The Golden City
"Unser ist die Krone" ("Ours is the Crown")
|Heighder||2 April 1797|
|Founded by||Robert I.|
|Seat||Red Castle (Rotburgfried)|
|• Water||9.6 km2 (3.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||25 m (82 ft)|
|Demonym(s)||Königsreher (m), Königsreherin (f)|
|Time zone||MEAT (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||MA-KR|
Königsreh ([ˈkøːnɪçsˌreh], Alemannic: [ˈkøːnɪçsˌreh]) is the capital and second largest city of Mascylla. It is populated by 3,231,326 (2017) inhabitants, which makes it one of the largest most populous city propers in Erdara after Flussmund, Lekkum, and Sigairen. The city and its surrounding adjacent villages is one of Mascylla's 18 principalities, named the Kronlande, and it is surrounded by the states of Eystrun and Nelgern, the capitals of which, Lehpold and Mündkeld, are contiguous with Königsreh. Together it forms with Flussmund up north the largest metropolitan area in the country.
A global city, Königsreh is described as one of the world capitals of culture, finance, and media, and exerts a significant force upon commerce, entertainment, art, fashion, sports, technology and research, education, politics, and tourism. Home to the headquarters of the Assembly of Nations, Königsreh is an important center for international diplomacy.
The city lies on the banks of the River Blaugold, which flows into the Kaphel Lake in the eastern districts of Mehlau and Luisenburg, where it leaves it again, facing the Edward's Bay. Königsreh's main topographical topographical features are the many smaller lagoons and lakes in the western and southern boroughs, all leading to the Blaugold, the largest of which is the Weider River. Due to its location in the Great Mascyllary Plain, Königsreh receives a temperate seasonal climate. Nearly one-third of the city's area is composed of forests, parks, rivers, canals, and lakes.
First mentioned in a road map of the 15th century and situated at the crossing of two important trade routes, the village in the past known as Schwülpt, became a minor political location and population centre. Its major importance was archieved through the foundation of the city of Königsreh by King Lukas I himself, after a fitting spot for a national capital was searched for. Königsreh quickly evolved into a large metropolitan area, the fourth largest one in Alemannia in the 1920s. The city served as the capital of the Kingdom of Mascylla (1793-1942), the Mascyllary Republic (1942-1944), and the Crowned Republic of Mascylla until today.
Königsreh is an internationally recognized city of culture, politics, sciences, and general media. Its economy is based on high-tech start-ups and the service sector, encompassing a diverse set of innovative industries, research facilities, media corporations and scientific centres. Königsreh serves as a multinational hub for traffic, most notably air and rail travel, and has a complex public transportation network. The historical city centre is a popular tourist destination, with renowned universities, orchestras, museums, and galleries. Significant industries also include biochemical and biomedical engineering, IT tech, biotechnology, bionics, and aviation technology. Its zoological institutes, encompassed in the Zoologischer Park, is one of the most frequently visited zoos in Alemannia. The city is well known for its multiculturalism, nightlife, contemporary lifestyle, and high social attractiveness. It scores a high standard of living and has experienced a drastic rise in national, as well as international, popularity.
Location and topography
Königsreh lies in east-central Mascylla about 120 km (74 mi) from the White Sea and about 260 km (160 mi) from the Weißhaupt mountains, 526 km (326 mi) east of the nearest capital, Lekkum, Kustlan. The city straddles the Blaugold River. It is located in the heartlands of the Chedwian Plain, and its average elevation is 25 metres (82 ft) above sea level. The highest point on the left side of the city lies at a height of 130.2 metres (427.1 ft) ("Engelsberg", aerial view site, by the northern border), on the right side – 201.6 metres (661.4 ft) ("Hohenlebenberg", site of the Hochkronstein royal palace, the highest point of Königsreh in general). The lowest point lies at a height 22.8 metres (74.8 ft) (at the right bank of the Blaugold, by the northern border of the Kronenlande). There are some hills (mostly artificial) located within the confines of the city – e.g. Königsreh Platz des Volkes hill (29.0 metres (95.1 ft)) and Prinzenwälder hill (40.1 metres (131.5 ft)).
Königsreh is located on two main geomorphologic formations: the plain moraine plateau and the Blaugold Valley with its asymmetrical pattern of different terraces. The Blaugold River is the specific axis of Königsreh, which divides the city into two parts, left and right. The left one is situated both on the moraine plateau (16 to 29 m (52.2 to 95.1 ft) above Blaugold level) and on the Blaugold terraces (max. 5.5 m (18.0 ft) above Blaugold level). The significant element of the relief, in this part of Königsreh, is the edge of moraine plateau called the Wallenstein escarpment. It is 20 to 25 m (65.6 to 82.0 ft) high on the Lorenzinsel and Central district and about 10 m (32.8 ft) in the north and south of Königsreh. It goes through the city and plays an important role as a landmark.