Ecumene is a western region of the Dinillahi continent. It is known for the extensive Albion mountain range that runs through the mostly temperate to subarctic woodland meadows and hills.
Most of Ecumene consists of mountains or hills, making the country one of the most mountainous in Dinillahi. The west contains a number of lakes and wetlands and is dominated by the Albion mountain range which historically has been a significant barrier to east-west travel. The Northeast features an area covered with vast, thick, ancient forests, including the famous Nympha forest. Extensive plains are primarily located in central Ecumene. They constitute key economic regions as they are among the few arable places in the region. The southernmost portion of the region, including all coastal areas, enjoys a so-called Arcadian climate where summers are hot and dry with a 7-month period of near-constant sunshine generally from Spring until Autumn. The remainder of the year is characterized by a relatively cold, rainy period which generally starts sometime in late Autumn and lasts until early Spring. Sporadic rains do occur during the dry season, but they tend to be rare, quick showers. While the Arcadian climate characterizes most of the country, there are other climate systems that are present. One is the cool Alpine climate which is found on mountainous areas of the country's interior, including many high-altitude valleys. Another system is the Continental climate found on the closer to the mountainsides and northeastern Ecumene, and gives those areas very cold winters and warm, relatively humid summers.
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