Farley

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Farley
City
City of Farley
From top, left to right: Archdiocese of Farley, Farley Courthouse, Historic Farley Public Hotel, Farley Town Hall
From top, left to right: Archdiocese of Farley, Farley Courthouse, Historic Farley Public Hotel, Farley Town Hall
Country Alainia
RegionMick's River
Founded1790
 • Metro914 km2 (353 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Density511/km2 (1,320/sq mi)
 • 467,143
DemonymFarleyan
Postcode areas1320-1500

Farley is the fourth most populous city in Alainia and the capital city of the State of South-Eastern Highlands. It is the second oldest city in the country, after Newport. Despite its relatively large population, much of the population of Farley remain fairly impoverished, although since the 1980s government assistance has raised the standard of living in the city extensively, Farley relies economically on the nearby port city of Vacy, the primary industries in Farley include farming, mining and retail.

Farley was considered for the national capital city status following the Alainian War, however due to the poor economic conditions in the city, the Socialist government decided to instead put the capital city temporarily in Paterson until gentrification and economic uplifting efforts in Farley bore fruit, a move which was ultimately made permanent in 1993 after economic conditions in Farley continued to stagnate. Farley has great historical importance to the Alainian State, it was the site of the Panner's Rebellion in 1878 as well as being the home of infamous bushranger Lieutenant Mustang, the last of the bushrangers who was killed in a shootout with Acronian law enforcement. It is for these reasons that Farley was initially selected as the capital of Alainia by the Socialist government following the expulsion of Acronia from the country.

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Farley was founded as a river port on the Mick's River, which was an important supply waystation for colonists further inland, and the river made it more efficient for supplies to be transported by riverboats out of Newport compared to carriages. As the Alainian rail neared completion, Farley became an important source of iron and coal for the growing rail industry, and also housed the largest rail and train manufacturing plants in the country. While this was moved to Vacy in 1940, the mining industry in Farley became the most important economic output of the city.

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