Lemmington

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Lemmington, Tulpanen
City/County
CountryFlag of the FSA.svg Federal States
 • StateTulpanen
 • CountyLemmington
DemonymLemmingtonian
Government
 • MayorNathaniel Orndoff
Population
 • Estimate (2017)719,335

Lemmington is the largest city in the state of Tulpanen, with a population of 719,335. The city, located along the shore of Lake 2, developed rapidly in the late 1800s due to its location as a port city and for its manufacturing industries. Decline in manufacturing in the Federal States starting in the 1950s hit Lemmington particularly hard, as the city struggled to recover and wealthier citizens moved to the suburbs. Within 40 years, the population of Lemmington more than halved from 1,399,893 to 691,012. However, recent investment into Lemmington's downtown area and certain neighborhoods has made the city a slightly more desirable place to live.

History

Lemmington was established as the capital city of the colony of Lemland in 1745.

Transportation

Rail

Lemmington has a commuter rail system that radiates into its suburbs.

Roads

Lemmington is served by FS-10 (which has its western terminus in the city) and FS-259. It is also served by Tulpanen State Routes 1, 2, 2A, 4, 8, 11, 13, 15, 43, 61, 84, 201, 202, and 659.

Culture

Lemmington hosts the annual Lemmington Fruit Festival, one of the most prestigious food related gatherings in the world. Established in 1876 by local welder Jericho Fairchild in his backyard, the festival now draws over 800,000 visitors annually. The festival is now operated at both an outdoor location in Fruit Village, purchased by the Lemmington Fruit Group in 1898, and at the Lemmington Fruit Convention Center, built in 1973.