Hexagonia City

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Hexagonia City
Ville-Hexagonie
City
Jacaranda trees in Presse Square
CountryFlag of Tigeria.png Tigeria
Population
 • Estimate (2020)1,100,000
MetroHexagonia City Metro
BusesHexagonia City Metro

Hexagonia City, officially the City of Hexagonia, is the most populous city in Tigeria and a major city in the Rivages of Tarephia. The city is known for its tropical climate, its cosmopolitan lifestyle, its diplomatic community, and its dense metropolis. Because of the ubiquitous jacaranda trees which line the streets of the city, Hexagonia City is also called the "City of Jacarandas."

Hexagonia City is situated on the southeastern shores of Hexagonia Island, adjacent to the Straits of Hexagonia. It is one of the major entrepôts of the world, with hundreds of thousands of tons of freight passing through the Port of Hexagonia City each year.

Although the Tigerines inhabited mainland Tigeria and Inxigne, they attributed the geothermal steam on Hexagonia Island to the presence of spiritual beings; thus they did not settle in the archipelago. The Meilanese were the first to inhabit the Hexagonia City area, founding the settlement of Ba Ri Xi. Once the Inxignese discovered the settlement of Ba Ri Xi, they too began migrating to the archipelago, adding the islands to their navigational charts. With the arrival of the Franquese from Broceliande in the 1500s, Ville-Hexagonie began appearing on global maps. The modern city of Hexagonia took its present form following the end of the Great War.

Hexagonia City is a global city, a financial center, and a worldwide center for diplomacy due to the presence of several international organizations based there, including the Lycene League, and the Red Shield. Together with St. Richards, Pretany, and Chanunwa, West Commonia, Hexagonia City is one of three cities in the world to host the Assembly of Nations. The city has an advanced market economy with strengths in finance, international relations, technology, and tourism. It is also a hub for social media companies such as Jonquil and Yarn.

History

Hexagonia City is situated on the Windsferry Archipelago, so named for the ventus ferus describing the strong winds that blow across the islands on some days.

Meilanese Settlement

Windsferry Republic (1717 - 1725)

Pays-Rivageois Rule (1725 - 1785)

The Pays-Rivageois organized the Windsferry Archipelago into the state of Tigrisie-Francès. Following the series of referendums in the 1780s, the archipelago became independent as the Republic of Félicité in 1785. The windward side of the republic was the more developed side, and tensions arose between the windward side and the leeward side of the islands over how to develop the islands. In 1787, the Republic of Félicité put a referendum to the people, who voted to split the island into two republics.

Felicitine Rule (1787-1874)

Aquiline became the capital of the windward facing republic of Felicity-Aquiline in 1787. In the following decades, the republic pursued a policy of mercantilism, and Aquiline became the chief port of the republic.

Federal States Rule (1874-1944)

The Federal States identified Felicity-Aquiline as a strategic location to counter Mergany's growing influence on the world in the decades leading up to the Great War. In 1874, the Federal States navy arrived in the Straits of Hexagonia. After a series of naval battles, the Aquiline-Felicitine forces surrendered to the Federal States forces, and the whole republic of Felicity-Aquiline become a colony of the Federal States.

Redwater Plan

During the time that Aquiline was occupied by the Federal States, the governor of city commissioned native Archantan urban planner Matho Redwater of Mennowa to design a grand plan for the city. Redwater examined Hexagonia Island and instead proposed a united vision for the the whole windward side of the island. Redwater called his unified metropolis the city of Hexagonia, stretching from Dakota Point in the southwest to the existing city of Aquiline. Impressed with Redwater's plan, the governor approved it. In the following decades, Aquiline rapidly expanded towards the west and built the new downtown where the city hall of Hexagonia City is located today. In 1819, the governor officially reincorporated Aquiline as the City of Hexagonia.

Tigeria - Present

Following the Great War, the Federal States transferred Hexagonia City to Tigeria. The city won the bid to host one of the three Assembly of Nations offices shortly thereafter. When the Assembly is unable to meet in Pretany, they will meet in Tigeria instead, as has happened when speakers from the Pretanic Faction State wished to address the Assembly.

Hexagonia City's modern skyline began to take form during the 1950s with the advent of reinforced concrete. Many housing estates were built, and the 103-block Pear Blossom Estates is one of the largest housing estates in the world.

Geography

Hexagonia City rests at the foot of Mount Ascot.

Demographics

Economy

Venture Capital

Hexagonia City is considered one of the leaders of the modern venture capital industry, with numerous venture capital firms located on or near Des Tigres Boulevard. These firms have funded many technology startups in the Rivages and beyond, and the firms have established Hexagonia City as the place to be for new companies in technology, biomedical industries, and life sciences.

The following venture capital firms were founded and/or have a presence in Hexagonia City:

  • Archangel Capital Management
  • Chandra, Soong, and Aralong Ventures
  • Credential Capital Fund
  • Darcy Funds
  • Des Tigres Capital Ventures
  • Egg Harbor Capital
  • Goron, Sozelle, and Moore Capital
  • Hammerstone Ventures
  • Imperial Ventures
  • Incognito Ventures
  • Pearey Ventures
  • Quantum Technology Ventures
  • Rind Capital
  • TareTechnology Fund

Social Media

Hexagonia City is home to several major social media firms.

The following social media firms were founded and/or have a presence in Hexagonia City:

  • Jonquil
  • Vis-à-Vis Social Communications
  • Yarn, Inc.

Technology

The following technology companies were founded and/or have a presence in Hexagonia City:

  • Icebridge Systems
  • Macrohard Mainframes
  • Ping Search Engine
  • Sextant Networks
  • Tiger Eye Cybersecurity

Culture

Food in Hexagonia City is based on Franquese and Meilanese cuisine.

Government

Education

Cinq Îles Grant University serves the city. It is noted for the Matho Redwater College of Urban Planning and Design, home to the Global Metropolises Research Network that profiles the global cities of the world each year.

Media

Hexagonia City is home to the General Press (Presses Généraux), one of the world's press associations. Its local newspaper is the Hexagonia Presse.

Transportation

Hexagonia City is served by Hexagonia City International Airport.

Sibling Cities

Hexagonia is paired with the following cities: