Emileville (originally La Vistaianique) is a major metropolis situated in northern Rupertland in the Emileland. Emileville is the third largest metropolis in New Rupertland, behind Rupertland and Ruberta. The region is one of the educational hubs of the world, with two of the most prestigious universities in the world: Royal University Apollo and McJanister University. Emileville is situated on the Harbour of Hermes, which is the confluence of the three divine rivers of the north onto La Vistaianique: River Apollo (the third most sacred in Rupertism, besides the Wye and the Vistaianique), River Fluid (the sixth most sacred, after New Trent, and the Ips), River Ares (the eighth most sacred after the Crawley), and River Vista. The Harbour of Hermes flows into the Queen's Harbour, which flows into the Emile Harbour, which is the mouth of the Vistaianique River. The Vistaianique River is the largest river in Rupertland, flowing from the far north to the mouth of the Emile Harbour. The Emile Harbour is one of the world's largest harbours, extending from Emileville to Ruberta, and La Vistaianique River is it's primary source (~75% of its water comes from La Vistaianique).
La Vistaianique was the capital of Emileland (then called the Harbourlands) until 841 when Ruberta was made capital of the nation by King Alfred III. King Buster forced the city to rename itself after a Wyeland-figure in 1408, so they decided to re-name the city Emileville. King Buster then made the Harbourlands entirely called Emileland (to the dismay of Ruberta, then called Alfredton), and renamed the Vistaianique Harbour to be Emile Harbour.
At its peak in 1702, the city held 4,500,000 people with approximately 8 million people in the metropolitan region. The city has had a massive decline in population, especially with the demise of its French community. As such, the city's extended metropolitan area has a massive amount of empty and abandoned housing. It is one of the most valuable archeological sites in the PDRD from the Rupertland Empire. It was the third largest metropolitan area, after Rupertland. Emileville has a long, cosmopolitan history comprising of French, English, Latin, and Greek people.
The metropolis is composed of several smaller and larger-sized cities
|Emileville||Honourable Cathedral City and Shire town||2,345,000||Harbour of Hermes, confluence of the three northern divine rivers: Apollo, Fluid, Ares.|
|Apollo||Honourable Tutor City, Minor Royal City||110,000||River Apollo's Grand Meander|
|Elijah||Acessory City||82,000||Adjacent the Emile Harbour to Emileville|
|Dionysus||Dependent City||80,000||South of Emileville|
|Portius II||Dependent City||77,000||South Entrance to Queen's Harbour|
|Portius I||Dependent City||74,000||North Entrance to Queen's Harbour|
|Hera||Dependent City||71,000||Near the Ares Defences|
|Janus||Dependent City||70,000||Near the Air Peninsula|
|Juno||Dependent City||67,500||East of Emileville's Ares Defences|
|Coeus||Dependent City||65,000||South of Apollo's Athena Park|
|London||Accessory City, Gate City||65,000||Entrance of the Wall of the Vista (only access point to Emileville metropolis)|
|Zeus||Dependent City||62,000||On River Ares, next to Bonus|
|Bonus||Dependent City||61,000||On the River Ares|
|Hephaestus||Accessory town||55,000||On the Harbour of Hermes, near Janus|
|Rhea||Accessory town||51,000||On the Harbour of Hermes, between Helius and Hephaestus|
|Helius||Village||21,000||On the Strait of Luxury and Spade's Harbour|
|Vista-Artemis||Market town||19,000||On Lake Artemis|
|Chronos||Village||18,000||On the River Ares, adjacent Zeus.|
|Simcoé||Market town||17,000||On Lake Simcoé|
|Newtdon||Village||5,700||On Lake Newt|
While La Vistaianique (the downtown core) is historically and remains quite French, the majority of the Emileville city is comprised of former Greek towns. At it's peak, Emileville had nearly 2 million Greek people, with 2.5 million Greek speakers. Latin was spoken in Apollo (named after the Roman God, who was also a Greek God). English was the linga franca of the region, as it remains.
Today the region's languages remain diverse: English remains the most common language with 2.1 million speakers. Greek is often the second language of residents, with over 800,000 Greek speakers. Mandarin has 500,000 speakers. Arabic has 409,000 speakers. French has 349,000 speakers.