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11, 36.4229, 119.3088
The Sunmyuel Tyanhā Canal feeding into the river Kime in Mómauel-Pang
"Pyáfu, tujú"
Rise, always
 • Total1302 km2
 • Census (2015)8 600 000
 • Density6 605/km2
Metro17 lines + 5 highly branched Papáchē routes

Pyingshum (pjiŋɕɯm, old script: xxx) is the capital and biggest city of Kojo. It is the centre of politics, culture and commerce as well as the country's main transportation hub.



The area around today's Pyingshum was inhabited by various tribes without apparent cultural connections or language since the stone age. There have been findings of ancient tools and cave drawings as well as primitive clothing. Earliest housing and farming facilities found date back to around 9,000 b.c.

Pre-Pyilser-krun'a (old classics)

The time between the formation of civilisation and the take over of the early Pyilser-krun'a Dynasty is usually, when referring to the area around Pyingshum, divided into 3 ages.

The 1st age starts with the first permanent settlements along the river Kime, which flowed in a slightly different bed at that time. These small agricultural communities were formative to large areas along major rivers in Kojo with fertile land.

The 2nd age is usually dated between 200 and 950. During this time the first small cities were forming, amongst them the ancient ancestor of today's Pyingshum, called Tyússen. This settlement was developing on a major hill carved by the river Kime, which is today known as the Castle Hill in Kūtokkyaen-Pang. There are no physical remains of this city.

In the 3rd age, lasting from 950 to 1249, the region entered a temporarily dark age due to some phases of intense wars and fighting. Several small potentates in the region tried to seize power from each other. Eventually, after a large battle, Abdi-Likk and his troops appeared to have won and captured the city of Tyússen on today's Castle Hill. Damaged by the intense fighting, they rebuild much of the town in a few years. However, meanwhile the Krun'a merchant family, who had more or less ruled over the city previously, managed to secretly gain support amongst opponents of Abdi-Likk, and prepared for a surprising re-capturing of the city. In 1249 they stormed the yet unfortified city with the unified troops of many formerly hostile fighters, and killed all members of Abdi-Likk's clan. They built a new city, "Pyilsshum'yu", at the feet of the hill, and a military bastion on the hill top, which over time turned into a luxury residence. The Krun'a clan founded the new Pyilser-krun'a Dynasty lineage, in which many of the collaborates were included via marriages and other arrangements.

Early Pyilser-krun'a Dynasty

From 1249 to around 1620 the Pyilser-krun'a lineage, which in the 17th century would go on to unify and rule the modern Kojolese nation state, controlled just the area around Pyingshum. The city was slowly growing at the feet of Castle Hill, which itself was mostly kept as a garden for the royal family. Many remains of this old Pyingshum can still be seen today in Kūtokkyaen-Pang. The remains of the Old City Wall "Kū Tokkyaenbu" still mark the area occupied by this oldest part of the city . The kingdom was one of many in the area of today's Kojo, which was a rag rug of small kingdoms and principalities.

Civil War and Emerging as Capital of Kojo

Caused by an escalating civil war between the countless many kingdoms and a great famine in 1620, huge parts of the population in the area of today's Kojo and immediate surroundings were forced to flee and relocate, mingling language and culture. As a result, all political structures were disrupted, and only few kings were able to stay in charge of their kingdoms or principalities. Things slowly settled down for about 40 years, while the survivors of the big migration wave started to build their new lives and new political structures arouse where the former sovereigns lost control. Due to a good balance of handling the mass influx of foreigners to the city and surroundings while at the same time upholding military strength again concurring kingdoms, Pyingshum was not as heavily damaged as many other major cities and emerged from the big wave under good conditions. Because the kingdom happened to do quite well economically and gained influence after the wave, King Surb Rēkku from the Pyilser-krun'a dynasty intensified his aspiration to gain more control over the other kingdoms in the area from the early 1630's on, and his kingdom slowly expanded.

In 1622, 4 years into his reign and at the age of 20, he had married 18 years old Chihaya Nabunga, daughter of the Hopponese leader Ato Nabunga and his concubine, or rather co-empress, Queen Riya. The Hopponese leader hoped that the marriage would improve general political stability in the north; marrying his daughter to the Pyilser-krun'a Dynasty, he gambled that Surb Rēkku would be able to unify the area of today's Kojo. Eventually, 4 years before his death, in 1668, an area quite similar to today's Kojo was unified by the King and his Hopponese wife, and Pyingshum became the capital of the new Kingdom of Kojo. The country entered a phase called "High Pyilser-krun'a Dynasty", which was marked by a large draw of administration, science and trade to the new nation's capital, where it flourish. Also, the marriage to Hopponese royalty not only had a vast influence on rules and rites in the royal court itself, but also drew, in addition to the already quite extensive court society, a considerable number of Hopponese admirers who followed their beloved Chihaya and settled down in Kojo permanently. This had a large impact on the the Kojolese language, whose modern variant is largely influenced by royal Pyilser and Hopponese.

On the aspect of city planning, Surb Rēkku also commissioned a large extension to the century-old city wall. The large influx of new inhabitants from all over the country into the already crammed city made him to mandate the drainage of the swampy area to the west of the old city, and the constructible surface area of the city quadrupled by 1663. This demonstration of will for expansion was one of the many factor which promoted the peaceful unification of Kojo 5 years later. He also started building the "Beautiful Princess Nobun'ga Bridge" ("Mēonra Nabun'ga Kamul") in the new western part of the city, which posed the first permanent construction crossing the river. At the adjacent market square there is the Hopponese Quarter "Hoppon no Machi" (ホッポンの街).

In the year of the Kojolese unification in 1668, Surb Rēkku opened this bridge, and it still is a major tourist attraction today.

High Pyilser-krun'a Dynasty

As the capital city of the Kojolese Kingdom, the city of Pyingshum established itself as the unchallenged primate city in the wider region as trade, higher education and bureaucracy went through the roof. Up to 1826, for a total of 577 years since 1249, it was under direct control of the Pyilser-krun'a dynasty, which from 1668 on governed all of Kojo from there. Around the beginning of the 19th century, the King commissioned the first planned expansion of the city in post-medieval times, with the erection of Jiuefum Bei, "Rectangle Quarters", in today's Goengyuē-Pang. For the most part however, the monarchy was not overly concerned with mindfully facilitating the population growth caused by the first effects of the upcoming industrialisation.

Industrialisation and the down-throw of the Monarchy

Pyingshum pop development.PNG

As the first vibe of industrialisation swept through the country, social problems became apparent, and unrest was forming in the workers' quarters. Leading up to the 1820's, the people were dissatisfied with their extravagant and incompetent ruler's way of spending enormous amounts of money on splendour and luxury while the housing conditions in the city became more than unbearable. Popular unrest overthrew the monarchy violently, without much resistance from the military which itself planned to use the unrest to seize power, in 1828. It stormed the castle atop castle hill, and most members of the royal family were killed.

After intense struggle between workers' movements, democratic intellectuals and the military, a semi-democratic constitution was written and proclaimed in 1834. This success and the avoidance of a large civil war is referred to as the "19th century's wonder" in Kojolese history. The national parliament decided in the 1840's that to the north-north-west of the old city core, where there was space to build on, a new capital was to be erected at a small distance to the historic city centre perceives as archaic and unfit for future, with wide boulevards radiating from the centre-piece, the Arc of Unity. In these government quarters the new democratic institutions got established. The road layout as well as the architecture was supervised by lead city planner and architect Tunmaldu-Oejaén Ozuman. This area still attracts visitors today who marvel at the distinct Ozuman Style.

Although the city planners knew that over time the two city centres would probably merge and together form the centre of a much larger city, the unexpected quick rise of industrialisation drew so much people into the city that after just a few years the city duplicated in size. Railway traffic increased as well, with many different railway termini springing up all over the city. The first section of metro line 1 began operation in 1891, and already in 1892 line 2 run from east to west to connect Daiamondoshi-Pang from the the great amber market hall (now Humenyamin Chezi) and the former Ozuman Chezi with the new western far-distance railway station.

Approaching the 20th century the metro system continued to grow steadily.

20th Century

In the 1970's the general shortage of residential and apartment spaces in Pyingshum was everything but declining, and with globalisation there was a special need for large scale office developments to accommodate global enterprises operating in and from Kojo. Building modern skyscrapers across the city was perceived as undesirable, since this would have severely disrupted the city's skyline and architectural merit. Therefore it was decided, under the impression of the principle of functional structuring, to move Aku-Dyanchezi from Doíku-Pang further south, invest heavily in new automobile and public transit infrastructure, and give modern architects a playground to build glass high rises in front of the relocated railway station on the ground of former railway yards. Basic developments were finished alongside with the first office towers in the 1980's, and the last empty blocks were being filled in the late 1990's. Due to ever growing land value and office space demand, old mid-rise buildings from the early stage of development are now increasingly being taken down and replaced with new towers, leading to a mixture of architectural styles from the 80's to contemporary ones.

Modern times



Climate data for Pyingshum, Kojo (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.9
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.8
Average low °C (°F) −0.7
Average precipitation mm (inches) 80.1 90.5 118.1 115.7 110.4 73.2 95.6 56.2 60.5 81.1 115.4 119.8 1,116.6
Average rainy days 7.9 8.5 9.6 8.5 8.1 7.2 6.5 5.9 5.5 6.7 7.8 7.9 90.1
Mean monthly sunshine hours 167 174 215 255 302 321 327 307 251 245 246 173 2,983
Source: Kojolese Meteorological Agency.


Road Network

There are several highways feeding into the city from other parts of the country. They all connect to the G1 - Pyingshum-Góso Kul, a ring motorway enwrapping the inner city. There is also an outer ring highway with a radius of about 15 km, consisting of several interconnected tangential motorways. There are 5 highways that extend into the inner city to grant quick access to the motorway network.

Since the rise of motorisation traffic policies in Pyingshum have been constantly dealing with the soaring usage of cars: while on one hand trying to meet the demand by implementing appropriate traffic solutions, car usage in the inner city is being discouraged in a number of ways. Especially in the inner city car traffic is discouraged by a number of policies; since the 60's, many narrow streets in central neighbourhoods have been transformed into pedestrian and bike-only paths. Also the vast public transportation network has constantly been upgraded to ensure sufficient mobility for the city's inhabitants. There is virtually none free public parking, and high fees are imposed on car ownership in the inner city in general. Like most national highways, users have to pay tolls to use them; in Pyingshum during rush hour, additional congestion charges apply. The city has two designated low emission zones. Zone I includes the area inside of the outer highway ring, and with the exception of the motorway leading to the harbour and the harbour area itself highly polluting vehicles are banned here. Zone II covers the inner city inside of the inner highway ring, and here Diesel as well as even less polluting vehicles as in zone I are prohibited from entering. It is possible to buy-out one's vehicle from this ban by paying, depending on the vehicle's emissions, a fee from 3,500 Zubi up to 15,000 Zubi (~600 int$) per month. The car sticker given out to these exempt vehicles is also known as "Daiamondoshi-medal", because most of them belong to a super rich elite who resides in Daiamondoshi-Pang, who are willing to pay these exorbitant amounts to be still able to show off their prestige cars.

Public Transportation in Pyingshum

Development of rail corridors in the center of Pyingshum

Pyingshum features extensive bus, metro (Chitakyoe Huwochē), express train (Papáta Huwochē) and regional rail (KC, KCS and KCP) networks. For more information, please refer to the main article.

Since the first railway in the city opened, the network has been changing constantly. In the beginning, many private suburban and intercity railways operated out of their own terminus stations. Due to an increasing need for transfers, nationalisation of the railways and the city's growth, lines approaching the city center were over time consolidated into what is now three large railway termini. As the metro network became increasingly strained by suburban commuters, the Express train network got established to enable high-capacity commuter services from the suburbs through the city center. In many places, former main lines were used to approach the new tunnel sections crossing the city center.

Pyingshum is by far the country's most important destination and transfer point for long-distance railway travel. It is connected to the other major cities of the country via the IC (InterCity), a THC high speed train system that reaches speeds up to 320 km/h, and the supplementing CC network. They serve the city's three far-distance train stations, Limbē-Dyanchezi (Western Far-Distance Station), Kibō-Dyanchezi (Northern Far-Distance Station) and Aku-Dyanchezi (Southern Far-Distance Station). Transfer between these stations mostly has to take place via the Metro or Express trains. Most large cities in Kojo have a direct connection to the capital.

The following table shows all IC and CC routes serving Pyingshum:

Number Stops Headway Rolling Stock Notes
IC 1 Pyingshum ADC, Kahyuemgúchi, Leshfyomi-sul, Púlmaerong ZC (Kippa), Kippa ZC, Láoféi, Kimelíngsan-shu, Jaka Kayaran 1 h (3+3) -/-
IC 1 E Pyingshum ADC, Kippa ZC, Jaka Kayaran 1 h (4S+4) -/-
IC 3 Pyingshum ADC, Kahyuemgúchi, Nároggul, Igilaē, Womenlū, Zúkshi (Fóskiman h.), Finkyáse, Marbella, Ataraxie-Ville 1 h (4+4) -/-
Ántibes 1 h (4+4) -/-
1 h (4+4) -/-
IC 3 E Pyingshum ADC, Finkyáse Ataraxie-Ville 1 h (4S+4S) -/-
Ántibes 2 h (4S+4) -/-
IC 4 Pyingshum KDC, Pyingshum International Airport, Formajiá, Īme Abuchezi, Wenzū ZC, Yoyomi ZC, (Ekkisom - Almun Alchakkya IC), Kwaengdō ZC, Kwaengdō Shaddóti 1 h (3+3) -/-
IC 4 E Pyingshum KDC, Yoyomi, Kwaengdō ZC, Zúkshi (Cheryuman h.), Tsuyenji 1 h (4S+4) -/-
Kwaengdō Shaddóti 1 h (4S+4) -/-
IC 5 Pyingshum ADC, Kahyuemgúchi, Leshfyomi-sul, Púlmaerong ZC (Kippa), Kippa ZC, Tamrong, Hetta, Womenlū, Zúkshi (Fóskiman h.), Finkyáse 1 h 2N -/-
IC 5 E Pyingshum ADC, Kippa ZC, Hetta, Womenlū, Finkyáse 1 h 2N -/-
IC 6 Pyingshum KDC Makalasueng, Busakyueng ZC 1 h (3+3) -/-
(Makalasueng), Busakyueng Limbē, (Moéshada/Busakyueng Dōdaeki A'éropō Dōzi), Nainmijaeuel, Góhomi 1 h (4+4) -/-
IC 7 Pyingshum KDC, (Pyingshum International Airport), (Formajiá), (Īme Abuchezi), Wenzū, Yoyomi, Kari, Toefyei 1 h (3+3), (4+4) -/-
IC 8 Pyingshum KDC, (Pyingshum International Airport), (Formajiá), (Īme Abuchezi), Wenzū, , Arákkanai 30 min 2N -/-
IC 9 Pyingshum LDC, Oreppyo, Kōnil, Manlung 1 h 2N -/-
CC 30 Fenelec, Geryong, Palda, Oreppyo, Pyingshum LDC Kibō-Kōsa Chezi (Pyingshum), Makalasueng, Busakyueng ZC 3 h 2, (1N+1N) -/-
1 h (4+4) -/-
CC 42 Toribiri, Namel Pyuraha, Zuede-Fuwō Dōzi (Pyingshum), Sújoshí, Kimaéchul, Púlmaerong ZC (Kippa), Kippa ZC, Kippa Akuchezi 1 h 2 -/-
Pyingshum LDC 1 h 2 -/-
CC 53 Pyingshum ADC, Sújoshí, Kimaéchul, Púlmaerong ZC (Kippa), Kippa ZC, Kippa Akuchezi, , Arákkanai 2 h 1N -/-
CC 60 Pyingshum KDC, Kibō-Kōsa Chezi (Pyingshum), Makalasueng, Busakyueng Limbē, Unzai 2 h 2 -/-
CC 70 Pyingshum KDC, Dyong Hyengkōsa Dōzi (Pyingshum), Tarappel-Finglyúson, Línai 2 h 2 -/-
CC 71 Pyingshum LDC, Zuede-Fuwō Dōzi (Pyingshum), (PH), Chin-Jōrin, Shangmē 1 h 1N, 2 -/-


Pyingshum International Airport, around 50 km to the east of the city center, is the city's major airport and also functions as hub for all of Kojo. It's first terminal opened in 1997, with the major terminal being opened in 2002.

Up to 1987, Longte Puechaésa A'éropō in Porāgu-Dengshō south of the city centre and the even older Kū A'éropō in Onsen-tōjiru-Pang in the inner city had to facilitate all civil and military air traffic of the city and were hopelessly over-strained. The old airport in Onsen-tōjiru was closed after air force facilities from both airports were relocated to an airfield further north. While some of the freed up space was zoned for housing and dedicated to a new major railway line with six tracks (which would partially continue on to connect to the new airport that was being planned outside the eastern suburbs), most was left open and is intensively used by the locals as a recreational zone. After the opening of the first, termporary terminal at Pyingshum International Airport in 1997 (now used by low-cost carriers), some scheduled air traffic was relocated from Longte Puechaésa A'éropō. Only after the opening of the new airport's major, futuristic terminal, all scheduled air traffic was moved to the new airport, and one of the two runways at LPA were closed down and also turned into parks and residential zones. The remaining airport and its single runway now have a very diversified usage; it is used for government flights and state receptions, express air-cargo such as organs or medicine are flown in, the main terminal building now hosts a convention centre and other facilities, and private jets operate from here instead of from the larger newer airport due to its closer proximity to the city center, shorter taxiing times and less congested air space.


Pyingshum's ports are situated along the river Kime. From north to south, these are:

  • Kókōburyu harbour
  • Sunmyuel Tyanhā harbour in Mómauel-Pang (touristic river cruises only)
  • Kansokkuwīdoling harbour in Róng'yeda-Pang (leisure and river cruises only)
  • xxx harbour with the new Olympia Stadium
  • xxx harbour, which also hosts the largest multi-modal goods transfer facility in Pyingshum between rail, ship and road
  • Zāle/Kime harbour, a small harbour at the convergence of these two rivers
  • xxx harbour in the suburb, partly turned into a recreational area


The Pyingshum Conference Centre in Chinkágaldosim-Pang, the new CBD

As the primate and capital city of the country, Pyingshum is seat of most of the country's major companies' headquarters and nearly all constitutional bodies of government (namely beside the highest courts, which are situated in Igilaē and other cities). As a result, the city's biggest employer is the government, followed by the Pyingshum Kōkyō Susyong Unzuó(Pyingshum Puplic Transport Authority), the Ginjin Ōnagara and Star, a shopping mall conglomerate founded in Kojo.

In the new CBD from the late 20th century Chinkágaldosim-Pang, situated in the south of the inner city, there is the Pyingshum Conference Centre, a large tent-like structure that hosts major conferences and other business gatherings.

With an area of over 1,000,000 m² the Pyingshum Exhibition Centre in the south of the city is on of the world's largest trade fairs, hosting major fairs and congresses, conventions and other events of high importance all year round. It is situated next to Pyingshum Exhibition Centre Dōzi.

The city is also seat of the Pyingshum Stock Exchange, the only internationally recognised stock exchange in Kojo.

Politics and Administration

Administrative Divisions and Demographics

Main article: Administrative divisions in Kojo
The city is divided into 9 boroughs, the Dengshōs. The Dengshōs in Pyingshum are numbered from 1 to 9, with number 1 being the inner city and the other 8 being counted clockwise from the north around the inner city. Dengshōs are subdivided into Pangs, which can be compared to wards or city quarters.

Pyingshum is very densely populated, with an average population density of 6,325 inhabitants per km² on an area of 1301.2 km². The metropolis' inner city is defined by the G1 - Pyingshum-góso kul, the city's highway ring. Its area is 106.8 km² and 2,719,100 people live here, giving it a population density of 25,460 people per km². As the largest city in Kojo it has attracted numerous immigrants from other countries, with roughly 15 % of the population being born outside of the country, and 8 % holding a nationality other than Kojolese. The largest home countries are Ataraxia, Hoppon, Wiwaxia...

List of Dengshōs in Pyingshum

Name of Dengshō & Number English translation area population pop. density Notes
Dosyaeng (1) Inner City 108,3 km² 2,810,110 26,238 inh./km² City Centre, encircled by circular motorway
Kókōburyu (2) Garlicplace 216.4 km²
Sasu so Kyaeng (3) Sasu's hamlet 69.2 km²
Akuchaeki (4) Southforest 118.5 km²
Porāgu (5) Name of former city 128.7 km²
Mezoérushi (6) Lumerjack town 255.4 km²
Indásugwo-Manpyalsul (7) Industryworks-Manpyaltown 211.1 km²
Zaelkom (8) unkown 102.8 km²
Wakéyoel máre Man (9) "Man" in front of Wakéyoel 96.8 km²

List of Pangs in Dengshō 1 - Dosyaeng

Name of Pang English translation area in km² population pop. density Notes GMNHI Rel. ID
A'eru upstream 2.5 km² 64,000 25,600 8.7 21544
Agunas Name of a local Holiness 4.5 km² 84,600 18,800 9.1 11270
Bikkifuē Zoo km² 6.8 32189
Bunkyō Chilzu Signsmaking-teaching km² 8.8 11967
Byoengwe Hospital 2.7 km² 54,400 20,200 7.8 32190
Cheon'gyecchi Name of a person 3.4 km² 114,300 33,600 7.7 29735
Chinkágaldosim Newtown-inner city 1.9 km² 15,400 8,100 New CBD at Aku-Dyanchezi, developed in the 1970's-2000's. Mostly office towers, hotels and a few luxury apartments 9.7 23181
Chuzaéru Unknown 1.2 km² 41,900 34,900 6.5 21545
Dachiya-dasu Fountain 3.6 km² 7.2 32191
Daiamondoshi Diamond sparkle 2.8 km² 14,800 5,300 City expansion planned after the democratic revolution in 1834 to house government facilities. Characteristic symmetrical road layout and buildings in the Ozuman style. Most valuable residential property in the country, high-end offices and retail. 10.0 11271
Doíku Opposite 1.6 km² 27,900 17,400 Pre-industrial neighbourhood on the southern bank of the river. 8.6 20660
Fēmenlisur Iron warehouse km² Wealthy north, social housing along the highway 5.1 23182
Gaerié so-Pang Guerrier (Ataraxian; Warrior's Pang) 3.7 km² 99,20 26,800 Named after the Enkēle Gaerié so Saélbufo, the national memorial shrine for fallen soldiers. Contains highly pedestrianised areas with vivid street life. 7.8 32192
Gankakuchō Chancellor 2.1 km² 41,60 19,800 Seat of the new Chancellery since 1992. Seat of many government offices, NGOs and other cultural institutions. Modern architecture from the late 20th century in the south due to the great fire of 1984. 9.3 11968
Goengyuē In-between city 2.6 km² 73,700 28,100 Partly pre-industrial sprawl outside the old city wall, partly developed from 1850's onward between the old and the "new" city center. 8.3 11421
Gyu Seed km² Highly polarised between social housing near the highway and recently gentrified areas in walking distance to Chinkágaldosim-Pang and Aku-Dyanchezi. XX 30454
Hintajuemba Mountain outside of the city 3.0 km² 50,400 16,800 Built around and on a hill between the river and a disconnected former meander, offering scenic views. Mostly built up in the 1850's-1900's. 9.8 11614
Kami so Kuruchi Gods' quarter 3.3 km² 72,600 22,000 Constructed in the late 19th century, after Daiamondoshi-Pang was finished, in a similar style. 9.2 11422
Kissha Song Thrush km² Industrial and residential area from the 1870's onwards XX 18040
Kūtokkyaen Old City 2.1 km² 37,200 17,700 Oldest part of the city, tourism and bars, largely defined by the second city wall. Medieval and pre-industrial buildings preserved for most part. 8.0 11272
Kyáoling Bridge-place 2.6 km² 95,400 36,700 Second of the three big social housing projects in the inner city, 1970's. Developed in block-structures. 3.0 11969
Lamtyaichi blessing water 3.0 km² 111,600 37,200 7.8 25595
unknown 3.5 km² 65,500 18,700 Especially western part close to government quarters is a popular residential neighbourhood for diplomats and alike. 9.3 20725
Matsukān Daisy way 2.0 km² 82,400 41,200 Last of the three big social housing projects in inner city, 1980's 2.4 29428
Mómauel Mill village 1.8 km² 67,700 37,600 The area used to be a little cargo reloading site as the Sunmyuel canal leads into the river Kime. Today the harbour is used by tourist ships for river cruises. The former merchant offices are now background for a scenic shopping, strolling and nightlife area. 7.7 11970
Namgangshu Sparkle river bank 1.7 km² 60,900 35,800 Historic center used to be a separate town; iconic nightlife with restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and a wide river esplanade. 8.2 11971
Ōnagara University 2.5 km² 41,500 16,600 Seat of Ginjin university's main campus. About one half is occupied by university facilities and parkland. 9.7 11423
Onsen-tōjiru unknown 2.3 km² 99,100 43,100 Poorest neighbourhood in the inner city, experiencing both gentrification and loss of jobs since the 1980's after transformation of the airfield into a park. 1.4 32193
Pamyung Otter-King km² First of three big social housing projects in the inner city. Originally dominated by detached city-villas and perimeter block buildings, it was redeveloped in the 1950's and 60's. The old street grid and some heritage buildings remained, creating heavy contrasts between them and the new tower blocks. Most densely populated neighbourhood in Kojo. XX 11268
Risushel Name of an artist km² XX 23183
Rom'yusu Wheat packer 2.7 km² 87,200 32,300 Typical expansion around the beginning of 20th century. 8.1 25597
Róng'yeda Honour-Field 2.7 km² 102,100 37,800 Formerly industrial, edgy, working-class neighbourhood, popular amongst the creative Avantgarde in the 70's. Nowadays strongly gentrified. 6.9 11269
Sébastopól Name of an architect and city planner 2.7 km² 111,200 41,200 Sébastopol created the Yaeyaésā so Fórum, a highly praised social residential quarter, in the 1940's after the space was cleared from industrial usage. 6.6 20659
Senjahi Bird's Melody XX km² Transitional neighbourhood between the Ozuman-style Daiamondoshi and later more organic expansions, south of the presidential mansion. XX 18041
Shōjuē-Mayong Name of a person XX km² XX 25596
Songduchi-makkā unknown km² xX 32194
Wakawushi Squire km² XX 25321
Weso zekunde Six items km² Formerly industrial, still comparatively strong commercial usage. XX 32195
Wilsū-pan brew-village 3.5 km² 131,600 37,600 7.1 29736
Zaeyunsha-Okokoroshaē 2.6 km² 94,40 36,300 8.1 25457

List of Pangs in Dengshō 2 - Kókōburyu

Name of Pang English translation area in km² population pop. density Notes GMNHI
Aku-Haelsong 10.7 13,000 1,215
Byueshael 2.6 23,920 9,200
Daembol-Tenshi 5.4 29,160 5,400 4.3
Kaerguel 12.9 23,500 1,822
Láiden 7.0 35,700 5,100 6.2
Maéisul Beautiful City 3.1 39,060 12,600
Osujíl Favourite (village) 3.7 37,200 9,400

List of Pangs in Dengshō 3 - Sasu so Kyaeng

Name of Pang English translation area in km² population pop. density Notes GMNHI
Andyaésul-Dyong Andyae-city-east 1.5 16,800 3.8
Andyaésul-Limbē Andyae-city-west 3.4 19,250 5.4
Aéffem 2.3 21,850 9,500 5.9
Dokkyu 1.8 12,420 6,900 3.8
Dosō 3.1 29,450 9,500 4.7
Hosōdeng 2.1 15,750 7,500 6.6
Joengsha Flag maker 2.0 29,300 14,650 5.6
Kalji 2.6 18,460 7,100 5.3
Mádoka-Fil 4.6 79,810 17,350 6.4
Sasu so Kyaeng Name of a person's hamlet-ward 2.2 30,200 13,730 Centre for south-eastern Pyingshum 7.0
Suedalkaémburī 2.5 16,500 6,600 6.2

List of Pangs in Dengshō 4 - Akuchaeki

Name of Pang English translation area in km² population pop. density Notes GMNHI

List of Pangs in Dengshō 5 - Porāgu

Name of Pang English translation area in km² population pop. density Notes GMNHI
Higáldo Name of a person
Otten Turtel 12.8 42,000 3,300 7.8

List of Pangs in Dengshō 6 - Mezoérushi

Name of Pang English translation area in km² population pop. density Notes GMNHI
Tsūnaka 3.3 km² 102,600 31,100

List of Pangs in Dengshō 7 - Indásugwo-Manpyalsul

Name of Pang English translation area in km² population pop. density Notes GMNHI
Akkwa 5.5 87,400 15,890
Ényabboeng 8.5 131,100 15,420

List of Pangs in Dengshō 8 - Zaelkom

Name of Pang English translation area in km² population pop. density Notes GMNHI
Ēmsol 9.3 29,600 3,110
Késhgwo-Lazoen'guel 10.4 24,400 2,350

List of Pangs in Dengshō 9 - Wakéyoel máre Man

Name of Pang English translation area in km² population pop. density Notes GMNHI


Like all municipalities in Kojo, the city of Pyingshum can decide about its internal structures autonomously. As one of only few cities in Kojo, the dengshōs have their own local "borough-councils" and mayors, and a number of responsibilities that are handled on a city-wide-level in most other Kojolese cities are dealt with by the boroughs (school buildings, parks, local culture, offices of public order, preservation...). However, the city council has the power to overwrite any specific decision by a dengshōs council, and the boroughs also don't command their own bureaucracy. Instead, the borough-councils direct their resolutions towards the city's administration, which then implements them.

Other than that, the political system of Pyingshum follows the most common model in the country: a directly elected mayor heads the city's administration, represents the city, and their vote decides in case of a tie in the council. The city council is made up of elected councillors who decide about the city's budget and can overwrite any decision by the bureaucratic administration. The mayor is elected in a city-wide election every 6 years in such a way the election is usually one year apart to the council's election. If no candidate reaches more than 50 % of valid votes in the first round there is a deciding round between the two strongest candidates. The current mayor, Riko Lazákom-Gomez, is not party-affiliated but attested to ideologically align with BF and AFK.

The council consists of 97 councilmen and -women, elected every four years by proportional representation in 13 constituencies. In every constituency every party can compile a list of up to 20 candidates, indicating the party's preference regarding their order. Independent candidates can run as well. Every voter can either cast three votes for any candidates they like, even if they run on different party lists, or cast all three votes for a party list with no regards to the candidates. Independent candidates are elected if they gain at least 13.4048% of votes in their constituency. The number of seats a party wins on the city council is proportional to its share of all votes cast for its lists city-wide; only parties with a share of votes larger than 4% are considered. The number of seats of a party allocated to a party's constituency list is proportional to the share of that list's votes from all votes for that party city wide. The seats on a party's lists are allocated to candidates in the order of their number of votes. Additionally, in every constituency the candidate with the most votes is guaranteed a seat on the council. If councillors leave the council more than 3 months before an election, the seat is filled by the candidate with the next most voted on the list.

The 2018 municipal election resulted in the following seat distribution:

Party Seats
RK (centre-conservative) 23
MDK (social-democratic) 19
BF (green) 18
AFK (liberal) 13
GD (socialist) 11
GAN (authoritarian-right) 6
MKL (nationalistic-ecologists) 4
Independent candidates 3

On the borough level (Dengshō) Pyingshum is one of only two Kojolese cities that have another elected level of government. While the election of the local borough-councils are analogous and simultaneous to the city-council, the borough mayors are not decided by the people directly but instead elected by the borough-councils. They are also not head of the local administration but instead perform mostly representative functions. Unlike the city councillors and the mayor, sitting on a borough-council or being borough-mayor are honorary offices with small expense allowances instead of fixed renumerations. Additionally, the borough-councils appoint neighbourhood-boards. They are made up of 5-30 adept residents of the Pang who advise the borough- and sometimes city-council on local matters.

Municipal Administration

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The mayor heads the city's administration. He is sided by council-elected sub-mayors who head certain departments of the city administration, mirroring the role of ministers at the national level. Every department contains several municipal agencies (buéro), each responsible for a certain area of administration and usually further subdivided into smaller units and municipal enterprises. Unlike the national administration however, the mayor can formally issue instructions to the sub-mayors. Also unlike on the national level, the sub-mayors usually (with the exception of I and V, who directly head an agency in their department which also aids in coordinating the other agencies in the department) do not command a dedicated agency akin to a ministry, instead directly managing their subordinate agencies. The following organisation chart displays the structure of Pyingshum's administration to the buéro-level. For detailed information about the role of municipal, regional and national governance, refer to the main article.

Important institutions seated in Pyingshum

As the capital of Kojo, Pyingshum is the seat of many of the national government's institutions. Additionally, many regional and international institutions are seated here.

National government institutions:

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Constitutional Bodies in Pyingshum
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Goakyan, Líno ko Tsungbon so Naelnimyue (I) Ministry of Education, Innovation and Culture OGFmapicon.png map
Búkinmolno so Naelnimyue Ministry of Finance OGFmapicon.png map
Fángri so Naelnimyue Ministry of Defense OGFmapicon.png map
Gōzo, Myingsamolno ko Taigi so Naelnimyue Ministry of Labour, Social Issues and Sports OGFmapicon.png map
Héngyi so Naelnimyue Ministry of Justice OGFmapicon.png map
Jōbunhakke Parliament OGFmapicon.png map
Zággai Hāmaeltai Kókke National Municipalities' Council OGFmapicon.png map
Gozóngchō so Jaesan Presidential Mansion OGFmapicon.png map
Būla so Naelnimyue (I) Ministry of the Interior OGFmapicon.png map
Sotta so Naelnimyue (I) Ministry of Foreign Affairs OGFmapicon.png map
Jōbunhakke so Kanli II Parliament Administration OGFmapicon.png map
Gankakuchō so Hyosilwe Chancellery OGFmapicon.png map
Gozóngchō so Hyokyanfā Office of the Presidential bureau OGFmapicon.png map
Yultai so Naelnimyue Ministry of the Environment OGFmapicon.png map
Hīshíbyaeng, Denching ko Uzam so Naelnimyue Ministry of Infrastructure, Communication and Energy OGFmapicon.png map
Kishamolno ko Jijiyaengmolno so Naelnimyue' Ministry of Economic Affairs and Trade OGFmapicon.png map
Jōbunhakke so Kanli I Parliament Administration OGFmapicon.png map
Goakyan, Líno ko Tsungbon so Naelnimyue (III) Ministry of Education, Innovation and Culture OGFmapicon.png map
Goakyan, Líno ko Tsungbon so Naelnimyue (II) Ministry of Education, Innovation and Culture OGFmapicon.png map
Būla so Naelnimyue (II) Ministry of the Interior OGFmapicon.png map

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Government agencies in Pyingshum
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Kojo Azaggudaeki Chimryo Kojo National Press-Centre OGFmapicon.png map
Shínchopō sum shárukanyaesói so Kyanfā (SHSHK) Constitution Protection-Agency OGFmapicon.png map
Fanglyué-Jōto so Kyanfā (FJK) Military Counter-Intelligence Agency OGFmapicon.png map
Dózai-Tokapparyuē so Kyanfā Foreign Intelligence Aagency OGFmapicon.png map
Zággai Búkinshutugēl Sanzyofā national auditing authority OGFmapicon.png map
Kojo Zóngshin-weibyaeng Kojolese Central Bank OGFmapicon.png map
Héngyi so Kyanfā Agency of Justice OGFmapicon.png map
A'érosaē so Kyanfā Aviation agency OGFmapicon.png map
Zággai Altífō National Archive OGFmapicon.png map
Aenlai, A'éropō ko Rinin so Shataeiyusói Bangfā Lower Agency for Aircraft, Aerodrome and Personnel Certification OGFmapicon.png map
Aensaē Ishkel Bangfā "Kojocontrol" Lower Agency for Air Traffic Control "Kojocontrol" OGFmapicon.png map
Kámpō Ashkan Kyanfā Agency for Volunteer Service OGFmapicon.png map
Ribal Kecskéskaso roenglanzáu Yokkae nijúinde Ribal Kecskés Institute for Transmissible Diseases OGFmapicon.png map

Iki embassies:

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Embassies of Ikis
Name Map
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Chin'yaku-iki OGFmapicon.png map
Degyáhin-iki OGFmapicon.png map
Fóskiman-iki OGFmapicon.png map
Gyoéng'guffe-iki OGFmapicon.png map
Kyoélnain-iki OGFmapicon.png map
Lainyerō-iki OGFmapicon.png map
Nainchok-iki OGFmapicon.png map
Pacchipyan-iki OGFmapicon.png map
Pyingshum-iki OGFmapicon.png map
Rō-iki OGFmapicon.png map
Sappaér-iki OGFmapicon.png map
Wāfyeíkko-iki OGFmapicon.png map

Pyingshum-iki institutions:

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Regional offices
Name Ingerish Map
Pyingshum-iki Hyosilwe (A) Pyingshum Region Administrative Building (A) OGFmapicon.png map
Pyingshum-iki Hyosilwe (B) Pyingshum Region Administrative Building (B) OGFmapicon.png map
Pyingshum Kōfeibunwe Pyingshum City Hall OGFmapicon.png map
Búkinfā Pyingshum II Collecting Office Pyingshum II OGFmapicon.png map
Búkinfā Pyingshum I Collecting Office Pyingshum I OGFmapicon.png map
Pyingshum-iki nijúinde Maekkyosilfā Pyingshum-iki Prefect's Seat OGFmapicon.png map

Pyingshum-sur institutions:

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Municipal offices
Name Ingerish Map
Pyingshum-sur Hyosilwe (I) Pyingshum City Administrative Building (I) OGFmapicon.png map
Pyingshum-sur Hyosilwe (II) Pyingshum City Administrative Building (II) OGFmapicon.png map
Pyingshum Kōfeibunwe Pyingshum City Hall OGFmapicon.png map
Kime hintā Dosyaeng-Dengshō nijúinde Shottarān Municipal Court for Pyingshum-sur OGFmapicon.png map
Pyingshum-sur nijúinde Munchipaldaran (A) District Court for the Dosyaeng Borough OGFmapicon.png map
Kime máre Dosyaeng-Dengshō nijúinde Shottarān Municipal Court for Pyingshum-sur OGFmapicon.png map
Pyingshum-sur nijúinde Munchipaldaran (B) OGFmapicon.png map

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs):

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Mijizággai Maipalsói Kyanbun (IAA) International Adoption Agency (PH) OGFmapicon.png map
Mijizággai Tōsoryokku-Huwochē sum Yaeshittericha so Wúhakkai (IAAH) International Association for Advancement of High-Speed Rail OGFmapicon.png map
Mijizággai Shúshae Assol (IMU) International Mathematics Union OGFmapicon.png map
Ashkal-Altífō Wúhakkai (WAO) PH World-Archive Organisation OGFmapicon.png map
Mijizággai Showugan-Kyakkai (IMC) International Museums Cooperative OGFmapicon.png map


Pyingshum is a highly frequented tourist destination for both international and domestic visitors. It is estimated that about 10 million international visitors come to the city every year (spending an average 3.8 nights and 2990 Zubi (130 USD) per night), with an additional 6 million overnight guests from inside Kojo (average: 2.0 nights); the number of domestic day visitors (excluding regular commuters) is thought to be around 40 million, however these numbers are hard to estimate.


With 530,000 students enrolled, Pyingshum is by far the largest location of tertiary education in Kojo by number of students.

The biggest institution for tertiary education in Pyingshum and all of Kojo is the public Ginjin Ōnagara university. The university's campi are spread through the city centre, and in total there are 256,900 students enrolled. There are a handful of smaller public and private universities across the city.



Aside many small public green spaces and tree lines on bigger boulevards there are also many designated large recreational zones across the city.

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Alongside the river Kime, which flows through the city, some artificial beaches have been created for recreational purposes. In Kūtokkyaen-Pang, on the north side of the river, there has always been a small and narrow path in between the river and the steep cliffs. In the 1970's, especially due to a year-round much more regular water flow coming from the now dammed upper reaches of the river, this narrow area was transformed into a pedestrian and bicycle "express route" alongside a narrow strip of sand. This area is not comfortable for bathing though, as there is a 2 meters drop from the sand, which has to be hold back by a slim barrier, to the actual water level.

To the north, on the western side of the river in A'eru-Pang and opposite to Namgangshu-Pang there is a much wider beach that is also suited for swimming. It has several pedestrian bridges crossing the river leading to the party-quarter of [[[Namgangshu-Pang]].

Zoo and Botanical Garden

The Pyingshum Bikkimolno-Dyangfuē (lit. Animal-things Exhibition, usually shortened to "Bikkifuē" for Zoo) is a the largest Zoo in Pyingshum with over XX different enclosures and XX annual visitors. It is situated on the north of the inner Dengshō, alongside the circular motorway.

The Guóhuwei-kenzai is an old botanical garden close to the old city as well as the government quarters. It features a basic symmetrical layout and a huge glass hall, with a length of 195 m, a maximum width of 95 m and a ceiling reaching as high as 75 m. The hall has a significant warm climate and is an architectural attraction.

Urban hinterland

Pyingshum is surrounded by farmland, forestry areas, Zāle Chumchokkyigu (Zāle water meadows) and some little artificial lakes from former quarries or gravel-pits. The country side is an important get-away for the urban population, and on sunny weekends many villages and lake sides in the wider Pyingshum area become flocked with relaxation seeking day trippers.

Sports and Culture

Major Libraries and Archives

  • Zággai Besoegawan (National Libary), 1944, in Kami so Kuruchi-Pang. Most comprehensive library in Kojo, hosting one print of every Kojolese publication ever made since its opening as well as a large international collection.
  • Ashkal so Besoegawan (World's Library), under construction in Kami so Kuruchi-Pang. Project by the World-Archive Organisation, aiming to collect and safely store compressed hardware-backups (such as in the form of quartz-chrystals) of the world's great scientific and poetic literature, news and artworks.
  • Zággai Altífō (National Archive), 2003, in PH-Pang. Dedicated to storing and preserving all unique objects of value to Kojolese cultural or historical identity that are not on exhibit in art museums or similar. Ranging from war machinery to mummies and earth probes.


  • Jōbun Chigai-Showugan (People's Art Museum), 1847, Ōnagara-Pang, mostly Kojolese and some foreign artists of all periods
  • Jōbun Lishi-Showugan (People's History Museum), 1888, Goengyuē-Pang, national museum of history
  • Pyingshum Lishi Showugan (Pyingshum History Museum), 2009, Kūtokkyaen-Pang, incorporating old structures of the royal military barracks and modern buildings. Dedicated to the development and history of the city.
  • Pyingshum Chénbyue (Château Pyinshum), 1964 Kūtokkyaen-Pang, former palace of the Pyilser-krun'a dynasty that was left in ruins since the revolution. Open-air museum about the obsolete Kojolese monarchy
  • Ashkal so Lánche Whowugan (Museum of the World of Insects), 1913, Lí-Pang adjacent to the Botanical Garden
  • Demomínzu so Showugan (Democracy Museum), 1976, Goengyuē-Pang at the People's Square next to the Parliament
  • Shínchopō so Showugan (Museum of the Constitution), 1942, Daiamondoshi-Pang at the central circus

Performing Arts

  • Kū Gekkwae (Old Theatre, former Royal Theatre), 1812, Kūtokkyaen-Pang, 480 spectators
  • Jōbun-Myeru so Gekkwae (Theatre of the Republic), 1839, Daiamondoshi-Pang, 1130 spectators
  • Gēshusamnengwe (Opera House), 1860, Gankakuchō-Pang, 1950 spectators
  • Pétanyaé Gekkwae (Pretanic Theatre), 1897, Hintajuemba-Pang, 650 spectators
  • Yínyuē-Taitaiwe (Concert hall), 1901, Senjahi-Pang, 3850 spectators

Sport and Event Venues

  • Pyingshum Kū Aenkaiwe (Pyingshum Old Stadium), Wakawushi-Pang
    The building covers 36,000 m² and seats around 50,000 people. It was build in the late 1950's, and therefore does not conform with modern standards and expectations for a large international stadium. It is mostly used for 2nd league sport matches or as an alternative to the new stadium when no other option is available.
  • Geolymp
    For the 19XX Geolympic Games an industrial harbour area was redeveloped:
    • Pyingshum Ashkal Aenkaiwe (Pyingshum World Stadium). With a building footprint of XX,XXX m² this main venue can seat up to 85,000 spectators.
    • ASA Hall. 11,000, used for indoor ball sport like Badminton and Basketball.
    • Ice sport facility, 9,000 spectators. Used for the martial arts competitions during the Geolympic games.
    • Other non-sport facilities: one of the two Geolympic villages, a press and conference center, an hotel and an open-air theatre.
  • Aquatics center, Tai Aku-Hyengkōsa Chezi. 17,000
  • Equestrian Center, Maikula
  • XXX, Doldae Onagara. Shooting, tennis, fencing
  • STAR Kaijōmengwe (STAR Event Hall), Kyáoling-Pang
    Mass events like concerts, indoor-sport etc. Depending on the floor layout it can accommodate up 70,000 visitors if demanded.

For the Pyingshum Exhibition Centre and the Pyingshum Conference Centre see #Economy.