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Colovia is the western part of Cyrodiil and is known for its austere, martial culture and rugged population of Nordic descendants. The region is comprised of Anvil, Chorrol, Kvatch and Skingrad counties, and the Imperial Reserve. Most of the population resides in the cities of the south, although there are scattered farms and settlements throughout the area. The region around the sea port of Anvil is known as the Gold Coast. The region around Skingrad is known as the West Weald, and is well known for its vineyards and tomato farms. The city of Kvatch lies on a rocky outcrop between Anvil and Skingrad, with the Colovian Highlands stretching away to the north. The city of Chorrol is the main population center in the northern part of Colovia, a hilly, forested region sandwiched between the Great Forest and the Colovian Highlands.
During the Alessian Reformation, the Cyro-Nords who had settled in the west resisted the doctrines of the Alessian east, and isolated themselves from the Nibenay Valley. They established the Colovian Estates as an autonomous government during this time. Following the victory of Colovian king Bendu Olo over the Sload of Thras, the Colovian Estates began to overshadow the Alessian east, which led to the War of Righteousness and the end of Alessian rule.
The Colovian region has traditionally contributed its sons to the Imperial Legion, making up the bulk of its ranks in native legions. The progenitors of the Second and Third Empires, Reman I and the Emperor Zero Cuhlecain, also hailed from Colovia.