A view of the city from the Nîme river
|Etymology: t͡ɕʼə̰p eep Bay City|
Diamond Bay City
|District||District of Zefida|
|Subdistrict||Zefida Metropolitan Area|
|Time zone||UTC-1 (SCT)|
Zefida (pronunciation: /t͡səfida/ in Herdwate) is the capital city of the Kingdom of Herdek and the most populous urban area in the country. Zefida is also the capital city of the homonym district and of the region of Zêdek. It is located on the Timagha Bay, on the estuary of the river Nîme.
Zefida is known also for being the City of the Diamond Bay. The bay may refer to the Timagha Bay, while the Diamond refers to the Diamond Palace (Kemyate Palace), the complex of buildings where the king and the queen along with their families live and take decisions. The city is one of the most important ports in Herdek, along with Rwinek, Hazifek, Swêrgeda and Tavedek.
Entertainment and arts
Zefida is the main producer of movies and animation in Herdek. Zefida houses many studios, like NorthStar Studios, one of the main studios in Herdek producing movies, sitcoms and TV programmes.
Theatres in Zefida, as in the whole Herdek, are divided into acting theatres, where only shows are performed, ballet theatres, where only ballets and music are performed, and mixed theatres, in which both shows and dance are performed. Zefida can count with five main only acting theatres, seven main mixed theatres and three main dancing theatres, along with some other minor theatres and temporary stages.
Shows are very appreciated by Zefidians. Plays have always been a way to escape the reality with all of its boredom, griefs and issues. The genre of play Zefidians like the most is comedy, in accordance with the tradition. However, also romantic and mythologic plays are very popular. Zefida is the place of birth of many play writers and actors. Great plays by important companies are played in main theatres.
Ballet is a very noble and old tradition in Zefida. Only aristocratic girls used to dance in ballets and join a company. Nowadays, things are changed, but the ballet keeps the same essence it had in the past. Ballets played in main ballet theatres are mostly for rich and refined people. A ballet can last from one to three hours and it is a mixture of elegance, technique, gesture acting and many other elements that mixed up together make Zefidian ballet so famous.
Also music is very appreciated by Zefidian people. Zefida offers a wide selection of genres and styles, which goes from classical music to New Music. Zefida houses many recording houses, and is the place of birth or residence of many Herdekian artists. Moreover, many concerts and live performances are hosted in Zefida, mostly in Zefida's Central Park, Royalty Square, Northstar Bowl and Dagha Arena.
Zefida is a very connected city, both to itself and to its surroundings.
Zefidian urban transportation net is very wide: you can reach any zone of the city with minimal or no effort. Zefidian people, in fact, like using urban transportation more than using their cars.
Subway, Tram and Trains
Zefidian subway is run by the Society of Urban Mobility and Transport Services of Zefida.
Car and bike sharing
By car and on foot
National and international transportation
Zefida is well connected by train to the other cities of Zêdek and Herdek in general. The city is served by 12 railway stations, of which 6 are run only by Herchêgek, 4 only by ZTS (Zêdek Transportation Service) and 2 by both. Moreover, Zefida is served by four Herchêgek high speed lines: Samêda-Zefida, Mayêdek-Hazifek, Rwifida-Wia and Zefida-Muthighek. Since Zefida is not a border city, it has no direct railway connection with foreign cities. That means that one has to have at least one stopover to go abroad from Zefida.
There are 3 airports in Zefida: Kasna International Airport, Dêzwek International Airport and Waze Airport. The main airport is Kasna International, from which long and medium haul international flights depart. The second international airport, Dêzwek International, has mostly medium and short haul flights (Mostly Soltenna). The third airport is used just for internal flights and a couple of international flights a week.