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Ritz is the capital and most populous city of the province of Vue Baie in the Région Ritzien on the Notre Péninsule Blixien region (Blixian Peninsula region) of Vue Baie. It is situated on the basin of the Rivère La Ritz: the Oilman Harbour (Baie Pétrolier), along with the entire Région Ritzien and Sienfield, which is situated on the Bight/Harbour edge. The city has a population of over 5.8 million and a metropolis area of nearly 20 million. Those population totals do not include an additional 4.2 million university students, primarily in Ritz. 

The area was first settled in 1813 by its mayor Jean Delaveau and his family and friends, however there has been evidence of Indigenous settlements along the Nouvelle Seine since the 900s CE. Jean Delaveau was one of the biggest supporters of a Blixian nation besides Ronald Kay Blix. The city has since turned into a French-language anchor of the nation and the world. It is one of the most visited cities in Delongo, after South Blix and before Rupertland. It is ranked as the fourth best city to visit and the fifth best city to live in according to The Delongonian. It has become one of the world's major cities, and was on the edge of surpassing South Blix as the cultural anchor of the nation until the Great Blix Depression hit, which the Région has only recently recovered from.

In the centuries since its settlement, Ritz has developed into a global icon of the French language and of Blixian/Delongonian identity. It's Tour de la Souveraineté Blixien (529m, 1907) was one of the tallest structures on earth until the 1960s. Other iconic structures include the Arc Delaveau, Le Dôme de Ritz, la Musée des Beaux-Arts de Ritz, the campuses of the Université Française en Vue Baie, and many more. The central business district, Le Mur, is the largest dedicated business district in any French-speaking city, hosting over 900,000 daily workers and the majority of the Région's skyscrapers. The Quartier d'Havre is the centre for tourism and entertainment in the city, while the Vieux Ville is the home of government and also handles a lot of tourism.

Tourism

Tour-nuit

Tour de la Souveraineté Blixien

La Région Ritzien is one of the most popular tourist destinations on earth.

Tourism is concentrated to the arrondisements of Le Mur (including Mur-Nord, Mur-Est, Mur-Sud, and Mur-Ouest), le Quartier Havre, le Vieux-Ville, le Quartier Universitaire, and Cirque Rouen.

Tourism is concentrated on several popular streets:

  • Boul. Rubicam, situated in Le Mur. It is the epicentre of the global French media.

Climate

Climate data for Ritz, 1971–2000
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.1

(64.6)

19.7

(67.5)

25.4

(77.7)

30.2

(86.4)

34.0

(93.2)

39.5

(103.1)

40.7

(105.3)

39.4

(102.9)

35.2

(95.4)

30.8

(87.4)

22.6

(72.7)

19.3

(66.7)

40.7

(105.3)

Average high °C (°F) 2.9

(37.2)

5.5

(41.9)

10.6

(51.1)

16.4

(61.5)

21.9

(71.4)

24.6

(76.3)

26.7

(80.1)

26.6

(79.9)

21.6

(70.9)

15.4

(59.7)

7.7

(45.9)

4.0

(39.2)

15.3

(59.5)

Daily mean °C (°F) 0.4

(32.7)

2.3

(36.1)

6.1

(43)

12.0

(53.6)

16.6

(61.9)

19.7

(67.5)

21.5

(70.7)

21.2

(70.2)

16.9

(62.4)

11.8

(53.2)

5.4

(41.7)

1.8

(35.2)

11.3

(52.3)

Average low °C (°F) −15.6

(29.1)

-14.0

(32)

-3.5

(38.3)

7.6

(45.7)

12.1

(53.8)

15.1

(59.2)

16.8

(62.2)

16.5

(61.7)

12.8

(55)

7.9

(46.2)

2.9

(37.2)

0.0

(32)

7.8

(46)

Record low °C (°F) −35.6

(−14.1)

−33.4

(−10.1)

−25.1

(4.8)

−4.6

(23.7)

−1.6

(29.1)

3.0

(37.4)

5.9

(42.6)

5.0

(41)

−35.6

(26.4)

−9.5

(14.9)

−16.4

(2.5)

−20.8

(−5.4)

−25.6

(−14.1)

Mean monthly sunshine hours 62 93 137 177 234 250 271 255 187 141 69 52 1,988

Administration

Arrondisements

Each of Ritz's arrondissements has its own town hall and a directly elected council (conseil d'arrondissement), which, in turn, elects an arrondissement mayor.

# Arrondisement Population Year Settled Year Arrondisement Established
1er Quartier Havre 386,000 1813 1824 (as Quartier Delaveau)
3e Le Mur 148,000 1814 1824 (including Mur-Est, and Mur-Nord)
2e Vieux-Ville

(including Le Havre)

152,000 1814 1824 (as Sur l'Havre)
8e Quartier Universitaire 352,000 1815 1824
9e Toulon 186,000 1818 1824
10e Cirque Rouen 434,000 1819 1824 (including Mur-Sud)
11e Étienne-sur-Ritz 223,000 1823 1824
30e Orléans 135,000 1820 1826
12e Enghien-Sannois 389,000 1831 1831
13e Villevaudé 158,000 1842 1847
17e Lyon-sur-Ritz 156,000 1847 1847
4e Mur-Est 378,000 1814 1848
5e Mur-Nord 228,000 1814 1848
6e Mur-Ouest 113,000 1814 1848
7e Mur-Sud* 120,000 1814 1848
26e Delaveau 219,000 1823 1858 (including l'Île Créteil, Reinne, Javel)
25e Les Champs-sur-Ritz 228,000 1852 1859
15e Côte-Parc 104,000 1860 1862
14e Boulogne 123,000 1858 1862
24e Montmorency-sur-l'Havre 184,000 1854 1862
23e Torcy 181,000 1855 1863
22e Argenteuil 182,000 1870 1874
21e Besançon 132,000 1874 1877
28e Aimens 81,000 1872 1877
29e Champigny 226,000 1839 1877
27e Champlain-Marois 274,000 1842 1877
16e Yvelines 43,000 1818 1880
19e Javel 23,000 1823 1893
20e Reinne 91,000 1823 1893
18e l'Île Créteil 529,000 1823 1893
31e Louvre-Sud 230,000 1858 1926

Grandes Arrondisements

Several of the arrondisements form larger Grandes Arrondisements.

Grande Arrondisement Component Arrondisements Population Formation
Nord-Ritz Quartier Universitaire (8e), Étienne-sur-Ritz (11e) 575,000
Le Mur Extension Le Mur (3e), Mur-Est (4e), Mur-Nord (5e), Mur-Ouest (6e), Mur-Sud (7e) 987,000
Les Canales Île-Créteil (18e), Javel (19e), Reinne (20e) 643,000
Le Sud-Ouest Delaveau (26e),Champlain-Marois (27e), Aimens (28e), Orléans (30e), Louvre-Sud (31e) 939,000
Proche-Mur Toulon (9e), Cirque Rouen (10e), Enghein-Sannois (12e), Villevaudé (13e), Lyon-sur-Ritz (17e) 1,323,000
La Mer Quartier Havre (1e), Vieux-Ville (2e), Côte-Parc (15e) 642,000
Autres arrondisements Boulogne (14e), Yvelines (16e), Besançon (21e), Argenteuil (22e), Torcy (23e), Montmorency-sur-l'Havre (24e), Les Champs-sur-Ritz (25e), Champigny (29e) 1,299,000

Demographics

Language

French is spoken by the vast majority of Ritziens (84.3%). Most Ritziens can speak English to a certain degree (52.1%), with 22% saying that they are fluent in English. Other languages spoken include Arabic (7.4%), Spanish (6.2%), Mandarin (5.2%), Italian (4.9%), Cantonese (4.3%), Russian (4%), Portuguese (3.5%), Panjabi (3.2%), Tagalog (2.6%), Urdu (2.1%), Tamil (1.5%), Korean (1.4%), Japanese (1.1%), and other languages (4.2%).

Race

Ritz is a racially diverse city. 43% of the city was born outside of the PDRD, with the largest country of origin being China, followed by Algeria.
Pana-qh

Mur-Nord (right) and the Quartier Universitaire (left)

Transportation

The city is host to a major international airport: Ritz Delaveau International Airport. It is also the hub of the provincial road network and of a major portion of the Blixian Peninsula highway network thanks to major tourism from the UBA and Clifton Area. The city is also home to one of the busiest rapid-transit system in the world: the Ritz Métropolitan, which serves over five million passengers a day.

Ritz is at the centre of the national Express system, offering direct connections to Blix and to Matewood via the Ryan Bight Express tunnel, which terminates in Ritz.