| Hafen |
|Nickname(s): Willage, Haven, New Florence|
| http://pettermann.dk/wiki/images/Atlantica.jpg |
Map of Atlantica
Hafen City Amt
| 1758 (Florenz) |
- Lord Mayor
|Hafen City Council |
232 km² (4th)
1,284 km² (2nd)
- City (Jan 2013 estimate)
- Urban (Jan 2013 estimate)
|Ethnic Groups (2013)||17% English |
| Time zone
|Area Codes||+28 03|
|Official website: [www.hafen.gov.at]|
Hafen, sometimes referred to as Bugtense, is the second largest city in Atlantica, the largest city on Pardis and the county capital of Greater Hafen Amt. Situated in the Delta of Floren River, Hafen is famous for it's island location, major international port, it's business districts and as a center of entertainment. Hafen lies in the valley created by Floren River and Kan River surrounded by steep hills and mountains on three sides, with peaks reaching up to more than 1,000 m.
Historically the city wasn't of any significance until the early 1800s. A naval harbour was commisioned near the village of Hafen pn Floren in 1807 by the King and completed in 1809. In 1817 a small city had grown up next to the harbour and merchants ships used the harbour as well. In the 1850s when the industrialisation and new techniques in construction became available the city transformed into a metropol with many of Atlantica's new technologies being test, developed and implented in the city first. In the 1870s the city saw a huge flow of people from the inland farms seek into the city as well as from the 1880s immigration from especially scandinavia grew almost out of control. Wast masterplans were made for the cities urban development creating one of the strictest city layouts in North Atlantica. This helped the city prepare for the last major surge of immigrant in the 1900s and 1910s, by then the city of Hafen had a population around 4 million and in the greater Hafen area there was some 6 million people. In the 1930s a strong movement pushing "City Pride" grew in response to that the city had grown so fast in such a short time. While the old city centre had been left fairly intact it was so small that the new city districts overshadowed it completely. Several prestige project like the Hafen Museum, various cultural centres, play houses and ball rooms were built in a historical style to invoke a sense of history of the city. In the late 1930s some of these projects started involving skyscrapers and Hafen became Atlantica's centre of skyscrapers with more then half of the countries buildings above 200m being located in Hafen.
Hafen is the centre of the Bugtense City Area and Hafen Bugt Metropolitan Area which has more than 7.3 million and 10.8 million people respectively, making it one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. The city's inhabitants are referred to as Hafeners.
Hafen is considered a global city with strengths in business, trade, industry, entertainment, culture, sports, technology, education and research. It has been named among the Top 10 on the global Cities Index and Global Economic Power Index consistently.