It is named like that because it serves as a counterweight to the large expanse of the Unnamed Continent that span nearly to the Rim on the other side of the Ramtops, even though it is much smaller, being made mostly of the very dense and extremely magical octiron. There's also substantial amounts of gold.
The Ramtops and Uberwald are to the far, far south and west.
Towns and villages
The only accessible city here is Bes Pelargic.
Agatean is spoken here.