Blix (Originally: Blixe-du-Sud. Also: South Blix, L'Île de Blixe, L'Îles, Blix, Soleil) is the largest city and urban area in the world. Blix serves as the provincial capital of the Quad-Blix Area. As a global power city, Blix exerts its influence on essentially every aspect of global society on Earth from entertainment and culture, to politics and finance. Blix was founded in 1813 by Ronald Kay Blix as the City of Blix, capital of the nation of Blix. It remained capital for one month, until New London became the capital. Located in the Delta de la Berri, the city is mostly situated on South Blix Island, but also has substantive populations on West Blix Island, Scorch Island, Bridge Island, and Rocket Island.
As a major administrative, shipping, and trading city, Blix grew in importance in the early 20th century due to its strong and diverse culture, trade and recognition of its favourable port location and economic potential. The city then flourished as a centre of commerce between both sides of the Atlantic, and became a primary financial hub of the North Atlantic region in the 1920s. However, with the Great Depression of the mainland in 1959, trade was limited and the city's global influence declined. In the late 1990s and 2000s, the economic reforms introduced by Ryan Rowling resulted in an intense re-development of the city, aiding the return of finance and foreign investment to the city.
The city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for immigration to Blix, and as many as 870 languages are spoken in Blix, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. Blix is home to more than 208.2 million residents born outside the PDRD, the largest foreign-born population of any city in the world. In 2016, the bi-provinical Urban Blix Area produced a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of nearly US$18.1 trillion. If the UBA were a country, it would have the second highest GDP in the world.
The city proper has a population of 287 million. The Urban Blix Area (UBA), has a population of over 490 million. The Blixian Peninsula, which is anchored by South Blix, is estimated to be at over 625 million people. Blix is divided into four parts: (West to East) The West Isle, Louplieu, Equatorian, Murphson Isle. Further, these parts are divided into fifty boroughs ranging from 170,000 to 30 million people.
Many districts and landmarks in Blix are well known, and the city received a record 360 million tourists in 2016, hosting five of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions in 2013. Several sources have ranked Blix as the most photographed city in the world. Appalachio, iconic as the world's "heart," is the brightly illuminated hub of the city, and home to the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world's entertainment industry. The names of many of the city's bridges, skyscrapers, and parks are known around the world. Anchored by Follyhall in the West Appa
District of Marci Square, Blix has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the Urban Blix Underground (UBU) is one of the most extensive metro systems worldwide, with 9303 stations in operation. Over 1320 colleges and universities are located in Blix, including Blix University (BU), one of the most prestiguous university in the world, the University of South Blix (USB), the Provincial University of Quad Blix in Blix (PUQaB), City University Blix (CityB) Bernard University, Dumezweni University, Marci Square University, and many others.
Since the MonoBlix ascendency and the secession of Delongo, Blix has become a showcase city of President Katie Lee's national government. The Nockley Tower has become a symbol of the city, and is a world symbol of the PDRD and its ideals of equity and peace. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, and environmental sustainability, and as a symbol of freedom and cultural diversity.
L'Île de Blixe was first settled by the First Nation of Episkeewulise, which had a thriving community on the island until it was attacked in the Newland Crusades of King Buster. King Buster systematically killed all of the Episkeewulise nation, and settled the nation with a royal cottaging staff, and a royal family settled there: Lord Dorchester and his family. The family returned to Rupertland during the Rewelcoming of Newland under King Patrick in 1712.
In 1813, Ronald Kay Blix settled on the island with several thousands Oilfolk, Mindonians, and British. His settlement had a substantial number of French and English speakers, with smaller Spanish and Portuguese communities. The settlement was originally named Blix, but later Marci Ann Blix suggested the name Blixe-du-Sud, so as to avoid the attraction of the British seeking to possibly expand. This was translated into South Blix in English.
Interestingly, following the death of Ronald Kay Blix in 1864, the city experienced an incredible rise of he number of French speakers. In fact, from 1878 to 1942, French was the lingua franca of the city, whereas before RKB's death, on average only 40% of the city spoke French. However, since 1942, English has been the most common bridge language between the highly diverse residents of the city. The French community left its mark all over Blix, most visibly with the Soleil Boulevard, and with the Blixian accent. French is currently experiencing an incredible and unexpected resurgence in Blix, along with in Nouvelle Montréal.
Blix is situated in the Delta de la Berri, where the Rivère Berri meets the Blixian Strait, which carries it to the Atlantic Ocean. The city is mostly situated on South Blix Island, but also has substantive populations on West Blix Island, Scorch Island, Bridge Island, and Rocket Island. The southern portion of the city directly faces the Atlantic, so mostly the northern portion of the island developed significant trade.
The island is located quite far from the "Delongo Base," which has posed substantial engineering problems to Blix, which was not connected to the mainland until after WWI via three bridges stopping in West Blix and Lord's Island. Nearly 3/4 of the bridges connecting Blix to the base use Lord's Island. Without the island, a bridge wouldn't have been possible for at least a few more decades. The first bridge, the Blix Bridge, was an engineering marvel, and earned Blixians their reputation for building incredible bridges. In the 1980s, the wish of Marci Ann Blix that the square boundary roads be extended perpendicularly to connect to East Blix was granted. These were the first bridges connected Blix to the base without stopping on any islands. Since then, only five more have opened (two in Knottip, one in Hockley, one in Kingsfort, and in 2016 one opened in Grand Laurier, connecting to Jala).
CityscapeThe city has a remarkably diverse range of cityscapes, from the smoggy and extremely high-density residential clusters of the Lorx and the Northwestern Marci Square, to the modern glass skyscrapers of Beckerham, Manlieu, and Seng Keng, to the classical dense, but low skylines of Blix Heights, and Murphson.
|Climate data for Blix (Blix University)|
|Record high °C (°F)||15.0|
|Average high °C (°F)||7.0|
|Average low °C (°F)||-13.4|
|Record low °C (°F)||−35.5|
Blix has many parks, notably including the New China Park, Equatorian Park, Parc de la Pyramide, and Guard Green. On West Blix Island, the Fields constitute their largest park, and the largest in the city.
Blix has an extensive network of highways, mostly constructed during the GBD to create jobs. These highways are quite congested.
- Queen Victoria Way Route 1 (Rochester Blvd.)
- Trans-Delongo 120 (Ennui Ave.)
- King George Way Route K1
- Raphener Expressway
- East Delongo Corridor (Hwy 87)
- Oilman-Blix (Hwy 0)
- Trans-Canada (Hwy 59)
- New York City-South Matewood International Highway (Hwy 2207)
- Hwy 1 (Welcome St.)
Blix experiences major rush hours within the city, and the entire Urban Blix Area. The common rush hours are 6AM-10AM and 4PM-7PM, on Fridays and Saturdays 9PM-1AM can also be fairly busy. The most congested road is easily Interruption St., which has gone under major lane expansions several times over the past decade.
South Blix Underground
The Urban Blix Underground (or more commonly the 'UBU,' 'SBU,' or even just the underground,' is the largest and busiest underground rail system in the world. It was created in 1934, and has since partnered with Express to create more trains and routes. The entire island is connected to the underground, and connections have also been made with the entire UBA.
The city has a massive bus network within the suburbs and the urban districts. Users of the buses enjoy relatively low rates, in comparison to other bus networks.
Blix has also been a large advocate for the national express underground rail system. The underground primarily exists below the urban sewer network, and is rarely seen in the suburbs due to the loudness of the trains. But, with the urbanization causing more to move into condos, more and more citizens are using the express regularly as an alternative to the very busy highways and roads, and the expensive airplane tickets.
Express has also increasingly been used for inner-city transport, as a faster alternative to the Urban Blix Underground, because it allows for quicker transport in the very large city. No other Delongonian city has seen this increase because the benefits of quickness do not exist, except perhaps in South Matewood. The UBA has also seen massive numbers of commuters taking the express instead of the roads.
Blix is divided up into many boroughs. Following is a list of them, and their populations in 2015.
|Scorch Island||4,266,000||Wealthy, remote island full of may retirees, suburban|
|West Blix||8,100,000||Composed of 4 special districts: Downtown West Blix, Appledore-Southside, Westside-The Zubee, and Fieldside-SouthField.|
|Westingham||3,081,000||Wealthy region, condo-filled|
|Bukit||1,422,000||Second least wealthy region in the city, impacted by the industrial developments. MASSPROJECTs, apartments.|
|New Kensington||5,451,000||Very wealthy, condos and mansions|
|Sengkeng||3,555,000||Middle-class, condo and apartments|
|Park Beach||4,503,000||Lower Middle-class, apartments|
|Southwark||1,659,000||Lower-middle-class, apartmented and projects|
|Westview||1,208,700||Upper-middle-class, condos and suburbia|
|Highton||1,481,250||Middle-class, condos and apartments|
|West||1,516,800||Industrial, third least wealthy region, apartments, MASSPROJECTs.|
|Beckerham||13,035,000||Commercial. Third most wealthy region, condos, apartments.|
|Marci Square||26,307,000||Commercial. Most wealthy borough, but also full of many middle-class and working-class people. Condos, apartments, MASSPROJECTs.|
|Knottip||2,844,000||Commercial, middle-class, condos, apartments, MASSPROJECTs.|
|Hockley||2,607,000||Industrial, middle-class, apartments, MASSPROJECTs|
|Kingsfort||3,792,000||Industrial, working-class, apartments, MASSPROJECTs|
|Bedok||2,109,300||Upper-middle class, condos, apartments.|
|Bankshire||8,058,000||Commercial, second most wealthy, condos, apartments, etc.|
|White Wall||3,792,000||Education. Middle-class, but also full of many students. Condos, Apartments, small MASSPROJECTs|
|Poplar||2,844,000||Industrial (Northwest only). Upper-middle-class. Condos, mansions, etc.|
|Allhallon||3,555,000||Industrial, working-class. Apartments, MASSPROJECTs|
|Rocket Island||1,777,500||Industrial, middle-class, condos, apartments, suburbia|
|Manlieu||13,035,000||Commercial. Chinese-influenced. Middle-class, condos, apartments, small MASSPROJECTs.|
|Equatorian||20,382,000||South Asian influenced. Middle-class, suburbia, condos, apartments, MASSPROJECTs|
|Blix Heights||202,900||Education. Wealthy. Suburbia/mansionry|
|Belvedere||7,821,000||Lower-middle-class, French-influenced (lower-class Paris).|
|Grand Laurier||3,081,000||AKA La Ville Français. Commercial. Wealthy. Suburbia, condos, apartments.|
|The Lorx||3,555,000||Least wealthy borough. MASSPROJECTs and apartments. Unique culture of community, unlike many cities.|
|Draveford||7,347,000||Arabic-influenced. Wealthy. Suburbia, condos.|
|Mandelton||6,636,000||South American-influenced. Lower-middle-class. Condos, apartments.|
|Hachioji||5,688,000||Japan-influenced. Middle-class. Suburbia, condos.|
|Bightton||3,081,000||Industrial. Lower-middle-class. Condos. apartments. MASSPROJECTs.|
|Mideast||4,977,000||Industrial. Middle-class. Condos, apartments.|
|Downeast||5,688,000||Middle-class. Condos, apartments.|
|Lexdemole||2,607,000||Nordic-influenced. Middle-class. Condos, apartments, suburbia.|
|Tonnewii||5,498,400||Italian-influenced (East end), Spanish-influenced (West end). Lower-middle class. Apartments, suburbia.|
|Étos||3,318,000||Industrial. French-influenced, working-class. MASSPROJECTs.|
|Eclipse||6,162,000||Industrial. American-influenced. Middle-class. Condos, apartments, suburbia.|
|Northtip||2,844,000||Industrial. Working-class. MASSPROJECTs.|
|Murphson||12,324,000||American-influenced. Middle-class. Suburbia, condos, aprtments.|
|Delongonian Guard||2,844,000||Middle-class. Condos, apartments.|
|Lasin League||5,688,000||Latin-American-influenced. Condos, apartments.|
|Laurson||4,740,000||Middle-class. Condos, apartments.|
|Borderton||6,636,000||Wealthy. Suburbia, condos.|
|Upeast||7,347,000||Wealthy. Condos, suburbia.|
|Easttip||2,630,700||Industrial. Middle-class. Condos.|
|Bridge Island||2,844,000||Wealthy. Suburbia, condos.|
Data from the 2013 Census. On average, each Blixian is able to speak 3.02 languages. English is by far the most used language, but Mandarin is rapidly growing in South Blix.
Until the 1920s, only English and French could be commonly heard on the streets if Delongo. In fact, from 1878 to 1942, French was the most spoken language in Blix. Today, the french community has moved north to Vue Baie, and what is left is mostly second-language French speakers from local schools. The French community left its mark on Blix, with its famous street: Soleil Boulevard (or Sun Boulevard). Without the French, it is doubtful that Blix would have built such a successful nightlife.
All estimates are via Stats.del .
|CENSUS YEAR||SOUTH BLIX POPULATION|
|1960||15 million |
|1999||14.4 million |
|2020 (estimate)||287.65 million |
|2050 (estimate)||321.02 million |
|2112 (estimate)||372.4 million |
|2150 (estimate)||500 million |
1 billion 
1- The jump from 300 to over 70,000 has sparked much controversy. RKB managed to get many people from the nation of Blix to come to Blix City, and also Europeans from Oilman, also, perhaps the largest factor is that in 1819, RKB traveled to England to raise awareness of the new nation. New trading routes were opened with Britain, and many immigrants came to Blix City.
2- At this point, the Great Blix Depression begins. The population goes down steadily, but not rapidly as many citizens cannot afford to leave.
3- At this point, the Great Blix Depression ends. The BRM as a whole rapidly begins to grow in population, South Blix in particular.
4- Prediction by Stats.del. The population will double due to high immigration and suburb growth.
5- Prediction by Stats.del. The population will almost triple due to financial issues around the world (USA fiscal cliff for example) that South Blix (and Delongo as a whole) will be immune to due to independency. They will stay in South Blix, most likely.
6- Prediction by Stats.del. The population growth slows down immensely. Continues to grow due to suburb growth in Western South Blix.
7- Prediction by Stats.del. Population growth slowly begins to recover. Western South Blix suburbs fill, massive focus on City-Centre suburbs and a re-focus on Eastern South Blix suburbs.
8- Prediction by Stats.del. Urbanization of the world rapidly picks up. Many Africans and Middle-Easterners begin to move to the Urban Blix Area.
9- Prediction by Stats.del.