|Etymology: “Rich Coast”|
Hatslénki (pronunciation: /xatslɛŋki/ ) is the largest city in Imoztar according to population size, as well as containing the largest port in the country.
The city’s name comes from Imojan “hats”, which means “rich”, and “lenki”, which means “coast”. The spelling is more phonetically spelt, with an “é” in the spelling rather than historical “e”.
The city first started in the late 1800s as a small settlement on the ocean, originally called “ Immjoţing”, which means “Heaven’s gate”. It was called such because it was seen as an entryway into Imoztar throughout history, which is why one of the popular nicknames for the city now is “Heaven’s Gate”. This small settlement slowly grew from a fishing village into a “port of authority”, as many immigrants passed through the city‘s port in order to get into the country. Hatslénki’s “immigrant stations” (the ports in which immigrants entered and were processed into the country) were used for decades as a form of legal immigration into the country up until the 1960s, in which naturalization and legal immigration was done in other ways. The immigrant ports were destroyed and replaced with industrial space except for one, which is now a museum.