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's Koningenwaarde

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's Koningenwaarde
Flag of 's Koningenwaarde
Flag
Coat of Arms of 's Koningenwaarde
Coat of Arms
Motto: '
Location of 's Koningenwaarde
Administrative Division Archduchy 's Koningenwaarde
Founded 1513 AN
Demonym Waarders
Leadership Albert Vermeylen
Districts Centrum, Nieuburgh, Vredebreght and more
Transport hubs Luchthaven Schapenheul
Major roads A1, A2, A10, A11 and A14 (ring road)
Rail connections Batavorum, Brittenburgh, Davignon, Flensborg, Hofstadt, Krieksburgh and Zegweart
Population 524,057 (1660 AN)
"’s Koningenwaarde lies at the Linge and is split by it into three parts. Important buildings, silent witnesses of the glory of the Batavian Empire, are present here more than anywhere else in the world. Economically the City is essential for any monarch who wants to wage war or claim any power over the Batavian people. Goods and wealth come and go. Anything you can dream of can be found in the one of stores of this Batavian capital."
—Description of a capital, Translation of Toeristische Leidraad voor de Bataafsche Landen, 1578

's Koningenwaarde (sometimes known as Kingsworth in the Common Tongue) is the capital of the Kingdom of Batavia since the unification of the Batavian Lands by Alfons I in 1142 AN and of the Archduchy 's Koningenwaarde. Before that, the city was already the capital of Batavia and the Capital Region 's Koningenwaarde (Batavian: Hoofdstedelijk Gewest 's Koningenwaarde). Before becoming the nation's capital, it served as the capital of the Kingdom of 's Koningenwaarde (then spelling in Batavian: Koningrijk 's Koningenwaarde), which eventually successfully united the lordships of Batavia under the Crown.

In the old town, the river Zwette flows into the river Linge. Fictionally, 's Koningenwaarde was founded on the north bank of the Linge, but then grew so large that several villages near the then city became part of the expanding city. These former villages are now city districts, such as Nieuburgh and Vredebregt. The most important port area lies to the west side of the city, because the river Linge flows into the King's Bay just a few kilometres west of it.

Etymology

Aerial view of 's Koningenwaarde

The name "'s Koningenwaarde" was invented by Jodocus van Haltna. It is a reference to Dutch places like "'s Hertogenbosch" (combination of “dukes” and “forest”) and "'s Gravenhage" (combination of “counts” and “hedge”) on the imaginary earth. The name 's Koningenwaarde is a combination of "kings" and "value", which means: of kings' value.

The name implies that only the true king of Batavia must reside in the city. The Batavian throne, also called the "Lion Throne", is located in the city and is the central symbol of the Batavian kingship. This is further elaborated in the Game of the Batavian Throne.

Capital

Since the founding of Batavia in 1513 AN, 's Koningenwaarde was not always the capital. Other cities were the temporary capital, in chronological order:

Despite this list, these cities were never designated as capital on the MCS map. As a result, some people see this list as illegal and purely for fictional reasons.

Between 1611 and 1613 AN and between 1625 and 1661 AN, 's Koningenwaarde was not a national capital, due to Jingdaoese occupation.

History

Governing and politics

's Koningenwaarde represents the Hoofdstedelijk Gewest 's Koningenwaarde and was the only city in Batavia which was also a gewest. 's Koningenwaarde has several quarters which are named "Wijken" and "Kwartieren" in Dutch:

  • Buytenwijck
  • Centrum
  • Hoornwijck
  • Lingekwartier
  • Nieuburgh
  • Noorderkwartier
  • Oosterheim
  • 't Oude Oosten
  • Parkhorst
  • Vredebregt
  • Willemskwartier, (where the famous Micras Expo was held)
  • Zuyd
  • Zwettekwartier, harbor

Places of interest