Volkgoroda

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Volkgoroda

Волкгорода
Volkgoroda's Financial District at night
Volkgoroda's Financial District at night
Flag of Volkgoroda
Flag
Anthem: My Volkgoroda
Country Volkia
Founded4th Century
Government
 • TypeIndependent city with a Mayor-council system
 • MayorNikolai Sluchevsky (SDU)
 • LegislatureCity Assembly
Area
 • Total378.57 sq mi (980.5 km2)
 • Land357.14 sq mi (925.0 km2)
 • Water21.43 sq mi (55.5 km2)
Elevation
594 ft (181 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total3,218,215 (1st)
 • Density8,500.97/sq mi (3,282.24/km2)
 • Greater Volkgoroda
Area(metro)
5,617,053
Demonym(s)Volkgorodian
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (VST)
Area code(s)252 & 279
Websitewww.volkgoroda.vol

Volkgoroda (Volkian: Волкгорода tr. Volkgoroda) is the capital city of Volkia. The city is located on the south bank of Torgovat Lake near the center of Volkia. With a population of 3,218,215 in 2020, the city is the most populous in Volkia and one of the largest cities in Itur. The city is the anchor of Volkia's Capital Region, an urban agglomeration of 8.35 million people surrounding the southern end of Torgovat Lake. The Greater Volkgoroda Area proper had a population in 2020 of 5,617,053. The city is an international center of business, finance, arts, and culture.

Volkgoroda is the seat of the Volkian federal government, housing the President of Volkia within the Presidential Palace. Both chambers of the National Assembly (the Federal Council and the Chamber of Deputies) and the Federal Supreme Court also sit in the city. Volkgoroda is considered the center of Volkian culture, having served as the home of Volkian artists, scientists, and sports figures and because of the presence of museums, academic and political institutions, and theaters.

The city is served by a transit network which includes an international airport, four railway terminals, numerous trams, a monorail system and one of the deepest underground rapid transit systems in the world, the Volkgoroda Metro. It is recognized as one of the city's landmarks due to the rich architecture of its nearly 120 stations. The city is known for its many skyscrapers and high rises.

Founded in the early 4th Century as a Volkiplemeni trading and fishing village, it progressively grew in size to the point where neighboring Volkiplemeni villages amalgamated into one village. The name of the newly combined villages was first recorded as Volkgoroda in the 6th Century, and makes reference to "many Volkiplemeni cities." It has been the capital of every Volkian state since the Grand Duchy of Volkia rose in 365.

Volkgoroda has the most educated population among Volkian cities and is home to a number of colleges and universities, research and cultural institutions, including Volkgoroda State University, Strekalov College, the National Gallery of Volkia, and numerous national museums.

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Volkian Federative Republic
Main article: Volkia
Important Topics: CultureLupineVolkian languageLunarismVolkian koronaDefense Forces
Government: Federal GovernmentPresidentCabinetNational AssemblyFederal Supreme CourtPolitical Parties
History: Grand Principality of VolkiaDuchy of VolkiaKingdom of VolkiaVolkian Civil WarNorthern RevoltVolkian Revolution
Important Figures (Past and Present): Yuliya SurkovaAleksey PushkarevStefan GurkovskyIvan OgarkovVasily TolmachyovYulian Lebedev