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by The Republic of Abarri. . 42 reads.


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Many Abarrian farmers raise cattle in the fertile and grassy eastern interior of the country.

Paper mill in the city of Ajacra. Paper products are often exported to other Neropean countries.


Abarri has many textile mills and paper factories. Abarrian industries also produce glass, cement, food and beverages, and chemicals. Several multinational companies have built factories in Abarri, although almost all industrial plants are owned by Abarrians. Traditionally, only the manufacture of light consumer goods like soap and blankets existed in the country.

Cheese processing is one of the many components of food and beverage manufacture in the country. Dairy products form a valuable export.

Agriculture and Fishing

Abarri produces enough farm goods to be able to ship surpluses to other countries, mostly to those in Neropea. The country produces some of the island’s finest cattle and goats. Major farm products include dairy products, potatoes, corn, hay, vegetables, and poultry. Much of agricultural activities take place in the eastern half of the country.

Tuna, sardines, shrimp, and lobsters are caught in the Abarrian Sea off the country’s western coast. Demand for seafood is particularly high in coastal settlements, including the capital. Some coastal towns raise and harvest seaweed. Few trout farms, strictly regulated by the government, are found along the Tajara River.


Service industries represent more than 50 percent of Abarri’s economy. These services include retail trade, restaurants, hotels, education, and finance. Tourism is a relatively new industry. Tourists mostly come from other Neropean countries, especially to visit Ambarri and the northwestern towns.

Gran Almacén Abarriano, a commercial center in the capital. Retail employs many urban Abarrians.

Mining and Forestry

Tin is the leading mineral export of Abarri. Copper, chromium, zinc, iron ore, and coal are also mined in significant quantities. Gold and lead are recent discoveries. The chief mining activities are in the western half of Abarri.

Large tree farms along the border with Catalantia provide wood for processing into wood pulp, paper, and related products. Excess timber is sold to other countries.


Most exports from the country go to Verrien, San Turibio, Castilenas, Lausenne, West Olympa, and Sausanetia. Imports chiefly come from Olympa, West Olympa, Santa Lucia, and Catalantia. The chief exports include dairy products, timber, paper, textiles, tin, and copper. Imports include petroleum, electronics, wheat products, fruits, and machinery.


The people travel mainly by bus, automobile, and rail. The national government built a large railroad network that connects the important cities. In the cities, bicycles are commonly used. Airlines, connecting Abarri with other countries, operate from the international airport near the capital city.

Abarri has few merchant ships. Ships from many countries dock at Ambarri and Sevalle along the Abarrian Sea. Only cargo ships are permitted to dock at the capital’s harbor.

A train station in the town of Deracán. Though few, railways play an important role in national transportation.


All cities and towns have telephone service, provided by the government and a private firm. The government also owns a postal service. Most magazines and newspapers are produced chiefly in Ambarri, while newspaper publishers are found in the largest cities. There are four television stations in the country, one of which is government-owned. Most households have internet and cable subscriptions. Twelve state-recognized radio stations operate in the country, with only one owned by the government. Most of them broadcast in both Spanish and English.