The plains of Campana probably do not look very different from the time of the Roman occupation of Dynamo: broad arable plains covered in fields of wheat and barley bordered by shimmering avenues of poplars and plane trees and clumps of laurel (the symbol of the province). The straight Roman roads connect regularly spaced nucleated settlements, still very often rectilinear in plan. The two-lane cycle paths, standard throughout Dynamo Island, follow these main routes so that it is possible to cover many miles quickly and safely. Many of the farmsteads follow the Roman pattern (see History of Dynamo), being built round a central court or farmyard, three sides of which is occupied by cattle-sheds, grain-stores and plough-sheds, with the fourth constituting the farmhouse. Water towers and wind-pumps add a curiously Australian touch to the landscape. There are also many orchards and fields of hops, with town-dwellers traditionally spending part of their summer working as fruit- or hop-pickers in the countryside. The eastern parts of the province in particular are covered in market gardens that supply fresh fruit and vegetables for Louisville and the country’s capital, Veloxeter.

Cattle-ranching also contributes a major part of Campana’s economy, with leather and leather goods as well as beef being important products. Campana leather is used in all kinds of sports gear from cricket balls to saddlery. Horse-rearing indeed is also an important activity of the province. The race-course at Louisville is the most important in the country, the annual Louisville Cup being the Dynamoan equivalent of Cheltenham Races or the Derby. The fame of the honey-coloured horses of Campana from the 18th century is attested to not only by the many famous stables and stud farms scattered over the province but also by one of the greater painters of Dynamo, George Strobe, whose equestrian subjects are in high demand.

The white chalk cliffs of Campana that stretch in an almost unbroken line from Louisville to Anasi Point shelter popular holiday beaches and small fishing ports, though Louisville and Anasi, at either extremity are the main resort towns. Nestling at the foot of the dramatic promontory of Anasi Point, Anasi marks the end of the plains and the abrupt rise of the Ring Mountains that surge upwards to the west to a height of 3000 feet.


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Province of Campana



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