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I present you the capital city of the country, where all my cities are located. The city isn't finished yet.
South Point is the capital city of the Northern Union Republic (N.U.R.). It's a town with ~330,000 inhabitants. As a capital, of course, it's very safe, clean and liveable. Mayor of the city is William Lloyd GREEN. The city itself may not be that attractive for tourists, only a few sights are located here. South Point also can't compete with the enormous economic power of Bay City for example, but indeed the capital is one of the most important cities in the world (only my world ). Many far-reaching political decisions have been made here by the government.
The current Prime Minister is Cristin HIGGINS-COYNER, Conservative Federal Party (CFP).
After independence of the Northern Union Republic in 1873 the government of Prime Minister Carl HARETHOW thought about moving the capital from coastal Bay City more inland for better protection reasons. The political situation was unstable after the years of phosphate war, he feared further aggression against the new country, especially the coast. In that case he wanted to make sure to have a safe capital and a stable seat of government. Harethow found supporters in the policy for the plans soon.
He choose South Point, his birthplace, a small town with 6,000 inhabitants to be the new capital. Interior areas weren't well developed at that time. To connect the city to the populous, industrially high developed areas of the country he prescribed the construction of new railway lines and highways.
Carl HARETHOW, first Prime Minister of the country *1
1900 the city already had a population of 50,000, 1930 110,000 and 1950 250,000. Due to the discovery of oil in 1956 the construction of the Refinery South Point began. Today oil industry is the biggest employer of the area.
Country: Northern Union Republic
State: Central District of Federal Administration (CDFA)
Mayor: William Lloyd Green (CFP)
Vice Mayor: Hariette Feldheimer (CFP)
Total: 190.6 km²
Metro Region: 1010.9 km²
Water: 0.2 km²
Greater South Point: ca. 690,000
Ethnicity: 86.2 % N.U.R., 13.8 % Other
Economy (without Greater South Point):
GDP: $ 16,8 billion
GDP per capita: $ 51,100
GDP per sector: agricul. 11,4%, industry 38,8%, services 49,8%
Unemployment: 7,9 %
Crime rate: 3,4 %
Main Industries: engineering, resources, information technology, telecommunications, chemicals, oil, petroleum, food processing
Vehicle Registration: DFA
Elevation: 456m - 918m
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.
Downtown South Point with Independence Park, Government Avenue and Central Street
Birdeye view from East
Freedom Park with parliament and Interstate 17 going under the building
Downtown and government buildings
City hall, courthouse on the right and other buildings of ministries
Downtown and Suburbs in the background
The International Airport South Point - Miralton is the gate to the capital city. It's not the biggest one. There are about 17,000,000 passengers each year. The construction of the second runway was controversial. On the one hand the adjacent ground properties of the farmers were bought too cheap, on the other hand the runway reaches close to the residential area. The citizens sometimes protested violently, their land price fell. In Addition it was very expensive, because the hilly area had to be terraformed first.
Former mayor Peter SAMPSON resigned.
But it was necessary and the only joice for the city council instead of building a new airport.
Overview. You can notice the Miralton-Tunnel tunneling the runways
The most inhabitants of South Point are living in the suburbs of the city. Land prices are overall very high.
Actually South Point has no metropolitan area, there is a rural landscape instead. Many industrial suppliers are located around the town.
The Oil Refinery. You will find out more about it later on
Adams Chemical Processing Inc.
This is the oil refinery of South Point. It is a significant economic factor of the area and a important located industrial company in the country with about 1,200 employees. It is in use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The owner is HP Inc. (Henderson Petrol).
The administrative building
overlooking the refinery to north east
aboveground oil lines
some environmental problems are caused...
approaching the refinery
petroleum train staion
Here is the renowned University of South Point with about 14,000 students.
Here are some pictures showing almost the whole city.
You see a small brook / river named Pelk
From Cargo-Center-North South Points freight handling gets done, industrial goods are delivered by train and lorry. The Power Plant is an important producer of electrical power for the whole region. It exists since 1980 and has an annual generation of 20,000 GWh.
*1 (C) wikipedia.org, Heinrich Gustav MagnusRecycling company
Cargo Center North
Nuclear Power Plant Exeter
*2 (C) wikipedia.org, Los Angeles 1849
*3 (C) framepool.com