A view from the Jalqaýyfśa
|Etymology: Jala(safe) + satyń(city)|
Jasa, Qaafma, Kadvaśa
Trust Jet, be safe
|Municipality||Metropolitan Area of Jalsatyń|
|• Capital City||839 km2 (324 sq mi)|
|• Metro||13,534 km2 (5,226 sq mi)|
|• Capital City||2,962,180|
|• Density||3,500/km2 (9,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-2.5 (Qazan Standard Time)|
000000 - 005538
|Calling Code||+98 101 01 XXXX XXXX|
Jalsatyń (Qazan:jalsatyń /ˈʑalsatŋ̩/) is the capital as well as the largest city of Qazania. Jalsatyń is located in East Khaazland and along with its metropolitan area it forms the Municipality of the Metropolitan Area of Jalsatyń, a municipality that is directly governed by the government of Qazania. As of 2019, its population is 2,962,180, making it the 11th largest city in Boroso.
Jalsatyń serves as the religious centre for Qaldaism and previously Devotionism in East Khaazland. Notable sights in Jalsatyń include Jet's House of Prayer, The Qaldic Holy Gateway, Jalqaýyfśa and more.
The name Jalsatyń comes from the Qazan words Jala, meaning "safe" and Satyń, meaning "city". The nickname Jasa is a shortened form of "Jalsatyń" used in slang, and Qaafma is the old name for Jalsatyń. The name Qaafma is a combination of two Qazan words - Qaaz - the old demonym for Qazan and hafma - a loanword from Classical Letsatian meaning "place". The oldest name for Jalsatyń was Kadvača, formed using kadva which was derived from kad(v), a loan from Old South Bavkiri kad(y) meaning to bless and the suffix -ča/če meaning place.
Jalsatyń was formed in 482 AD under the name Kadvača (from Kadva meaning blessing and ča meaning place). Kadvača was known for farming and baking. In 742 AD the Tarbuč family ruled over East Khaazland, and designated the capital to be Kadvača. During its reign, a trade route from Kadvača to Jigek along with trade routes to Central and West Khaazland were established, and Kadvača became a trade centre and flourished. It was also at this time that Kaazist and Devotionist temples and monasteries were beginning to appear in the city. This period came to an end when the entirety of the Tarbuč family died in a shipwreck when trying to sail from the North of Khaazland to the South.
After the end of Tarbuč rule, several elite families fought for the throne, with numerous battles occuring near Kadvača or in Kadvača. Eventually, there were only two elite families that rose to power in East Khaazland. - the Yeret in the East and the Gunsu in the West(Central Khaazland). During this time, important monasteries and churches were founded, such as Jet's House of Prayer, the Jalqaýyfśa and the Qarqaýyfśa. Qaldaý's Holy Gateway, known as The Kadvača Gate was one of the main fortifications of Kadvača throughout the Dynasty, and had defended the city from multiple Bavkir raids. The Yeret rule came to an end when the Qaldic Empire from West Khaazland conquered the city in March of 1293.
The architecture Jalsatyń is composed of a mix between old and new architecture, with most of its buildings being built around the late 19th and early 20th century. Not long after the Mwamban occupation of Qazania, tourism was prioritised along with economy in the city, and efforts were made to design the city to appeal to tourists. Of the landmarks, the Jet's House of Prayer and the Jalqaýyfśa were strong candidates for becoming the city centre of Jalsatyń, but ultimately the Independence Square of Qazania became the most popular destination in Jalsatyń and hence became Jalsatyń's city centre. Around the same time, residential buildings were built alongside the older buildings of Jalsatyń, giving the city its notable mix of old and new architecture. High class hotels and restaurants were also built in the centre of Jalsatyń and historic areas of the city became popular locations for street vendors.
- Jet's House of Prayer
- The Qaldic Holy Gateway
- Motherland Monument of Qazania
- Independence Square of Qazania
Tourism has attributed to a significant part to Jalsatyń's economy, rounding up to around 8.2% of the total revenue in Jalsatyń. Most of the landmarks in Jalsatyń are close to its centre and accessible, with many restaurants and hotels as well as street vendors and shows nearby, which encourages tourism in the area. Apart from the tourist attractions, food is also an essential part of tourism. Festivals and traditional dance (Fütek) exhibitions also attract visitors from around the world.