Lower Tariel

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Lower Tariel
Clockwise from top; Downtown Lower Tariel; Barona Metro Mall; Barona Mountain and inlet; Lower Tariel inland; Yuaneze Cherry Blooms; Foresster Marketplace; Tariel Skytrain
ProvinceNorthern Isle
FoundedApril 6, 1817
 • Total3,433,000 (13th)

Lower Tariel, officially the City of Lower Tariel, is a city on the Northern Isle of Zamastan, and is also the nation's 13th most populous city. As of the 2018 census-estimate, it has a population of 3,433,000. Founded in 1817, Lower Tariel was established as a remote fishing village. The city has been the site of many clashes in conflicts between Zamastan and Gladysynthia, including the First Danaska War, the Second Danaska War, and the Third Danaska War. By the time it was granted city status in 1888, it was a major center of Zamastanian linen production, tobacco-processing and rope-making, with shipbuilding also being a key industry. It also has a major aerospace and missiles industry, serving hubs of Toring Industries.

Throughout the 21st century, the city has seen a sustained period of calm, free from the intense geopolitical violence of former years and has benefited from substantial economic and commercial growth. On September 2nd, 2021, the Barona Mall bombing killed 68 people and injured more than 300. Lower Tariel remains a center for industry, as well as the arts, higher education, business, and law, and is the economic engine of the Northern Isle. Tourism is one of the city's biggest industries. Lower Tariel is still a major port, with commercial and industrial docks dominating the shoreline.