西港州 Xīgǎng Zhōu
西港州 Nishikō Shū
|Nicknames: The Sunshine State|
|Entered federation||19 July 1765 (5th)|
|Ethnic groups||79.3% European|
3.2% Pacific peoples
43.0% No Religion
|- Governor||Matt McGowan (LPE)|
|- Lieutenant-Governor||Jonah Tomsen (LPE)|
|- Premier||Adrian Steele (SDP)|
|- Speaker||Terrence Rieger (SDP)|
|- Parliamentary seats|
12 / 150
|- Parliamentary delegation|
|- Established||16 September 1946|
|Area||17,046 km² (3rd)|
|- Total||2,368,596 (6th)|
|- Density||139.0/km² (10th)|
|- Total||$61.972 billion (7th)|
|- Per capita||$26,164 (13th)|
|Time zone(s)||EST (UTC+9)|
Westhaven Prefecture (Dutch for "west harbour", abbreviated as WS) is a coastal prefecture in southern Enderron. It is bordered by Cooksland Prefecture to the north, New Surrey Prefecture to the northeast and Lawrencia Prefecture to the east. Its capital city is Port William, while its largest city is Sunnyvale.
Westhaven is an irregularly shaped prefecture with a long coastline on the Pacific Ocean. Historically, it was the prefecture with the largest Dutch Enderronian population percentage-wise; more than 20 percent of its population identified as being of Dutch heritage until the 1990s. Although a significant number have since moved to other prefectures, Westhaven remains a centre of Dutch Enderronian culture and its influence can be seen in modern Westhavian society, particularly through its prefectural flag and cuisine.
Westhaven's economy is largely powered by maritime industries: commercial fishing, offshore wind power, hydroelectricity and maritime transport are its largest contributors. The Port of Port William and Port of Sunnyvale are among Enderron's busiest seaports. Further inland, agriculture and solar power are major economic forces. Westhaven also formerly had a large manufacturing industry, which significantly declined in the 21st century. The prefecture has a growing tourism industry, particularly in the south, due to its warm tropical climate and abundance of natural resources.
Westhaven has a semi-presidential political system, with the Governor of Westhaven Prefecture (currently Matt McGowan of the Liberal Party of Enderron) as the head of state, and the Premier of Westhaven Prefecture (currently Adrian Steele of the Social Democratic Party of Enderron) as the head of government. Its unicameral parliament consists of the 45-member Westhaven Prefectural Assembly, with elections held every four years, using full preferential voting.
Westhaven elects 12 Members of Parliament to the Enderronian Parliament.
|Ziggy Duggan||Social Democrats||Port William||2010–|
|Ivan Hawthorn||Social Democrats||Sunnyvale||2018–|
|David Henneman||Social Democrats||Nord||2006–|
|Tyson Parker||Liberal||Middle Range||2010–|
|Justine Perry||Social Democrats||Southend||2018–|
|Jodie Scanlon||Social Democrats||Fuller||2017–|
Westhaven is traditionally regarded as a relatively conservative prefecture.