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Clarkson is a recently established modern city, located on the coast of the Clarkson Peninsula in the Culldrome Isles. It is home to hundreds of factories and is to Culldrome's largest manufacturing and production center, followed closely by Daire Isle. The factories of Clarkson have helped Culldrome and its development well into the 21st century, as well as placing it on the global stage in terms of industry. It is also home to other heavy industries, like steel making and oil refining.
Clarkson was founded on the south-eastern coast of the Culldrome mainland, on the Clarkson Peninsula, named for its mapper John Clarkson. The peninsula was mapped in 1858. The peninsula was very empty and only had a small river flowing through it. John Clarkson noted that the peninsula could be a good flat place to start a city. However, Clarkson was not established until decades later in 2002.
After its founding, the city was to become Culldrome's new 21st century hub. The city was built with the future in mind, utilizing new technologies and ways of life. The government itself helped to fund the construction and establishment of Clarkson. The city was advertised to the citizens of Culldrome as a new, modern and innovative city. Thousands of new citizens of Clarkson rushed, both from Culldrome and from afar, to the new city and set themselves up.
Within a few years many tall skyscrapers started to pop up as thousands more continued coming in. Clarkson's establishment as a city was extremely fast, especially for a Culldrome city. By 2013, the city had reached 100,000 inhabitants and rising with a large amount of growth. Most of the thousands of citizens living in Clarkson went to work at the nearby manufacturing and production facilities. The production work conducted there has increased Culldrome's domestic production capabilities, allowing for more export to other countries.
Today, Clarkson is continually growing, with its growth fueled by the massive production plants located, as well as a large draw of overseas immigrants. Clarkson will continue to grow in the future and become one of Culldrome's shining cities.
Clarkson is divided up into five major districts, Northern Clarkson, Southern Clarkson, the Dam District, the Lake District and the Coastal District.
Northern Clarkson, despite it's name, is the central heart of the city. The Clarkson City Hall is located here, where it overlooks Clark Lake to the south. As well as the City Hall, Northern Clarkson houses other important buildings, such as the Clarkson Museum and the Clarkson Grand Library. It is also home to several high-rise skyscraper offices and acts as the city's CBD.
Southern Clarkson is the city's largest district. It is also home to most of the city's population, housing 60,000 inhabitants. On the coastal areas lie Southern Clarkson's skyscrapers; a variety of large apartment buildings and a few hotels. There are a few shops located in the district, but it is mostly dedicated to residential living.
The Dam District is the smallest district in Clarkson. It is located on the edge of the city and the Mont River. A point of interest is Clarkson Dam, the district's name sake. The Dam was built in 2003 and created the Clarkson Lake. This provided the city with a clean, fresh water source. The district is also home to most of the city's shops and malls and acts as the city's commercial district.
The Lake District is located on the western edge of the Clarkson Lake and is squished in between Northern and Southern Clarkson. The area offers an interesting landscape, with the land twisting and turning as a result of the creation of the Clarkson Dam. Several islands are also present due to this. The district is mostly made up of small houses, compared to the skyscrapers of the rest of the city.
The Coastal District is located in the far northern parts of Clarkson. It is home to the city's large manufacturing and production factories; some of Culldrome's largest factories are located here. The area accounts for 80% of the city's employment. The factories produce a variety of goods, such as furniture, clothes and hardware. Most of what is produced is shipped around Culldrome and accounts for a large amount of Culldrome's production capabilities. What is made extra is often exported to other countries, such as Munijoch and Shops Island.
Clarkson is located on a somewhat-flat plateau on the Clarkson Peninsula. It is located on the southern edge of the Culldrome mainland, near the Collwall Mountains to the south-west. The Mont River flows down from the mountain range and east through Clarkson. In 2003, the Clarkson Dam was built on the Mont River. This caused the creation of the artificial Clarkson Lake, which provides the city of 100,000 citizens and the city's factories access to clean, fresh water.
Clarkson's coastline is made up of sandy beaches. There are few rocky ledges on the coastline. The beaches have been a famous attraction, both for tourists and locals. The land to the west of the city offers only flat grassy plains with lack of trees. As Clarkson expands outward, it is hoped that the grassy plans would one day be the foundations of the city.
Clarkson has a few transportation options to get around the city; the most extensive and obvious one being roads. There are many roads all around the city. Several bridges cross over the Mont River and connect the northern and southern parts of the city together. A long road, named Coastal Avenue, predictably follows the coast all around the city.
Clarkson is also linked by a highway network. The Clarkson Highway runs northward from the Coastal District. It follows the coastline as it reaches Mt. Charlamander and links up with Culldrome Highway 3. This forms a continuous road link from Clarkson to Culldrome City.
The city is also able to be traversed by public transport. An extensive bus system transports upwards of thousands of passengers every day. Many bus routes wind about in the city, making buses the most reliable public transport. Trains, operated by the Inter-Rail Company, also operate, but to a lesser extent. The IRC trains are often used for intercity travel and can be a cheaper alternative to road transport.
Clarkson has a small airport, named the John Clarkson Memorial Airport (JCMA). The JCMA mostly offers domestic travel, although has some international flights in and out of the city. Despite the airport, a lot of the air travel is still served by nearby Culldrome City. Clarkson has a large dock complex, although not as big as Seacast's ports. Clarkson's ports are mostly trade and industry orientated; not many passenger liners arrive here. Clarkson also has a shipyard, where hundreds of ships and seacraft, both civilian and military, are built annually. The city also has a large marina, which is mostly used for civilian use and not for commercial transport.
The majority of Clarkson's economy is provided by its production capabilities. Thousands of workers work in Clarkson's massive heavy industry factories and produce a wide variety of goods. Sometimes, entire supply chains of goods occur in the city; steel produced from Clarkson's many steelworks are often driven to a nearby factory which turns it into vehicles. Tens of thousands of tons of raw materials are imported each year and rapidly consumed by Clarkson's factories.
Produced goods are often transported to other parts of Culldrome, such as Culldrome City or Seacast. The goods are mostly used domestically and are not exported. However, when the factories' production increases (as it does occasionally) the excess goods are exported to many other Antarctic nations, such as The Axle Powers, Ninja Archipelago or the USA. The manufacturing sector is not Culldrome's greatest industry, but it allows for it to be self-sufficient at most times.
- Most of Culldrome's domestically produced military hardware is constructed.
- All of the Culldrome Space Division's vehicles are made in Clarkson.
- Commercial space vehicles are also produced here.