Kattenden

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Kattenden
Municipal Logo
CountryDuncanheim Flag.png Duncanheim
Government
 • Prime CouncillorSasye Saltstreet
 • Councillor for the Eastern SectorChip Lestelsetsenbenihuli
 • Councillor for the Northern SectorWolfrik Desbakar
 • Councillor for the Western SectorTowel Hazu-ᚼaba
 • Councillor for the Southwestern SectorTezel Westwharfhaneedin
 • Councillor for the City CenterAspect Satsanᚼel
Area
 • Greater Metropolis (Kattenden Canton)304 km2
117 sq mi
Elevationsea level-52 m (sea level-171 ft)
Population
 • Estimate (2017)Increase 1,250,000
Postal Code0xxx
MetroKattenden Metro

Kattenden is a city on the coast of Duncanheim, located in the south of Archanta, at the mouth of the Katten River. The city is home to an estimated 1,250,000 people, and serves as the capital of Duncanheim, as it has since the nation's founding in 1442.

Etymology

The origins of the name Kattenden are lost to history. The name ends with "den", which is Tungumal for "country or territory", and while the root phoneme "kat" is found in many Tungumal words pertaining to cooking (leading scholars to believe that Ancient Tungumal may have used "kat" to mean "to cook"), there is no particular evidence that the city's name refers to this usage.

History

Geography

Politics and Government

The municipal structures governing Kattenden are about as confusing as the street layout in the oldest parts of the city. Kattenden grew over the centuries, taking in surrounding towns and villages, sometimes annexing them to the city government, sometimes leaving them as independent municipalities under the Canton government. In 1965, it was decided that the metropolitan area needed a single, unified government. As the urban and suburban sprawl of Kattenden had, by this point, taken up the majority of Kattenden Canton, the decision was made by Parliament to restructure municipal governments in the Canton as part of the Canton government.
Most towns and townships within Kattenden Canton were made Boroughs of the City-Canton of Kattenden in 1966, however, two towns, Laglendith and Freya Market Town, refused to give up their status as independent city-level municipalities. This created a bureaucratic nightmare, as the City Council of Kattenden had become the main decision-making authority for the City-Canton of Kattenden, but the City Councils of Laglendith and Freya Market Town had decision-making authority in their respective municipalities, which were part of the Canton of Kattenden but not part of the City-Canton of Kattenden, even though the Canton of Kattenden had been replaced by the City-Canton of Kattenden, meaning that any decision of a City Council requiring the approval of the Canton Council would go to the City-Canton Council, who would send it back, as they had not been authorized by the referenda to have jurisdiction in the two remaining non-City-Canton cities. This was especially problematic for things like major road maintenance, rail travel and infrastructure, and major building permissions, which would normally be decided by the City, then approved by the Canton.
In 1973, this situation was finally solved when the City-Canton was reclassified as a regular Canton, with most of the municipal structures of the City-Canton (exclusive of Cantonal powers in Laglendith and Freya Market Town) reclassified as The Metropolitan Division of Kattenden Canton, the official name it retains to this day.

Education

Public Schools

Public schools in Kattenden include the following:

Byornatuni Primary School
East Kattenden International Secondary School
Forest Park Primary School
Four Seasons Primary School
Frelsibero Artistic Secondary School
Halfdan Academy
Kattenden New City Academy
Latina Street Primary School
Lestelstrond School
North Kattenden Comprehensive Secondary School
Silicon Quay Technological Secondary School
Yunaghe Academy
and others

Private Schools

Universities

There are three major universities in Kattenden Canton: The Royal University of Kattenden, The Hanyal University, and Laglendith University. (Laglendith University is in Kattenden Canton and within the Kattenden Metropolitan Area, but is not in the Metropolitan Division of Kattenden Canton, but rather, in the City of Laglendith.)

Healthcare

Economy

Demographics

Transportation and Infrastructure

Streets and Highways

Rail

Heavy Rail

Kattenden is served by Duncanheim National Rail, with two main passenger stations, Kattenden Rhiannon & Kattenden Central, and seven secondary stations, Hanyal Heights, North Agnarsson, Freya Market, Kattenden Bakarsbond Airport, East Baldurbero, Junction, and Laglendith. Duncanheim National Rail also runs a large number of freight trains in and out of the city.

Light Rail

Kattenden also has a light rail subway system; see Kattenden Canton Metro.

Buses

Airports

See Kattenden Bakarsbond International Airport

Ships and Ferries

Culture

Sibling Cities

See also