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The Shining Beacon
The District
Country Alstin
Founded byAlstanus Ryefield
SeatAlstin City Hall
 • BodyDistrict Assembly
 • MayorBeverley Renton
 • Total3,486 km2 (1,346 sq mi)
 • Total5,264,960
Demonym(s)Alstinian, Districter

Alstin City, formally the Capital District of Alstin, also known as just Alstin or just CDA, is the capital, largest city, and sole federal district of the United Republic.


The city's name itself, according to its founding myth, is believed to have been derived from the city's founder and the first king of Alstin, Alstanus Ryefield.

The standard way to refer to a citizen of Alstin is as an "Alstinian."



Alstin City is situated on Alstin Island in the central United Republic, towards the western edge of the Altaic Sea. The location, centered at the mouth of the Emporia and Ryefield Rivers, which feeds into a naturally sheltered harbor and then into the Altaic, has helped the city grow in significance as a trading port.

The city's land has been altered substantially by human intervention, with considerable land reclamation along the waterfronts since the initial settlement.


See also: List of neighborhoods in Alstin City


Alstin has a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild, humid winters.

Its average annual temperature is above 21 °C (70 °F) during the day and 9 °C (48 °F) at night. In the coldest month, January, the average temperature is 12.6 °C (54.7 °F) during the day and 2.1 °C (35.8 °F) at night. In the warmest month, August, the average temperature is 31.7 °C (89.1 °F) during the day and 17.3 °C (63.1 °F) at night.

December, January and February are the coldest months, with a daily mean temperature of approximately 8 °C (46 °F). Temperatures during these months generally vary between 10 and 15 °C (50 and 59 °F) during the day and between 3 and 5 °C (37 and 41 °F) at night, with colder or warmer spells occurring frequently.


District and Local Government

The administration of the City of Alstin is formed of two tiers: a citywide, strategic tier and a local tier. Citywide administration is the express prerogative of the Capital District government, while local administration is carried out by 42 smaller authorities. The District government, similar to the federal government and the various provinces, consists of three branches: an executive branch consisting of the Mayor of Alstin and his or her appointees which head executive departments; a legislative branch consisting of the unicameral District Assembly; and a judicial branch consisting of the Alstin Supreme Court and lower courts.

The headquarters of the District government is Alstin City Hall, located in Leman. Since 2024 the mayor has been Beverley Renton, the first mayor of direct-Audonian descent of a major Occidental capital. The mayor's statutory planning strategy is published as the Alstin Plan, which was most recently revised in 2023. The local authorities are the councils of the 42 Alstin boroughs, and are responsible for most local services, such as local planning, schools, social services, local roads and refuse collection; Services often provided through joint arrangements between the boroughs, as well as by funding from the District itself.

The District Fire Brigade is the statutory fire and rescue service for the City of Alstin. It is run by the Alstin Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, and is the fourth largest fire service in the world. Alstinian National Health Service ambulance services are provided by the District Ambulance Service (DAS) ANHS Trust, one of the largest free-at-the-point-of-use emergency ambulance service in the world. The District Air Ambulance charity operates in conjunction with the DAS where required. The United Republic Coast Guard and the National Lifeboat Institution operate on both the Emporia and Ryefield Rivers, which are under the jurisdiction of the Port of Alstin Authority from Lake Emporia and Carlton Wharf to the sea.

Federal Government

Alstin City is the seat of the Government of the United Republic. Many government ministries and departments, as well as the president's residence at the Jade Palace, Paladine Hall (where Parliament meets), and the Palace of Tyrios (seat of the Supreme Court), are located across the city, with many of the aforementioned places being based in the Old City. The Capital District's Parliamentary delegation consists of 27 Councilors, elected from local parliamentary districts to serve on the National Council, and two Senators, elected from the District at-large to serve in the Senate. As of December 2028, 17 Councilors and both of the District's Senators are from the Liberal Party, 8 are Conservatives, and two are Centrists.


Alstin City is the most populous city in the United Republic, with 7,342,969 residents incorporating more immigration into the city than out-migration since the 2000 United Republic census. Nearly three as many people live in Alstin City as compared to Riverton, the second-most populous U.R. city. Alstin City gained more residents between 2000 and 2020 (642,730) than any other U.R. city, and a greater amount than the total sum of the gains over the same period of the next three largest U.R. cities, Riverton, Wheatley, and Dalton combined.

The city's population in 2020 was 34.9% White (non-Latinic), 22.3% Latinic, 21.2% Black or Audonian-Alstinians (non-Latinic), 16.8% Asian, and 0.8% Native American (non-Latinic). A total of 4% of the non-Latinic population identified as mixed race. Throughout its history, Alstin City has been a major port of entry for immigrants into the United Republic, More than 18 million Levantine and Sarpedonic immigrants were received at Beacon Island between 1885 and 1915, with the term "melting pot" being first coined during this time to describe densely populated immigrant neighborhoods in Everton and Bradford.

Approximately 28% of the city's population is foreign born, and more than a third of all children are born to mothers who are immigrants as of 2023. In Alstin, no single country or region of origin dominates. As of 2021, the ten largest sources of foreign-born individuals in the city were the Ulagan Free State, Daxia, Ehemo, Kartejya, Ceylonia, Porlos, Arcerion, Kiravia, Burgundie, and Yonderre, while the Zaclarian-born immigrant population has become one of the fastest growing in the city, counting over 68,000 by 2021.


Primary ans Secondary Education

The Alstin City Unified Public Schools system (ACUPS), managed by the Capital District Department of Education, is the largest public school system in the United Republic, serving just under one million students in more than 1,600 separate primary and secondary schools. The city's public school system includes eight specialized high schools to serve academically and artistically gifted students.

The Alstin City Charter School Center assists the setup of new charter schools. There are approximately 800 additional privately run secular and religious schools in the Capital District.

Higher Education and Research

Alstin is a major global centre of higher education teaching and research and has the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Crona; Many of which have been rated as world class universities and have a collective international student population of around 120,000, among the largest in the world.

The public Alstin City University (ACU) system is one of the largest universities in the nation, comprising 23 institutions across the Capital District: senior colleges, community colleges, and other graduate/professional schools. A number of notable private universities are also located in Alstin, such as the prestigious Newton University, Corvinus Military Academy, Lutece University, Ingram College, Alstin Institute of Technology and Science, Bryden College, and Shiloh University; several of these universities are ranked among the top universities in the world. In addition, the city also hosts other smaller private colleges and universities, including many religious and special-purpose institutions, such as: Hollenbrook University, Saint Martin's College, The Lord Avon School, Holchester College, The College of Mount Saint Vincent, Pearson School of Design, Wagner Institute, Alstin Academy of Film and Visual Arts, and Ryefield College.




Main article: Economy of Alstin

Alstin City is a global hub of business and commerce and an established safe haven for global investors. Alstin is a center for worldwide banking and finance, health care and life sciences, medical technology and research, retailing, world trade, transportation, tourism, real estate, new media, traditional media, advertising, legal services, accountancy, insurance, both musical and prose theater, fashion, and the arts in the United Republic; while Silicon Row, metonymous for Alstin's broad-spectrum high technology sphere, continues to expand. The Port of Alstin, one of the busiest in the world and the largest in Crona, is also a major economic engine, accounting for approximately 20% of all cargo coming into the United Republic.

Many Capital 500 corporations are headquartered in Alstin, as are a large number of multinational corporations. One out of tweleve private sector jobs in the city is with a foreign company. Alstin City has been ranked highly among cities across the globe in attracting capital, business, and tourists. Alstin's prominent role within the global advertising industry is metonymously reflected as Davidson Avenue, while the city's fashion industry provides approximately 160,000 employees with $9 billion in annual wages. The non-profit Alstin City Economic Partnership is the city's pre-eminent private business association, comprising approximately 300 corporate leaders in membership. The nation's fashion industry is based in Comstock, situated in central Alstin.

Significant economic sectors also include non-profit institutions, and universities. Manufacturing declined during the latter half the 20th century but still accounts for significant employment, particularly in the tech sector. The city's apparel and garment industry peaked in 1959, when more than 418,000 workers were employed in the industry in Alstin. In 2015, fewer than 35,000 Alstin residents were employed in the manufacture of garments, accessories, and finished textiles, although efforts to revive the industry are underway, and the Alstinian fashion industry continues to be metonymized as Miranda Avenue.









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