Alexandropolis is the capital and largest city in Mesogeia, serving as the country's political, economic, cultural, and historic center. With a population of 15 million, Alexandropolis lies on both sides of the Mamara sea. Founded in the 7th century BC, the area has been continuously inhabited for almost three millennia.
While Alexandropolis possesses modern infrastructure and even skyscrapers much of the city's historic look as been preserved, as a result the historic center is rich in architectural ensembles, including palaces, cathedrals, monuments and gardens. The city's major landmarks include the Tower of Sykai, Magnaura Palace, the Imperial Hippodrome, Imperial Palace of Alexandropolis, Hagia Triada Basilica, and Baths of Alcides. Alexandropolis has numerous museums, galleries, libraries and sporting venues; this includes National Museum of Mesogeia, Imperial Library, and the Hormisdas Museum.
Alexandropolis is divided into 14 districts which are subdivided into 55 boroughs, they are by name: Arcadianae, Hormisdou, Argyroprateia, Chalkoprateia, Keropoleia, Ta Sphorakiou, Artopoleia, Caenopolis, Ta Amantiou, Acropolis, Kynegion, Mangana, Ta Kanikleiou, Ta Kaisariou, Amastriana, Heptaskalon, Ta Eleutheriou, Helenianae, Aurelianae, Ta Katakalon, Psamathia, Ta Eugeniou, Perama, Ta Narsou, Ta Olybriou, Constaninianae, Staurion, Zeugma, Basilke, Platea, Leomakellon, Petriom, Ta Dexiokratous, Phanarion, Petra, Blachernai, Kosmidion, Deuteron, Pempton, Ta Elebichou, Ta Kyrou, Ta Olympiou, Ta Libos, Vlanga, Xerolophos, Exokionion, Sigma, Ta Dalmatou, Triton, Pege, Philopation, Paradeision, Ta Pikridiou, Diplokionion, and Peran en Sykais. In addition to these districts there are four ethnic enclaves originally inhabited by Italian traders but currently occupied largely by other ethnic groups, they are the Venetian, Amalfitan, Pisan, and Genoese Quarters.
Areas like Arcadianae, Mangana, Ta Hormisdou, and the Acropolis form the basis of the old city were the majority of the government buildings, national landmarks, and historic sites are located. Located in the city's center, areas like Argyroprateia, Artopoleia, Chalkoprateira, and Keropoleia are major economic sites as is Perama.
Areas such as Blachernai, Ta Amantiou, Ta Hormisdou, Phanarion, Mangana, Exokionion, Philopation, Psamathia, Kosmidion, and Pege and are home to the city's wealthiest inhabitants with some properties selling for several million drachmas.
Areas around the city's five major ports, such as Ta Eleutheriou, Ta Narsou, Ta Eugeniou, Ta Kanikeion, Ta Kaisariou, Ta Heptaskalon are home to the city's large working classes, some are the poorest areas in Alexandropolis.
In addition to being divided into twelve districts, fifty boroughs of varying size, there are several notable streets and neighborhoods of note; they include Mese Avenue, Makros Embolos Street, Acropolis Street, Aetius Way, Diakonissa, Philoxenos, Hippodrome, Botaneiates Road, Eirene, Kanikleiou, Pantokrator, Pantepoptes, St Stephen's Street, St Euphemia Street, Nymphaeum, Theotokos Street, St Athanasius Street, Myrelaion, Tessarakonta, Lausus Street, Neorion street, Basilica Street, and St George's street.
The city's major squares include the Augustaion Square, Strategion square, Square of Constantine, Square of Alexander, Square of Theodora, Square of Triumph, and the Phildelphion Square.
The Mese Avenue, running down the length of the city is the most important thoroughfare in the capital with the vast majority of the other roads, streets, and avenues of the city connecting to it. It is also one of the most expensive, well known for its theaters, cafe's and luxury stores. The Makros Embolos Street located nearby to the Mese Avenue while nondescript in comparison to the magnificence of the Mese is cited as one of the word's most luxurious and fashionable streets.
The area along the Strategion square is the location of several aristocratic mansions while the nearby Botaneiates Road is a major shopping and entertainment area. The Acropolis Street, running from the Augastaion Square to the Acropolis park is a major shopping district in the East End of Alexandropolis, with it being known for several flagship retail stores. Aetius way a street running through the wealthy Phanarion neighborhood is known for its several bespoke men's tailors as well as its gentlemen's clubs.
Located just on the other side of the famed Hippodrome is the street of the same name. The Hippodrome street located in the city's heart is one of the most overcrowded and poorest sections of the city, located in the shadow of the Imperial Hippodrome and walking distance from the Palace quarter. During the late nineteenth century Hippodrome street was the site of the gruesome Hippodrome Street murders, crimes connected to the mysterious man known to history as John the Slasher.
Alexandropolis is a major center for business and commerce within the Mesogeian empire with numerous financial institutions, retailers, real estate groups, media holding companies, a few law firms and several major shipping conglomerates all being headquartered in the capital. The city is also famed for its fashion design industry, and its thriving cultural arts sector.
There are several ALEX 500 corporations that are headquartered in Alexandropolis. In Mesogeia is ranked highly among Mesogeian cities in the sectors of business, tourism and culture.
Alexandropolis has five major economic centers, they are Ta Narsou, Ta Kanikleiou, Ta Kaisariou, Basilike, and Perama. The Kanikleiou Street, located in the district of the same name is the most important street in the empire in terms of finances being the location of the Alexandropolis stock exchange, the national bank, several other financial institutions, several media corporations and tech giants.
Alexandropolis is a center for the advertising, music, newspaper, digital media, and publishing industries in Mesogeia. Major media corporations like PLACEHOLDER, Alexandropolis Times Company, MPE Global, PLACEHOLDER Corporation, PLACEHOLDER, and PLACEHOLDER are headquartered in the city.
Alexandropolis has been described as a major cultural center
Alexandropolis is home to many museums, galleries, and other institutions. The Hormisdas Palace houses well over three million pieces collected by past Emperors for the last three centuries.
Alexandropolis is a major musical center in the empire of Mesogeia. The city is home to many orchestras, concert halls, conservatoires, and opera houses, among which are the Imperial Opera House, Imperial Academy of Music.
Restaurants and cuisine
For centuries Alexandropolis has been famed throughout the world for its restaurants and haute cuisine. As a result of the city's cosmopolitan population, every regional cuisine in Mesogeia is represented in the capital as well as several foreign cuisines. The city has close to 10,000 restaurants, coffeehouses, cafe's and places to eat. Of the 30 three-star restaurants in Mesogeia, 12 are located in Alexandropolis.
Being the seat of the Imperial court, Alexandropolis is the capital of Mesogeian fashion and a center of high fashion and haute couture. The city is home to several international fashion houses, including PLAECEHOLDER, PLACEHOLDER. Alexandropolis is also the home of several luxury fashion brands including PLACEHOLDER, PLACEHOLDER, PLACEHOLDER.
While Alexandropolis is modern urban city, the capital of Mesogeia is renown for its lush public parks, woodlands, and gardens. The Imperial parks include Acropolis Park, Nymphaeum Park, Blachernai Gardens, Kynegion Park, Mangana Park, Chalke Gardens, and the Pege, which is the largest. The two largest parks in central Alexandropolis are the Acropolis Park and the Nymphaeum Park, while the Blachernai Gardens and the Pege both located in the city's suburbs are larger in size. The Pege, a large public amusement center and the Nymphaeum Park are particularly popular among the citizens of the city. The Acropolis park contains the Alexandropolis Zoo.
The palace gardens in the Imperial Palace are known as the Chalke Gardens, after the huge momentous gate leading into the Imperial palace complex is dwarfed by the large and spacious Blachernai Gardens located among the grounds of the Imperial palace at Blachernai. In addition to these parks and gardens are the smaller Mangana park which is home to the Alexandropolis Botanic Gardens and Kynegion park.