Faeland Island

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Faeland Island

48° 18’ 39.5” N 25° 40’ 32.0” W

Faeland Island, also known as Fáel (See: Names of Faeland), is an island situated to the west of Brittany, north of the Azores and due east of the US mainland. It is the tenth largest island in the world, the largest European island after Britain and the largest of the Faelish Isles. With a population of about 10 million people in mid-2009, it is the eighth most populous island in the world. Faeland is surrounded by over 1,000 smaller islands and islets. The island of Tasso, the second largest in the archipelago and largest island of the Fherraione Archipelago lies to its southwest. Politically, Faeland refers to the island itself together with a number of surrounding islands which constitute the combined territories of the Valanian Federate.

Geography

Main article: Geography of Faeland

The Geography of Faeland comprises the the island of Faeland, in addition to a number of small islands of which the largest is the Isle of Grït. Faeland is completely surrounded by ocean: the Atlantic to the west, the Celtic Sea to the north, and the Bay of Biscay to the east and south. It is closer to continental Europe than any other part of the Faelish Isles, divided from France only by a 148 mile sea gap, known as the Breton Strait.

Much of Faeland consists of sharp mountains, but it is generally more so in the west, north and south. The central and eastern sections of the island are flat and quite arable. The approximate dividing line between terrain types is often indicated by the "C" line. On the inside of that line, there are larger areas of flatter land, including The Midlands and the Trifluvian Basin, although other flatlands exist, notably the Gallic Plain and the Vincennes Basin.

Faeland is sometimes located at the juncture of the North Atlantic and Biscayne Bay. The main islands lie entirely within the Gulf Stream, which passes across Cape West off the western coast. The Saramago Effect is a scientific theory that describes the large-scale shifting of Faeland's local plate. This theoretical model builds on the concept of continental drift which was developed during the first few decades of the 20th century. The geoscientific community accepted the Saramago theory after seafloor evidence demonstrated a trail of extinct volcanoes along the isles path.

The largest natural harbor in Faeland is the Marquies Sea, the defining feature of the Latin Coast.

Among its famous landmarks are the huge freshwater Lake Athlóa and the Omri Caves.


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