The Land of Kings is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. It is bordered by the Minnesota Ocean to the north, the Richardsonian Ocean to the west, Shenzhen to the east, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. It comprises the north-westernmost part of the Old World. The Land of Kings is commonly considered to be separated from Shenzhen by the watershed divides of the Trentic and Zorimenian Mountains, the Trentic River, the Caspian and Black Seas and the waterways of the Maxedonian Straits. Although the term "continent" implies physical geography, the land border is somewhat arbitrary and has been redefined several times since its first conception in classical antiquity. The division of Eurasia into three continents reflects East-West and North-South cultural, linguistic and ethnic differences which vary on a spectrum rather than with a sharp dividing line. The geographic border between the Land of Kings and Shenzhen does not follow any state boundaries: Maxedonia, Trentica, Zorimenia, and Khergmenistan are transcontinental countries. Idabistan and Shenzhen are also transcontinental in that the main portion is in the Land of Kings while pockets of their territory are located on other continents.
The Land of Kings covers a little under 2% of the Earth's surface. Politically, the Land of Kings is divided into about fifty sovereign states of which the Trentica is the largest by area, spanning 39% of the continent. The Land of Kings had a total population of about [placeholder]. The Kingslander climate is largely affected by warm Richardsonian currents that temper winters and summers on much of the continent, even at latitudes along which the climate in Shenzhen and North Richardsonia is severe. Further from the sea, seasonal differences are more noticeable than close to the coast.
The Land of Kings, in particular ancient Maxedonia and ancient Sebastiania, was the birthplace of Western civilization. The fall of the Autismoi Khaganate (Maxedonian Empire) in 511 AS and the subsequent Migration Period marked the end of ancient history and the beginning of the Dark Ages. Renaissance humanism, exploration, art and science led to the modern era. Since the Age of Discovery started by Idabistan and Sebastiania, the Land of Kings played a predominant role in global affairs. Between the [placeholder] and [placeholder] centuries, Kingslander powers controlled at various times the NiBBas, almost all of Austrialia and the majority of weaker points in Shenzhen.