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CJ Amanpour

N.U.R.s' Western Diamond

  1. Inan
    Population:
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    Map:
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    Game Version:
    • Cities XL Platinum
    Hi folks!

    I really have to thank aitortilla01 for his Paris Pack and the unlimited version, that allows a curvy streetlayout and a varied buildingstyle.
    Also i like this ingame map a lot for its landscape with the rocky hills, the lakes and the spectacular coast.


    Amanpour is the biggest city of the state Vasconia and also one of the wealthiest cities in the N.U.R. The metropolis is located on the northern part of the vasconian peninsula at the vasconian sea. The former french colony and exclave became part of the N.U.R. after a plebiscite in 1930. The federal government decided to keep the citys flair and individuality. Until today Amanpour has french influence, this is shown in the cityscape or the official bilingualism of the city (french, english) for example. Mainly due to art, culture, landscape and lifestyle tourism is a very important economic factor, about 12,5 million foreign tourists are visiting the city during a year.

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    Northern Union Republic (N.U.R.)
    Statistics
    Country

    Language: English, recognized minority languagues (french, dutch, spanish)
    Capital: South Point
    Polity: Parliamentary Federal Republic
    Government System: Parliamentary Democracy
    Prime Minister: Cristin HIGGINS-COYNER
    Founded: 1. january 1873
    National Holiday: 6. april
    License: UR
    Internet-TLD: .ur
    Phone Code: +889

    Economy
    Area: 947.587,81 km²
    Population: 127.759.287
    Population Density: 135/km²
    GDP: 7.140 Trillion $
    GDP per capita: 55.888 $
    GDP by sector: 2,6% agriculture/ 24,3% industry/ 73,1% services
    Poverty: 9,1%
    Unemployment: 5,3%
    Public Debt: 68,1% of GDP
    Credit Rating: AAA
    Main Industries:
    petroleum, oil, telecommunications, food processing,
    consumer goods, hightech, electronics, chemicals, banking,
    insurance, industrial supplies, machines and components, tourism
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    States
    Pretego
    Capital: Stoneburgh
    Prime Minister (state): Teresa Boyle
    Area: (19,7% of NUR total area) 186.454,45 km²
    Population: (27,2% of NUR total population) 34.723.966
    Population Density: (138,1% comp. to NUR average) 186/km²
    GDP: (27,5% of NUR total GDP) 1.966 Trillion $
    GDP per capita: (101% comp. to NUR average) 56.605 $

    Info: Pretego is the largest and most populated state in NUR, located at the eastcoast with its only border on land, the river Pretego. It delivers more than a quarter of the countrys' economic performance. Statistically the states population has the highest amount of income and also the biggest number of billionaires of the NUR. It is very densely populated in the metropolitan areas of Bay City and New Hastings in the south.

    Mostly the states' area is flat and fertile due to river Pretego. Also Pretego state has been industrialized first of all and offers the most jobs in industry and service sector.

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    North Territory
    Capital: Port Hanson
    Prime Minister (state): Veronica DeMaas
    Area: (12,9%) 122.679,44 km²
    Population: (8,2%) 10.479.537
    Population Density: (63,4%) 85/km²
    GDP: (7,5%) 536 Billion $
    GDP per capita: (91,5%) 51.114 $

    Info: The state has the coldest temperatures in average. Close to Ilitts is the most powerful Hydrogen Power Plant (Ilitts-Dulcre HPP), located at river Dulcre. Nevertheless the North Territory has a very high quality regarding environment. More than 50% of the states area is wooded, wooden products of the NUR comes from here mainly. Life is concentrated in Port Hanson and its metropolitan area and also on the beautiful Scascardale Peninsula in the west.

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    Coastland
    Capital: Osato
    Prime Minister (state): Michael Friedberg
    Area: (11,9%) 112.330,76 km²
    Population: (8,9%) 11.325.063
    Population Density: (74,8%) 101/km²
    GDP: (8,4%) 597 Billion $
    GDP per capita: (94,3%) 52.678 $

    Info: As in Iscer, everything is concentrated in the only large city of the state. The capital city Osato and the metro area in the east and north are responsible for the economical achievement of the state, but also the south - despite the Varocama desert - is not idle. Petroleum, oil, coal and iron ore come from here mostly and that's contributing a considerable amount to the GDP.

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    Iscer
    Capital: Ogdenville
    Prime Minister (state): Stephen O'Hara
    Area: (10,3%) 97.537,64 km²
    Population: (6,8%) 8.647.935
    Population Density: (65,8%) 89/km²
    GDP: (6,4%) 459 Billion $
    GDP per capita: (94,9%) 53.040 $

    Info: Iscer is named after the beautiful river that crosses the state until it empties into river Pretego. The population of the state lives mostly in San Catalina (735,000) and its metroarea (6 million). San Catalina is by far the biggest city in the north of the country NUR. Logically the economy of Iscer is performed mostly in that area too. Mostly consumer goods, industrial supplies and machines are produced here. In the west one can find some nice ski resorts (e.g. Whitefir) and hiking trails.

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    Vasconia
    Capital: Coldwater
    Prime Minister (state): Bradley Heart
    Area: (10,0%) 94.870,01 km²
    Population: (4,7%) 6.062.432
    Population Density: (47,4%) 64/km²
    GDP: (5,3%) 376 Billion $
    GDP per capita: (110,9%) 61.954 $

    Info: Vasconia is likely the most beautiful state with its picturesquely nice landscape (Heltrijkspas and Basmacota Mountains in the east, vasconian peninsula and the Leijnenzee coast) and its very attractive cities, what count to the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. Also it's the wealthiest state of the country due to many regulations in economic sector. Also lots of innovative inventions of hightech products, electronics and telecommunications come from here. European settlers shaped the state in former timeperiods and do so until today. This fact is shown in Amanpour (french), De Cleerk (dutch) or Coldwater (british).

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    New Humbria
    Capital: Brackton
    Prime Minister (state): Francine Charles
    Area: (8,3%) 78.509,54 km²
    Population: (18,5%) 23.588.857
    Population Density: (222,8%) 300/km²
    GDP: (19,4%) 1.385 Trillion $
    GDP per capita: (105,0%) 58.700 $

    Info: The state is characterized by the conurbation of "Osco belt" (Metropolitan areas from OS-ato over Bay City and New Hastings to Fort CO-hen), more than 18 million people are living in the south of New Humbria, between rivers Pretego and Nautil. It is the 2nd most populated state and also the 2nd wealthiest (exept for CDFA). The centrally located state has a thriving economy, but also economic differences from stronger south to the weaker north.

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    Cyta Goa
    Capital: St. Lucas
    Prime Minister (state): Thomas McRiley
    Area: (7,5%) 71.510,64 km²
    Population: (18,1%) 23.138.897
    Population Density: (240,0%) 324/km²
    GDP: (18,7%) 1.335 Trillion $
    GDP per capita: (103,2%) 57.683 $

    Info: Cyta Goa, named after the river, is the state with the highest Population Density of the N.U.R. (exept for CDFA). The states' south has about 16 million inhabitants because it's a part of the socalled "Osco belt". The Osco belt containes the metropolitan areas from OS-ato over Bay City and New Hastings to Fort CO-hen and has a population of about 53 million inhabitants). Above all the state is well known as hub for education and intellect, especially the capital St. Lucas. Beside the dense populated areas nevertheless Cyta Goa has a varied landscape. There are plains in the south, grassy, fertile areas around river Cyta Goa, lots of nice, little lakes and forests and the Basmacota Mountains in the north.

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    Azul
    Capital: Santa Marta
    Prime Minister (state): Carlos James
    Area: (7,5%) 71.431,19 km²
    Population: (1,4%) 1.792.192
    Population Density: (18,6%) 25/km²
    GDP: (1,0%) 71 Billion $
    GDP per capita: (71,0%) 39.667 $

    Info: Azul is the southernmost state with a vast tourist use. Wine-producing regions and wineyards dominate the landscape. The most likely best and most delicious wines come from Azul. There are no larger towns, the biggest is Cuva Cavelio. Monty Island :)-)) is always worth a visit! The northern part is desert area, the capital Santa Marta (population 65,000) and the famous border town El Pablo (population 130,000) are located here. Azuls' economy is prospering, but the state is barely industrialized, the economic performance is clearly below N.U.R.s' level. Also some larger military bases are located here.

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    Orming
    Capital: Fort Cohen
    Prime Minister (state): Anthony Gutsmann-Baker
    Area: (6,7%) 63.191,57 km²
    Population: (5,3%) 6.822.392
    Population Density: (80,1%) 108/km²
    GDP: (5,1%) 367 Billion $
    GDP per capita: (96,2%) 53.741 $

    Info: Orming offers lots of tourism for winter and summer as well. Silver Peak is a worldwide well known and famous ski resort, the volcano island Meta Nova is visited during all year. But be careful, the volcano is active ;-). Fort Cohen is the largest city of the state with about 550,000 inhabitants and has a metropolitan area with a population of about 3,5 million people. The states' capital is a very beautiful port city with almost intact forts from the colonial era. Also don't miss the spectacular cliffs at the border to Vasconia. Beside that Orming is the pharmazeutical center and one of the most important producers of medicine and medical products and components of the country.

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    South Territory
    Capital: Seranno
    Prime Minister (state): Frank Parker
    Area: (5,1%) 48.261,22 km²
    Population: (0,7%) 902.348
    Population Density: (13,9%) 19/km²
    GDP: (0,5%) 37 Billion $
    GDP per capita: (73,9%) 41.321 $

    Info: The South Territory was the last state joining the Northern Union Republic (1921). Due to this fact and the small population industrialization started late, the GDP per capita is far lower than the countrys average. It has the fewest population and is also the smallest state (exept CDFA). Some nice places are Lake Seranno and the cities Seranno and Alto Beach, what is considered as a deluxe resort. Beside that the South Territory is mostly used for fertile areas along river Milias.

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    Central District of
    Federal Administration (CDFA)

    Capital: -
    Prime Minister (state): -
    Area: (0,1%) 1.011,00 km²
    Population: (0,5%) 689.154
    Population Density: (505,6%) 682/km²
    GDP: (0,5%) 35 Billion $
    GDP per capita: (91,4%) 51.099 $

    The CDFA has a special status and is actually not a state. For more info please visit the CJ of South Point.

    Stats of Amanpour

    Amanpour
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    Location:
    Country: Northern Union Republic
    State: Vasconia

    Government:
    Mayor: Yves Rhodelin (CFP)
    Vice Mayor: Omar Samer (LP)

    Area:
    Total: 100 km²
    Metro Region: 3,730,9 km²
    Water: 37,5 km²

    Population:
    Total: 811,404
    Density: 12,982.5/km²
    Metropolitan Area: ca. 1,579,000
    Ethnicity: 51,0 % N.U.R., 49,0 % Other

    Economy (without metropolitan area):
    GDP: $ 52,0 billion
    GDP per capita: $ 63,960
    GDP per sector: agricult. 0,1%, industry 15,8%, services 84,1%
    Poverty: 3,7%
    Unemployment: 4,9 %
    crime rate: 5,3 %
    Main Industries: Tourism, banking, services

    Others:
    Vehicle Registration: AMP
    Elevation: 0m - 264m
    WWW: www.amanpour.gov

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    @french folks: Sorry for the probably weird names...:confused::D
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    The CJ is in English, because i can't speak French ;-)

    Intro pictures
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    On the central top of the picture: The Vasconia Sports Center under construction
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    The first settled area of the city, build in a save bay protected from aggressors and the stormy sea. The old harbor was not restorable anymore and replaced by a nice promenade and small piers.
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    Birdview
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    Streetlayout
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    Overview #2

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    The West of Amanpour
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    In the backyard one can recognize the nice lakes of Amanpour
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    View from eastern bay
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    Ports
    The new Passenger Port, suitable for Cruise Ships
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    Amanpour Cargo Port Zone B (the larger Zone A is not on the map)
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    Passenger Port, completed in 1997
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    Remelange Casino
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    Uebling les Yuetz Marina, a small Promenade located at a historical place
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    Cargo Port Zone B
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    4,000 employees are working on the island
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    View to the city from NW
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    Inner City
    Saint-Thomas-Park
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    I switched on traffic for this time. Some images of the downtown area, just to get an impression of the cityscale...
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    The North of the city
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    more pics...close ups and little parks :)
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    Some little places...
    A baobab tree, a symbolic gift from an african country in 1951
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    A station of the overgrounded Trainline 7
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    Hotels at one of the three beautiful lakes of the city
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    Hotels around the citys' shore, here one of the Hotelchain Bestview
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    Hotel Sunnydale, located at Lake Bourel
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    Holiday apartments
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    Suburbs
    Suburbian districts around Amanpour, located at the beautiful shore areas
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    Nature
    Remelange Bay
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    Sarouilly Hills
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    Lake Bourel
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    Lake Calvier
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    Lake Briand
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    Sunset scenery over "Sentinel"
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    The Sentinel. The famous rocky hill is protecting the city from stormy weather and also was helpful in defending measures of former times.
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    Castle Lablan
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    Morceau Bay
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    Lake Briand beach
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    View from aircraft carrier "Charles de Gaulle"
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    Dubois Bay with marina
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    More pics still to come...

Recent Updates

  1. Port #2
  2. Nature
  3. Suburbs, Hotels at shore

Recent Reviews

  1. luis21
    luis21
    5/5,
    espectacular esta ciudad
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you :-)
  2. fayeddd
    fayeddd
    5/5,
    beautiful! love all the details. all the buildings you built by overlapping is just genius
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you very much, fayeddd! love all your mods! :-)
  3. ryankoo
    ryankoo
    5/5,
    Incredible! I love your cities, they are connected and there are stories behide each city.
    Is this XL or XXL?
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you very much! Indeed i find it more interesting when cities have anecdotes and connections to each other, the country and the world, and also stories and people behind. Everything is more lively and characteristic. :-)

      It is XL Platinum ;-)
  4. secpol
    secpol
    5/5,
    Make more screenshots at LOD 1. +5
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you! I can try that later :-)
  5. ObelicS
    ObelicS
    5/5,
    Great city ! I will give it 5 stars :)
    But I dont like ti street layout soo much. 95 % city got street density and geometry like centre. Thats not realistic too much. Street layout in centre needs to vary from suburb, districts, industrial, tourism area.
    Keep it up ! :)
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you!

      I know what you mean, but i think your argument faces many counterexamples. Paris or Vienna e.g., but also lots of others too with another layout style like Chicago. It is usual cities having a bigger overall layout, outer districs and suburbs included. But i am still interested in your suggestions. What would you like to be changed?

      Thanks for 5 Stars :-)
  6. Big Meany Mean
    Big Meany Mean
    5/5,
    Sure you put a lot of effort doing the city.
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Indeed, some hours passed by :-)
  7. kgl66618
    kgl66618
    5/5,
    good work!!!!!!!!
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thanks :D
  8. lennon77
    lennon77
    5/5,
    Me encanta como queda tu red de autopistas
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Gracias :-P
  9. Kitsunebi
    Kitsunebi
    5/5,
    Seems it didn't rate your city yet... well it's wonderful! Of course it's a bit fantasy-like and so you can get away with some funny details like the monorails ;) but you used the Paris Pack in an excellent way - very dense and yet with a lot of detail. I love the parks, the places, the holiday areas and the nature around... you must have placed millions of trees :D
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thanks! Actually i enjoyed building this city, the Monorail is not everyones' taste it seems, but i like contrasts between traditional and modern things. There are indeed a lot of ploppable trees and forest around, that's true! :D
  10. benhur1967
    benhur1967
    5/5,
    Amazing dimensions, great urban organization, nice metropolitan mood!
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you! I love this Paris Pack <3