Yaageqyë

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Yaageqyë
Yaakzeksye Cityscape.png
Etymology: Mei yāɣexya, from Ramekian yāngeśaYaa hill”
Nickname(s): Welcome City
A full map of Yaageqyë's major roads and districts, as well as a small map indicating its location within Lhavres.
A full map of Yaageqyë's major roads and districts, as well as a small map indicating its location within Lhavres.
CountryLhavres
First settled inc. 2500 BCE
Government
 • MayorNyatusïnagiit
Area
 • City5,750 km2 (2,220 sq mi)
 • Urban1,150 km2 (440 sq mi)
 • Metro4,600 km2 (1,800 sq mi)
Population
 • City22,673,801
 • Density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Websitewww.yaag.lh

Yaageqyë (IPA: /jɑ:ɣexjə/) is the largest city in Lhavres and one of the largest cities in the world. It is the economic center of Lhavres and an extremely popular tourist and immigrant destination.

Etymology

Yaageqyë is a Kavrinian word, borrowed from the Mei Yāɣexya, from Ramekian Yāngeśa, literally “Yaa hill.”

History

Due to its strategic location between the Yaa Bay and Lake Yaa (both rich in fish and wildlife) and the jungle being generally safer than out west, the area on which Yaageqyë now stands has been inhabited since around 3500 BCE by the Ramekians and later the Dhwerans. Historically, it was claimed to be founded by Kōsaram, the leader of a local settlement, Lāuneli. Sometime after the Dhweran invasion, it came under control of the Yaa Empire. The city was conquered in the 11th century by Dhwer, during the Great Dhweran Empire, leading to the swift fall of the Yaa Empire thereafter. The city then changed hands between Lhavres and Dhwer over the centuries as a key strategic location.

After the region of Yaa was annexed by Lhavres in 1732, it became an important center of trade between Mbamigi and Lhavres as the open sea between Mbamigi and Czuczlhayaa is known to be dangerous.

During the economic and industrial boom in Lhavres in late 19th century and most of the 20th century, Yaageqyë grew exponentially larger and its sphere began to incorporate smaller settlements surrounding it, eventually resulting in the endless sprawl seen today. Yaageqyë's location during this time combined with Lhavres's relatively loose immigration policies led to the city becoming an extremely popular destination for foreign immigrants, and in fact Yaageqyë for some time was the top destination for immigrants and expatriates.

Geography

Climate

Cityscape

Culture

Economy

Government

Demographics

Yaageqyë is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with every other neighborhood and district containing a major foreign diaspora. Here is a list of well-known communities of immigrants in Yaageqyë:

International relations