Sainðaul

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Sainðaul
安作崎・首都特別自治区
Capital Special Administration District
Flag
Flag
CountryIzaland
Map of central Sainðaul spreading on the two sides of the Tandan Strait
Map of central Sainðaul spreading on the two sides of the Tandan Strait
NationalitiesIzaki
DemonymSaindzaulian
Government
 • City GovernorJumyo Attenki
 • Vice GovernorNahami Tossari
Area
 • Total
 • Urban
Elevation12 m m
Population
 • Estimate (2020)12,345,600
Postal Code100-0001 - 100-0599
Telephone Code02
Metrotbd
Websitetoshi.saindzaul.gov.iz

Sainðaul (安作崎・首都特別自治区 Sainðaul shuto tukubyes jitsiku; traditional name in Ingerish Sinezaool, Gaerman Zeinzwaül) is the biggest city and the national capital of Izaland, located in the center of the country accross the Tendan Strait. Sainðaul is one of the most crucial international hubs for culture, finance, production and tourism with about 12 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area (the National Capital District, that corresponds to the city area).

Geography

The oldest and historical core of the is located on Mount Kokendake, a less than 200 m hill located 6 km from the central station, that represents the new center of the city. As the city expanded towards the sea, expanding on the Ariston river delta and the nearby islands, since the beginning of the 20th century a wider expansion on the Kubori island side has seen major development. Until 1946, the urbanization on Kubori island was actually a different entity, as it was made up of many villages and town, being Bajikoe the main center. Even today, going to the western side of the city is referred as "traveling to Bajikoe", although being the western part larger than the original center, the definition is quite wide, so usually one specifies in which area is heading to. Bajikoe is also the name of one of the three rivers crossing the city and eventually reaching the Sound of Pa in the western area, the other two being Jaiken river and Kunkobe river.

The city is almost located on a flat location, however many of the islands in the bay are mountainous, as Mount Romokagego (567) and Mount Kingaus (456 m), creating a beautiful views when crossing the strait.

History

The first settlements in the current area of Sainðaul date back to 7500 BC, as the necropolis of Chikurai and Oebatsun suggest. At that time the Ariston river delta was more inland than it is nowadays, and the civilization dwelling in this area was probably devoted to fishing.

Talking about the first record of a community in the area, the most ancient settlement was probably the nowadays Pakkishoi, then called Arawis.