|12, 37.1368, 120.0792|
|• Total||307 km2|
|• Census (2015)||840 000|
Busakyueng (busɑkjyŋ, old script: 霧叉勲) is the 8th largest city in Kojo, and by far the largest in the Kyoélnain-iki region. It has historically been the cultural and political city of the nations northern, mountainous region, and even in the very centralistic political system of today it still preserves a quite distinct culture.
The city is squeezed between two mountain chains to the west and east, with the river Kime flowing through the middle. To the north there are rather flat and fertile plains, while the valley narrows down to the south. Throughout history this was the bottleneck entrance to the mountainous areas in the north from the other Kojolese kingdoms further south, and as a result the strategic location has always been a place of both vigorous fighting and intense trade.
Administration and demographics
Coming from the north, the regular government-owned motorway D XX (on a ~10 km section G XX) connects to city towards Góhomi, and continues south towards Tsumani, Makalasueng and eventually Pyingshum. Also publicly owned, the D YY coming from the eastern Unzai and Láng Chessoryuel-sur valley ends in a four-way interchange to the north-east of the city centre with the motorway XX and the main route of the Joendai Express Way. While not toll free, the public motorways are regular parts of the national motorway system and are tolled accordingly.
The city's largest private employer, the car manufacturer Joendai, started venturing in the business of building and operating express ways in the 1960's. The company today owns, maintains and promotes about 70 km of motorway in and around Busakyueng, called Joendai Kōfogótsu.
Accessing the Joendai Kōfogótsu network costs 50 Zubi for cars up to 3.5 t, and 120 Z for larger vehicles. However, on weekdays during rush-hour that price is raised to 70 and 160 Zubi respectively. Workers at Joendai have free access.
- Dating back to its past as a merchant city, the city is a stronghold of liberal market politics. Unlike other cities during industrialisation, the workers in the industrial plants did not become supporters of more left-wing parties, but instead the free market was seen as what brought prosperity in the first place. The very liberal free-market ideology has dominated municipal and regional policy making ever since.