Cassau

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Cassau
Kassau
Official flag of Nor-Cassau [[Image:{{{image_seal}}}|110px|Official seal of {{{official_name}}}]]
City flag City seal
Nickname(s): Nor-Cassau, Kassen, Cas, Big Cas
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Map of Atlantica
Country
Region
Administrative Area
Atlantica
Nor-Cassau
Cassau Capital Amt
Settled in
City Status
Capital Status
1564 (Flodsted)
1621 (Kassau)
31 June 1734 (Cassau)
Government
- Lord Mayor
Cassau City Council
Jeppe Andersen Horneman
Area
- City
- Urban

245 km² (6th)
498 km² (5th)
Highest Point Coldings Berg (207 m)
Population
- City (Jan 2013 estimate)
- Density
- Urban (Jan 2013 estimate)
- Density

2,547,121 (4th)
10,396/km²
4,719,451 (4th)
9,478/km²
Ethnic Groups (2013) 11% English
48% Danish
10% African
8% Arab
2% Spanish
3% French
3% Native
3% German
12% Other
Demonym Cas or Cassauer
Time zone
- Summer(DST)
UTC-3
- none
Latitude
Longitude
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Area Codes +28 020
Official website: [www.cassau.gov.at]
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Cassau is the capital city of Atlantica and the 4th most populous city in the country with a city population of 2.5 million people (2013) and an urban population of 4.72 million people (2013) making it the 35th largest capital in the world. It is also the capital of the Nor-Cassau Region. Cassau is situated at the confluence of the Cassau and Nor rivers on the Nor Peninsular on Pardis in North Atlantica just 82 km north of Hafen. Together with Saksborg, Asberg, Nordhafen, Hafen, Bernardstad and Skt. Claire Cassau makes up a almost 200km long conurbation area along Pardis' east coast consisting of more than 14 million people (2013). Cassau is one of the smallest muncipalities in the country which means Central Cassau is largely made up from the other muncipalities; Ert Holm, Coldingsberg, France, Anton, Thuringen, Østerbro, Norstad, Lambeth and Sønderbro.

Ruins of temples and villas suggest that prior to 600 AD the area of Cassau had some significant role to the Atlantis people of Pardis. Today ruins can most noticable be seen in Alstaden Park and Hagense Fælled. It was later found as fishing village and crossing point. It grew in importance when the DiCassau family moved in as merchants. After this it became an important merchant harbour and later military stronghold which in 1731 led to it being chosen as the new royal capital. It has become one of the major centres of art, fashion, entertainment, sports, science and finances in Atlantica. It is also considered as one of the most powerful cities in the world due to it political importances. The high concentration of world renown entertainers, artists, fashion designers and business people as well as politicians and it's status as one of the world's leading tourist destinations has given it a status as one of the world's major cities. Cassau's Belvedere is home to 15 Fortune Global 500 companies alone.

Cassau is home to the National Gallery, National Museum, CaMMA, Petite Miranion, Illo Gallery, The DiPaulo Museum, National Film Museum and various other internationally famous museums. It also has a theater district which is often said to be third to Broadway and West End.

Cassau is home to sports clubs Royal Cassau, France SC, Thuringen FC, Skjold FC, As well as internationally recoignised sports venues such as World Dome, the Cassau Ring, Lambeth Race Course and Boulevard Tennis Centre. Cassau is also famous for hosting the final stages of World Tour race The Atlantic Tour and smaller races like Tour of Pardis and Christania Classic. The annual Cassau Maraton is the second largest maraton in Atlantica and one of the largest in the world. The Atlantic Games has also visited Cassau a total of 6 times over a 73 year period.

Famous Landmarks in Atlantica includes Norlind, Ert Holm Palace, Cassau Cathedral, Ert Holm Cathedral, Bank of Atlantic Tower, France Park, Norlind Bridge, Coldinsberg Castle and Cassau Wall.

Etymology

The etymology of Cassau is fairly well-documented, taking it's name after the Castello Cassis, the fortified trading station of the Cassi Family, founded in 1520. It was later given the germanic name Casse Slot. A second village grew on Haesholm nearby, which grew into the town of Casse-Haesholm. From the 1620s the town was given trading rights with the name Kasse, which in the late 17th century became Kassau. The city was given the more international spelling Cassau in the 1910s, as part of the unification of the country.

History

Government

Geography

Climate

Cassau in the oceanic climate zone (Köppen: Cfb) similar to that of the northern coasts of the northern and central Atlas Isles caused by the Gulf Stream. Precipitation is moderate but relatively low compared to the more humid southern Atlas Isles, and although snow falls almost every year it is small amounts with little disruption. Extreme temeratures in the Cassau range from -7.3 °C at Halden during January 1976 to 34,2 °C at France Park during July 2001.

Climate data for Cassau 1972-2002
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C 14.2 17.5 20.1 26.2 30.8 32.3 34.2 32.1 31.8 28.3 23.1 19.8 34.2
Average high °C 5.1 6.2 8.5 12.0 16.7 20.3 22.2 21.8 18.3 13.4 9.1 5.8 13.3
Daily mean °C 2.4 3.5 5.7 8.6 12.2 16.4 18.1 17.7 14.9 10.5 6.4 3.1 10.0
Average low °C 0.1 0.8 3.1 5.2 7.9 11.8 13.2 13.1 11.2 7.5 4.3 0.8 6.6
Record low °C -7.3 -5.1 -2.4 -0.5 1.2 3.8 7.8 6.7 4.1 -0.2 -3.8 -6.2 -7.3
Precipitation mm 58.6 44.2 45.7 41.6 39.6 42.0 45.3 52.3 57.2 64.8 59.2 54.6 610.5
Mean monthly sunshine hours 58.6 44.2 45.7 41.6 39.6 42.0 45.3 52.3 57.2 64.8 59.2 54.6 610.5

Demography

Economy

Transport

Education

Culture

Tourism

Cassau is among the most popular tourist destinations in the world with more than 11 million tourists every year.

Notable People

Recreation

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