Clayquot

Clayquot is the capital city of Etnier, located on the confluence of the Kewatin and Meeres rivers. The city's metropolitan area is the sixth-largest population centre in Kelssek. Known colloquially as "Clackers", it is Kelssek's northernmost municipality with a population over one million. Key industries include transportation, biomedical industries and research, education, agriculture and food processing.

Clayquot
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Clockwise from top left: St. Boniface Square, Esplanade Riel, North Star Tower.
Province
Country
Etnier Etnier
Flag of Kelssek Kelssek
Population
City
Metro area
 
2,934,916
4,399,000 (7th)
Time zone Kelssek Coastal Time
(+8 UTC; +9 UTC in summer)
Area codes 319, 240
364, 728, 431 (metro)

Among the city's landmarks is the 328-metre tall North Star Tower and the historic Northlands Theatre. The Etnier People's Opera is one of the country's most famous arts venues and hosts free lunchtime 35-minute concerts for the public every Tuesday and Thursday. The NeXT museum focuses on digital arts and music, and is the city's most popular attractions.

The city's location has been used as a trading centre since antiquity and the earliest record of a permanent market on this site dates to the 11th century. The Clayquot Fort was built at the forks of the river in 1391 and destroyed in the rebellion of 1836 which led to the independence of the province of Etnier from the Kingdom of Guedia. The remains of the fort are a national historic site and maintained as part of River Forks Park.

Education and research are major contributors to the city's economy. The University of Etnier is one of Kelssek's top universities. Federal government research laboratories operated by the Kelssek Public Health Authority and the Ministry of Agriculture are some of the most advanced in the world, including a biosafety level 4 facility for research on highly infectious and lethal diseases. Biotech and agri-food companies are also important components of the city's economy. Cattle farming, wheat and other grains, and potatoes are the city's major products, and major food processing and distribution companies are headquartered in Clayquot.

Located on a high plateau with the Memorable Mountains visible on the northern horizon, Clayquot experiences a hemiboreal continental climate with cold winters and temperate summers. Due prevailing winds with the proximity of Lake Milford to the west, the city is prone to heavy lake effect snowfalls in the winter. The main suburban cities of Clayquot's metropolitan area are Coronet to the north and Brandon to the west.

TransportationEdit

Metropolitan Clayquot's public transit system includes a network of subway, trams, and buses operated by the Transport for Clayquot, a state corporation of the Etnier provincial government. Over 1.2 million trips are taken on the Clayquot Metro every day and the network has an estimated daily ridership of 3.1 million.

Clayquot Station is the city's main commuter and inter-city rail hub. It is served by the national high-speed rail network Velocit, with connections to Latrobe, Kirkenes, and west to Lupinissia. The EtnierLine rail network provides express and regional services to Torbay and other parts of the province, notably the northern cities of Atlee and Kenting Rush and the mountain regions including the Entauren and Norverge ski resorts.

Craig Nolan Airport (code CQT) is Clayquot's main international airport and served by Kelssek's major airlines. It serves approximately 11.4 million passengers annually. It is 19 km from downtown Clayquot and connected by an express bus service to Clayquot Station.

SportsEdit

The city is home to one of the Kelssek Hockey League's oldest and most intense rivalries between the Partisans, who play in the Northlands SuperBarn (sponsored by a grocery store cooperative), and Red Star, whose home is the Portage Arena. Clayquot will host the 15th Winter Olympics.

Professional sports teams
Team name Sport League Home venue
Partisans Clayquot Ice hockey Kelssek Hockey League Northlands SuperBarn
Red Star Ice hockey Kelssek Hockey League Portage Arena
Clayquot Reds Rugby Rugby Superleague Kanard Park
Clayquot Neptunes Water polo Water Polo Premier League Mill Heath
Clayquot City FC Football Kelssek Football League Kanard Park