|• Mayor||Dumitru Stărăian|
|• Estimate (2011)||2,450,000|
Bărădin (international: Barodyn; Franquese: Barodyne; Antharian: Barôdéniî; Pollonian: Barradein; Turquese: Baradenım) is the capital and the largest city in Antharia. It's located in the south of the country, at the Gulf of Barodyn, which is directly connected to the Asperic Ocean.
The city of Bărădin was first officially mentioned in 1659, being the youngest capital city in Uletha. It first became capital of Antharia in 1797.
Before the Third Antharian War, Bărădin was commonly known under the name "Romantic Capital of Uletha", which was given to the city because of its neoclassical boulevards built in the late 19th century. After the war, which severely damaged especially the old town of the city, Bărădin was strongly modernized and received a monumental look, which differed from the initial one. In the last few years, many organisations tried to rebuild old disappeared buildings, most of them without any success.
According to the 2011 census, aproximately 2,450,000 people live in Bărădin, a increase of 320,000 inhabitants since the last census in 2002.
The city is administratively known under the name "Municipality of Bărădin", being a separate national district ("județ"). The city is divided into the 6 districts Centru, Victoria, Universitate, Industria, Dealu Nou and Jiița, each governed by a local mayor.
There are many theories about the origins of the name Bărădin. The most credible theory is that the word origins in the Antharian words Bároô-Dênì, which mean "Deep Lands".
Another theory supports the idea, that the city was named after the Quartian general Gérard Borodino, who took over this area during the Second Antharian War in the early 17th century.
|Provinces and counties in Antharia|
Bercea-Izvoare • Dragea • Ivireana • Năsăud • Vlașca-Sighet