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Dolphinas is northwest of most Snowinian cities.
|Area||15 km.(9 mi.)|
|Neighbourhoods||Maracaná, Marceilaise, Chensworth|
|Mayor||Slidur de Corovou|
|Inhabited species||Penguins, Puffles, Arctic Terns, Crabs, and Silverfish|
|– Founder||Cornelius Brutus Arcticus|
|Time zone||Penguin Standard Time|
|Summer time||Daylight Savings|
|The Flag of the United Provinces|
|Wars and Battles|
Dolphinas is a medium-sized city located on the northwestern coast of the island of Snowiny in the United Provinces. The area is known for its warm conditions in the summer and the humid weather in the winter. Some consider Dolphinas an excellent spot for surfing, swimming, water polo, and other water related activities and sports. The city is also known for its soccer team, the Dolphinas Sky Bullets, which is the best team in Snowiny in terms of goals scored. This region of the country makes up almost 1/6 of the Snowinian mainland population. The current mayor is Slidur de Corovou.
The country is a major Antarctic port city and is the largest and main trade hub in the United Provinces and the whole northern Sub-Antarctic region behind Club Penguin. Dozens of ships arrive at the city every day bringing tons of cargo and various goods such as fish, bread, pineapples, coconuts, seaweed, crabs and melons. Dolphinas is, as such, an extremely important city for the United Provinces and the Western Union as well as both entities prosper from this city's trade.
Dolphinas was founded as a small fishing village on the northwestern coast of Snowiny in 1013 by a large group of settlers led by Cornelius Brutus Arcticus. By 1020 the population of this young Osloven port was 463 but in the 1020s and 1030s it saw a massive population boom and its population, by 1040, was 5,113, becoming the largest city in the newly-formed Empire, mainly due to the import of slaves and foreign people from faraway lands.
It continued seeing a population rise and by 1470 the population was at around 891,000 partly thanks to the large influx of Francterran settlers. The city became extremely overpopulated, became the largest city in the country with Winsburg far behind at around 456,000. The city's sanitation was awful, there were rats on the streets and in houses and living standards were awful. Something that ended up both good and bad for the city happened: the High Penguin Confederacy invaded the country and set fire to and devastated Dolphinas. The population, by the time the High Penguins had exited the country in 1510, fell to around 561,000. Then, after they left, a devastating plague additionally decimated the population and brought the city to just about 79,800 residents. The Osloven economy was devastated because of this and the Osloven empire started entered its long period of decline.
The plague was over by 1520 after nearly 14 years of pillaging the population. Those who remained set off to getting resources from the government to rebuild the city and make it better than ever before. Immediately, the largest project in Osloven history had started: thousands had united together to rebuild this once great city and to make it a prosperous planned city with housing for all and with a great sanitation system. By 1600, the city had around 130,000 residents and the number continued increasing overtime.
By the time of the beginning of the Osloven Civil War in 1803 the population was 510,000. The city had once again been stricken by disaster as a civil war began. The city was heavily divided between Republicans and Monarchists and ultimately the Monarchists prevailed, although with massive losses: in 1815 the city's population fell to about 475,000. The country reformed to a constitutional monarchy and it allowed Dolphinas to prosper and promoted industry in the Empire. Dolphinas saw a major population boom and by 1910 the population was 790,000. The city was the richest in the country and it had great standards of living compared to the rest of the devastated country.
Khanzem would ultimately invade the country and after a few years it would collapse. Dolphinas' population once again was decimated and fell to about 640,000. A dictatorship was introduced in 1947 but Dolphinas would continue rising and standing out from the rest of the cities. It played a key role in the civil war in the 1990s when the people rose up against the oppressive dictatorship of Francisco Ferinco, and in 2003 a person who hails from Dolphinas, Geronimo Stanling, was elected president. Today, Dolphinas plays an important economic role in the country and it continues to prosper as it gains thousands of citizens annually.
The city has the typical look of real life Mediterranean port city (such as Nice or Marseille). The architecture gradually developed over time and apartment blocs and various gloriously decorated buildings were built mostly during the 17th century and the 18th centuries, the golden centuries for the Osloven Empire. As a result of the large influx of Francterran settlers the city has an architecture influenced by nations from the Ninja Archipelago.
Due to being a city nearby the ocean, aquariums are usually found about 0-1.4 miles from the coastline with many rare and exotic creatures including Mine Crabs, Rainbow Trouts, Electric Eels, and even Manta Rays.
Chensworth is the largest and most populated of the 3 major neighborhoods in Dolphinas, as of its 2.3 mile-distance from the coastline makes the many hills (some even exceed 40 ft.!) great viewing areas of the ocean and airport nearby. It also has a large train station named "Lofesta Station" on the outer edge which serves as a secondary base for Snotrak Coast Speeder and Ansela Express, which is the fastest fleet of trains in the company exceeding 150 MPH. Over 1.8/5 of the population lives in Chensworth because of the usual 1 degree difference in temperature(either 1 colder or 1 hotter).
Maracana is a Nutzilian and Lisboagese influenced area that is currently the 2nd largest neighborhood in Dolphinas because of it being not far from the coast at 4 kilometers away. The stadium that the Dolphinas Sky Bullets play in is located here having room for over 84,379 people. Mount Souvilia at 2,342 ft tall is the most renowned monument in the city, named after Joseph Souvilia, a Nutzilian-Antarctican who had reached the summit in 1943. It also has similar architecture to Chensworth and Solvestia due to the common influences of the neighborhoods.
Named after the Francterran city of Marceil, is the smallest of the three neighborhoods by population and also, by size of the area, the largest neighborhood as well. As the name says, a large part of the neighborhood's population descends from the city of Marceil in southern Francterre. French and Latin are the dominant languages in this neighborhood.
The usual Ansela Express train stops at Lofesta Station from Winsburg.
- The city was named after an enormous dolphin pod who migrates near the coast every summer.