Greatwall is one of the first settlements to built by the refugees. The name of the city was named after the scientific base that was there, named the Great Wall by the Chinese scientists stationed there, as it was named from the Great Wall of China.
As there is so much refugees coming to the peninsula over time, with more modes of transportation finally available in the area, to carry more refugees to the area, the city itself and neighbouring cities began to expand so rapidly, the population got higher by 530,000 in the city itself for the next 5 years to come, only from 870 when the first refugees came to aid by the Chinese scientists.
After a month into the first refugees, the city itself already had 7,500 people, and at this time, the scientific base there was de-commisioned, turned into the town's local town hall, in order to keep law and order in the place, as well as hospitality, lifestyle, services, etc. A month later, the area would then be incorporated as a town.
8 months after the first refugees, the first official census took place in the city area, with a total of 74,000 inhabitants in the Great Wall area, with people mainly from Australia, New Zealand, China, Indonesia, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Argentina, Namibia, and Chile dominating the station. Indonesians make up the majority of the area, with 48,000 individuals.
After a year of the first refugees, it was official that the population was as high as 107,500. It was then incorporated as a city. Internet services, which include Wi-Fis, 4G signals, and radio towers, are finally built in the area at this time, as a new culture also began to develop at this time, as the city finally began to shape like a city now.
2 years after the refugee coming in, the settlement already had a population of 215,000, and already looked like a hustle-and-bustle, cosmopolitan, lively, yet busy, and green city. The first mayoral and gubernatorial elections too place at this year, with over 105,000+ votes from people 16 years old and above.
4 years after refugees, the population already heightened up to 570,000 people, already beating the expected population for a 5-year length. At this time, every government ruling any incorporated place in the Northern Islands is having a poll to decide on which government is to rule the islands; a monarchy, or a democratic government? With over 4,500,000+ votes, 70%+ (3,156,721) voted for a democratic government.
The government is centred in the town hall, which is now mostly in the original scientific base site.
The highest rank ruling the town is a mayor, as the city holds mayoral elections every 4 years, the first being the same year as the type of government vote. The minimum age to vote is 16 years old, and it goes the same to neighbouring cities throughout the whole state (Fildes Peninsula).
Since the city is known for its ethnical diversity, it is nicknamed "the Cosmotown" for being cosmopolitan (the definition of the word itself means "culturally/ethnically mixed"), and inside the Cosmotown, holds a lot of different places with different sights and characteristics and more, and here are some of them:
Old Town/Town Hall area: This area is the original site of the scientific base the Chinese scientists used to stay. As the climate went warmer, the environment around the base became warmer, and eventually, shortly before the refugees arrived, there was no snow for 2 months straight, which was unusual. 2 months later, the refugees arrived, and just a month later, the whole base was de-commissioned, turning the site to the town's local town hall.
Primerise: The area with the highest concentration of skyscrapers on the whole city. Out of the 108 high-rise skyscrapers, over 41 of them are located here in this area. Most of the area is now part of the district in the same name, although the area is relatively small in size. This makes the area earn its nickname "New Manhattan".
Downtown: The central and main borough of the city, consisting of a few other districts, each having an important or unique role in the city. One of the most important places here is the central business district, the Old Town, Lushgardens, Strandside, and more. This borough is where all of the high-rise skyscraper towers in the city is located as well.
Montleffleres: This area is known to be as one of the largest of the many elite communities of the city. Consisting in many other smaller districts, the Montleffleres area itself is quite far from the downtown area (the central business district), making the environment way different then the environment downtown. The western parts of the area is known to be a very expensive district for fashion, making it popular for celebrities, especially models.
Joubes' Tower: Just east of the downtown, Joubes' Tower is a historic region, with museums of the city's history, clans that lived in the area as dynasties, coming in as refugees, and parks. Known to be the green space of the downtown, many people here come for recreational reasons. At summer's hottest months, small festivals of all kinds would be held in the parks of the district.
Strandside: This district aligns with a famous street in the same name, and is known to be a shopping lane, and is one of the most expensive and elite in the downtown area. To the north of the district, which is the end of the Strandside Avenue as well, lies a very popular beach in the same name. Usually known to be very crowded, it is also home to bars and clubs aligning the local promenade and the beach. Another popular attraction here is a pier known as "Greatwall Pier", home to some authentic and gift shops, with a ferris wheel at he end of the pier.
Kappabight: Although it is considered to be part of the downtown area, Kappabight is a green space, but is more to be known as the "UniDistrict", home to the University of Greatwall, the largest in town. The university itself covers over 80% of the district, the others being dorms outside the university, small shops, and a mall named "Alphasides Street Mall".
Schbentes: The "quirky " side of the downtown, the Schbentes district is part of the central business district, but is also home to the a few malls, that are also one of the largest in the city. Because of its non-elite status, the malls are one of the most popular in the city as well, as huge crowds are not rare to be seen, especially in weekends, where the malls would be very packed.
Karlsmoat: The other side of Joubes' Tower, lies one of the best residential districts of the city; Karlsmoat. Relatively popular for local residents, the lifestyle of Karlsmoat is known to be one of the best, despite low crime rates, cleanliness, happiness. It is also said that Karlsmoat is the happiest district of the city.
Noleras Hills Park: This park is the largest park downtown, and gives out good views of the city. Consisting of seven hills, which are; Touleboos, Joubes, Signal, Tower, Cosmos, Runyon, and Theatre. They each have different stories and a history. For example: Joubes houses the former holiday cottage for the Joubes clan and dynasty, as Tower Hill has the oldest standing building out of the whole seven hills, which is a satellite tower built by the Soviet scientists from Bellinghausen (which makes it an enclave to the Great Wall Station).
Cosmostown: In the footsteps of Cosmos Hill, lies a residential district re-known for its majestic gardens and architecture built and owned by several huge clans and dynasties that emigrated to the area. Some of the private gardens are even opened to the public, making it accessible as something like "privately-owned gardens open to the public"
Lushgardens: Named after the beauty and cosmetics company Lush, its headquarters for the Southern Hempishere is here in Greatwall, and it is there in the neighbourhood. Since the location of the headquarters, the factories are also there as well, and most of the open spaces outside the factory, are usually botanical gardens used for the factory to create products for Lush, before getting it shipped to stores in the Southern Hempishere. The rooftop of each factory also became gardens, although it is off-limits to the public.
Indotown: The largest district in downtown area, and is the most populous one as well, Indotown is home to 40% of the current Indonesian population of the city. Despite its size, it has a lot of things to be seen. In the northern part of the district, lies a canal town, a few casinos, and a small space for the marketplace, which extends to the south. In the central and most of the southern part lies the main marketplace, with so many authentic Indonesian things to be from food to art, being sold in there. The other parts of the district lies a crime-ridden residential area, known to be one of the poorest parts of the city.
Kiwitown: Known for its significant New Zealand population, the district is known to be a quiet one. With few spaces for the markets, the Kiwitown is known to be a "peaceful suburb at the downtown". One of the attractions in the town is Auckland Hill, a popular park where people can see the distant skyline of the central business district.
New Jayburg: Known to be the largest ghetto district of the city, it is a cosmopolitan district mainly dominated by many different ethnicities, mainly ones from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, and Swaziland. The district is often called as a "town inside a town (a town inside Greatwall)", and can be compared with other places like Brixton, Bronx, or Croydon.
Stixstowe: Although this is not a district, but is a borough with many other districts, Stixstowe is a borough just south of the downtown borough, and consists of people from all ethnicities, just like New Jayburg. Stixstowe is also known to be the "park town", since it has a lot of green spaces. It is also the location for real estates, and people looking for a peaceful environment. Because of this, Stixstowe is one of the best places to retire, perhaps the best out of the whole entire city.
Touleboos Hill: One of the main hills of the park, and the tallest out of the whole park, the hill's summit is home to a sort of a small mall, where people can buy things in the shop inside. Inside the mall is also home to a cable car, which you can take to the neighbouring hill; Joubes Hill
Joubes HIll: This hill is known for the former holiday cottage of the Joubes' family, known as well as a memorial to former glory of the past. This hill is one of the most popular in the park, as the ottage has been restored into what it was like when it was built, becoming a museum of the Joubes' family, and how it became a glorious dynasty, before tragically falling into despair and to the end of their times as a mighty dynasty.
Signal Hill: Signal Hill is known for having one of the tallest signal towers in the downtown area. Also being the oldest signal hill at the downtown, the signal tower's top can be reached by a recently renovated elevator, as the top (the tower's observation deck) can give a very beautiful view of the city, as the vision can go reach up to 19 kilometres on a very clear day.
Tower Hill: Like I said before, the Tower Hill is named after a small residential tower (with the capability to hold 10 scientists) built by Bellinghausen Station scientists, who back then, was still Soviet scientists. Built sometime in 1989, it was abandoned when the Soviet Union fell, and was left untreated for another three and a half decades, when it was finally restored and reopened to the public.
Cosmos Hill: The hill's summit doesn't anything on it, but the districts and neighbourhoods on the both sides of the hill is well-known as an icon for the fashion world and the world of luxuriousness. Cosmos Hill is also the shortest hill on the park, as well as a well-known popular jogging area, with its jogging tracks and trails, which runs throughout the whole park, going through other hills as well.
Runyon Hill: Named after Los Angeles' popular jogging park Runyon Canyon Park, which is actually located on a hilly terrain, one of the refugees which came from America noticed its lookalike with the one of the hills in Runyon Canyon (since the terrain and climate is already a bit arid at that time, caused from global warming), and hence, named it after the park. As it lives up to its name, Runyon Hill is now a popular jogging place for residents and tourists alike as well, with tracks and trails running through all sides of the hill.
Theatre Hill: This hill is well known for its huge natural amphitheatre that can have a full capacity of 90,000 people in its southern slope. Anyway, the hill is the westernmost hill of the park, and is also (like Runyon and Cosmos) a popular jogging area
Amphitheatre District: The district is named after the huge natural amphitheatre that is carved out of the Theatre Hill, and makes up over 73% of the district's total area. Other then that, there is the Theatrette X Mall, the only mall of the district, and Theatrette Street, the long street that connects the central business district to coastal Stixstowe, passing through a lot of districts, including the Amphitheatre District.
Soundres: A historic town, neighbouring the busy downtown area, the area is nicknamed "Chilly SoCal", it is named so after the American refugees were astonished by its resemblance with the coast of Southern California, with an addition of a colder climate. The historic town is now a "district-of-districts" as others simply call it the "Big Neighbourhood". Soundres is famous for its fashion icon of the city, together with Montlaffres, which is also a lavish area in Bliss Port.
Bliss Port: Bliss Port is a huge port and a borough, located in a mountainous peninsula named Blessy Peninsula, all parts of the peninsula part of the borough itself. The port is technically secluded from other towns, and is located on the "other side of the mountain (the mountain is called Mount Blessy)", since the other side is other parts and boroughs of the towns in proper.
The port is really important due to its size and its good economy on the places around it, and is the largest port on its local waters, including the Penguin Bay (the local bay where the half of all of the city's shores is located at). The port got its name after when there was lots of confusion, they finally got the name after the port's blissfulness, hence being named Bliss Port.
Mount Blessy: One of the largest mountains of the area, the mountain holds an amphitheatre to the south, two lavish districts to the north and south, various hoods to the west, and one of the largest ports in the area to the east. After being blessed by various local priests of the city, it was named Mount Blessy after the mountain was dubbed as the "most blessed mountain in the city". The summit of the mountain is now famous for locals and tourists alike, which is named as the "Believer's Summit", as in the top lies a really huge steel crucifix, that is 18 metres tall, and is now a pilgrimage destination.
Ilha Mont: This neighbourhood is apparently the most expensive neighbourhood to live in out of the whole city, despite its area-to-housing ration . With very few housings, relatively, this is a residential neighbourhood only a billionaire can enjoy. Other then that, it is the start of famous Great Fashion Trail, which is a trail stretching from this neighbourhood to Minimain, filled with fashionable items, celebrities, and old pictures, hence earning the nickname "New Walk of Fame".
Aberstown: A small area, filled with a majority of Welsh refugees and its descendants, this area is known as the "Welsh Block" after the size and shape of the area (it is shaped like a block), and the strong Welsh culture of the area. As the Grand Fashion Trail creates the border with its southern neighbour, Tzeporte, the rest of the area remains as a small market town, with affluent Welsh legacy and culture spread across the area.
Tzeporte: A combination of a fashion town and a port town, Tzeporte is a town famous for having almost no streets wide enough to be called a street, and is hence known to be the only car-free area of the whole city, although other public transportation such as trams and underground subway rail exists in the area (although it is relatively few in the area). The town has its own nicknames; "Alleytown", "T-Port", "New Cape Town", and "Wharftown", despte the wharf, being one of the largest wharfs outside the downtown inside the city.
Cliffsbrooke: Having one of the steepest cliffs of the Soundres districts, yet giving one of the best views of the Soundres districts and the coastline itself, Cliffsbrooke is relatively an area famous for outdoor activities, specifically jogging, hiking, rock-climbing, or simply as a recreational area. The area is famous for being one of the only areas in the city, where natural rock-climbing can actually be practiced in the outdoors.
Pierrehill: Named after a very short and small hill in between the slopes of Mount Blessy and the Penguin Bay, Pierrehill is relatively small in size, as the Grand Fashion Trail bisects the area. North of the trail lies the actual summit of the hill itself, home to the La Grand de Pierre mall tower in the summit, as south of the trail lies more fashion shops, as major fashion brands such as Gucci, Versace, Victoria's Secret, Balmain, and more, have their own Southern Hemisphere headquarters here in the district, hence earning the nickname "Fashion Headquarters Capital of the Southern Hempishere" (also one of the longest nicknames for a urban area in the Southern Hemisphere)
Angels' Bowl: As the Grand Fashion Trail bisects the area as well, similar to the neighbouring Pierrehill area as well, the area is named after a bowl-like depression, where some Victoria's Secret Angels catwalked for the first time in an Antarctic region, way before the fashion development and takeover of the Soundres districts. Ever since then, fame has claimed the Soundres districts, including this area, where it became a lavish housing and residential district.
Candice Rocks: Having its similarities with Cliffsbrooke, this one is a bit different as you can tell from its regional nickname; "New Calabasas". It has more lavish housing then they do in Cliffsbrooke, and not only that, but that some celebrities have their summer houses in here as well, earning another nickname; "Summer Holiday Town". Named after the first local mayor of the back then Town of Rocks; only known as Candice, the town quickly became part of Greatwall, and the area was renamed from not only Rocks, but to Candice Rocks.
Ocanom: Named after the backward version of "Monaco", it actually have similarities with Monaco: They both are elite and expensive districts. They both lie on mountainous, cliffy slopes, bordering with the sea. They both are really packed, and is very densely populated, They both have a quite sizeable wharf (can even be classified as a small port, as it is the third largest port in the area, just Tzeporte and Bliss Port above Ocanom), and the fact that they don't have tax (Ocanom is only area to do that to the city's local government, and it's regional government) That is why the area has the nickname "New Monaco"
Sarby: This really small area is relatively unknown to tourists, or any person outside the city, since it is only home to the Sarby dynasty's properties (with over half of the area being claimed by the family dynasty's huge mansion), as even only a handful of people in the city has heard of this area. Originally part of the Minimaim area, the Sarby family paid the government over 5.5 million Northern dollars (7.8 million US dollars in 2016) to claim its own local "area" division. Ever since then, the Sarby dynasty is now living on its own "area".
Minimaim: A really huge district that takes almost half of all the Soundres districts, Minimaim is a shortened version of "Mini Anaheim", which is its original name. Minimaim is also the cheapest area, largest fashion area, residential area, and housing area of the Soundres districts, out of all of the others. The famous Grand Fashion Trail also ends here, and since it has a lot of palms, it has been nicknamed "The Larger Venice Beach", as its coastal parts are known as "New Venice Beach", with its row of palm trees aligning the promenade, which most of it, aligns with the local beach (Minimaim Beach).
Surfleures-del-Mar: The western end of Montlaffres area, Surfleures-del-Mar is known for its sculptures scattered across the area. Some being historic, some being relatively new built for memorial purposes. It is also well known for its promenade that made it having rivalries with neighbouring promenades.
Mar Nadal: Known as "New Fontvielle", it is nicknamed so after its similarities with the district of Fontvielle in Monaco; Both are huge wharfs, Both are famous for having big and luxuorious boats (even cruise ships) docked in the wharfs, and both have lands mostly claimed artificially from the ocean. Now with all this, crusie ships like to dock here, to explore the Montlaffres area.
Lafayette Housings: Interesting historical fact: The housing area is a real estate place and all of it was designed in the first place. It was originally named Lafayette only, and is supposed to only contain on what is now, its western part, as the central and eastern parts are part of other districts, until a year later, when one of its designers decided to extend the estate area to the east with the path of Lafayette Avenue, the avenue that earned the district's modern name.
Marktfairs: Half of the district is now a theme park named New Amsterdam, with mock canals, tall brick buildings, cobblestone streets, and Dutch signs. Other then that, is a packed-up market with lots of Dutch things sold there. The name of the area came from how the markets always have fairs occasionally.
Palmsfair Roads: Originally huge palm tree plantations. Palmsfair Roads was actually popular for the palms, until urbanization came in to the area, where the first roads were called Palmsfair Roads. Now, the area is famous for being a luxourious housing area.