PROVINCIAL NATION is one of the 62 nations inside Alexlas. It is Alexlas's only nation that calls their states, provinces and is known to have French speaking Alexians there. The lands have been inhabited for millennia by various groups of aboriginal Alexians, and many areas are still occupied by mainly aboriginal Alexians. Provincial Nation was formed as a federal, semi-autonomous polity. This began an accretion of additional provinces and a process of increasing autonomy from Cay Hills Nation. It is a bilingual and multicultural nation, with English and French as official languages at the federal level. Technologically advanced and industrialized, Provincial Nation maintains a diversified economy that is heavily reliant upon its abundant natural resources and upon trade—particularly with other nations in Alexlas, with which Provincial Nation has had a long and complex relationship.