The capital city of Ingerland is located in the eastern part of the country, in the, being the administrative, cultural and economic center of the nation. It's designated as a collaborative territory meaning everyone interested is welcome to contribute. However, to prevent the city from being mapped chaotically and to allow it to grow naturally, the city should be planned thoroughly in this section before anything is mapped.
|NOTE: The capital should not be based directly off London. The city should have some distinct and unique characteristics. Nevertheless, London is welcome as an inspiration.|
|What to discuss:
And various other aspects, bits and pieces...
|At first, I would like to point out the suggested size for the capital. It will, of course, depend on how many people will live in Ingerland proper. If we take the population density of IRL UK (270/sq.km), Ingerland would have 139 mln. people. Although, I doubt that such population density is possible at such high latitudes, nor it can be as low as Scottish (67/sq.km). For my calculations down below, I took the population density of 150/sq.km. and got the supposed population of Ingerland at 77 310 000. (UK has 67 mln)
Whatever the case, we probably should keep the population density of Winburgh (I would also like to keep the same name; there are myriads of objects all around OGF named after Winburgh) around the same as London (5500-6000 per sq.km.) and the city area may accomodate 1500-2000 sq.km in total.
Location within capital region
The capital should, of course, be placed along the river. I shifted the "centre" location to the position on the left because I believe it looks more defendable: rivers cut the access to the fort at three sides, and on the fourth side there are hills. Later on, the development of industry may lead to mass building at more flat areas, such as where "capital" marker is located on OGF at the moment.
Geography of the region
Here is an another map featuring main obstacles that would play key role in city's strategic position -- hills and marshes. Most of the marshes would be gone by the present day, and hills were turned into national parks or natural reserves.
Here's the sketch map on how the growth will go. The city's size before 1700 was quite negligible.
I would estimate the capital agglomeration's population at 8 mln - 11 mln. The capital region area's population should not exceed 15 mln people.
I also have this very crude map of main railways (excluding local ones) and main motorways in agglomeration.
My proposal is probably too early since we don't have main transport corridors planned.
The northeastern and the southern part of the capital region could be hilly as there are rivers from adjacent regions kinda originating in those locations. As a center of culture, economy, and administration, population could be at least 10% of the total population of Ingerland. In infrastructure, there could be a symmetrical layout of a palace surrounded by gardens as the seat of government, or castles that are now museums. Senju (talk) 02:11, 1 May 2023 (UTC)
I really don't want the capital to be called Winburgh - it is such an ugly name that's also not very typical of English naming conventions (it's much more like Edinburgh which is Scottish). Winburgh can stay as a decent sized city in the north. Gubble (talk) 16:39, 5 May 2023 (UTC)