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Seal of Noble City

Flag of Noble City

Name Noble City
Hexacode NC / SY-NC-01
Population 60,543
Language(s) English
Immigrant languages
Geography
Location Seal of Sylvania Sylvania
Trivia

Noble City[1] is the capital of the State of Sylvania and Lovia's national capital. There are about 60,000 inhabitants, which is over a quarter of the total Lovian population. The city is a very popular tourist destination as well. The governmental headquarters of the city are in Downtown: the Noble City Hall representing the Noble City Government. As Noble City is the federal capital, Congress, the royal family, the Supreme Court and the Federal Police are all based in the city. The city has many neighborhoods, each with a different function and atmosphere. Lovia's largest international airport, the Noble City International Airport, is located just north of the capital city.


Simplified map Edit

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Seal of Little Frisco Little Frisco
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Seal of King's Gardens King's Gardens
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Seal of Citizen Corner Citizen Corner
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Seal of The Mall The Mall
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Seal of Little Europe Little Europe
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Seal of Artista Artista
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Seal of Bayside Bayside
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Seal of New Town New Town
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Seal of the Trading Quarter Trading Quarter
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Seal of the Old Harbor Old Harbor
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Seal of Long Road Long Road
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Seal of Industrial Park Industrial Park
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History Edit

In 1872 Arthur Noble left California for the Lovia Archipelago. He was a Belgian migrant, living in San Francisco. As he worked for a newspaper, he had discovered an article on an archipelago west of California. He did research and found out where to go. That same year he arrived with his ship, Francis II, at an easy and large bay. The men, under Arthur's leadership set up the first settlement. The settlement grew fast and was named after its founder King Arthur I by the Founding Fathers: Noble City. The center was where the Trading Quarter is located nowadays. A list of the former neighborhoods in the 1870s and 1880s and the current neighborhoods on the same locations:

Neighborhood (19th Century) Function (19th) Neighborhood (21st Century) Function (21st)
Bayside[2] Residential Seal of Bayside Bayside Residential
The Harbor Harbor, transportation, trade Seal of the Old Harbor Old Harbor Harbor, industry
Trading Quarter[3] Trade, administration, marketplace Seal of the Trading Quarter Trading Quarter Trade, shopping
Village Residential Seal of Downtown Downtown Administration, government

Other parts of the current City of Noble City were populated, but not densily. These areas become neighborhoods in the 20th Century, or sometimes even in the 21th Century, such as Mandarin Village, New Town and the Industrial Park[4]. A neighborhood that is entirely rebuilt is the Citizen Corner, formerly known as the New West or Uptown.

The Fire of Noble City Edit

Fire of Noble City

The Fire of 1899

In August 1899, a few years after the great Fire of Hurbanova, a wooden craftsman's house in the Trading Quarter caught fire, due to both the hot weather and the bad conditions of the house. The local firefighters, who were based a couple of blocks north, weren't capable to extinguish the fire and the fire unfortunately set out to neighboring houses. As the firefighters kept extinguishing the fire, others destroyed the surrounding houses on purpose to prevent the fire from further expansion. After days the fire was stopped from spreading and when the weather turned colder and rainier the firemen managed to stop it. The losses were great: most buildings in the Trading Quarter and the neighboring quarters were destroyed, for instance the current Downtown area. One landmark building lost in the fire was the Palace Hotel, which was fortunately subsequently rebuilt[5]. After the fire, the firefighters were reformed and made more effective. Most buildings were rebuilt in stone and less dangerous materials. Though, the Trading Quarter still is one of the more sensitive locations to fire.

Recent history Edit

Noble City has always been the most populous location in Lovia, although many inhabitants moved out from 1890 to the 1950s, to the rural towns. In 1955, under the reign of King Lucas I, the national population growth stagnated, due to a famine. Many paysans returned to Noble City for a safer and wealthier future, hoping to get job in one of the manufactories in the corners of the city. These migrants mostly arrived in Transcity[6] and stayed in this neighborhood or moved to Mandarin Village, Little Europe or Artista. Most new inhabitants stayed after the famine and the population peaked once more.

Under the reign of King Dimitri I between 2007 and 2013, Noble City became the absolute center of Lovia; cultural, economical, political. Many neighborhoods were renewed, such as the blooming center: Downtown. But neighborhoods at the brink of the city, such as Artista and Mandarin Village, weren't forgotten by the renewers.

The city still grows fast and is a very popular tourist attraction, which persuades lots op people to move to Lovia. The city's population currently is about 11,250, which is half of the Lovian population. These figures let us know Lovia is a very urbanized country.

During the Lovian Civil War of 2011, Noble City was taken in by rebel forces. Rebel commander I. G. La Blaca sent two of his generals in to conquer the city, Dietrich Honecker and Hessel Doorian. While Honecker was captured by Vadim Smith, Doorian managed to take over the city. As of the 28th of October, rebels might lose control again as they face heavy resistance once again.

In 2012, a bomb was exploded by Barzona Libre in New Town in front of Clermont House, resulting in two injured.

Geography Edit

Noble City lies in the Noble City Bay Area, a flat area compared to the rest of Peace Island. The Bay Area around the Noble City Bay is the most populous and industrialized region of the nation. The city is located in the drainage basin of the Beaver River, which passes a few miles west of Long Road and mouths in the Pacific Ocean a few miles south of the Industrial Park. The west of Noble City, including Artista, is rather hilly and very green. The climate is moderate and very soft. The area is rainy in late Autumn and early Spring, but mostly dry in Winter and Summer.

Neighborhoods Edit

Sycamore Drive

Sycamore Drive, Artista

The city is divided into neighborhoods, all with their own characteristics:

  • Seal of Artista Artista, a hilly and very green neighborhood with lots of artists and philosophers. It's recently renovated and very popular to youth.
  • Seal of Bayside Bayside, a rather wealthy neighborhood at the bay with some great apartment buildings, restaurants and villas.
  • Seal of Citizen Corner Citizen Corner, administrative neighborhood, formerly a residential area, that is being reconstructed to destress Downtown.
  • Seal of Downtown Downtown, the center of the city, with mostly governmental institutions and tall buildings. Federal, state and city institutions are based here.
  • Seal of Industrial Park Industrial Park, a highly-developed industrial area which is a base of many media companies.
  • Seal of King's Gardens King's Gardens, a neighborhood in the northeastern corner of the city, including the residence of the royal family, some more houses and apartment buildings and a beach.
  • Seal of Little Europe Little Europe, a European looking neighborhood with lots of restaurants, parks and embassies.
  • Seal of Little Frisco Little Frisco, a hippie neighborhood where peace, love and nature count. Great parks, sporting facilities and the second largest railway station.
  • Seal of Long Road Long Road, a large agricultural, natural and residential area. The West End is very agrarian and natural, while there are also residential, administrative and commercial lots along the Long Road Avenue, mostly on the East End.
  • Seal of Mandarin Village Mandarin Village, a cultural and touristic neighborhood with many fancy restaurants, shops and nice places.
  • Seal of New Town New Town, the newest neighborhood in Noble City, originally planned as an administrative neighborhood, but at the end became a cosy, Italian based, village.
  • Seal of the Old Harbor Old Harbor, an industrial area near the bay with lots of green industry.
  • Seal of The Mall The Mall, the most important shopping area of Noble City, housing two large shopping malls and many stores.
  • Seal of the Trading Quarter Trading Quarter, the oldest part of the city with a lot of shops and bars and many historical sites.
  • Seal of Transcity Transcity, an industrial area where transportation companies have their headquarters, and where some important administrative functions are based.

Demography and ethnicity Edit

Arrow right See also: Demography of Sylvania for more information.
Starovlah Institute

The Starovlah Institute is one of the few landmarks identified with Central and Eastern European ethnicity

Noble City is, besides Lovia's federal capital, the most populous city, and is located in the most populous state, being Sylvania. The current population of Noble City is about 11,000, which is half the entire Lovian population. The inhabitants are significantly young, compared to most cities in the surroundings. Most inhabitants identify themselves with American ancestry, while many claim to have Belgian, Dutch and Libertan ancestors. Other groups are Canadians, Asians and Latinos.

Both the state of Sylvania and Noble City have an overt immigration policy, that's why the Noble City population increases by more than 15% annually, and more than 45% in 2007.

This table shows the percentage of Noble City inhabitants identifying themselves with certain ethnic groups, mostly North Americans and Europeans. The right column shows the influence these ethnic groups or nations have had on the entire state of Sylvania.

Ethnic groups in Noble City
Ethnic group Percentage of the NC population identified with this ethnicity, 2007 Influence on Sylvania, 2009[7]
Americans (US) and Canadians 36% 41%
Belgians, Dutch and Libertans 30% 35%
Southern Europeans 10% 5%
Asians 9% 4%
Latin Americans 3% 1%
Romanians and Adlibitans 3% 4%
Australians and people of the South Pacific 3% 1%
Central and Eastern Europeans 2% 6%
Others 4% 3%

Noble City is a very secular city, with an overwhelming Atheist population. The city is often ranked high in lists of most secular regions of the world, mostly ranked near the secular Communist states. Religious minorities are Protestants, Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians who are mostly based in New Town, Little Europe and other European minded neighborhoods.

Tourism and places of interest Edit

Capitol

Capitol

Woodstock Forest

Woodstock Forest, situated central in Little Frisco

Nielsen's Lighthouse

Nielsen's Lighthouse, Bayside

Abigail Johnson Theater

Abigail Johnson Theater, named after Abigail Johnson

Noble City is a very popular tourist attraction. People from all over Lovia, the United Wiki Nations[8], the United States and Europe visit the city. Cultural attractions and monuments are the most visited bt foreign tourists, while beaches and parks, such as the Noble Beach are frequented by locals. These are the tourist attraction in Noble City:

Top attractions Edit

The tourist attraction top 3:

  1. Capitol, Seal of Downtown Downtown
    The Capitol is the building in which the Congress debates and votes acts. The Prime Minister's Office and many other offices and rooms of federal importance are based in this capitol. The building is well-known and the exterior is seen as one of the most beautiful capitols of North America.
  2. Noble Beach, from the Seal of the Old Harbor Old Harbor trough Seal of Little Europe Little Europe
    The beaches at the Noble City Bay are collected under the name Noble Beach, except for the November Beach in King's Gardens. The beaches stretch along Noble City from the Old Harbor to Little Europe.
  3. Abigail Johnson Theater, Seal of Long Road Long Road
    The Abigail Johnson Theater, named after Abbie Abigail Johnson, is a huge Lovian theater and exhibition building in Victorian (Second Empire) Style. The Strength Gardens surrounding this monument are very colorful and loved by photographers.

The Palati Daidalo and surrounding palaces and gardens, such as the Old Royal Palace in King's Gardens were always ranked high in tourist attraction list, until Palati Daidalo burned down in May 2008. It was the new Royal Palace, in which the King worked and lived. The gardens are still in good shape and can still be visited.

Nature and beaches Edit

Monuments Edit

Entertainment and culture Edit

Culture Edit

Noble City hasn't got an old culture, but has many heritages from the 19th Century California and the Founding Fathers. Currently, Noble City culture is blooming once more.

The Fighting Téméraire

The Fighting Téméraire, Lovia's most famous artwork, is exposed in the Royal Art Gallery

The Noble City Times

TNCT

Arts Edit

Noble City and Newhaven form the modern cultural hot spots of Lovia. Both cities have an extended ar collection. In Noble City, the LMMA's temporary collections are based, in Little Europe. In King's Gardens, the Royal Art Gallery, an art museum exposing all the masterpieces owned by the royal family, is located. At last, the Starovlah Institute in Citizen Corner, is a new museum and library that exposes art from the Balkan countries and all related subjects, such as historic manuscripts.

Noble City is a member of the Historic Towns Association.

Education Edit

Noble City is Lovia's educational center, with the Nobel University located in the Trading Quarter. Currently, most other educational institutions are being renewed. New institutions are planned, such as a second university or college and a larger high school network.

Media Edit

One of Lovia's most popular newspapers, The Noble City Times, is a typical Noble City newspaper and brings most news flashes from the view of Sylvanians. Other newspaper located within the city include The Daily Sylvanian and La Quotidienne.

Social culture Edit

The social life within the city is very lively and diverse. In fact, the Noble City population can be divided in three major groups, all with their own social culture. The first group are the Villagers. These people mostly live in Mandarin Village, Little Frisco, Artista, Long Road or New Town, neighborhoods that are almost towns within the city. These people are usually very open and friendly towards strangers. They have an extensive public life, meeting people all day long and visiting many public places. In most cases these people are liberal in thought and open in mind.

A second group are the Citizens. This group of people usually lives in Downtown, the Trading Quarter, The Mall, Transcity or Citizen Corner. These people don't like social life that much and prefer privacy and intimacy above public life in the city. These citizens live in the most crowded parts of the city, disgusting them of foreigners, schools visiting the city or other people masses. These people are often more timid, conservative and older, though this is no strict rule.

The last and smallest social group live in the neighborhoods in between the city atmosphere and the village atmosphere. These Suburbans live in Bayside, King's Gardens, and Little Frisco. They also prefer their privacy and right to be left alone, but there social lives are more extensive than those of the Citizens. The Suburbans usually are the wealthiest and often visit exclusive parties and events, and love theater and high-class social events.

Government Edit

Arrow right Main article: Noble City Government.

The city's government is based in the Noble City Hall, in Downtown. The city's Mayor is King Sebastian, as it is a Lovian tradition to have the King or Queen as the city's mayor. The current local government has done many works improving transportation and tourism in Noble City. Under King Dimitri's reign, the Noble City railway stations were improved and the entire system doubled in use. The tourism has been improved too, and many monuments were renewed and re-opened to the public, often together with the entire neighborhood. Recently renewed neighborhoods are Artista, Mandarin Village and Long Road.

Transportation Edit

Little Frisco Railway Station

The Little Frisco Railway Station, Lovia's second largest train station[10] and an architectural piece of art

PRC Map May 2008

A railroad map (dated May 2008) showing the central position of Noble City (and especially Transcity) within the railway system

Just west of the capital the Highway 1 is situated. A few kilometers north of Noble City the Noble City International Airport is located. It's the largest airport of Lovia and one of the largest of the all wiki nations. Every year lots of tourists, businessmen and migrants pass through this airport, on there way to Noble City or another place of interest in Lovia.

The city's road system exists of streets, that run from north to south, and avenues, which go from east to west.

Noble City is the city with the most expanded railway system in Lovia. The Trans Sylvanian Railway and the Peace Island Railway both arrive in Transcity and drive pass Mandarin Village toward the terminus, Little Frisco, the second busiest railway station. These two railroad make connections with Train Village SY and Hurbanova OC. Since March 2008 the Grand Interstate Railway makes a stop at the NCIA Railway Station and finally stops in Transcity, which is the number one railway station in passenger numbers in Lovia since three railways make their way through that neighborhood. The latest railway station in Noble City is in Artista, the Artista Railway Station on the Peace Island Railway.

The Noble City Bus Transport Company operates bus services in the city.

Some Lovians, such as Pierlot McCrooke, Train Village Mayor, are asking to start building a subway through Noble City. A suggested line goes from Little Frisco through the center of the city, to Long Road. These plans aren't accepted yet, because some of the neighborhoods aren't ready yet for such great works.

Noble City access Edit

Seals Edit

Arrow right Main article: List of Noble City neighborhood symbols.
Arrow right See also: Seal for more information on seals.

Noble City is, together with Newhaven, one of the only places with seals for every neighborhood. The city's seal is the oldest in Lovia and dates back more than 100 year. The crown used on the seal refers to the residence of the royal family in Noble City, and is also used on the seals of Long Road[11] and King's Gardens[12].

The former Noble City mayor, the then King Dimitri, made an habit of making seals whenever a new neighborhood opens or is renewed. The newest seals are those of Mandarin Village[13], The Mall[14], Long Road[15], and Citizen Corner[16]. Noble City is working on the flexibility of all seals, by making all backgrounds transparent. This gives anyone who uses them the ease of using them on all colored backgrounds, and not just white ones. All new or renewed Noble City seals have a transparent background.

Noble City is a perfect example of a sigillist place, where seals are used all over. All the Noble City seals are:

Seal of Artista Seal of Bayside Seal of Citizen Corner Seal of Downtown Seal of Industrial Park Seal of King's Gardens Seal of Little Europe Seal of Little Frisco Seal of Long Road Seal of Mandarin Village Seal of Noble City Seal of New Town Seal of the Old Harbor Seal of The Mall Seal of the Trading Quarter Seal of Transcity

Famous Noble City'ers Edit

Abigail Johnson

Abigail Johnson, one of the most popular Lovian ladies ever and a Noble City inhabitant

These pre-eminent Lovians were or still are inhabitants of Noble City:

Note: the dates are the dates during which the inhabitants lived in Noble City, and are not their dates of birth and death.

Arrow right See also: List of Noble City Mayors for more information on the former Mayors.

Sister cities Edit

References and notes Edit

  1. The former official name of Noble City was the City of Noble City, but it got out of use in the first half of the 20th Century.
  2. Built in 1896.
  3. Including the current north-eastern corner of Long Road.
  4. The Industrial Park is still under construction. It is expected to be opened officially before the end of 2008.
  5. The hotel burned down again in 1946 and wasn't rebuilt. Its location was where the Aventis headquarters are situated nowadays.
  6. Those from the south arrived in Long Road.
  7. This additional figure shows the amount of influence this nation or ethnic group has or has had on the State of Sylvania. Note these figures are for the entire state, and not for Noble City alone.
  8. Libertas, a UWN member, is one of the countries delivering most visitors to Lovia.
  9. The museum is based in Newhaven, Kings, but the temporary collections are located in Little Europe.
  10. It was overtaken by the Transcity Railway Station in March 2008.
  11. Image: here.
  12. Image: here.
  13. Image: here.
  14. Image: here.
  15. Image: here.
  16. Image: here.
  17. Montreal is spelled "Montréal" in French.

See also Edit

Noble City articles: navigation
Seal of Noble City
Geography, nature and neighborhoods of Noble City
Geography and nature: Abraham Lincoln Park - Beach Gardens - Botanica - Congress Field - Long Road Cemetery - Long Walk Memorial - Mandarin Park - Noble Beach - Noble City Bay - November Beach - Painters Hill - Prince's Park - Princess' Park - Royal Gardens - Sand Garden - Strength Gardens - Thomas Jefferson Park - Upper Embankment - Urban Garden - Woodstock Forest - Yorkshire Park
Neighborhoods: Artista - Bayside - Citizen Corner - Downtown - Industrial Park - King's Gardens - Little Europe - Little Frisco - Long Road - Mandarin Village - New Town - Old Harbor - The Mall - Trading Quarter - Transcity - neighborhood symbols
Arrow right See also: Monuments, politics, transportation, hotels, restaurants and apartment buildings of Noble City.
Seal of Noble City
Monuments, politics and government of Noble City
Monuments and buildings: Abigail Johnson Theater - Antiquities Museum - Capitol - City Hall - Embankment Federal Penitentiary - Garden's Chapel - King's Landmark - Lovian Museum for Modern Art- Museum of Art - Museum of Transport - National Archives - Nielsen's Lighthouse - Noble City Mall - Nobel University (1, 2) - NC General Hospital - Old Royal Palace - Palati Daidalo - Railway Museum - Royal Art Gallery - Starovlah Institute - Statue of Andreas - Supreme Court House - Sylvania State Capitol - The Soccerfield - Tower Mall - West Wing
Politics and government: Congress - Noble City Government - Noble City Police - Supreme Court - Sylvania Police - Sylvania State Court - Sylvania State Government
Arrow right See also: Geography, nature, neighborhoods, transportation, hotels, restaurants and apartment buildings of Noble City.
Seal of Noble City
Transportation in Noble City
Rail transport: Artista RS - Grand Interstate RW - Little Frisco RS - Mandarin Village RH - NCIA RS - Peace Island RW - Trans Sylvanian RW - Transcity RS
Road transport: Eppinck Square - Highway 1 - Highway 2 - NCIA
Avenues: (from north to south) Journey Ave - Discovery Ave - Innovation Ave - Heritage Ave - Democracy Ave - Freedom Ave - Technology Ave - Diligence Ave - Creativity Ave
Streets: (from east to west) Ocean Ave - Music St - History St - Law St - Science St - Language St - Culture St - Poetry St
Arrow right See also: Geography, nature, neighborhoods, monuments, politics, government, hotels, restaurants and apartment buildings of Noble City.
Seal of Noble City
Hotels, restaurants and apartments in Noble City
Hotels: Hotel King Arthur - Hotel The Hague - King Dimitri Hotel - Koningstad Hotel - Ludwig Krämer - The Hague -The Landmark Hotel - Olympia Hotel and Theater - Woodstock Inn
Restaurants and bars: A-Kiss - Baldwin Coffees - Butique - Cabaret Le Baccarat - Cambra's - Casa del Churrasco - Chez Pierre - Chinese Sam's - Fuzion - Club Arancia - Eagle and Child - General's Chicken - Grey Lounge - Hot Dog House - Jose Olé - L'Istrice d'Oro - La Stragata - MAD - Malipa Burger - Moe's - Mr. Greek - Mr. Smiley's - Oxygen - P'tite P'tatte - Pietro's - Restaurant Florentine - Restaurant Phoenix - Sandwichbar - Special Chef - The Fat Cat - T-Hut - Wake Coffee
Apartment buildings: Bayside - Bellevue - City - Downing - The King Arthur - Livonian - New York Building - November Beach - Panorama - Plaza Downtown - Prince Alexander - Seagull - Seawater - Sylvania - Vandreck
Arrow right See also: Geography, nature, neighborhoods, monuments, politics and transportation of Noble City.
Historic Towns Association
HTA
NMS
National Monuments Trust

Lovia - Noble City - Newhaven - Hurbanova
Brunant - Brezonde - Niesburg - Grijzestad
Mäöres - Gäörne - Bäökberg - Kirkwal
Libertas - Wikistad - Nyttfron - Muntegu
Traspes - Lamedina - Alcacer - Cerques

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