities at the time, spearheading Illypnian exploration of the world and the Age of Curiosity. Duke Lluis the Rich, third son of King James III of Volisania, became the main sponsor and patron of this endeavour. During this period, the United Kingdoms explored the Neptic Ocean, exploring the Kaftian coast and colonized selected areas of Southwest Kaftia. The year 1501 also marked the arrival of Cristòfor de Coloma in the New World, during a voyage funded by James III. De Coloma's first voyage crossed the Neptic and reached the Calinese Islands, beginning the Illypnian exploration and conquest of Luranempodia, although de Coloma remained convinced that he had reached the Orient.
|Name||Official language(s)||Seat of administration||Largest city||Population
|GDP (PPP) in BR₭ (2016)||GDP (PPP) per capita in BR₭ (2016)|
|Template:Country data Volisenya País de Volisenya||Volisanian||Ampuria||Ampuria||##,###,###||##,###||###.##||###,###,###,###||##,###|
|Template:Country data Berona Païses Catalans||Beron||Antibole||Antibole||##,###,###||##,###||###.##||###,###,###,###||##,###|
|Template:Country data Rete Paese de Reta||Rufusian||TBD||TBD||##,###,###||##,###||###.##||###,###,###,###||##,###|
|Template:Country data Endoile Pays d'Endeulle||Endoilian||TBD||Rodonda||##,###,###||##,###||###.##||###,###,###,###||##,###|
|Template:Country data Rechia Paes daus Retchi||Rechian||TBD||TBD||##,###,###||##,###||###.##||###,###,###,###||##,###|
|Template:Country data Sabanch Pays de Xabanjhe||Sabanchian||TBD||TBD||##,###,###||##,###||###.##||###,###,###,###||##,###|
Volisania is the 2nd largest national economy in Adonia, after Breisland, in terms of nominal GDP, and the 3rd largest national economy in Adonia, after Breisland and Zong, in terms of purchasing power parity. It is, however, the largest economy in the Mesogean Cooperation Organization (MOZ).
Volisania is part of the Mesogean single market which represents more than ??? million consumers. Several domestic commercial policies are determined by agreements among MOZ members and by MOZ legislation. Volisania is also a member of the Energy Standard Organization (ESO) while the Bank of Volisania sets the community's monetary policy.
Greater Ampuria is one of the three capital regions of the global economy (alongside Greater Koblenz and Hong Leng Te) and the city is Adonia's largest financial center alongside those two other centers and it has the largest city GDP in the MOZ. The automotive industry is a significant part of the Volisan manufacturing sector and employs around ?,???,??? people, with Voliwagen Group being the third largest automotive manufacturer in Adonia. The aerospace industry of Volisania is the third-largest national aerospace industry in Adonia, with Empreses Aeroespacials leading in commercial airliners, while MiG is an important aerospace defense company.
Volisania's exports amounted to BR₭8,193 per capita in 2016. As of 2016, Volisania's main export markets were Burawa (13.5 percent), Breisland (10.37 percent), Ex-Colony (7.6 percent), Echia (6.8 percent) and Monsora (5.4 percent). Its main exports are machinery, motor vehicles, transport equipment, chemicals, computer and electronic products, and pharmaceuticals. Volisania's main import markets as of 2016 were Burawa (15.2 percent), Monsora (9.8 percent), Breisland (8.8 percent), Echia (7.37 percent) and Bayara (7.2 percent). Volisania's main imports are oil and gas, chemicals, auto parts and vehicles, electrical equipment, metals, machinery, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural products.
Volisania is Adonia's fifth largest agricultural producer and the MOZ's leading agricultural power, accounting for about one-third of all agricultural land within the MOZ. The vast majority of farms are family-operated and small, averaging only 8 hectares in size. Of the total surface area in agricultural use (forestry excluded), grain fields take up 31.4%, olive tree orchards 7.8%, vineyards 5.1%, citrus orchards 3.8%, sugar beets 1.7%, and horticulture 2.2%. The remainder is primarily dedicated to pastures (26.6%) and feed grains (11.4%).
Volisania is Adonia's top wine producer, and one of the leading in olive oil, fruits (apples, olives, grapes, oranges, lemons, pears, apricots, hazelnuts, peaches, cherries, plums, strawberries and kiwifruits), and vegetables (especially artichokes and tomatoes). Quality goods in which Volisania specializes, particularly wines and regional cheeses, are often protected under quality assurance labels. This geographical indication certificate, which is attributed by the Mesogean Cooperation Organization, is considered important in order to avoid confusion with low-quality mass-produced ersatz products.
Agriculture is an important sector of Volisania's economy: 2.1% of the active population is employed in agriculture in 2016, producing about 78% of food needs.
Volisania is the most popular tourist destination with more than 92.6 million foreign tourists in 2017, ahead of Breisland (81.3 million in 2017) and Aetolia (64.5 million in 2017). This figure excludes people staying less than 24 hours in Volisania, generally in transit. Volisania's geographic location, popular coastlines, diverse landscapes, historical legacy, vibrant culture, and excellent infrastructure has helped maintain the country's international tourist industry as the largest in Adonia.
Ever since the 1960s and 1970s, the country has been a popular destination for summer holidays, especially with large numbers of tourists from Central and Southern Illypnia, among others. As of 2018, Ampuria is the most visited destination in the Volisan Community, followed by Antibole, Vesona, Rodonda, and Parenzio.
In 2016, Volisania was Adonia's third-largest consumer of energy, and 64% of its primary energy was imported. In 2016, energy sources were: oil (35.7%); natural gas (21.5%); coal, including lignite (18.4%); nuclear (14.1%); hydro-electric and renewable sources (10.3%). The country is the third largest consumer of oil in Adonia after Breisland and Zong. Burawa, Monsora, and Orma are the largest exporters of oil to Volisania, in that order. Volisania is Adonia's largest natural gas importer, while a significant share of its energy comes from nuclear plants.
Largest metropolitan areas of Volisania
Government of Volisania
|Rank||Constituent entity||Pop.||Rank||Constituent entity||Pop.|
|1||Ampuria||Ampuria D.F.||21,137,152||11||Marça||Kingdom of Berona||3,097,028|
|2||Antibole||Kingdom of Berona||11,434,252||12||Ginestar||Kingdom of Volisania||2,740,822|
|3||Sabaria||Kingdom of Berona||8,106,054||13||Betarnes||Kingdom of Volisania||2,573,046|
|4||Vesona||Kingdom of Volisania||5,728,790||14||Orisi||Kingdom of Berona||2,336,145|
|5||Parenzio||Kingdom of Volisania||4,936,126||15||Narbona||Kingdom of Volisania||1.932,298|
|6||Senones||Kingdom of Berona||4,751,302||16||Joventut||Kingdom of Volisania||1,875,598|
|7||Ristolas||Kingdom of Berona||3,609,717||17||Ovilva||Kingdom of Berona||1,663,438|
|8||Rodonda||Kingdom of POITEVIN/PICARD||3,538,551||18||Limònes||Kingdom of Volisania||1,558,620|
|9||Triente||Kingdom of Berona||3,495,094||19||Colonia||Kingdom of Volisania||1,451,971|
|10||Teriola||Kingdom of Volisania||3,275,993||20||Privas||Kingdom of Volisania||1,323,098|