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CJ Riijalda

Capital of small North-Eastern European country

  1. BlowingPot
    Population:
    850000
    Map:
    TheWildRiver
    Game Version:
    • Cities XL Platinum
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    Riijalda is a capital of small country in North-Easter Europe. Started as a hanseatic medieval town, it was part of German Empire, Russian Empire and USSR, and now it’s a thriving independent country, with rich culture and history.

    Recent surge in tourism and commercial business led to rapid expansion of a town, particularly New Riijalda district, a home to modern architecture, a striking contrast with its medieval town. Don’t limit your visit in Riijalda to just central town, take a chance to dip into several distinct time periods in this breathtaking place!

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    Medieval Town
    You can still see remains of town wall and ditch that once surrounded town
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    And of course medieval castle, one the main tourist attractions in Riijalda
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    Jugendstil (Art-Nouveau) Town
    Riijalda didn’t grew much past medieval town until late 19th century, when it experienced massive growth fuelled by economic boom. As such, this place is a wonderful collection of Art-Nouveau buildings.
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    Soviet Era Town
    After becoming part of USSR after WWII, Riijanda seen a massive growth, mainly due immigration from Russia and surrounding villages. Fast growth and tough economic times meant simple block of flats have dominated city for good portion of 20th century. These days city council spends a lot of resources trying to revitalise those grey and tired concrete jungles.
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    New Riijalda
    After Riijalda became a capital of new independent country and joined European Union in early 21st century, it started to experience new phase of growth. But not from people moving in, but rather from businesses and tourists.
    Soon, a new planned modern town emerged on the other side of river, highways were built to connect with neighbours, and airport was upgraded to accommodate new rising needs. New Riijalda never stopped growing, there are still numerous building in progress!
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    Airport
    It proved to be challenge to build airport this big on hilly terrain, but this was achieved throughout many decades of upgrades. These days it can accept 99% of all aircrafts, has a connection to highway and bus network to town. There currently are plans to build a second terminal and expand road network, as well as to build a light railway connection to central town.
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    Surrounding Towns
    Bukulti
    A riverside cottage village in close proximity to Riijalda, a usual escape to rich citizens. Has a small dock for personal yachts.
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    Kaugari
    Another small cottage village on the other bank of river, opposite Bukulti.
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    Migalda
    Previously a farming and industrial village, now a bit desolated place. Most people living here commute to Riijalda to work.
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    Zalmala
    A small soviet-era built farming town, built in the woods, on the edge of farmland.
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    Farmlands
    A lot of land around Riijalda are still farmlands, with city slowly encroaching on it. Some farms are no longer active, as they were over-farmed in the past.
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    Mansions
    There are few well maintained old mansions located around Riijalda, what once was a popular retreat for royalty, now converted into public parks and museums.
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    Other
    Park on the border between Soviet and Jugenstil town
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    New Riijalda Science Park
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    Highway intersection running over abandoned farm fields
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    kipate, Lokentaz, XOUSTE and 2 others like this.

Recent Updates

  1. Riijalda highway intersections

Recent Reviews

  1. Inan
    Inan
    5/5,
    4 Stars for a nice city with concept and a remarkable size +1 Star for the descriptions = 5 Stars
    1. BlowingPot
      Author's Response
      A fair review, thank you very much!
  2. chocolate_city
    chocolate_city
    5/5,
    Well placed, well done, excellent amount of plopping, I hate what's has happened to RHW ; the clunky curves and not-so-even fly over bridges seem to the norm now.
    1. BlowingPot
      Author's Response
      Thanks for your review! Yeah, it's a shame, wish it was possible to fix, although I'm certain it's a limitation on the game, and we all know what's the chance of this being fixed. For now, just have to pretend these are nice curves.
  3. Drey 2
    Drey 2
    5/5,
    I like your city it follows an architectural pattern
    1. BlowingPot
      Author's Response
      Thanks! That was part of the plan, came naturally from all the time I've spent looking at city maps
  4. es168
    es168
    5/5,
    Excellent ! Nice city layouts.
    1. BlowingPot
      Author's Response
      Thanks, glad you like it!
  5. spartanec300
    spartanec300
    4/5,
    not bad. Well divided into areas
    1. BlowingPot
      Author's Response
      Thanks for feedback!