Republic of Sedunn
Devtoved Sedunn (Sedunnic)
Motto: "Jeme'leō lanleun vrass simmleis"
"In forebears' tracks for future victories"
Anthem: Ryll raluom gjī aks
Flutter proudly and free
Location of Sedunn (dark green)
and largest city
|Ethnic groups||93.2% Sedunners|
|Demonym(s)||Sedunnic · Sedunner|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary republic with an executive presidencya|
• Dellm (King)a
• Speaker of the Parliament
|c. 700 BC|
• Settlement of the Remetull Islands
|c. 680 BC|
|93,493 km2 (36,098 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• 2021 estimate
|278/km2 (720.0/sq mi)|
|GDP (nominal)||2021 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||Sedunnic tenn (TEN)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (CBT)|
|Date format||dd/mm/yyyy CE|
|Mains electricity||230 V–50 Hz|
|World Forum Code||SD|
Sedunn (Sedunnic: Sedunn ['seːd̪ʉn̪ː]), officially the Republic of Sedunn (Sedunnic: Devtoved Sedunn ['d̪eːvt̪uːveːd̪ 'seːd̪ʉn̪ː]), is a sovereign republic whose territory consists of mainland Sedunn (also called Bailtem-Sedunn) in the southwestern corner of Bailtem and the overseas province Remetull Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Mainland Sedunn is situated between the Limmvasd and Jytann mountain ranges and the South Pacific Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, bordered by Stoinia to the north, Ezervulge to the east, Jytann to the south-west and Ikoania to the southeast. It is characterized by an arable rolling landscape with a cool-summer Mediterranean climate in its coastal and central regions and steep mountains with varying climates towards the northern and eastern borders. Situated in the South Pacific Ocean, the Remetull Islands have a humid subtropical climate. Mainland Sedunn has a total area of 83,502 km2, and including the Remetull Islands, Sedunn has a total area of 93,493 km2, and a population of 26 million (as of 2021). Sedunn is a unitary parliamentary republic with an executive presidency. The capital is the city of Grovne, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major cities are Flered, Goends and Lomared.
Sedunn emerged as a unified nation at the end of the Mediterranean Iron Age around 700 BC. Several important Duric cities had emerged in what is today's mainland Sedunn, predominantly south of the Setru River. The cities were part of an extensive trade network stretching across the surrounding mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. They were in fierce competition with each other, but also with other large cities in the trade network. To consolidate their resources and end the internal Duric competition, the five most powerful city states chose a common leader, a king, to rule the lands which the Dures inhabited, thereby initiating a consolidation process that was to incorporate all lands inhabited by the Dures, forming the elective monarchy of Sedunn. The country remained a competitive part of the intricate Mediterranean trade network and a major maritime power into the early middle ages. Some time not long after the unification process, the Remetull Islands were discovered and settled.
Between the 15th and the 19th centuries, Sedunnic explorers and merchants expanded Sedunn's trade network to Cordilia and Crabry, then to all the other continents, asserting itself as a major naval and trade power. This lead to several conflicts and wars with other nations. Sedunn notably never tried to conquer or colonise new land and remained a democracy.
In Peter I's War between 1884 and 1885, Ezervulge invaded Sedunn to attempt installing a regime more favourable to king, fearing that Sedunnic liberal ideas would gain more ground in Ezervulge, but Ezervulge was decisively defeated. In 1915 imperialist Ubesii declared war on Sedunn with the same goals. The war ended inconclusively, but Ubesii failed to achieve its goals. During the Great War, Sedunn was part of the Democratic Alliance. After these costly wars, many Sedunners started to question what was called the "extraversion" and Sedunnic involvement in international affairs. As an effect Sedunn employed a non-interference policy until the beginning of the 21st century where the policy was reversed. Sedunn hosted the summit which founded the World Forum, and Grovne is the seat of its Headquarters and the Assembly. The headquarters of the CPSC is also located in Sedunn. The country plays a prominent role in regional and global economic, military, cultural and diplomatic affairs, being a strong proponent of international law and democracy. It is a founding member of the Concordia Entente.
Sedunn has a well developed welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education. It ranks very high in quality of life, health, education, protection of civil liberties, economic competitiveness, equality, prosperity and human development. The Sedunnic mixed-market economy is export-oriented and is an important producer of ships, vehicles, machinery, pharmaceuticals, electronics and various agricultural products. Sedunn is a secular state.
By the end of the Iron Age, the leadership of several important Sedunnic cities consolidated their power and elected a king to rule all the lands that they controlled, which were located between the South Pacific Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the Limmvasd and Jytann mountain ranges. The new nation became known as Skayimmend Seidŭned (the Realm/Land Between). In later phonetic changes, all diphthongs disappeared, and "realm/land" was dropped from the name, resulting in today's Sedunn.
The formal name of Sedunn in Sedunnic is Devtoved Sedunn, which roughly could be translated as the Democracy Sedunn. The formal name of Sedunn in Austral is sometimes Kingdom of Sedunn due to an error in translation. There was no specific word for an elected leader in Sedunnic to contrast monarchs and soverigns, so the Sedunnic word for a national leader - dellm - was translated to king, and thus kingdom was also used. Since 2022, the Sedunnic Government Office formally recommends using Republic of Sedunn in Austral instead.
Duric city states
Era of discovery
Era of maritime and trade power
Great War and Cold War
The territory of Sedunn includes an area on the southwestern corner of Bailtem, referred to as the mainland or Bailtem-Sedunn, and the Remetull archipelago to the west in the South Pacific Ocean. The mainland includes the island of Deri in the Sea of Sedunn. The mainland is located between the Mediterranean Sea, the South Pacific Ocean, and the Limmvasd and Jytann mountain ranges. The mainland lies between latitudes 24° and 29° S, and longitudes 23° and 28° E. The Remetull Islands lie between latitudes 30° and 31° S, and longitudes 8° and 12° E. Sedunn's northern and eastern borders are roughly delimited by the Limmvasd watershed. To the north it borders Stoinia, to the east Ezervulge, and to the southeast Ikoania. To the southwest, Sedunn borders Jytann along the Gobyv and Taksd rivers. These rivers are artificially connected by canals and locks, forming the Ilva Canal which makes it possible to save time by sailing directly from Myttenst to Flered instead of going around the Jytann peninsula.
The northern and eastern landscapes of the mainland are mountainous and indented by river valleys, whereas the central landscapes are characterized by rolling plains. The highest point is located on Mount Vetres at 4378 m or 14,634 ft. Another well-known mountain is Mount Skolyt at 3717 m or 12,195 ft. The lowest elevation, called Tapne, is in the bay of the Lomann marshlands, near Lomared, at −2.41 m (−7.91 ft) below sea level. Mainland Sedunn has an extensive river system consisting of the five major rivers Setru, Dybd, Taksd, Gobyv and Avna. The Dybd is Sedunn's longest river at 219 km or 136 miles. It empties in the Sea of Sedunn. The coastlines offer contrasting landscapes: coastal cliffs such as the Gra Coast and Essela Bay, and wide sandy plains on the south coast.
Most of the Remetull islands are characterised by a mountainous interior and sandy shores. The largest island, Piel, has a plain, the Skor Valley in the southwest, indented by the rivers Frodd and Skor. The mainland is predominantly agricultural with increasing forest coverage northward and in the mountains. The Remetull archipelago is largely deforested.
The country's total area is 93,493 square kilometres (36,098 sq mi), of which roughly 1.4% is water.
The cool Aiksi Current from Keyli, upwelling and high altitudes give Mainland Sedunn a mainly Mediterranean climate, predominately Csb, but Csa in certain areas along the coasts with low elevation, and thin bands of Csc at higher altitudes. Higher altitudes are characterised by a temperate maritime climate (Cfb), and at the highest altitudes, a tundra climate (ET). In most of mainland Sedunn, summers are warm (but not hot) and dry. During the summer the daily average temperature is 15-27°C, with no average monthly temperatures above 22 °C (72 °F). Winters are rainy and can be mild to chilly. Sometimes snow can fall on these areas. At higher altitudes, such as in the Limmvasd Range, temperatures are significantly cooler. Winters are cold and snow is frequent.
The Remetull islands have a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) characterized by hot and humid summers with frequent thunderstorms, and foggy, damp and chilly winters with sudden bursts of frost and snow. At higher altitudes, the climate is characterised by continental types (Dfc, Dfb/Dsc, Dsb) with cooler summers and cold winters with frequent snow. Typically the daily average high temperature is 26-30°C and the low temperatures around 20°C during the summer. During the winter the daily temperature ranges from around 3-10°C. at higher altitudes the temperature varies more.
Flora and fauna
Due to its geographical location between the South Pacific Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, proximity to Bareland and due to its varying climate, Sedunn has a high rate of biodiversity on land and at sea. The tivus, a forest lion, is a notable endemic species. The natural potential vegetation of the coastal and central regions of Sedunn includes evergreen trees such as eucalyptus, pine and cypress, deciduous trees such as oak and sycamore, and fruit trees like olive, grape and walnut. At higher altitudes, broadleaf trees are more common. The forests have been extensively cleared since antiquity for growing crops and other agricultural products. Remaining forests account for roughly 32% of the land area. Sedunn is notable for several large marshlands and forested wetlands, especially in the Setru valley.
The government of the Sedunn operates under a unitary parliamentary system with an executive presidency. Elections are held every seven years in universal suffrage (for all citizens 18 years of age and above). The President , who is head of state as well as head of government, is elected by the Parliament (Sedunnic: Mannared) by simple majority, using negative parliamentarianism, and is usually the party leader of the party with the most seats.
Legislative power is vested in the unicameral Mannared with 351 members. The Government (Sedunnic: Dommasa) operates as a collegial body with collective responsibility. Individual cabinet ministers do not bear any individual ministerial responsibility for the performance of the agencies within their portfolio; as the director-generals and other heads of government agencies report directly to the Government as a whole; and individual ministers are prohibited to interfere.
Law and judicial system
Sedunn has an export-oriented mixed high-income economy, with a highly skilled labour force, a low level of corruption, and a high level of innovation. It has for its size a large nominal GDP of $1.53 trillion ($58,653 per capita). The nation plays an important role in the Mediterranean and the Sub-Capricorn since antiquity. Major industries include manufacturing of various vehicles, ships, foodstuffs, aircraft, machinery and electronic products. IT, insurance and shipping and transport services are other important sectors. Tourism is an important part of the Sedunnic economy, in 2016 Sedunn was the world's most popular tourist destination. Major imports include petroleum, metals, pulp, petrochemicals and electronic goods. The historically significant fishing industry entered a period of decline in the 60s due to overfishing. The government is now increasing fishing quotas on certain species after having let them recover.
As of 2021, the key trading partners of Sedunn were Stoinia, Sallodesia, Karnetvor, Huawan, GI-Land and Ryccia. Izaakia is also an important trade parter, but following the annexations of Brodlancia and Montacia, as well as the 2021 Missile Incident, Sedunn has placed sanctions on Izaakian individuals and a ban on exporting certain goods. Sedunn is part of the CMEC single market.
Some of the world's largest companies were founded and have their seat in Sedunn, including Derī, Stream, Vis, Levea and Limma. The Sedunnic economy benefits from major CPSC research facilities and the WF headquarters being located in the nation. Sedunn is regarded as a global hub for aerospace, consumer electronics and IT. The Grovne Stock Exchange (Grovneun Mib Livvolms, GML) is one of the oldest stock exchanges in the world and among the largest in terms of monthly trade volume.
Sedunners have a high minimum income and a low level of income inequality. Sedunn has no minimum wage legislation, the high wage floor has been attributed to the power of trade unions.The national currency of Sedunn is the Tenn which is one of the world's oldest currencies.
Agriculture and natural resources
Sedunn has a large arable land area and agriculture is since antiquity an integral part of the economy. Of the total surface area in agricultural use, 30% is used for grain, 7.9% for olive tree orchards, 5.3% vineyards, various fruit orchards 4.5%, sugar beets 1.8%, and horticulture 2.4%. The remainder is primarily used for pasture. Sedunn is a leading exporter of wine and fruit liqueurs, and also exports grain, fruit and vegetables.
Large deposits of iron, REEs and uranium still exist in Sedunn, while copper and coal deposits have been depleted. Oil and gas resources are scarce and not economical to exploit.
Sedunn is one of the most visited countries in international tourism (in 2016 it was the world's most popular tourist destination), with some twenty million international arrivals annually, contributing to up to 10% of the GDP. Sedunn offers a rich history, culture, architecture and cuisine. Seaside and hiking tourism are widespread. Popular destinations include Grovne with the Old Forum, Loennvem Old City, Giensallu's observatory, the CPSC Experience Center and the tunnels of Setra. The tiny Minnasi figurine, a blackbird handmade of glass, is a common souvenir.
Domestic tourism is also important for the industry, and hiking tours in the mountains as well as visiting historical sites are the most important activities for Sedunners.
Sedunn has a mixed energy market with public companies having exclusive right to hydropower and nuclear power, which account for around 42% and 30% respectively of the total electricity generation. Private companies have invested heavily in solar and wind power since the early 2000s. In 2019, wind power provided 19% and solar power almost 5%. Biofuels and waste accounted for almost 3%. A large reserve capacity based on fossil fuel is maintained in case of national emergencies.
Household recycling is well developed in Sedunn, and large investments for the industry is on its way. Sedunn is a net emitter of greenhouse gasses and has committed to a plan to have zero net emissions by 2045.
Sedunn is a traditional maritime hub with some ports of global significance, the largest being the container port in Ullenst. Other major ports are located in Grovne, Tarvem, Tavenst and Flered. In addition, Sedunn has an extensive road and railroad network that connects the nation with the rest of Bailtem. The three largest metropolitan areas of Grovne, Flered and Goends have subway systems. International airports are located in Grovne, Goends, Flered and Gafsred (Remetull Islands). The Ilva Canal near Sedunn's southwestern border enables travelling by ship from the Sea of Sedunn to the Mediterranean Sea. Cycling is popular in Sedunn, and the country has an extensive segregated bicycle lanes.
There are several domestic and international ferry lines. RoRo ferries from Grovne and Ullenst connect Deri Island with the mainland, and larger ships connect the Remetull Islands with Bailtem Sedunn. Ferries also depart Flered for several of the Ikoanian islands and destinations around the western shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
Sedunn employs an economic model that combines free-trading, a comprehensive welfare state, strong unions and a market-based mixed economy.
The extensive Sedunnic public welfare system contributes to a high standard of living. Sedunn has among the world's highest tax burdens with almost 42% of GDP tax revenue. The corporate tax rate is however slightly below the world average, and taxes are flat. The level of economic freedom is high. Sedunn has a comparatively low unemployment rate.
Employees get at least five weeks vacation annually, and both parents are granted extensive family leave.
Science and technology
Already a highly organised society in antiquity, Sedunn has fostered a scientific community that produces many major discoveries in many sciences. Sedunnic institutions and companies have been influential in the shipping, aerospace, energy and electronics industries. Today the public and the private sector allocate over 3.5% of GDP to research and development, making Sedunn's investments among the highest in the world. Sedunn hosts and participates in many high-profile international science and technology projects such as the CPSC, which has several of its research institutions in Sedunn. The life sciences are growing in importance.
There are numerous science parks in Sedunn. The largest are located in Goends (aerospace and electronics) and Ullenst (shipping and IT).
Sedunn operates its own space agency the SVO.
Sedunn is among the most densely populated nations in Bailtem, having an estimated population of 26,016,343 as of 10 November 2021, or 278 per square kilometre (720.0/sq mi). The annual population growth rate is between 0.4 and 0.5%, to which natural growth is the main contributing factor. Life expectancy is high in Sedunn: 81.9 yeas for men and 85.1 for women. The average age is 42.1.
Sedunn is a comparatively homogenous nation. Immigration to Sedunn has historically been relatively low, but has been increasing since the 90's. Sedunners are the largest ethnic group at about 93% of the total population. Other large ethnic groups include Karnetvorians at 2.0%, Ikoanians at 1.1%, Reizerners at 0.45%, Transsunerians at 0.41%, Ezervulgs at 0.32% and an additional 2.72% of other ethnicities. Some 500,000 people living in Sedunn are expatriates, mostly concentrated in Grovne, Flered, Goends and Ullenst. Except for Sedunners, there are no other indigenous groups.
Almost 77.6% of the population lives in urban areas. Sedunn has three metropolitan areas with over one million inhabitants: Grovne (5.6 million), Flered (1.8 million) and Goends (1.1 million).
The sole official language of Sedunn is Sedunnic, spoken by over 97% of the population. Sedunnic is a Teggic language, however, the degree of mutual intelligibility with other Teggic languages such as Varallic spoken in Ikoania is medium to low. There are several dialects of Sedunnic, but they differ little from the standard Sedunnic spoken around Grovne. Sedunn has a large community of Karnetvorian immigrants, making Karnetvorian the second most spoken language in Sedunn.
Sedunn has a high proficiency level in Austral, which is the first secondary language taught in school from first grade. Studying a third language of the student's choice is compulsory from the seventh grade. Karnetvorian and Alman are always offered, but additionally Stoinian, Ezervulgish and Hinomoto are often available depending on location.
Until the 18th century, the vast majority of Sedunners practised Lievvism. Being a very decentralised religion, it rapidly lost ground as enlightenment and liberalism spread. From the late 15th century, Christianity and Islam was brought to Sedunn mainly by Sedunnic and foreign merchants and sailors. By the first half of the 18th century about 15% of Sedunners were Christian and 15% Muslim, but the number of people practising Islam plummeted as relations between Sedunn and Huawan deteriorated during the Age of Pirates.
Today, Sedunn is one of the most secular nations in the world and officially a secular state. Freedom of religion is granted by the Sedunnic Constitution. About 84.8% of the population is atheist or non-religious. Christians comprise about 10.1% of the population, Lievists 1.1% and Muslims 0.9%.
The Sedunnic education system is divided into preschool (Sedunnic: brammdavb) for those under age 6, compulsory basic education (Sedunnic: saldavb) for 9 years, secondary education (Sedunnic: beldavb) for 3-4 years, and higher/tertiary education (Sedunnic: gavopdavb) (university). All these stages of education, including higher education, are publicly funded. Living expenses during higher education are to a large extent financed by the government through student benefits. Avmeruldavab (abbreviated AD) is a form of both private and public secondary education for specific trades such as truck driver or machine operators, or adults that did not get secondary education.
Literacy in Sedunn is 99.9%. 34% of Sedunners hold a tertiary degree. Sedunnic universities generally have a high reputation abroad and are popular among foreign students, who in most cases can study in Sedunn for free.
Healthcare in Sedunn is universal, mainly tax-funded, and similar in quality to other developed nations. Private healthcare insurances exist, mainly covering some physiotherapy and dental care. Sedunn spends about 11% of its GDP on healthcare and has 39.2 physicians per ten thousand people.
Life expectancy is steadily increasing, although obesity and some lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes and cases of youth mental disorders, in particular depression, are also increasing. Sedunn is ranked as one of the world's happiest countries.
Due to its relative geographic inaccessibility and stability of its neighbours, immigration to Sedunn has limited for most of its existence. Until the late 19th century, immigration was largely limited to merchants settling down in the coastal areas. Then, as ideas of liberalism and socialism spread, dissidents and their families from nations like Ezervulge and Karnetvor were often granted asylum in Sedunn. As long distance travel became easier, refugees have been coming to Sedunn from various nations around the South Pacific Ocean, like Transsuneria, Tasternine, Valkyria and Reizen.
Sedunn has large expat communities, mainly coming to work for tech companies or international organisations such as the WF and the CPSC, but also for retired life. The government estimates that the number of immigrants and expats will increase significantly until 2050.
Requirements for work permits and citizenship have been reduced significantly since the 1990s.
- Arrjo Giensallu, philosopher and astronomer during antiquity
- Hasst Eipp, contemporary football player
- Hejerr "Qwerty" Opalen, entrepreneur, actor
- Karel Grunberg, contemporary football player
- Linnerse, early Age of Sail explorer
- Matts Afsienn, director
- Tynn Lierjnienn, pre-Age of Sail explorer
- Vimmru Innienn, dellm of Sedunn
Sedunn is generally regarded as one of the birthplaces of modern civilisation and the contribution to the cultural and historical heritage of the Mediterranean and Sub-Capricorn areas is significant. Rich collections of art, culture and literature from many periods have been preserved until today. The early and consistent presence of Sedunnic merchants has contributed to the spread of Sedunnic culture. Likewise, merchants have been bringing home new ideas and customs, and there is a significant influence on Sedunnic culture from many of the traditional trading partners, especially from those located around the Gulf of Kringalia and modern-day Ubesii. Culturally, Sedunners feel the closest to Karnetvor and GI-Land despite the relatively large distance between the nations, and Stoinia, despite a significant language barrier.
Value system and society
With a strong emphasis on democratic values and secularism, Sedunnic society is egalitarian and progressive. Ostentatious behaviour is to be avoided, despite this, Sedunners are proud of their cultural heritage, rich history in art, science and involvement in international affairs. However, religion, sexuality and wealth are often regarded as personal matters which are not supposed to be propagated in public.
Sedunnic manners stem from the desire to preserve the jedrommn ("self-respect" or "confidence"), a concept that is not easily explained as it contains many aspects of social behaviour and philosophy. Achievement at the expense of others, but also being easily influenced by others are to be avoided and are considered crucial to the jedrommn. Self-indulgence is also considered poor reflection of oneself. This has had a profound effect on Sedunnic politics and foreign policy. The ultimate manifestation of the jedrommn is the fact that Sedunn never attempted to conquer other peoples or nations. A long tradition of democracy, a historically relatively flat society without nobility, and inherited values from Lievvism are considered important factors for the development of Sedunnic culture.
As a secular society and with few centralised traditions from the old native Lievv religion, Sedunn does not have religious holidays. However, during some years in the late 18th century, Christmas Day was a public holiday as some dellms were Christian. Most national holidays are unique to Sedunn, but since the adoption of the international calendar in 1956, the international new year is celebrated. The following is a list with all national public holidays.
- 1 January: International New Year
- 4 March: Parents' Day, celebrating parenthood, children are encouraged to cook or bake for their parents.
- 28 March: Harvest Feast, celebrating abundance of food. Charity is an important aspect of the holiday. Festivals are common.
- 7 June: Remembrance Day, known as Victory Day until 2009, celebrating and commemorating Sedunn's participation in the Great War and other wars.
- 21 June: Sedunnic New Year's Day. The traditional Sedunnic new year occurs at winter solstice.
- 18 August: Democracy Day. A fixed date for the elections. As national elections only occur every seven years, the holiday does not have any significant traditions.
- 15 October: Friendship Day, celebrating friendship. Typical activities include hiking and partying.
- 15 December: National Day, commemoration the semi-legendary date when Sedunn is supposed to have unified. Traditions include picnics with friends, family and neighbours, attending various fairs, and large military parades.
Literacy was exceptionally high among Sedunners during the late antiquity and onward. The first known literature is the Setras, a comedy from around 800 BC by an unknown author about a girl that transforms into a dog. Classical Sedunnic comedies and tragedies often provide an account of life around the Mediterranean Sea. During the 19th century, the works of enlightenment thinkers and philosophers such as Matts Vatienn and Sprenn Derallu influenced political movements in several nations, including Ezervulge and colonial Transsuneria.
The poetic travel chronicles of Tynn Lierjnienn, the early 19th century novel War and War and Collections of Tales of the Setru are often referred to as Sedunnic "essentials" and are required reading in school.
Arts, architecture and design
Film produced in Sedunn has, while often successful in Sedunn, not traditionally been popular internationally. Cited reasons for this is the relatively low number of Sedunnic speakers worldwide, and the fact that many typical films often are not accompanied by original music, providing an unusual pace. In recent years however, more films have been produced adapted for an international audience, like the Single Me films, the award-winning Salt and Oak and the Flagship historical series.
Sedunn's beneficial climate and consistent contact with other cultures have enabled a diverse cuisine. The basis in traditional Sedunnic cuisine is the common Mediterranean diet and it is well known for its simplicity and use of fresh ingredients. Typical dishes include various pastas, meppdī (pizza) and timma (chopped and fried pork, beef or fish, with salad). Typical breakfasts have yoghurts with fruit and bread. Traditional desserts and pastries are usually based on almond paste and candied fruit. Dimmyj is such an example, having a base made of baked almond paste and egg white, topped with fruit, whipped cream, and often chocolate or caramel.
There are several types of restaurants in Sedunn that typically adhere closely to their chosen concept. A ressī is a type of simplistic and smaller restaurants that offer a small selection of easily prepared dishes that vary with the season. A niersal is a more elaborate form of restaurant, usually having a more fixed menu and greater specialisation.
Over half of the population actively participates in organised sport. The most popular sport in Sedunn is association football. The national football team has had some major successes in international cups, and the Sedunnic Football Association spearheaded the foundation of the IUFA. Rugby, volleyball, bicycle racing and orienteering are other popular sports. Sedunn has a tradition of a strong presence at the summer Olympic Games.
Sedunnic car manufacturers are active in motorsports and the scenic Bellvinn Circuit is considered a classic. E-sports is growing exponentially, and uniquely several Sedunnic school and university sponsored teams have international acclaim.