|11, 12.3494, 37.1276|
|Nationalities||Auronian, Tusken, Beaumontaner, Various|
|• Municipality Mayor||Dann Dioni|
|• City Mayor||Qoan Dene-Mudasvarbela|
|• Total||1493.56 km2|
|• Urban||1337.55 km2|
|• Rural||155.99 km2|
|• Estimate (2019)||4,800,000|
|• Census (2018)||4,678,393|
|Metro||yes (Subway Koescad)|
|The city is under reconstruction! Don't use any data until it is finished.|
Koescad, sometimes written Koessad, is the capital and the largest city of Auronia. It's located on the eastern shore of Auronia. It is the cultural, touristic, industrial, business and economic core of Auronia. It is home to 4.6 million people, with the population growing each year at a higher rate than the average on in Auronia. It is considered the connection between Auronia and the rest of the world.
Koescad was a fishing town like most of the cities near to the sea or by a bigger river. The first buildings, which are standing still even today, were built on the right bank of the Koescad River. It's population grew to 15,000 in 1707, and it become fortified for the safety and protection from invasions, becoming the largest city in Auronia, and was never overtaken after that.
When Ingerland started colonizing different regions, in 1967 Auronia was affected as well. In 1970 they defeated the natives, and took over Koescad. They forced the natives to live only inside their fortified part of the city. And to take control of them and disallow them to attack the colonizers, they constructed a fortification around the original native fortification. In 1899, when the natives throughout Auronia started revolting, they freed the natives from Koescad from the Ingerish. From independence of Auronia in 1900, to today, Koescad was constantly growing, as the by far most important city to Auronians.
The area is pretty flat, with some smaller wetlands, and little hills. The main core of Koescad is located on the Auronian Peninsula, surrounded by the Strait of Tusken to the east, Bay of Auronia to the south, and the Koescad River to the west. There are a few islands of the coast. Across the Strait of Tusken, lies the Tusken Island, home to the Tusken people. To the south is also the Mourintta Island, which is divided between 3 municipalities.
The population of the core of the city, as a district within the municipality of Koescad, is 672,000 people, more than any other city in Auronia. The KMA - Koescad Metro Area, which is a municipality with special status within Auronia, and it has a population of 4,6 million people. The metropolitan area around Koescad has 6,8 million people, 52% of the Auronia total population. Besides Koescad, it includes Industis, Kostmaa, Gourpent, Tessed and Tuskemaar.
The population of Koescad was continuously growing from 1112. The population boomed between 1900 and 1925, going from 120,000 people to 1,700,000 people and growing a bit slowly until 1980 when it hit the maximum in it's history - 5.7 million people. Due to many reasons, mostly political and economic, the population started to shrink like in most of Auronia's cities. It went from the previous 5.7 million to 2.8 million in just 15 years. Many people were displaced to the rural areas during that period. After the Auronian Civil War, the population started to rise again. From the previous 2.8 million people it went up to 3.8 million people, and finally, it hit 4.6 people in the last census in 2018. Some people say that Koescad has already surpassed the 4.7 million mark.
The city has a positive birth rate, and is one of the cities with a positive migration influx. Many people from rural parts of Auronia, as well as other cities, start their new lives in Koescad, mainly because of economics, as it is by far the richest part of Auronia. It is one of the 3 cities (alongside with Boskamp and Koteira) that have a positive migration influx from the rest of world. Many Auronians in the diaspora are coming back to Koescad, and foreigner very often choose Koescad as the primary destination for their future lives.
Koescad is by far the richest city in Auronia. It accounts for almost 35% of the GDP and has a much higher GDP per capita than the one of all of Auronia. It is home to most of the bigger companies, such as Little, AOG, Aviva, Air.au, etc. The average wage in Koescad is about 1,475 USD , compared to 810 USD, the average of Auronia. The lowest wage is 750 USD and the highest is 2,200 USD. It is home to the main airport, main business center, and other places of cultural importance. It is not the main port in Auronia, that title goes to the one in Industis. However the Zaspore Koescad, Ing. Koescad Freightyard, a group of artificial islands, is the 2nd international hub after Industis Port, and is the main gate before entering the Bay of Auronia towards Industis. It is also where all the oil reserves are stored.
It has the most highways in Auronia, such as the H-1, H-2, H-3, H-7, H-9 (Koescad Circle) and H-107. The parts of the city are finely connected, and there aren't many traffic jams. The Vogga Ruta, is the main and most known street in all of Koescad. It connects Park Auronia with the H-1 highway, with Komerss (the CBD), Tenser (Center), Vogga neighborhood and the popular tourist attraction, Koescad Marina.
Koescad as a special municipality is divided into - lower-level municipalities. They are close to the highest level of a subdivision in Auronia, but aren't the exact equivalent. They tend to represent 'boroughs', and are much smaller areas compared to other Auronian municipalities, often with higher densities.
Looking at the map on the right, they include:
- Koescad-Tenser -- The financial and business hub for Koescad. Home to the Marina, National Offices, Cape Auronia, Auronian Lighthouse and Qaloria Zetel Ledoven. One of the most dense parts of Auronia.
- Vogga -- The densest subdivision in Auronia, home to many attractions, like the Arvaa Koescad, Arena Parq, Vogga Botanical Garden, many stadiums. The famous Vogga Ruta starts here.
- Ledoven -- The industrial hub of Koescad. The gateway between the sprawling suburbs and the core of Koescad. Famous for the Koescad Fair.
- Naria -- The 2nd youngest district of Koescad. The densest suburban district.
- Gatoped -- The midpoint between Industis and Koescad-proper. Big industrial place. Famous for the Kasdla a Koescad. Was a city before it joined Koescad.
- TBD -- The most marine active district of Koescad. Fishing and boat-sailing is very popular here. The 3rd youngest district of Koescad.
- TBD -- The least dense district of Koescad, and the highest. Home to the highest point of Koescad. Mostly composed of sprawling suburban housings.
- Utenscil -- Was a city before Koescad absorbed it. Famous for it's racetracks.
- Lotus -- The newest district of Koescad. Joined after the splitting of the Mourintta Island. Famous for it's cuisine.
Many foreigners tend to pronounce the name Koescad, as Kou-es-kad, but the SC in Auronian language is pronounced only as longer S, and the O is a straight O without a slight transition to U. So it is actually Koe-ss-ad.