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CJ De Cleerk 2014-08-29

Modern | Dynamic | Friendly

  1. Inan
    Game Version:
    • Cities XL Platinum
    For your information: I've no idea why this downloadbutton appeared, but you can't download this city. It's only a picture.

    :):):)Please also check out the updates for more pictures!:):):)

    Hi, folks!

    Welcome to De Cleerk, a thriving metropolis at the sea called "Leijnenzee" in the east of the "Northern Union Republic". In the Main City are living about 600,000 people, including the Greater Area there are about 1,2 million. The mayor (meanwhile for 23 years) is Jan-Erik Houtman, who brought the city to an international metropolis. De Cleerk has a very important financial sector, the new harbor allows a immense movement of goods, the mayor created many jobs and added lots of cultural and entertaining leisure facilities to make the city a world wide hot spot. Lots of tourists are visiting the city during all year.

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    Jan-Erik Houtman during a political reception


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    A short excerpt of the history

    Founded in 1601 by british merchants as a trading base at a popular searoute, the first name of the city was St. Elisabeth, named after the then english queen Tudor. Natives were sold to spanish conquistadors or privateers as slaves and cabin crew. St. Elisabeth was considered a safe haven for the British and a model example of a successful new world until a strong earthquake destroyed the city in 1717. The town was only rubble.

    Paul Taylor, citizen, wrote in his diary: "1717-03-24: Day three after the ground tremored, i still see corpses on the streets, lying under big, heavy timbers and destroyed walls, also the sea took people for its watery grave. Houses are still burning, desperation everywhere. The authorities are shocked, no one cares about the destiny of the citizens, it's up to the people themselves to build up the town again and help women and children."

    1770 the city was conquered by the dutch, led by Captain Henrjik van Breye and renamed in De Cleerk. The following years were calm, probably because the british empire lost interest in the area due to the rise of other cities in strategically more important locations.
    St. Elisabeth, dutch attack in 1770 *

    In 1864 first phosphate deposits were discovered in hinterland of the city. The dutch and the british claimed this extremely valuable resource for themselves and triggered the phosphate wars from 1868 - 1870. De Cleerk of course was a very important fulcrum, the infrastructure was badly damaged during war. Since independence of the Northern Union Republic in 1873 the City has been started rebuilding. De Cleerk was officially part of the country in 1898. About the turn of the century the city had about 100,000 inhabitants and was barely industrialized. With opening of the coastal railway line in 1909 De Cleerk started to change from a sleepy seaside town into a bustling metropolis.

    Mayor Houtman in a campaign speech: "When i took my first job as a mayor, i realized that many opportunities for positive development of the city were laying dormant. We have well exploited these possibilities like the excellent location of the city on major shipping routes, creating ideal conditions for the financial sector and the high attractiveness of the city."

    City of De Cleerk
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    View to main city

    Country: Northern Union Republic
    State: Vasconia

    Mayor: Jan-Eric Houtman (CFP)
    Vice Mayor: Saiph al Ghul (CFP)

    Total: 210.7 km²
    Metro Region: 3,081.6 km²
    Water: 107.1 km²

    Total: 636,979
    Density: 6,148.5/km²
    Urban De Cleerk: ca. 1,222,000
    Ethnicity: 52.8 % N.U.R., 47,2 % Other

    Economy (without Metro Area Urban De Cleerk):
    GDP: $ 48,1 billion
    GDP per capita: $ 75,422
    GDP per sector: agricult. 0,1%, industry 19,5%, services 80,4%
    Poverty: 2,2%
    Unemployment: 4,2 %
    Crime rate: 4,6 %
    Main Industries: banking, financial services, insurance, information technology, telecommunications, tourism, cargo transportation, warehousing and processing

    Vehicle Registration: CLE
    Elevation: 0m - 967m
    WWW: www.cityofdecleerk.gov
    ZIP-code: 800xx-820xx, 880xx-889xx

    Statistics of the Northern Union Republic:

    If you are interested in the statistics of the NUR, please check out the CJ of New Hastings or Cuva Cavelio. The text is too long to add it here.

    Main City

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    The city is located between mountain ranges and the sea, this gives a very beautiful mix of landscape and urbanism.

    In the foreground you see the mountain called Klaversberg
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    Telijkebergketen in the background, a massive mountain range separating Hoendal and De Vran
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    The modern financial district with highrises is called Boelkerstad or just Boelkers
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    Birdeye view, you see the division of the city, the suburbs and the nature
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    The harbor area with the Passenger ship port and Boelkerstad marina
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    In the foreground you see "Driss Eiland" with the innovative Driss opera house, which is only reachable by boat
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    View from West from Heltrijkpas, a big mountain pass going interior cxl_screenshot_de cleerk_12.jpg
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    Bad weather in De Cleerk (picture edited by kipate)
    The Main City of De Cleerk
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    The main trainstation, a new business center is under construction
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    Please notice the advertisements :) (thanks for this mod btw), advertisement is distributed all over the city cxl_screenshot_de cleerk_30.jpg
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    Brinckstad-Stadium with trainstation cxl_screenshot_de cleerk_32.jpg
    Conventioncenter in foreground, Shoppingmall on the left and the post headquarters cxl_screenshot_de cleerk_33.jpg
    The long straight road is the biggest shopping street called Biloortboulevard cxl_screenshot_de cleerk_34.jpg
    The CBD Boelkers with Globedome
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    The Suburbs
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    Hoendal and De Vran are the biggest suburbs close to De Cleerk. De Vran is mainly used for residentials of the high society.

    Hoendal in the North (harbor area), De Vran in the Northwest (at the mountains)
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    The Airport

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    The Airport De Cleerk Ruijters opens the gate to the city for about 37,000,000 people a year. Here is also the headquarter of Vasconia Airlines. In the last years the airport has become too small for the rising amount of passengers. The expansion causes some problems (hilly area, industrial and residential occupancy in the closer area).

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    * (C) wikipedia, Havana 17th century

Recent Updates

  1. Groundlevel and history
  2. Close Ups Part 1
  3. Waterfront

Recent Reviews

  1. Luna
    Version: 2014-08-29
    Very creative as usual :-) 5 stars for you!
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you for all your nice reviews! :-) I appreciate that you like my cities.
  2. Kitsunebi
    Version: 2014-08-29
    Better late than never... 5 starts from me! =) Very creative harbor area. Really well done!
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Danke, Kits :-.)
      Yes, i like harbor areas due to this mod! I am keen on your new city! :-)
  3. ObelicS
    Version: 2014-08-29
    This is epic man. I am staring at this pictures and cant belive how much details u have. Look very realistic ! Keep it up !
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you very much! :-)
  4. koby
    Version: 2014-08-29
    Its absolutely super awesome city!!! u dragged me into the world of CITIES !!
    Thanks for waching this
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you :-) :-) :-)
      Welcome to the world of Cities an on this website!
  5. Bomml
    Version: 2014-08-29
    Absolutely amazing - i really like the european style and feel of your city :)
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you! :-)
  6. Prydeck
    Version: 2014-08-29
    Really amazing! So much of great ideas! Can I ask, how you connected the island with the main city without bridges? I always have "No connection to the town hall". (I'll delete the question after you answer)

    P.S. Sorry for my bad English - I'm russian :)
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
  7. omartiz955
    Version: 2014-08-29
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you!
      The building is not a mod, it's the in-game-university.
      The decoration is a mix of different mods. Please just go to XLEX and look for "Ploppables" :-)
  8. Jamezinho
    Version: 2014-08-29
    Stunning. A work of art.
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you for your nice words! :-)
  9. ars`14
    Version: 2014-08-29
    love the city,it looks real.And i like the tunnel which is under construction.:)
    may i ask you what is the mod of the overground station?thx.
    1. Inan
  10. Mirrro
    Version: 2014-08-29
    It`s Godness city !
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Oh, Thank you a lot!