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Lagois City Division
|Headquarters||Lagois City Government Centre|
|Neighbourhoods||Central, Harbour, Puerto de Sol, Business District, Residential District, Islands District, Downtown, Distrito Sur|
|Inhabited species||Penguins, Puffles|
|Foreign name||Lagois City|
|Time zone||TPST (Tropicalian Standard Time)|
|Part of the Tropicalian series of articles.|
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Lagois City, formerly known as New Penguin City is the largest city of Tropicalis and is located in the province of Beakily, bordering Agualon. Located to the north of Beakil Island and having an open connection to the Tropicalian Sea, the city is known for it's many skyscrapers and tall buildings, it's modern cityscape and architecture, it's nightly light shows and many tourist attractions. The city also shares a friendly rivalry with it's competitive sister city, Tropicapolis. With a population census of 3,277,184 residents as of 2017, it is the core of the Greater Lagois City Area and is also known as the fastest growing city in the country (peaking around the 1980's to late 2000's, having grown by nearly 200,000 in just two decades) as well has having the most skyscrapers in the country, too.
Lagois City comprises of 8 districts: Central District, Harbour District, Puerto de Sol, Business District, Residential District, Islands District, Downtown and Distrito Sur. A major hub in the country for entertainment and conventions, Lagois City has hosted several events, film festivals and political summits in it's history and is home to many theatres, concert halls and auditoriums. Like the rest of the country, the city is mostly very clean due to stern hygiene laws, regular cleaning and reconstruction or renovation of older, more unclean buildings. It's many attractions and landmarks have brought many tourists, once bringing a total of 21.4 million in 2015. Lagois City is also one of the most oldest municipalities in the country, being founded as early as the 6th century.
Originally a small port constructed in the earlier days of the country's settlement, the city was first founded by former citizens and colonists from the Penguin Empire who named it "New Penguin City". Ever since, the city expanded and gradually grew in population, occasionally gained tremendous numbers of residents as more colonies and settlements joined the country. Twice, the country was temporarily put under the control of opposing factions first by the Pengstado Confederacy in the 18th century and by Khanzem in 1912. Since at least the 13th century, Lagois City has remained to be the most populated city in the country.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Districts
- 4 Locations
- 5 Geography
- 6 Culture
- 7 Architecture
- 8 Crime
- 9 Government
- 10 Demographics
- 11 Transportation
- 12 Penguins & Puffles from Lagois City
- 13 Sister Cities
- 14 Trivia
- 15 Gallery
- 16 See Also
Prior to the city being renamed "Lagois City", it's original name, "New Penguin City", was named after Penguin City, the capital of the recently overthrown Penguin Empire (now known as present day Victoriagrad) by the empire's former residents turned colonists. Subsequent to the renaming of the city in 1938, the name "New Penguin City" was only used for historical uses. Despite this, a few (mostly older) residents to the present day still prefer the city's former name. The city's current name, "Lagois City" was named after the Lagois Family, who had governed and influenced Tropicalis for centuries ever since it's unification.
Lagois City is one of the country's oldest cities, having been founded sometime around the early 6th century. It was founded by Penguin Empire colonists after the dissolution of the Penguin Empire, and was the center of their new colony, named "Aqualonium". It was the colonists' primary home, and received as much expansion as the colonists could give it using the resources they had. The colonists named it "New Penguin City" in hopes that they would expand it to the greatness of their former home, and heavily fortified it to protect the town from any nearby colonies. For a half a millennium, the colonists continued to build and survive on their own, slowly growing in members and attempting to get the attention of any other wandering former citizens of the Penguin Empire. The small colony eventually became a fully fledged town, with their own citizens, shops and houses. Eventually, in the early 11th century, Pengtivius I from the emperor penguin colonies approached the Penguin Empire colonists, asking to merge.
The leaders of the city considered the decision for a few months, but eventually agreed upon it, needing more resources for their town and wishing to establish allies and friendships with the others. A new alliance was formed, and the colonists' territory became a province of this new alliance. Soon enough, citizens from other provinces came to live in New Penguin City, and helped to further build and supply the city resources. By the 13th century, New Penguin City was a bustling municipality, almost big enough to be considered an actual city.
By the 16th century, the city had accumulated a population of about 1,000,000, and crowding was beginning to become an issue inside the city's center. Following the discovery of Gernomia and the merging with the Republic of Beakíl, the city was further expanded thanks to the new citizens and Gernomian immigrants. More buildings were built, with new architectural styles being introduced to the city. The city became a popular trading port, prompting the expansion of the piers and the city's docks.
Despite the country's civil wars in the 17th and 18th century, New Penguin City continued to build and expand to a population of 1,700,000 without much interruption, until it was forcefully taken as a territory by Khanus the Tyrannical of the Pengstado Confederacy. The city was forced to abide the new laws, with many penguins being taken prisoner due to lawbreaking and opposing this new regime. After the country was retaken and renamed the "Kingdom of Tropicalis", the city resumed it's everyday business after rebuilding and freeing the imprisoned citizens.
New Penguin City was one of the cities occupied by Khanzem troops following the invasion of Tropicalis. Khanzem flags and banners were hung upon every building and every street, and soldiers regularly patrolled the area, fighting off any troops attempting to retake the city. Khanzem soldiers also came searching for any High Penguins living in the city, causing them to capture 70,000 of the 2,200,000 present and an additional 300,000 to escape and flee to the south, most of whom were High Penguins. Eventually, as Khanzem began to retreat and flee to reinforce their occupied territories in Western Tropicalis, soldiers took the opportunity and drove them out of the city, freeing it of Khanzem control.
Not until 1917 when Khanzem was toppled did the citizens return and rebuild, slowly bringing the population back to 2,000,000 in the late 1920's. The city was officially renamed "Lagois City" in 1938, but was still referred to by it's original name by many of it's residents. Throughout the rest of the industrialization period of the country and towards the end of the century, the population continued to grow, expanding the city and eventually exploding to hit the 3,000,000 population milestone in 1984.
- Central District - The urban core of the city; most of the skyscrapers are located here. It's also a large collage of places like shopping malls, office buildings, restaurants, parks, libraries and much more.
- Harbour District - The Harbour District occupies the outer edges of the land the city takes up that when viewed on the map, looks like a half-ring.
- Puerto de Sol - A district close to the coastal areas, located close to the Harbour District.
- Business District - A very busy district where many penguins work at. It also borders the Central District and is considered the second largest district.
- Residential District
- Islands District - The islands owned by the city. Least populated.
- Distrito Sur
- Declan Fortnight Bridge - A suspension bridge that runs from Lagois City over Rio Largo's entrance to the other side of the county and metropolitan area.
- Lagois City Science Museum - A popular destination for technology enthusiasts as well as penguins and puffles of all ages. The museum has many different sections showcasing various topics many of which are in the form of holographic displays. The museum also has an outside park area dedicated to eco-friendliness.
- The Magnum Opus - The tallest skyscraper in the city and an office building which also features an art gallery on it's lower levels. Also has multiple cafes, small shops and restaurants as well as garden areas and an observation area at the top.
- Maritime Park - A large park by the ocean well-known throughout the country as well as internationally. Often the site of many outdoor events, shows and concerts. Home to several statues, sculptures and works of art from several famous artists.
- Lagois City Convention & Exhibition Centre - The site of many art exhibits, shows, plays, performances and much more. Located in the Central District.
- Oval Museum - A circular-shaped building that is famous for it's many pieces of artwork and paintings. Also includes several relics and objects from the country's past including several items from the country's early settlement.
- Declan Fortnight International Airport - The international airport that serves the city and the surrounding region.
Lagois City is located on flatter land with access to the sea. Like most cities in Tropicalis, it tries to be clean, and plant life (more specifically trees, flowers, grass, etc.) is often seen around the city such as near roads, beaches, windowsills and parks. And just the rest of the country, penguins don't seem to mind the warmer climate either. Many parts of the city were artificially modified to increase space as well as for other purposes such as creating docks and ports. Rio Largo, a river that runs through Beakily has a route that traverses Lagois City and before re-connecting with the main river and continuing deeper into the province and into the jungle.
A few of Lagois City's islands are also artificially extended to make way for ports, especially shipping ports since Tropicalis uses SABER to help increase exporting and importing.
As is common with the rest of the country, Lagois City possesses a very warm climate, and is also one of the most warmest cities in the country to live in. Vegetation such as grass, tropical palms and coconut trees and other variants of trees grow here and are very common much like in the rest of the country. It is also not uncommon for many residents to have cacti for houseplants.
Lagois City is a source for a great many of the country's famous artwork, exhibiting this in the architecture of the buildings and in the museums and parks around the city. Lagois City has many theatres, auditoriums, exhibits, amphitheatres and cinemas for performances, movies, exhibitions, festivals and more. Examples of these would be the Oval Museum, the Lagois City Convention & Exhibition Center, Maritime Park and the Lagois City Science Museum. A number of buildings also host performing spaces within their floors, as well. Various art, drama and performance schools and institutions have also opened up around the city within the past few decades, such as the Samuel de Freezecisco Drama School and the Oceandubri University of Arts, making the city an ideal location to study the arts. Annual festivals are common within the city, inviting several performers from around the continent and harbouring a total of tens of thousands of attenders each year, including several overseas tourists and visitors.
Lagois City is a hotspot in the local province for a wide variety of foods as well as many continent-wide fast food chain restaurants. Lagois City is also known throughout the country for it's many outdoor restaurants many of which offer good views of the outside and of the sea. Penguins often use fruit, vegetables and herbs in their dishes and drinks such as lemons and mint. Freshly grown fruit or vegetables are not uncommon when being used in restaurants instead of store-bought products. A list of notable restaurant chains is provided below.
- Fisch and Chips (2 branches)
- Dank Burgers (12 branches)
- Taco Ball (3 branches)
- Pizza 7 (1 branch)
- IPop (1 branch)
- Snowbucks Coffee (11 branches)
- McDoodle's (10 branches)
- Xpress Kebab (1 branch)
The city is home to a large number of architects, many of whom are world-famous for their work such as Terrence Fermos. Lagois City incorporates a wide range of architectural styles from different cultures, both old and modern. Most tall buildings, skyscrapers and high-rises are located in the Central District, Business District and Downtown to accommodate the crowded centre of the city and use both old and new architectural styles. Smaller, more spacious, and mostly two-story residences can be found commonly in the Residential District and often use modern architecture. Much modern architecture is frequently introduced to the city's landscape, most of which try to make some beneficial contribution to the environment somehow or include plants and/or vegetation to combat any pollution and preserve the country's plant life. Buildings in the city mostly have their foundations built on solid materials such as concrete or cement. Steel and glass are common throughout the city's skyscrapers and tall buildings. Examples of common architectural styles seen throughout the city (which are sometimes combined to create unique designs) are International, Brutalist, organic and the most recent being High tech.
Though crime is considered low in Tropicalis, it is a persistent issue in Lagois City and one which the city's police department has struggled with putting an end to for the past few decades or so with criminal activity decreasing for a certain period of time before rising again. As of 2016, the crime rate is said to have died down, but it is unknown if it will stay that way.
Lagois City is home to a growing population of roughly 3.2 million penguins (calculated 2016). The vast population consists of 55% Emperor Penguins, 19% Adelie Penguins, 11% Southern Kanta Penguins, 7% Puffles, 5% Galapagos Penguins, 2% King Penguins and the remainder of 1% belonging to other subspecies of penguins including High Penguins, Viking Penguins and Macaroni Penguins. Lagois City is also known for having more Galapagos Penguins than any other city or municipality in the country. Many of the residents come from abroad, hailing or having ancestry/heritage from places such as the USA, Freezeland, Shops Island, UnitedTerra, the Ninja Archipelago (more specifically Puffle'and, Frankterre and Castilla) and from Tropicalis' colonies such as Gernomia and Macarooni.
Roads run throughout most of the city offering decent connectivity and access throughout and across the city as well as in and out of it. Electricity is the main form of fuel for cars and vehicles in the city as it promotes a more greener and healthier lifestyle and is more free of pollutants.
Lagois City is also known for it's "spaghetti junction" called the Zephaniah Lagois Interchange that interlinks major roads such as highways leading to the airport. The Lagois City Aviation Center is located nearby.
Lagois City is served by the Declan Fortnight International Airport. Lagois City is a hub for many Tropicalian-based airline and aviation companies as well as air travel as a whole. Helipads occupy some of Lagois City's many buildings including the local police headquarters. The Lagois City Aviation Center's grounds are used for testing and as a runway for all kinds of aircraft both seen in regular use or purely experimental. Lagois City is also known for it's annual airship tours of the city which normally take place in August up until early September.
Lagois City is also known best in the country for it's railway system. The Lagois City Mass Transit System (or abbreviated to MTS) is a very common and popular form of transport used by at least 1.5 million passengers daily. It started off as a project which began in the late 1970's and by the early 1980's the very first railway system the city had was constructed. At the time, it was a very simple network with only one line that residents could follow from the Central District through to Distrito Sur. In 1988, a new line being the Purple Line opened up allowing citizens to get to the north-eastern parts of the city faster. Newer stations were introduced over time, and in 1990, the Pink Line and Orange lines opened up, giving easier access to the western parts of the city.
In 1997, the new Airport Line was opened to the public allowing residents to use a faster form of transport to reach the airport. In 2001, the final segment of the network being the orange line finished construction and expanded outwards towards the more exterior parts of the city. As of currently, the construction of new lines is being discussed among the MTS Corporation, and extensions to the Airport Line, as well as the Green, Pink, Blue and Purple Lines are being constructed. The Airport Line extension was completed on June 2017, while the extension for the Green and Pink Lines will be completed by December 2017, Blue Line extension by 2019, and Purple Line extension by 2020.
Penguins & Puffles from Lagois City
- Samuel de Freezecisco - An actor who has starred in a number of films and television shows.
- Terrence Fermos - Architect known for designing the Pollyturris, located in Tropicapolis.
- It was named after the Lagois Family.
- It is ranked #1 in most beautiful skylines at night in 2016, the prize last held by Soul, South Joseon.