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|Official Language(s)||Avenai, Danish, German|
|Currency||Kroner (kr), 1000 pula|
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The Kingdom of Aveni (Avenai)/Athens (English)/Athen (German and Danish) is a small, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its strong anti-business politics. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 10 million are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.
The large government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defence, and Religion & Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 22%. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Automobile Manufacturing.
Voting is voluntary and bicyclists are banned from major roads. Crime is a problem. Aveni's national animal is the animal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the kroner.
Religion (Work in progress)
Until recently Athens was widely devoted to Christianity as the Greek State until the former communist government expelled adherents in 1986 for an attempted assassination attempt against Mrs. Smith. Despite the ban being lifted in 1991, the proportionality of Christianity in Athens is barely recovering.
Meanwhile, the country has seen the growth of Islam overall. In 2001, the Athenian government introduced Avenai Islam, a simplified sect which runs along the lines of the Reformation which began in 1517.
Despite the loss of Jews due to the Holocaust, its numbers rose again in a overseas recruitment campaign for the rebuilding of Athens in January 1978.
Muslims in Athens are believed to number at least 31.6% of the total population, of which around 15.7% follow the simplified version. Mosques predominate in the Attica, Peloponnese and Turkish counties. The biggest groups are of Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi origin. Recently, Muslims from the Turkey increased dramatically as a result of the 2004/2007 expansion. Refugees from Sudan (encouraged by Mrs. Smith's protest against the inhumane treatment in Darfur), Cyprus, the Balkans and Iraq have increased Athens' overall Muslim population.
The Mosque of Athens were introduced in 1992 on the recommendations of the Ameera Committee. The direct influence is very small, and although it is allowed by the Athenian government to draft Islam-related legislative measures through the Allah Congress, the final decision lies with the Althing.
Religions of Indian origin, such as Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism are so heavily followed in Athens, that Diwali was made a bank holiday since 1997. As of the 2005 census, there are about 9.5 million adherents to Indian religions, about 22.8% percent of the population. Athens, Corinth and Izmir houses the country's only Jain temple that are outside of India, although the government is outlining new ones in other counties.
followed in Britain. As of the 2001 census, there are about 560,000 Hindus and 340,000 Sikhs. Buddhism is practised by about 150,000 It is likely that these figures have increased since 2001. One non-governmental organisation estimates that there are 800,000 Hindus in the UK. Leicester houses one of the world's few Jain temples that are outside of India. There are approximately 270,000 Jews in England and Wales, according to the 2001 census. 390,127 individuals proclaimed themselves as "Jedi Knight" in the 2001 census, though this is likely to have coincided with the Star Wars film on release at the time.
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Despite the fall in the number of Greek Jews as a result of the Holocaust, Athens has managed to bring up their own generation following a overseas recruitments campaign to rebuild the country. There are 3.2 million Jews living in Athens.
There are also 4 million Buddhists living in Athens, and 2 million follow Pagan/Nordic religions. Over 1 million individuals claimed to be a wizard in the 2007 census, though this is likely to have been the effect of release of the final installment of Harry Potter.
Athens has one of Europe's largest Atheist and religiously neutral population with 15.4% of the Athenian population either claiming no religion, or not answering the question on religion at the 2007 census. This was a major factor towards the dropping of Christmas Day in September 2000
The currency of Athens is the kroner, represented by the symbol 'kr'.
The current unit was introduced on 1st August 1997, equal to 100 drachmas. The exchange rate was initially 4.10 kroners per US Dollar (USD), but the value steadily rose, becoming the highest valued currency unit in the world since January 2004 and finally breaking the five-dollar barrier in July 2006.
Avenai Nationalbank (English: Athenian Central Bank, German: Athenische Nationalbank, Danish: Athens Nationalbank]] is the central bank, responsible issuing banknotes that tend to end up in the collectors' market. Other Banks such as Alpha Bank and Bank of China also issue their own notes, subject to retaining enough gold reserves to keep the value of the kroner at least five times above the US Dollar (it was four times until 2006).
The kroner is also legal tender in the highly influenced North Devon, Lostwithiel (Asian) and parts of Macedonia.
- Cellular frequency: GSM 900, GSM 1800, UMTS 2100
- Cellular technology: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA
- Date format: YYYY MM DD (example: 2007 12 22, where the right hand figure advances faster than the left-hand most), or 2007 November, 8 Thursday (variations and sorting are widely used)
- Time format: 24-hour format with seconds (optional) in some official documentation, computing, timetables and by the military (example: 17:15/05, 15 00 00 or 1715 with numerous variations).
- Decimal separator is a full stop or bullet point: 123.45 123·45
- Thousands are separated by a comma - 10,000 - or with a space - 10 000.
- In Athens, a billion is represented as 1,000,000,000 (or a thousand million).
- A 'tusind' is a wording variation of a 'thousand'
- 'Femti' is used in Giro checks and banknotes, 'Halvtreds' in common speech.
- A quadrillion is a thousand trillion
- A quintillion is a thousand trillion
- A 'hectillion' is a wording variation of a 'sextillion'
- A noctillion is a thousand octillion
- A dectillion is a thousand noctillion
- Voltage: 230V (+10% / -6%), 50 Hz; British 3-pin power plugs and sockets
- Postal code: Athenian postcodes
- Driving is on the left, but right in Mamaris until January 1st 2008.