|Language(s)||Lovian English, Oceana|
Skelington (IPA: /'skɛlɪŋtn̩/; Oceana: Squolnidedin, IPA: /skwolni'd̪ɛd̪in/) is a Lovian hamlet in the state of Oceana, belonging to the Southern Oceana district. Skelington is located a couple of miles north of the Oceana Beach, west of Bardeyow. It is located close to the Fade Dutch hamlet.
Of the 297 inhabitants of the Southern Oceana district, 175 live in Skelington (of which 51 (29,1%) in peripheral blocks). According to the 2014 census, the racial make-up of Skelington was 175 white (100%); ethnically there were 107 Oceana (61,1%), 37 Dutch people (21,1%), 24 Lovians (13,7%), and 7 Slovaks (4%). The first-language distribution was recorded as 75 English (42,9%), 58 Oceana (33,1%), 40 Dutch (22,9%), and 2 Slovak (1,1%). The distribution of religious affiliations was 103 Roman Catholic (58,9%), 36 Dutch Protestant (20,6%), 3 United Protestant (1,7%) and 33 with no religious affiliation (18,9%).
Skelington is located in the middle of the Ryshembrock Forests, one of the largest forestal areas in Lovia and the largest in Oceana. There are no big streams in the area. However, there are a lot of temporary streams when it has rained. Therefore the area has many gullies. The center of the built-up area is located at approximately 25 meters high.
Of the 256 functioning registrated buildings in Skelington, 69 have a residential designation, 120 are stalls, sheds or workhouses, 19 have a religious designation, 23 are shops or services buildings, 5 are governmental buildings, and 20 are undefined.
Most of the inhabitants of Skelington are employed in either forestry or the agricultural sector. According to the 2013 census, the working population is 78 (62,9%), of which 27 have no registrated jobs (34,6%) and 7 are unemployed (9,0%).
John's Swietshke cheese is produced in Skelington.
Now follows the voting results for the local State Elections:
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Skelington is served by the Bus Service Oceana:
- Line 20: Hurbanova to Dien Village (buses for eight to sixteen travellers);
- Line 21: Dien Village to Hurbanova (buses for eight to sixteen travellers).
The following bus stops lie within Skelington's zone of habitation: Bosch Road, Feldeke Road, Skelington, Snina, and Southern Coast.
References and notes Edit
- ↑ Oceana Demographic Center (2014), data for the entire hamlet's surface.
- ↑ Voting results for these elections may not be fully accurate, as some people were still registrated in Hurbanova and East Hills, due to the transition to the district system. As a result, the amount of registered voters in the hamlet is lower than the actual amount; while some votes in built-up areas are actually votes from hamlets.