|12, -32.4159, 170.1010|
|• Prime Councillor||Sasye Saltstreet|
|• Councillor for the Eastern Sector||Chip Lestelsetsenbenihuli|
|• Councillor for the Northern Sector||Wolfrik Desbakar|
|• Councillor for the Western Sector||Towel Hazu-ᚼaba|
|• Councillor for the Southwestern Sector||Tezel Westwharfhaneedin|
|• Councillor for the City Center||Aspect Satsanᚼel|
|• Greater Metropolis (Kattenden Canton)||304 km2|
117 sq mi
|Elevation||sea level-52 m (sea level-171 ft)|
|• Estimate (2017)||1,250,000|
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.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics and Government
- 5 Education
- 6 Healthcare
- 7 Economy
- 8 Demographics
- 9 Transportation and Infrastructure
- 10 Culture
- 11 Sibling Cities
- 12 See also
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.
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.
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
Kattenden New City Academy
Latina Street Primary School
North Kattenden Comprehensive Secondary School
Silicon Quay Technological Secondary School
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.)
Transportation and Infrastructure
Streets and Highways
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.
Kattenden also has a light rail subway system; see Kattenden Canton Metro.