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|Capital City of Tengaria
Добродетел чрез вяра (Tengarian)
(Estmerish: Virtue through Faith)
|5th century AD
Lenovo (Tengarian: Столица Леново or Stolitsa Lenovo) is the most populous city and capital of Tengaria. In 2020, the city was recorded as having a population of 2,567,230 while its wider metropolitan area contains 4,314,100 people, nearly 20% of the population of the country and covers the whole Oblast of Lenovo. Situated along the banks of the historic River Len, Tengaria is situated in the northwestern central part of Tengaria, in the heart of the Len River valley.
Human settlement in the Len River valley was common for centuries before Len was first settled, and the current city rests over many previous structures of the Kaloí and later the Tengar tribes. However, the city had its first main foundations raised when the Amathian conquerors of the Empire of Arciluco first established a colony city, named Urbs Lenis ("City of the Len"), in the fifth century. It would grow in size and soon became a prosperous settlement, however, the most important city in the region of Tengaria was the ancient city of Istros on its southern coast. In the early 14th century, when Grand Prince Vasil III came to power, he would move the capital to Lenovo, which was the seat of his family's power. In 1385, the city would host the theologically-important Council of Lenovo, where St. Vasil the Great was confirmed in his status as Emperor, raising the city of up to the status of an Imperial capital, and giving it the nickname of "Third Solaria". It was also during this time that the Tengarian Golden Age began, with the city of Lenovo as its hub. During this time, institutions like the University of Lenovo were built, and the city was the primary intellectual centre in Western Euclea for some time. Eventually, however, the city was eventually overshadowed by the Soravian cities to the North, and lost its status as the premier city in Western Euclea.
However, as the centre of the Empire of Tengaria, the city continued to develop and was at the forefront of Tengaria's modernization. During the late 19th century and early 20th century, the city saw an intellectual and cultural revival with a renewed architectural program and popular philosophic, musical and artistic movements. However, the Great War saw the city besieged and taken by the Amathian forces, and stuck in economic decline after the war was over. The city was the turbulent centre for political chaos and ineptitude which plagued the early republic, and was later the scene of an attempted Coup which began the Tengarian Civil War. After the Civil War, economic prosperity and the careful management of Simeon Kovachev saw the city improve significantly, rebuilding and improving the infrastructure, transitioning it into a modern city.
The city the highest developed city in Tengaria, and acts as the political, economic, cultural, and educational centre of all of Tengaria. The city is a major tourist destination, and is well known for its cultural, religious and historical buildings, such as Grand Assembly Building, Saint Vasil Cathedral, and the Imperial Palace. The historic heart of the city is designated as a Heritage Site. The historicity, urban beauty, culture and city life make Lenovo consistently rank as one of the most beautiful and nicest places to live in Euclea.