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CJ South Point

The Capital City

  1. Inan
    Population:
    328.700
    Map:
    Hollywood
    Game Version:
    • Cities XL Platinum
    Hi folks!

    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 :D). Many far-reaching political decisions have been made here by the government.
    The current Prime Minister is Cristin HIGGINS-COYNER, Conservative Federal Party (CFP).

    History
    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.
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    Carl HARETHOW, first Prime Minister of the country *1
    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.
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    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.

    Stats:
    South Point
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    Downtown


    Location:
    Country: Northern Union Republic
    State: Central District of Federal Administration (CDFA)

    Government:
    Mayor: William Lloyd Green (CFP)
    Vice Mayor: Hariette Feldheimer (CFP)

    Area:
    Total: 190.6 km²
    Metro Region: 1010.9 km²
    Water: 0.2 km²

    Population:
    Total: 328,713
    Density: 1,726.4/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%
    Poverty: 9,2%
    Unemployment: 7,9 %
    Crime rate: 3,4 %
    Main Industries: engineering, resources, information technology, telecommunications, chemicals, oil, petroleum, food processing

    Others:
    Vehicle Registration: DFA
    Elevation: 456m - 918m
    WWW: www.southpoint.gv.ur

    Northern Union Republic
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    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.

    The City

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    Downtown South Point with Independence Park, Government Avenue and Central Street
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    Freedom Park with parliament and Interstate 17 going under the building cxl_screenshot_south point_Intro_03.jpg
    Downtown and government buildings cxl_screenshot_south point_Intro_04.jpg cxl_screenshot_south point_Intro_05.jpg
    City hall, courthouse on the right and other buildings of ministries cxl_screenshot_south point_Intro_06.jpg
    Independence Park cxl_screenshot_south point_Intro_07.jpg
    Downtown and Suburbs in the background cxl_screenshot_south point_Intro_08.jpg
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    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
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    The most inhabitants of South Point are living in the suburbs of the city. Land prices are overall very high.
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    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 :)
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    Adams Chemical Processing Inc.
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    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
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    overlooking the refinery to north east
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    aboveground oil lines
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    the complex
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    some environmental problems are caused...
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    approaching the refinery
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    Here is the renowned University of South Point with about 14,000 students.
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    Here are some pictures showing almost the whole city.​
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    You see a small brook / river named Pelk
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    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.
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    Cargo Center North​
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    *1 (C) wikipedia.org, Heinrich Gustav Magnus
    *2 (C) wikipedia.org, Los Angeles 1849
    *3 (C) framepool.com

Recent Updates

  1. Supply
  2. oil refinery
  3. Rural Areas

Recent Reviews

  1. Monty
    Monty
    5/5,
    A - W - E - S - O - M - E
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you! :-)
  2. SOUL Productions
    SOUL Productions
    5/5,
    I absolutely love your rural areas and your distribution of trees throughout your map. It all looks so realistic and very appealing to visit. 5 stars all the way!
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      I would invite you to a hotel in the governments district, if i could. :-) Thank you!
  3. Clemech4
    Clemech4
    5/5,
    Amazing city and amazing update, i really like these industries :D
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you! Your rural Siorez CJ impresses me too. :-) Good luck for Gonaives categories!
  4. Josephlonde
    Josephlonde
    5/5,
    I'll say again, i hate your cities! Hahahaha
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      LOL! Thank you again! :D
  5. Lokentaz
    Lokentaz
    5/5,
    Great one too. The Independence Park is really nice.
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you! :-)
  6. CraCkeR JaCk
    CraCkeR JaCk
    5/5,
    Inan, What a spectacular city with a great story line and history, I enjoyed every aspect of South Points city journal I'm sure your proud of all your hard work and I'm also sure all the modders are proud the way you showcased their mods Thanks,
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Oh thank you for the very nice review! Indeed all modders have to be thanked for all their great mods, what made this game worth playing. Now almost every kind of city is possible. :-)
  7. lcstoranja
    lcstoranja
    5/5,
    Nice city, congrats. I appreciate so much your city hall, airport and your university. Can you tell me how you did to pass the higway under the airport without create a tunnel? How did you to put the red trees in the city hall and another buildings closer? And what buildings use you in your university? Thanks and Great work!!!!!!!
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thank you! The Miralton Tunnel was a bit tricky, i just built some elevated streets (no bridges) above the highway and filled up the grass and concrete areas above the highway by keeping pressed Shift+Arrow Up. That gives the illusion of tunneling the runways. For the mods you are asking for i'll have to take a look. I'm going to tell you later (Or meanwhile you can ask in the forums). Thanks for reviewing :-)
  8. yoavaviv
    yoavaviv
    5/5,
    Ive been searching for city ideas, now i stopped looking
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thanks! :-)
  9. koby
    koby
    5/5,
    u r inspiring me lots of things!!!
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thanks, a nice pleasure! :-)
  10. Spock
    Spock
    5/5,
    thats the best rural area i've seen so far
    1. Inan
      Author's Response
      Thanks! LLAP! ;-)