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Glitzopolis (formerly called "Balkra") is a city located about a hundred kilometres south of Random City. It is the 3rd largest city in the region and the city with the most skyscrapers. There is also a river that flows through the city that stops 78 kilometres north of Hot Beach.
History[edit | edit source]
Balkra was formed a long time ago, possibly some hundreds of years ago, and was one of the main cities for marketing and trades, where multiple things, from livestock to construction materials were imported and exported.
Aside from all that, it also had regular civilisation involving jobs aside from marketing, schools, residency, farming and many more. Remote Balkra had a large farm under the name of "Balkra Farm", with a lot of people working there alongside multiple farm animals and crops. It also had a large exporting area, consisting of multiple carts and people filling them up to send to the public.
It was also given more proof that it existed just before the 19th century, as in 1798, a huge storm occurred, wiping out much of the farmland and killing 300 people, injuring 780(?) more. This can be proven at the Balkra Graveyard and Glitzopolis Museum.
After the events, people had to rebuild much of the city, until in the 1800's where many adjustments were made. Multiple factories were made, more buildings were built, and later on, machines were introduced to the city, and then the mayor told everyone to think of ways to make stuff without disrupting the air (the air pollution was pretty strong, but thankfully lasted a few months).
As such, development became a huge thing there. The Balkra Trade Center was refurbished a bit, roads were being made, cars were introduced, public transport became a thing, highways were built, and the Kennedy Street/Alpha Road Skyscraper was built in 1956 as the first skyscraper in the city.
At the same year, TV was introduced to the city. The first station was named "Orbit" (reason of name unknown as of now), and as such, more radio stations and TV channels were created.
In late 2011, the mayor of the city agreed to have the city renamed to "Balkra City" whilst a new provinstate, "Balkra" was created. It wasn't until August of 2019 when the city would be renamed to "Glitzopolis", and right now, is a very large and popular city.
Locations[edit | edit source]
Shops/Malls[edit | edit source]
Malls/Markets[edit | edit source]
- Glitzopolis Central Mall
- Balkra Trade Centre
- South Aldrin Station Mall
- Bronze Hill Market
- Veronica Centre
Shops[edit | edit source]
- Big W
- The Reject Shop
Restaurants[edit | edit source]
- Maccas (McDonalds; it's called Maccas because that's what many Australians call it)
- Hungry Jacks (Also known as Burger King, that's what Australians call it)
- Red Rooster
- Glitzopolis Central Café
- Sushi Hub
- Noodle Box
- Pastry Parry (one of the most popular and oldest pastry restaurants, founded in 1873 by Luke Parry)
Entertainment[edit | edit source]
- Balkra State Library
- Balkra Theatre
- Central GZ Cinema
Schools[edit | edit source]
- Thompson Primary School
- Thompson High School
- Bronze Hill Preschool
- Bronze Hill Primary School
- Bronze Hill North Primary School
- Bronze Hill High School
- Bronze Hill Western College
- Campbell Preschool
- Campbell Primary School
- St Jacob's Christian School (Campbell North)
- Campbell High School
- Ambrose Kindergarten
- Ambrose Primary School
- Ambrose High School
Stadiums[edit | edit source]
- Sparkling Stadium (Set to host the 2025 Winter Randolympics)
- Kappa Stadium
- Baron Stadium
Landmarks[edit | edit source]
- Balkra Trade Center (one of the most historical locations in the city)
- GZ Skydeck
- Glitzopolis Botanic Gardens
- Kennedy Street/Alpha Road Skyscraper (the first skyscraper)
- The Pencil (A skyscraper with a similar design of a pencil)
- Sigma Tower (was the tallest tower for 24 years, proposed in 1996 before being beaten in 2018 by our next tower)
- Caldon Tower (proposed in 2018 and classed as the "tallest tower" before also being beaten by the GZ Infinity in 2020)
- GZ Infinity (so far, the tallest building in the city)
- The Museum of Trees
- Glitzopolis Parliament House
- Ambrose-Solerdar Canal (the longest canal in the city)
- Balkra Graveyard
- Alderson Urban Jungle
- Welles Outdoor Stage (the first outdoor stage, opened in 1974. Place where the Dave + Dex tour was held when they arrive in Glitzopolis).
Towns/Suburbs[edit | edit source]
- Glitzopolis CBD
Media[edit | edit source]
TV Stations/Streaming Services[edit | edit source]
Glitzopolis has access to real streaming services (such as Netflix) and real TV channels (especially the Australian channels).
There are also fanmade channels such as Orbit (the main TV station), GZTV, RGZ TV and DSD (which serves regional Glitzopolis).
Radio Stations[edit | edit source]
Orbit Radio and RGZ (Radio Glitzopolis) are the most popular radio stations in the city, with RGZ being the oldest, founded in 1901. You can find more info on RGZ here.
BRS (Balkra Radio Services) is also a popular station, though more so in most other cities in Balkra.
Residents[edit | edit source]
The city has a population of 7.53 million people. Some of the most well-known residents are:
- Tony Edwardson
- Callum Welles
Former[edit | edit source]
These are the people who have left the city or have died.
Other Info[edit | edit source]
Climate[edit | edit source]
The climate in Glitzopolis is generally a mixed bag, and doesn't maintain a specific climate. During winter, it experiences winds and occasional snow or rain, along with temperatures with a top of 20 degrees and a low of -2 degrees. During summer, it shares a lot of sunny days with not much rain and low winds. The temperature might even exceed with tops of 42 degrees, though it's rare, and most tops are usually 35 degrees, with minimum tops being 20 degrees.
Autumn and spring are typical, and their temperatures are usually 20-23 degrees on average.
In total, the average, while not fully calculated perfectly due to mixed climates, is around 22 degrees Celsius.
The highest recorded temperature in the city reached an insane 45 degrees Celsius in 2009, and the lowest was a freezing -7.3 degrees Celsius, which was in 1984.
Population[edit | edit source]
The population of Glitzopolisis 7.53 million.
At least 51.1% are males while the other 49.9% are females. About 54.92% are Australians, but it also shares a very diverse culture, with the most common being Indian, Japanese, Chinese, British, Greek, French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, German, Arabian (most common being Emirati and Saudi Arabian), Thai, Filipino, American, Argentinian, Mexican, Canadian, Colombian and Brazilian, with the least common being Tajik, Azerbaijani and Mongolian, only the percentage combined being 0.21%.
Foods[edit | edit source]
Glitzopolis shares a variety of foods from around the world, and has been for a very long time.
There are many restaurants that sell food from specific nations (examples include Mexican, Indian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean and Filipino. That's just to name a few), and the largest restaurant, the Balkra City West Restaurant has heaps of food from about every country!
Languages[edit | edit source]
It comes to no surprise that English is the official language. However, along with the wide diversity the city has, it has many other language citizens speak (popular languages include Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, both traditional and Canadian, Hindi, Arabic, Spanish, both traditional and Latin American, Portuguese, both traditional and Brazilian, Italian, Swedish, Thai, Indonesian and Greek).
Crimes and Laws[edit | edit source]
Crimes are typically low in the city, although there has been some serious crimes, but not as far as something such as a riot. There has luckily never been any riots in the city.
The laws in the city are pretty basic for the most part, though there are other laws that can lead to serious punishments if broken, such as going against a certain religion, race or ethnicity (the law hasn't been broken since 2009).
Punishments for breaking the law include fines and getting arrested.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- People native to this city speak in an Australian accent.
- Out of all of the cities in Random Region, Glitzopolis has the most skyscrapers.
- People in Glitzopolis drive on the left side of the road.