Sejpedek

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Sejpedek
City
City of Sejpedek


From top, left to right: Sejpedek city hall, Castle Szent Bystrík, Civic Square in Sejpedek, Sejpedek Customs House Hotel.
Flag of Sejpedek
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Country Granzery
ProvinceGreater Véragyőr
Founded10th Century CE
Government
 • BodySejpedek City Council
 • GovernorGergely Nelmesz
Area
 • Urban261.8 km2 (101.1 sq mi)
 • Metro3,549.89 km2 (1,370.62 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Density494.39/km2 (1,280.5/sq mi)
 • Urban490,322
 • Metro1,755,016

Sejpedek is a city in Granzery, it is the fourth most populous city in Granzery, and boasts the second largest port in the country, after Magas-torony, and one of the largest ports in Southern Vesperia. The City of Sejpedek also encompasses the municipalities of Bárányvaros, Készles and Frissbástya, within which the majority of the population of Sejepedek resides. It is the second largest city in the Greater Véragyőr area, which includes the cities of Véragyőr, Mejetet and Hűségesvár.

Sejpedek is famous for its military presence, which is home to the majority of the Granzerian Royal Navy and the largest GRAF Base in the country. The Defence industry is the largest employer in the City of Sejpedek, with 12% of the population in the military and a further 20% are also employed by the Vertega Aerospace, Werner Kraftwerke, Sejpedek Acélgyár and Pék Rotorcraft corporations which maintain a large manufacturing presence in the city, and the latter two maintaining their head offices in Sejpedek.

Boasting a council made up largely of independents, the City of Sejpedek is the most culturally diverse city in the country, and is one of the few municipalities in Granzery to enforce anti-discrimination laws. Due to decreasing quality of life across much of the rest of Granzery, religious and ethnic minorities as well as political opponents have begun flocking to Sejpedek en masse, resulting in a huge population and economic boom for the city, although the rapid population growth into the region has brought an increase in crime and poverty.

Government[edit]

The Government of Sejpedek is the Sejpedek City Council, which forms and passes policy to effect the city, and largely acts independently to its Provincial and Federal governments, both of which are headquartered in Veragyor.

The City Council of Sejpedek is elected once every three years, the current Mayor of Sejpedek is Gergely Nelmesz, an Independent who was formally a member of the Social Liberal Party before the dissolution of the Social Liberal Party by the federal regime. The Council is split between independents and the Granzerian Renaissance Party, with the majority of the independent councillors being former Liberal party members. However the Republican Socialist Party has begun to gain traction among the citizens of Sejpedek, threatening to overturn the balance of power in the Council.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Subregion Area Population Population Density
Központ-Sejpedek 261.8 km2 (101.1 sq mi) 490,322 1,873/km2
Frissbástya 792 km2 (306 sq mi) 406,771 514/km2
Készles 214.05 km2 (82.65 sq mi) 242,690 1,133.8/km2
Bárányvaros 132.8 km2 (51.3 sq mi) 217,792 1,640/km2
Boldogidőjárás 61.24 km2 (23.64 sq mi) 186,745 3,049.4/km2
Falakvég 122 km2 (47 sq mi) 124,684 1,022/km2
Külső-Sejpedek 1,966 km2 (759 sq mi) 86,012 43.7497/km2

Demography[edit]

Ethnic groups[edit]

  Granzerian (72.8%)
  Karpatian (6.6%)
  Aestian (5.3%)
  Strakni (4.5%)
  Auchoian (inc. Hudian) (4.4%)
  Other Vesperian (3.4%)
  Other/Mixed (3.0%)

Religion[edit]

Economy[edit]

The Economy of Sejpedek revolves largely around the Port of Sejpedek, which exports large quantities of steel, coal, automobiles and military equipment overseas. The City of Sejpedek includes the two largest steelworks in the country, the Frissbástya FVT Steelworks, which employs a large portion of the population of the suburb of Frissbástya, and the Sejpedek Steelworks, which is the largest shipyard in Granzery and outfits much of the Granzerian Royal Navy as well as the majority of Granzerian merchant shipping.

Trade[edit]

Disasters[edit]

1982 earthquake[edit]

On November 29 1982, Sejpedek experienced an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale, the earthquake was the largest in recorded Granzerian history and killed 2,413, injured 7,162 and left a quarter of a million people homeless. The destruction caused severe damage to Sejepdeks economy, and resulted in a major recession for the city, which took years to recover.

Maritime Disasters[edit]

Multiple maritime disasters have happened in Sejpedek in the past. In the 1920s, a small passenger ship travelling to Sejpedek collided with a freighter and sunk in the Sejpedek harbour, four were killed in the ensuing shipwreck and another twenty were forced to be hospitalised. The Freighter, although damaged, did not sink and was able to be repaired.

In 1975 the Tennish Freighter S.D. Brian MacDonald was caught in a storm off the coast of Sejpedek, and ran aground on rocks near Készles, Sejpedek, 16 of the 29 crew were able to be rescued by a pair of Granzerian Air Force Pék H-80 Salamander helicopters from the GRAF airbase at Sejpedek, the ship continued to sink off the coast of Készles and the shipwreck remains there to this day, and has been a regular tourist attraction for the region.

Aviation[edit]

On 16 August 1964, a Granzerian People's Air Force Juhasz J-2 which had taken off from the Sejpedek GRAF base was destroyed while attempting to fire an IÖR 58M air to air missile. The missile exploded immediately after detaching from the aircraft, shearing off the J-2s left wing and causing the aircraft to crash into the suburb of Boldogidőjárás despite the efforts of pilot Antal Erdős to redirect the aircraft over the ocean. The crash killed the pilot and destroying two homes in the suburb, both of which were thankfully empty at the time.

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