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This city is far away from being finished. I still will take some hours to complete. The lag is killing me, but i'll try. I already switched off traffic to avoid crashes. Inspiration for inner city and the central island was London. It is the last style of a city missing in my country. More pictures will come
St. Lucas is located near the estuary of river Cyta Goa in Goa Bay. The main city on Ipswich Island has about 2 million inhabitants, the whole city has a population of 5 million people. In the metropolitan area (St. Lucas Metro Region) are living 15,3 million people. The urban area extends along the river and on the plains in the south and east.
It is the second largest city of N.U.R. after Bay City. The metropolis is worldwide known as centre of intellectuality and education. Lot's of recognized universities and colleges are here. Graduates are sought after on global market. The level of quality of life is one of the best in the world. Also many tourist sites attract lots of visitors.
As well St. Lucas is the largest city of the state "Cyta Goa" and also its capital.
Stats: sorry, i have a weird problem with the spoilers :-(
Country: Northern Union Republic
State: Cyta Goa
Mayor: Hank Sinter (CFP)
Vice Mayor: Gerald Eden (CFP)Area:
Total: 994.8 km²
Metro Region: 4,878 km²
Water: 86.1 km²
Metro Region: ca. 15,288,000
Ethnicity: 73.1 % N.U.R., 26.9 % Other
Economy (without Metro Region):
GDP: $ 303,9 billion
GDP per capita: $ 60,308
GDP per sector: agricult. 3,3%, industry 21,0%, services 75,7%
Unemployment: 4,3 %
Crime rate: 5,5 %
Main Industries: food, metals, communications equipment, tourism, hightech, banking, insurance
Vehicle Registration: SLC
Elevation: 6m - 256m
Northern Union Republic (N.U.R.):
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.
It started as a small settlement founded by the British in 1537. After some time of uneventfully years the fishing village was incorporated in the british seatrade route in 1577. The location a bit upstream of river Cyta Goa became interesting for the british empire due to its strategically favorable location and better protection opportunities as the administration headquarters of the west coast of today's N.U.R. In 1593 St. Lucas' Infrastructure got improved with seawalls and an harbor was created. Today there are many preserved walls of defence of that time. After the death of Queen Elisabeth Tudor I in 1603 King Jakob Stuart I governed England and decided to send his emissaries to the colonies to improve the importance of the town at the west coast. It was a time when british interests in the colonies grew and the power of the spanish king should be decreased. Stuart named the city Johnstown.
1627 the city was attacked by the spanish, but was defended successfully. Privateer Frank Destise warned Johnstown after losing 2 barques to a spanish fleet, so the Royal Army was able to prepare and go in position downriver. The surprisingly early starting defending action could weaken the spanish attack.
The log of Frank Destise tells about the attack:
"The efforts of the spanish to take over Johnstown have ended early after losing a frigate and an wargalleon in the south. The most serious mistake of the invaders was to attack my fleet in the wide bay of british territorial waters."
This was the last time he was seen alive after his vanishing.
Until 1660 the city's population grew up to about 50.000 settlers on the town of todays Ipswich Island. The Church of St. Lucas was built and the city got its name after it. The defenses of the city have been strenghtened, the spanish attacks stayed out. After industrialization up to early 19th century the city grew and spread out to the shores and all over the river delta and the plains. In 1915 the citys' population reached 1 million, due to more tax regulations and finacial supports by the government the area became more interesting. Until 1960 the metropolitan area had a population of 10 million people.First impressions:
Upper district Foldborough
Overview of central district Channington
Park Of 6th April
Part of the westcoast of Ipswich island
Industrial port area and western suburbian area Shetwood
Hays Bridge under construction. It connects the island and district Dullerford when completed and shall relieve the traffic density of the Downtown considerably.
On the right you see Easthampton National Airport. The International Airport is located 11 kilometers away from the city border. (Maybe i'll create it on a own map)
River Cyta Goa has a noticeable width already...
The castle of Burling, located on the river Cyta Goa
Foldborough train station
South Cannchester Station
More pics still to come...
The coastline is one of St. Lucas' biggest urban offer of environment and recreation. The pedestrian and bicycle paths enclose Ipswich Island completely, so you can enjoy the time and take a walk everywhere on its coast. It's possible to circumnavigate the island by travelling a distance of about 22 kilometers on the paths. You are able to see many interesting tourist sites on your way.St. Lucas Passenger Port
Small Passenger Harbor "Longrose Marina"
4* Hotel on the other shoreline...
More pics still to come...
After being featured i think i have to show more pictures, so here are some images of the promenade. There will be more when the city is completed.
A hotel at the promenade. Not the cheapest...
Train station near the stadium
Northeast cruise port
Somewhere in the inner city...
View from a restaurant to downtown
Entrance to the promenade
Passenger harbour at southwest
Old prison, abandoned a long time ago, opened for tourists
One of many hotels at the shore
@gbojanic: i swear the stones and rocks are not copied from your brimini. I had this idea on my own, before i've seen your creation
Here are some more Overview Pictures, the city is now about 90% completed.
View to Ipswich
View from Airport
Actually the city offers a lot of vegetation areas, a lot of nature out there for the stressed people. For example the Outback of Sinneton County in the backyards...
Rural areas and urban density just beside each other...
View to suburb Dullerford and greenery
Here are more pictures of the city. I have the "Bay City Problem" of an overloaded city crashing when taking closeup pics. I switched off traffic to avoid crashes.
Park Of 6th April
View along the promenade
Darson Parkstadium, home of FC Foldborough
Sandbury Community Park
Convention Center A
Some modern hotel
Easthampton National Airport, completely built on an artificial island, has about 17 million passengers a year
"First Street", a main road near downtown area (i switched off traffic to avoid crashes)
The far upstream navigable river Cyta Goa
picture by a helmet camera of a parachutist
Ipswich island, view from East
Nice view, picture edited by @fayeddd Thank you! Check out his amazing mods, for example: Residential - Regatta Jakarta Residence
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