|Native Belphenian (3%), Zerephinese (98%), Erzannan (68%)|
|Nationalities||Native Belphenian (3%), Orinocan (28%)|
|• Guild Master||Zerephine Beard|
|• Mayor||Hiro Lockser|
|• Head Chair||Vanessa Lockser|
|• Estimate (2015)||2,559,484|
|• Census (2013)||1,445,788|
Zerephine, (officially Zerephine City and formerly Sutton City), is the capital city of Zerephine Prefecture and the county seat of Mississippi County. It is the third most populous city in Belphenia behind Remiville and Shirahoshi, and the most populous city in the prefecture of the same name. Situated north of Molena Rainforest, is the main gateway to the Edohanesse Volcanic Field and the major gateway to the Sea Horizon. The city is also a major hub for anime conventions, pirates, as well as ships and ship conventions, and is governed by Zerephine Beard of the Mermaid Tail Guild.
For statistical purposes, the Census Council of Belphenia recognizes the area and its surrounding suburbs as "Zerephine City" (not to be confused with Zerephine) as a territorial district. The population was 2,559,484 in the 2015 Census Run.
Origin and Etymology
The name Zerephine was derived from Zareef and Josephine. During the Volkman period, a 23-year-old woman named Josephine in coastal Erzanna discovered the name Zareef and combined the two names into one and renamed herself as Zerephine. On March 11, 2007, she established the prefecture of the same name and established her own guild called Mermaid Tail on a coastline at a beach.
Port of Zerephine
Digital Television transition
Zerephine City was the first city to cease analogue terrestrial transmission on August 28, 2011. All analogue broadcasts were terminated at 4:15am BPST (5:15am EBST). The switchover was a test by the Media Council to provide the public with detailed information on television programs and to make further improvements to viewer experience to coincide with the laws of Shirarume.