Starting Population 500 % of Worldwide 1.6%
Population Starting Income 17,069 % of Worldwide 2.7%
Income Starting GDP 81,767 % of Worldwide GDP 1.3% Starting Surplus 169 % of Worldwide 0.5%
Surplus 1 fief Province: Verona_I.htm Overlord: de la Scala (303)
Comments: Verona is an important city and region between Lombardy and Venice, in the northeastern part of Italy. Its early history is closely associated with that of Lombardy, and, in deed, Verona and many of the surrounding cities formed part of the great Lombard League, formed in the 11th century to throw off the authority of the Holy Roman Emperors.
Under the authority of the de la Scala family since 1260, the town has prospered, and extended its authority over many surrounding areas. Under the ecclesiastical authority of the Patriarch of Venice, there are universities at Vicenza and Padua, where there is also the shrine of St. Anthony, an important pilgrimage center.
The city is the center of a small banking industry, there is a good deal of riverine and road-borne commerce, and some industry. In addition, the area is quite fertile, and many excellent wines are produced, as well as wheat and other agricultural products.