库克兰州 Kùkèlán Zhōu
クックスランド州 Kukkusurando Shū
|Nicknames: Enderron's Factory|
|Entered federation||24 February 1780 (6th)|
|Ethnic groups||75.9% European|
2.4% Pacific peoples
|Religion||47.7% No Religion|
|- Governor||Rhonda Konjarski (LPE)|
|- Lieutenant-Governor||Dave Steinbeck (LPE)|
|- Premier||Andrew Winston (SDP)|
|- Speaker||J. C. Yoganathan (SDP)|
|- Parliamentary seats|
12 / 150
|- Parliamentary delegation|
|- Claimed by
|10 August 1632|
|- Became county||24 February 1780|
|- Became prefecture||16 September 1946|
|Area||15,723 km² (4th)|
|- Total||2,545,304 (5th)|
|- Density||161.9/km² (9th)|
|- Total||$114.694 billion (5th)|
|- Per capita||$45,061 (6th)|
|Time zone(s)||EST (UTC+9)|
Cooksland Prefecture (/ˈkʊkslənd/, /-lænd/, abbreviated as CO) is a coastal prefecture in western Enderron. It is bordered by Flinders Prefecture to the north, Kaigan Prefecture and Janszoon Prefecture to the northeast, New Surrey Prefecture to the east and Westhaven Prefecture to the south. Its capital city is Reedijk, while its largest city is Rockingham.
Cooksland is named in honour of British explorer James Cook, who died in 1779 in Hawaii en route to a planned visit to the island of Mariana. It is the fifth-most populous prefecture, with a population of 2.5 million, concentrated along the west coast. For most of the 20th century, Cooksland was the centre of Enderron's automotive and steelmaking industries. The prefecture has experienced industrial decline since the 1980s, prompting its economy to diversify into new sectors, particularly tourism, energy production and electronics.
The territory forming modern Cooksland was claimed as part of the British Colony of Carolina in 1632, which became part of the united colony of British Mariana in 1692. On 24 February 1780, Cooksland County was carved out of Carolina Territory, becoming the sixth county of Enderron. Reflecting its strong British heritage, it is one of three prefectures to use a flag that contains the Union Jack, and the only one to retain the Blue Ensign.
Cooksland has a semi-presidential political system, with the Governor of Cooksland Prefecture (currently Rhonda Konjarski of the Liberal Party of Enderron) as the head of state, and the Premier of Cooksland Prefecture (currently Andrew Winston of the Social Democratic Party of Enderron) as the head of government. Its unicameral parliament consists of the 89-member Cooksland Prefectural Assembly, with elections held every four years, using full preferential voting.
Cooksland elects 12 Members of Parliament to the Enderronian Parliament.
|Greg Dalton||Social Democrats||Rockingham North||2018–|
|Nick Fenech||Social Democrats||Rockingham South||2010–|
|Dora Jiang||Liberal||Marshall Bay||2010–|
|Pauline Morrison||Enderron Democrats||Scott||2014–|
|Thomas van Veen||Social Democrats||Endeavour||2002–|
|Jason Vickery||Social Democrats||Reedijk||2014–|
|Mike Woods||Social Democrats||Cheltenham||2018–|
Cooksland's politics are traditionally regarded as comparatively conservative relative to other states. Strong polarisation between the liberal city of Rockingham, working class regional cities and conservative rural areas has led to Cooksland having a long tradition of divided government, in which opposing parties control different branches of government. Populism is a major part of Cooksland politics.