Eyadhan

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Eyadhan
ejazan
Eyadhan Skyline
Taranij ParkCentral Eyadhan
Boyarud StreetEbin Palace
Algazi Assembly
Clockwise from top: View of Central Eyadhan looking towards the New Market, Central Eyadhan, Boyarud Street in Gashir, The Algazi National Assembly, the palace of the Ebin family, Taranij Park
Flag of Eyadhan
Flag
Area
 • Metro2,100 km2 (800 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • City7,602,380
 • Metro9,523,890
Demonym(s)Eyadhana

Eyadhan (pronunciation: /ɛjaðan/ ) is a the capital and largest city of the Algazi Union, located on the country's east coast.

Etymology

History

Geography

Eyadhan is located on a large bay on the east coast of the Algazi Union, near the cities of Adhar and Variij. A range of hills borders the east and south sides of the city.

Climate

Eyadhan experiences a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa) strongly affected by its proximity to the ocean. It is one of the wetter cities in the Algazi Union, receiving an average of 524 mm of rain each year.

Climate data for Eyadhan (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 40.0
(104)
43.0
(109.4)
37.8
(100)
31.5
(88.7)
27.6
(81.7)
23.6
(74.5)
22.5
(72.5)
25.3
(77.5)
29.0
(84.2)
31.4
(88.5)
36.5
(97.7)
37.6
(99.7)
43.0
(109.4)
Average high °C (°F) 27.7
(81.9)
27.9
(82.2)
26.3
(79.3)
23.4
(74.1)
19.6
(67.3)
16.9
(62.4)
16.0
(60.8)
16.8
(62.2)
18.8
(65.8)
19.9
(67.8)
22.1
(71.8)
25.3
(77.5)
21.6
(70.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.6
(76.3)
25.0
(77)
23.3
(73.9)
20.3
(68.5)
16.5
(61.7)
13.9
(57)
12.7
(54.9)
13.8
(56.8)
15.5
(59.9)
16.8
(62.2)
19.1
(66.4)
22.4
(72.3)
18.6
(65.5)
Average low °C (°F) 21.4
(70.5)
22.0
(71.6)
20.3
(68.5)
17.3
(63.1)
13.4
(56.1)
10.9
(51.6)
9.4
(48.9)
10.7
(51.3)
12.3
(54.1)
13.7
(56.7)
16.2
(61.2)
19.5
(67.1)
15.4
(59.7)
Record low °C (°F) 16.6
(61.9)
15.6
(60.1)
12.6
(54.7)
8.0
(46.4)
4.6
(40.3)
1.5
(34.7)
.02
(32.04)
−1.0
(30.2)
3.0
(37.4)
6.5
(43.7)
9.2
(48.6)
11.0
(51.8)
−1.0
(30.2)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.2
(0.008)
1.7
(0.067)
23.8
(0.937)
67.3
(2.65)
97.7
(3.846)
92.3
(3.634)
69.0
(2.717)
58.5
(2.303)
34.7
(1.366)
45.2
(1.78)
26.9
(1.059)
6.7
(0.264)
524
(20.631)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 0 0 3 6 7 8 7 6 5 5 3 1 51
Source: Algazi Weather and Climate Agency

Cityscape

Avenue of the Congress in Eyadhan's Old City

Eyadhan is divided into five main quarters, each consisting of various smaller districts. The Old City and Central Eyadhan form the two main quarters at the center of the city; Merek-Kabesh borders the Old City on the east, while Tayumiv and Gashir surround Central Eyadhan to the north and west.

Old City

The Old City is the historic core of Eyadhan, housing most of the major civic and cultural buildings as well as the national government and its related institutions. Most of the buildings in the district were built in the 18th and early 19th centuries, but a substantial portion, particularly in the center of the quarter, are much older, dating back as far as the 1400s. The area has become significantly more expensive in the last fifty years as more affluent Eyadhanan increasingly move to the Old City from the suburbs. As a result, many nieghborhoods have become known for high-end businesses, particularly restaurants and hotels. The quarter as a whole, however, remains fairly mixed socio-economically. The Old City is also the most popular area among tourists visiting the city, particularly along the waterfront.

Landmarks

Culture

Economy

Eyadhan is one of the largest financial centers in the Algazi Union, being home to the country's main stock exchange and several major banks. Shipping remains an important part of the city's economy, as does manufacturing (particuarly textiles, food products, and electronics).

Government

Demographics

International relations