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The Rupertland metropolis (formerly Grand Wye) is a major metropolitan area located on Rupertland Island in the Province of the New Rupertland, situated on the River Wye. It has a urban area of over 30 million people. It was the largest metropolitan area on the earth from 1410

to 1853, when it was surpassed by London. It was first settled as the capital of Weseopia in the 400s CE, in Weseopian Castle (presently the Lave Residence of Rupert Palace). The city only had a population of a couple thousand until the 1300s when its significance grew as a divine city of King Rupert I the Divine as Rupertism began to grow exponentially across the new Rupertland Empire. Today the Rupertland City Proper has a population of 7.1 million, and is one of the most dense cities that is from the Renaissance. In 2015 Rupertland City surpassed its previous peak population of 6.10 million from 1902.  It is now the Capital City of Delongonian Heritage, a title it shares with Mindon, Oilman, and West New London. It is also the Capital City of Rupert County.

Today, Rupertland holds the status of a Global City. It is also one of the most visited cities in Delongo, surpassed only by the UBA, UMA, and UNLA, with over 20 million visitors every year. It continues to compared to Rome, as head of one of the world's most powerful Empires from 1303-1817, when it collapsed to the Blix Empire. It continues to grow as a major city even after multiple attempts of Blixian Oppression from 1814-1990. UNESCO declared the boroughs of Rupert, Pompeii, and Lincoln as some of the World's most important Heritage sites. 
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City of Lincoln

The city remains the head of the Church of Rupert (Rupertism), which is the third largest Christian Church in Delongo with over 15 million adherents.The entire Rupertland City is owned by the Queen's Trust. In theory, at any time, the monarch of Rupertland may claim any building (or all buildings) as her own, and therefore forcibly remove anyone from the city. All citizens of the city are, legally speaking, renters of the Queen's property. For this reason, the monarch of Rupertland was able to survive the downturn of Monarchism in Rupertland and in Delongo. In terms of GDP, the monarchy contributes billions to the national economy.

History

Pre-Rupertism (460-1303) 

Grand Wye was established with the intentions of being the capital city of Weseopia. Most of the city population lived in the rural areas (outskirts), and farming was the dominant source of food. The population of the city was stabilized in the 700s at around 10,000, and this did not change to any great degree until Rupert's Reforms in 1303. Of course, before King Rupert I, the city now known as Rupertland--then called Grand Wye, was only the area of the present day City of Rupert (then the City of Alfred), City of Lincoln, and City of Pompeii (then the City of Wyedon) boroughs. The rest of the present day city was mostly farmland of roughly 1,000 people, to 5,000 in the 1200s. Hill St. Paul housed a large Royal cottage overlooking the entire valley since the 800s, but a fire destroyed it in 1114. The city then mostly consisted of embassies of Bishops to the Cathedral of Christ in the present-day City of Rupert. The City of Pompeii also held many hundreds of residences of the rural nobility. A model of the original Cathedral of Christ from the 900s-- the largest church ever built; was constructed in the City of Pompeii in the 1840s. 
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River Wye

Rupert's Reforms (1303-1305)

Upon the arrival of the boat of King Rupert in 1303, there was a great revival of English-style governance and society began to develop on the island. The four cities which made up Grand Wye: City of Lincoln, City of Pompeii, City of Rupert, and Hill St. Paul had their borough powers mostly amalgamated to the Rupertland City Council.

Monarch, Knotts, and Empire (1305-1499)

As the Newland Empire grew into the world's greatest empires the city grew into the world's greatest city at an exponential rate. The city was the hub of the Newland Empirical Army during the Greatest War of Blood between the Newland settlements (the Euylize (of Delongo), the Murdochs, etc.).

Post-Wartime(1500-1599)

Pre-Blixian (1600-1799)

Early Modern, Blixian (1800-1829)

Late Modern (1830-1990)

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City of Rupert

Queen Victoria is credited with easing the transition for Rupertlanders. She made many historical visit to Rupertland in 1839, 1844, 1845, 1850, 1853,1857, and 1860. She also made quieter visits in 1862, 1867, 1880, and in 1883. She was the most popular British monarch in Rupertland until Queen Elizabeth II. She famously said at a speech in 1850 that if she could, she would make Rupertland her home. Queen Victoria lead the effort to build British palaces in Rupertland, with over two dozen being opened before her death in 1901. 

Current (1990-)

Tourism

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Empire Building in the City of Rupert. It was the head of the Rupertland Empire.

Tourism to Rupertland is mostly concentrated in the Four Cities (Hill St. Paul, City of Lincoln, City of Rupert, and to a lesser extent the City of Pompeii). The population of the Four Cities is roughly 600,000 while the commuter population adds 3.5 million and tourists add anywhere from .5 to 2.5 million people per day. This makes the number of people in the Four Cities on any given day at least 4.5 million; regularly exceeding 6 million in the summer months. This is the highest per capita daytime population growth of any region in the PDRD-- including Marci Square.

Graves of Monarchs

The Grave of King Rupert I is one of the most visited Graves in the World. It is a necessary pilgrimage for all adherents of Rupertism (~15 million people). The Grave of James II was only recently opened (2002) when the Forgiveness Act was passed by Rupertland, after almost 200 years of shame, which was remembered on James II Day of Shame and Anger (January 10).

Rupert's Castle

Rupert's Castle is one of the world's largest and tallest Castles, and is a part of the mammoth Rupert Palace, the most visited single attraction in all of Delongo. It has been the home of all ruling Monarchs of the Rupertland Empire, after being opened in 1362. It wasn't fully completed until 1491. The Lave Residence was the residence of all monarchs of the Weseopia Era, as it was then called the Weseopia Central Palace.
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River Wye, with St. Paul's Cathedral-Basilica in the distance. 

St. Paul's Grand Cathedral-Basilica

As the head of the Church of Rupert, the St. Paul's Grand Cathedral-Basilica is a major tourism site in the city. The Cathedral opened after Kind Rupert I's death, and is the world's largest religious site and is one of the most visited religious sites on earth.  

City of Rupert

The City of Rupert, which is a borough of Rupertland, is a major heritage site, and is one of the major commercial boroughs of Rupertland. In the 15th century, the borough developed dozens of canals throughout the city to allow for boat transport in the borough. Most of the canals in Pompeii and Lincoln were covered over, but the Rupert canals remain and are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Rupertland. 

The southern portion of the City of Rupert remains a government-focused area, especially south of the Bekk and Mortimer Canal. The northern portion of the borough, along with a significant portion of Pompeii has devolved into both a red-light district and a major commercial centre for Rupertland. 
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City of Lincoln

City of Lincoln 

The borough of the City of Lincoln receives the second most tourism in the entire Rupertland metropolis. It is the largest commercial district of the metropolis. It is the epicentre of nightlife in Rupertland, and has been known as such since the 1430s. The borough is competes with Marci Square (South Blix) and Le Mur (Nouvelle Montréal Sud) for being the capital of culture in the PDRD.  

The borough is often called one of the best shopping experiences in the world, and is also quite cheap; considering average prices in the far north of the PDRD.

Cityscape

Metropolitan Area

The Rupertland metropolis is vast stretching from Englo (a Tonne suburb) through to Wrexham-on-New Trent to Rupertland City to the edge of the Rupert County.

City Population Founded Notes
Rupertland City 7,100,000 time immemorial Originally: Grand Wye
Landsmouth 1,104,000 time immemorial Not a part of the metropolis until the 1500s
Wrexham-on-New Trent 2,100,000 610s Not a part of the metropolis until the 1600s
Alfredtown 142,000 650s Not a part of the metropolis until the 900s
Alstone 34,000 770s
Hampton 2,100 790s Not a part of the metropolis until the 1500s
Meyerfield 130,000 840s
Pertwish 64,000 900s
Laketown 279,000 930s
South Meyerfield 92,000 950s
Stratford 321,000 990s
Wrexham-upon-Rupert 210,000 997
Intro 402,000 1008
Southlands 112,000 1024
Sage 190,000 1033
Verona 32,000 1050
Carlisle 350,000 1073
Caps 1,225,000 1074
New Paris 900,000 1121 Originally: Mont-Paris. A French settlement
Bid 81,500 1152
New Edinburgh 631,000 1190 Originally: Glasgow. A Scottish settlement
New Rome 800,000 1203 Originally: Roma. A Latin settlement.
Ville 421,000 1243
Georgetown 119,000 1298 Last city established in Weseopia
Neglington 230,000 1393 First city established in Rupertland
St. Peter's 410,000 1393
Delorey 330,000 1400
Noiampton 502,000 1430
Kensington Village 560,000 1502 Originally: Kesyngton.
Devon 140,000 1505
Tonne 1,300,000 1509 Not a part of the metropolis until the 1700s
Englo 340,000 1530 Not a part of the metropolis until the 1700s
Edgetown 790,000 1652
Florence 910,000 1652
Lochon 630,000 1652
Léon 1,410,000 1652
Atwater 610,000 1671
New Oxford 430,000 1678
Altson 210,000 1730
Glosso 520,000 1734
Uiknor 350,000 1780

Boroughs

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Rupertland's Religious District from Goticling Church

The City of Rupertland is divided into many different boroughs. The original three cities, all of which are now boroughs: City of Rupert, City of Lincoln, and City of Pompeii are all major centres of the current metropolis. Rupert and Lincoln are now major commercial centres. Lincoln was created as a commercial centre that could hold all things "new", while Rupert remained as a mix of Governmental and old commercial. Pompeii was the first suburban borough recognized as a part of Rupertland. Previously, all suburbs were fringe cities. Eventually Rupertland would take in fringe cities as boroughs, except for those West of the St. Paul Brooke, which was seen as Un-holy land, so they could not be a part of the Holy City.

Borough Population Founded
City of Rupert 21,000 time immemorial
City of Lincoln 73,000 time immemorial
City of Pompeii 476,000 time immemorial
Soho (First North-of-the-Wye) 120,000 1189
Jacques 87,000 1334
Wye 300,000 1341
Elington 210,000 1355
Goulding 531,000 1362
New Soho (First North-of-the-Wye) 176,000 1374
Hill St. Paul (smallest borough, home of the Church of Rupert) 1 1377
St. Paul 310,000 1380
Wrexham-on-Wye 103,000 1399
Surrey 721,000 1403
City of Lacksbury 49,000 1411
Hydeington 140,000 1420
Greater Aberdeen 423,000 1431
Wraysbury 84,000 1448
Enlington Cross 280,000 1449
West Meyerfield 210,000 1452
Holyrood 89,000 1452
Marilhill 92,000 1462
Gillingham 350,000 1465
Lucklingham 200,000 1475
Borderhill 354,000 1483
Meeds 16,000 1490
Dartford 120,000 1509
Ruberta-on-Wye 92,000 1513
Kindlite 467,000 1547
Alfrebury 271,000 1550
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The tree-lined University Island is situated in the centre of the River Wye in New Soho.

River Wye

The River Wye is one of the defining natural characteristics of Rupertland. "It gives the city it's shape." Until the late 1800s, it was Rupertland's primary drinking water sources. In 1670, it was declared that no people may live upon the Wye unless they are located in Rupertland City, which essentially blocked all development on the River Wye. Furthermore, the River Rupert has almost no developments within 50m of the river body.
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In 1690, major parks were opened alongside the River Rupert, most notably the Rupert Valley Parklands, the Kensington Island & Parks, the Wye/Rupert Conservation Park, and The Rupertist's Gardens, all of which are known as some of the best parks in the world, especially the first two which have received thousands of awards. In 1978, a major parkway was built for non-commercial traffic throughout all of these parks, running alongside the River Rupert. The parkway is known as the Kingsway. It is one of the most famous highways in the world due to its beautiful route, which is featured in thousands of movies and many more famous portraits and photos.
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The City of Lincoln's only park: Lincoln Centre Park. Surrounded by the Lincoln Borough Hall, Ruberta Place, St. Paul Hotel.

City of Lincoln

The Borough of the City of Lincoln has a very unique cityscape, as one of the oldest and densest regions of the city. It is incredibly dense, especially in comparison to the City of Rupert. It is the modern commercial centre of the city. Many argue that it is the new city centre for residents of Rupertland. While Rupert remains the city centre for tourists.
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City of Pompeii

City of Pompeii

The City of Pompeii is one of the oldest parts of the city besides the City of Lincoln, Hill St. Paul, and of course the City of Rupert. The City of Pompeii is primarily residential, and had originally been home to many of the great nobles and members of the peerage of Rupertland. Today, the wealthiest of Rupertland live in these beautiful, old homes in a very dense part of the city.

Heritage Act (1860)

Worrying that Blix would continue to modernize the city, Rupertland passed the highly-influencial Hertiage Act in 1860, which would propose that no new roads may be created, nor may any roads be destroyed or closed unless it is for reasons of safety. Also, new buildings must be minimized, and may only be built upon what the municipality considers to be "eyesores". The Act also solidified the height restrictions which had been de facto in years before.
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The King Rupert I International Airport.

Transport

The airports the city are most close to are the King Rupert I the Divine International Airport and Princess Diana International Airport, the former being the busiest.

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Rupertland Underground: Rupert Palace Station

The Rupertland Underground is one of the busiest rapid-transit systems in the world, and is one of the busiest per-capita. Essentially, the entire metropolis is connected to the RU. The RU has become a major character in the story of the modern Rupertland.

The train system of Rupertland is iconic and equally massive.

The Highway system has suffered as a result of the Heritage Act of 1860. Rupertland has one of the worst highway systems in the world. The only highways in Rupertland are Highway A11 (in Surrey), Highway A19 (Partially in City of Pompeii for 0.3 km), and the Orbital QVW 22 which wraps around the entire city boundary. The act cannot possibly be repealed. However, recently the Rupertland City Council decided that City St., would be expanded (primarily be taking away it's very large sidewalks, and multiple intersections, being replaced with overpasses, and only a few intersections and new interchanges at "eyesores"), and would be turned into a major inner-city expressway. Goulding Ave. will also become a new highway. The City St. Tunnerl was also recently built to enable fast transport to the Four Cities.

Warrington Bridge and Tunnel

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Warrington Bridge

The Warrington Bridge opened in 2006, after five years of construction, as one of the world's longest bridges (189km) and over 97km of tunnel. It connects the Base Region of the Independence Toll to Rupertland Island, or more specifically to Tonne City, which is a mere 50km away. Since its opening, tourism in Rupertland has grown significantly.

The Bridge runs from the Independence Toll (Kingview) to Else Island, where it converts to plain-level road, and then to tunnel from Else Island to Tonne City (Rupertland).

Demographics

Population Data 1300-Present
Year Population Year Population
1300 ~13,000 1810 9,200,000
1310 12,400 1820 6,500,000
1320 15,000 1830 5,400,000
1330 84,000 1840 5,100,000
1340 110,000 1850 4,900,000
1350 163,000 1860 4,550,000
1360 220,000 1870 4,600,000
1370 260,000 1880 4,800,000
1380 340,000 1890 4,900,000
1390 400,000 1900 5,020,000
1400 610,000 1910 4,950,000
1410 570,000 1920 4,600,000
1420 605,000 1930 4,000,000
1430 850,000 1940 3,780,000
1440 900,000 1950 3,470,000
1450 1,050,000 1960 3,100,000
1460 1,200,000 1970 3,000,000
1470 1,300,000 1975 2,950,000
1480 1,400,000 1980 3,000,000
1490 1,500,000 1985 3,100,000
1500 1,650,000 1990 3,300,000
1510 2,000,000 1995 3,400,000
1520 2,300,000 2000 3,500,000
1530 2,700,000 2002 3,550,000
1540 3,000,000 2004 3,600,000
1550 3,250,000 2006 3,650,000
1560 3,500,000 2008 3,700,000
1570 4,000,000 2010 3,950,000
1580 4,300,000 2011 4,200,000
1590 4,500,000 2012 4,750,000
1600 4,050,000 2013 5,200,000
1610 5,000,000 2014 6,050,000
1620 5,100,000 2015 7,100,000
1630 5,200,000 2050 29,900,000
1640 5,600,000 2100 38,300,000
1650 5,800,000
1660 6,050,000
1670 6,100,000
1680 6,350,000
1690 6,500,000
1700 6,900,000
1710 7,400,000
1720 7,750,000
1730 7,900,000
1740 8,000,000
1750 8,100,000
1760 8,300,000
1770 8,500,000
1780 8,700,000
1790 9,000,000
1800 9,100,000

Rupertland City is a diverse city. While in 1810, the city was 81.5% White; in 2015 the city is 59.2% White, 13.4% Chinese, 9.4% Middle-Eastern, 7.3% Black, 4.2% Indigenous, 3.7% Southeast Asian, 1.2% East Asian (non-Chinese), and 0.6% other.

The language spoken in Rupertland City is predominantly English at 84.8%, French is spoken by 21.5% of people, Chinese dialect(s) are spoken by 6.3% of people, Arabic is spoken by 3.5% of people, and 14.3% of people can speak another language besides those listed.

Rupertland City, for the first time since the 1300s, has been not-predominantly Rupertist since the GBD began. Today 35.8% are non-religious, 23.9% are Rupertist, 15.4% are Christian, 6.1% are Muslim, 6.0% are Buddhist, and 12.8% are other or not-stated.

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