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|La Colonia Administrativa de Parhentina
|Motto: Gloria viene con un precio. (Glory comes with a price.)|
The Beautiful Island and it's cities.
|Largest||Same as above.|
|Recognised regional languages||Italian, Welsh, English, German, Penguinian|
|Demonym||Parhentino(s), Parhentina(s), Parhentine, Parhentinian|
|Membership||Overseas Territory of Castilla|
|Government||Federal Presidential Republic overseen by Castilla|
|Currency||Club Penguin Gold Coin (
|Drives on the||Right.|
Parhentina (pronounced Par-en-tee-na. The "h" is silent.) is Castilla's Largest colony in Latin Antarctica. It is strongly democratic, and has its own Congress. It is a major Castillan Colony that has been considered as the "Crown Jewel" of all Castillan Colonies for it's diverse climates, delicious foods, and breathtaking cities and scenery. The capital, Buenos Suelos, is the most popular and most visited Spanish speaking city in Latin Antarctica, which is the main purpose for many to visit the island.
Parhentina was first inhabited by Penguins around 1000 BC. They set up tribes and lived in houses made of grass, mud, and their surroundings because Igloos were not invented yet. They lived among each other peacefully under Tribal Rule until 1475, when the Hinca Empire, a former nation from a Nearby Island, conqered a portion of Parhentina Island. Other tribes lived peacefully, and it is known that they enjoyed drinking a special herbal tea from the Yerba Mate plant which would be one of the only aborginial foods passed down into Modern Parhentinian culture. The Castillans came to Perhentina in 1515 and set up the city of Buenos Suelos (Back then called Santo Tomás, now the Old Town of Buenos Suelos) as the capital of the island, and it was placed under the Viceroy of Beru's control. The Castillans brought the Hincan Empire to a Fall and claimed the Island of Perhentina and Beru for Castilla. The following lead to disaster for the natives; they were not exposed to diseases from the Ninja Archipelago and the Mainland, and many of them began to die out. Meanwhile, the beautiful Pampas (plains) in Central Parhentina looked promising, and it caused many immigrants to come to the island in hope of receiving some of the rich farmland. The first immigrants were a few Batavians, who brought their beef with them. Several cows were abandoned, and they became natural to the Parhentinian scenery. Then, more Castillan, Ligurian, Orcish, Alemanian, and Frankterran immigrants came to the island to scramble for the remaining farmland, driving out the remaining natives to the North. Even some High Penguins immigrated as well, before, during, and after the Khanzem War. However, as the land ran out, many immigrants ended up in the major cities like Buenos Suelos and Cordovisa. Such cities were effected with huge amounts of Ninja Archipelagoan influence from many of it's nations. For instance, the city of Buenos Suelos looks reminiscent to the Frankterran city of Parie. The Colony lasted for several Centuries until 1999, during Colonial Antarctica. The Colonial Antarctican War Inspired those of the Viceroy of Beru and the Nueva Castilla Colony clumps to become independent, thus beginning the June Revolution of Latin Antarctica. A girl named Francisca de Santa Martina became the leader of the Rebellion and helped give Independence to Parhentina, Beru, and several other Latin Antarctian Countries. Since Then, Parhentina became a Democracy and had thrived as a nation. Eventually, Goverua became independant from FG and became known as Castilla again. Since it's indepenance, Snowzerland had gained the power and attention of Antarctica. Therefore, Castilla returned in 2003 and decided to reconquer it's former colonies, and they were sucessful with Parhentina, who wanted to become part of Castilla again in hopes of better economic opportunities. Parhentina is now a colony of Castilla again and is well represented on the Castillan mainland.
Parhentina is located near Tierra del Fuego, and it is the southernmost nation of Latin Antarctica. It's far north can be rather warm, and in the northeast corner of the nation on the peninsula are the famous Igazo Falls, some of the largest waterfalls in Latin Antarctica. It has short, cool summers and long, wet, moderate winters, having a steady temperature all year long. The center of Parhentina are home to the Pampas, which are plains that have traditionally been used in farming and grazing livestock. Most Penguins tend to grow grapes, wheat, and Cream Soda roots in their farms, while Puffles tend to raise cows and plant O-Berry groves. The very southern area of the island is known as Patagón, where it is more tundra with less trees and more glaciers.
The culture of Parhentina is rich and diverse, heavily influenced by the Ninja Archipelagoan settlers that took over the island and made it their home. Through their food, sports, way of life, and architecture, Parhentina's mixed culture still alludes to the roots of the Ninja Archipelago nations, though they have created their own twist, creating something new.
The Parhentinian Cuisine is a blend between classic Castillan, Ligurian, and small traces of Aboriginal cuisines. The Parhentinians have continued the tradition of adopting the traditional Castillan Empanadas into their cuisine. Since many Ligurians immigrated to the island, pasta and pizza was introduced to Parhentinian cuisine as many Ligurian restaurants and specialty pasta shops appeared in the major cities. Cows and cattle were introduced to the island, mostly from wealthy Free Puffles from Castilla and Batavia, who produced numerous dairy farms and beef farms which only puffles can eat. (Penguins can not eat beef, though Puffles can). Meanwhile, most of the Penguins have thrived on the fishing industry and used grilling techniques from the Puffle Gauchos from the Pampas to cook their fish the same way. The Beef and Seafood of Parhentina have been praised by many and is known for its lean cuts. Among the Ninja Archipelagoan influences, only one truly Aborginial aspect of cuisine exists in Parhentinian quisine- the famous drink known as Mate. Mate (pronounced Ma-tay) is a special herbal tea produced from the Yerba Mate plant, and it is very popular in Parhentina, as it is one of the largest producers of the product after Guruguay. Parhentinians also use the mineral rich soil of the Pampas to grow grapes and Cream Soda root, which is one of their main exports as well.
Football (Soccer), or most commonly called fútbol, is a very popular sport in Parhentina, just like in the motherland. Parhentinian children are often seen playing association football (soccer), as it is the nation's most favorite game. In fact, the most famous player of Association Fooball (Soccer) comes from Parhentina, which is Leon el Messiah, a player for FC Varcelono in the Castillan Mainland. Other sports, although not as popular as Association Football/Soccer, are basketball, tennis, golf, volleyball, boxing, and sailing.
Parhentina, technically, is overseen by the Viceroyalty of Beru. However, the Viceroy has little control over the island, though they do have representatives in the Viceroyal Congress in Loma. Parhentina is known to have its own provincial Congress consisting of senators from every province, and its own Governor. Parhentina also has three representatives on the Castillan Mainland Senate and Four representatives in the Castillan mainland Congress of Deputies. unlike other colonies, Parhentina also has its own island Judicial branch of Parhentinian born elected judges that serve for life when elected.