Ceres, Ebrary

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Autonomous City of Ceres
Capital city and autonomous city
Palatio Presidential
Cathedral de Ceres
Palatio de Estalta
Ebrarian Museum
Historic Center (Old Town)
Status of Marcus Ebraius
Castello Providence
From top, left to right: Palatio Presidential; Cathedral de Ceres; Palatio de Estalta; Ebrarian Museum; Historic Center (Old Town); Statue of Marcus Ebraius; Castello Providence
CountryEbrary
Founded413
Founded byMarcus Ebraius
Government
 • TypeAutonomous city
 • BodyCity Council
 • MayorAbrero Baran (PRC)
Population
 • Total2,530,000
 • Rank1st in Ebrary
Demonym(s)Ceresian

Ceres, officially the Autonomous City of Ceres, is the capital and largest city of Ebrary, in addition to its cultural and economic center. The city is located in the middle of the Ceres Delta region and in the south-central portion of Ebrary. The city is an enclave, surrounded in all sides by Laverna Province.

The city of Ceres is not the capital of Laverna Province, nor is it the Province's largest city. Ceres is governed as an autonomous city, equal in status to, and independent of, the provinces of Ebrary. During the previous Republic of Ebrary and Kingdom of Ebrary, Ceres had been governed as part of a capital district. After the Ebrarian Revolution, Ceres was incorporated into Laverna Province until the city was removed from the Province with a 25 June 1989 amendment to the current Ebrarian Constitution. Ceres was, per the constitutional amendment, created as its own independent first-level administrative unit. The Autonomous Cities Act of 1990 further defined the powers and responsibilities of the governments of Ebrary's autonomous cities. Per the aforementioned law, Ceres is governed by an elected mayor and elected city council, which functions similarly to other municipal governments but also retains most of the powers devolved to Ebrary's nine standard provinces.

The Greater Ceres metropolitan area, which also includes the city of Urtedo and other municipalities in Laverna province, makes up the most populous metropolitan area in the Ebrary.

Ceres has many officially recognized National Landmarks, including: Castello Providence, Palatio de Estalta, Palatio Presidential, Castello Corporation, Casa National, Cathedral de Ceres, and Church of the Pentecost.

Etymology

Curiously for a city founded by early Christians, Ceres was named for the Aroman goddess Ceres. It is believed that when Marcus Ebraius founded the city, he named it Ceres due to its central location in the prolific agricultural region of the Ceres Delta. As well, being a goddess of fertility, the name Ceres symbolized the birth of a new land to be settled by Aroman colonists.

Due to the pagan connotations of the name, a committee was established in 1986 by the government of president Jacobo Castello to possibly rename the city. Top proposals were Ebraropolis and Sancte Maria. However, the effort was eventually abandoned due to the continued popularity of the city's traditional name.

International relations

Ceres is twinned with the following regions, cities, and counties: