City of Alanis
|Founded by||Edward L. Alanis|
|• Mayor||Daniel Rigenolio (BCP)|
|• Total||5,481,000 (7th)|
Alanis is the capital city of the province of Pahl in Zamastan. It is the 7th-largest city in the country and the second-largest in the province after Emerald with 5.5 million inhabitants. It has been one of the fastest growing large cities in the country in the 21st century in large part due to a thriving real estate market and rapidly emerging job creation. Alanis is located at the westernmost point of the Central Pahl metropolitan area, which is the second-most populated metropolitan area in the country with around 40 million people. It is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways. Alanis' economy is centered around technology, oil, and health conglomerates, with heavy emphasis on tourism, agriculture production, and manufacturing. The city's sports teams, most notably its ZSL team Alanis United, are among the top ranked teams in the country.
The area around modern day Alanis was inhabited by indigenous peoples for thousands of years. In 1783, a Kuresan fur trader named Edward L. Alanis settled a small outpost on the banks of the Zian River. After the War of Independence and the beginning of expansionism, the town became an outpost for the Zamastanian Army in 1819, and eventually it was named the capital of the province of Pahl. The city was damaged during the Parabocan War, but quickly rebounded with an economic boom centered around agriculture, mining, and oil exploration nearby. During the Pahlan Insurgencies, Alanis became an epicenter for civil rights demonstrations and sectarian violence. A terror attack in 1983 was a determining factor in President Cassious Castovia sending troops into Vulkaria.