Marci Square (Originally: Place Marci (French), Also: Marci's Square, The Square, ) is the most densely populated of the boroughs of South Blix, located on the Central Quadrant of South Blix Island. It was created as the original City of South Blix in 1813. In 2016, 26 million people lived in Marci Square, and at any time, over 3 million tourists were in the square. Over 60 million people work in Marci Square, commuting from all around the Urban Blix Area. Thus, rush hours in Marci Square tend to run from 7AM-10AM, and 3:30PM-8PM.
Marci Square is described as one of the economic and cultural centres of Delongo and is known as the cultural (and economic) centre of gravity of the world. The Marci Square has an estimated GDP of over $3 trillion. It is one of the most expensive housing markets in the world. With an area of about 260km squared, it has an average density of 104,000 people per km squared; with commuters and tourists this rises to around 230,000/km2. Marci Square attracts over 700 million tourists every year, far more than any other place on earth. It is estimated that 1/5 people on Earth have visited Marci Square.
Of course, Marci Square is a borough of neighbourhoods, home to some of the most iconic neighbourhoods in history from Appalachio, the Clock District, Old Little Italy, East China, NoRo, Polar Appalachio, West Appa, Appa du Puebla, L'Oblong, PoMo, and many more.
Marci Square is home to the first settlement in South Blix, containing the oldest parts of the City of South Blix. When originally founded in 1813, Ronald Kay Blix declared it as the City of Blixe-du-Sud, on the Island of Blixe-du-Sud. By 1816, a large development began in today's Park Quadrant of the Island that was called Blix Heights. The cities were independent of each other. Other settlements began as well, all mainly serving as commuter-shed for the City of Blixe-du-Sud, which was very expensive to settle in at that time. Other settlements included Lux, Horn, Harbour View, View Point, Quad, Quad Industrial, Western, Western Industrial, Eastern, and Eastern Industrial.
At that time, Place Marci was divided into several core groups, which would evolve over time. The Northern end of the city was dense, and commercial. The centre of the city was industrial, and the Southern portion was suburbia.
In 1820, Ronald Kay Blix declared that all lands and settlements on the Island of South Blix shall be given to the City of South Blix. Thus the City of South Blix became a borough which was called Place Marci, named after RKB's wife, and the remainder of the island fell into the grasp of South Blix.
In 1825, due to a growing Anglophone population, Place Marci was given an official English translation, Marci Square, due to its new square formation since the Civil War began.
In 1873, Blixe-du-Sud became officially an English-speaking city, thus Blixe-du-Sud became South Blix and Place Marci became Marci Square.
Over a period of time from the 1820s to the 1920s, Marci Square became the epicentre both commerically and industrially for the city, and eventually for all of the Blix Regional Municipality.