. Cahdar .
Jewel of the Desert
City of Gold
City of Rising Shrines
|Earliest settlement||c. 150|
|• Mayor||Bashar Shakshar|
|• Total||302.33 km2 (116.73 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,000 m (3,000 ft)|
|• Density||4,299.43/km2 (11,135.5/sq mi)|
Shahdar ( Koman: Cadar; Şahdar [ʂɒː'där]) is the third-most-populous city of Komania and the capital of Misharam. The city is renowned for its distinctive culture and history, taking a role in being the cultural capital of the Mishar people and the largest city on the eastern side of the Imperial State. Shahdar is by far the largest coal producer and has the largest industrial sector in mining and manufacturing within Komania.
The name Shahdar ( Koman: Cadar; Şahdar [ʂɒː'där]) comes from Nashaghan Shâhdar literally meaning "palace city", in reference to the remains of stone foundations and dilapidated walls of Mishtaz (former administrative centre of the Mishar confederation) after emperor Ashar's campaign over the Tarkhan mountains. The etymology of Shahdar is said to be a mockery against the Mishars, in a tone of irony, as shortly after the war, the remains of the Mishar settlement looked like a "proper city from afar" with "fumes and lights as a result of fires and burning bodies" as quoted in the Asharhirim. Indeed, the Tarkhan campaign culminated in large-scale massacres and the destruction of most settlements in the region, in a gesture by the Ashars offering a glimpse of their iron-fist rule.