Swanbrook

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Swanbrook
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General information
Established 1846
Postal code DEVX
Dialling code 03
Geography
County Deverauxshire
Elevation 1,909 ft (582 m)
Demographics
Population 108,829  (Ranked 5th)
Property value £64,750
Politics
City of Swanbrook[1]
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Coat of Arms of Swanbrook
Type City by Royal Charter
Incorporated 2 March 1868
Seat Swanbrook Town Hall
120-122 High Street
Swanbrook, DEVX
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Swanbrook is a major city located in south of Brunswick Island. The seat of Deverauxshire County Council, as of the last census, Swanbrook had a population of 108,829. The largest city south of the Main Range, Swanbrook is located some 81 miles (130 km) south-west of the national capital, Kingsbury.

Toponomy

Swanbrook was named in the 1840s for the large number of swans (Cygnus atratus) which inhabit the river that flows through the centre of the city. Originally known as Swanbrook Town, the town name was soon shortened by settlers, who found the name too cumbersome to use in everyday speech.

History

Swanbrook was first settled in 1846 as part of the initial wave of Guelphia Company land grants in what was then the county of Furneauxshire.

Swanbrook was never intended to be county town, with the river port settlement of Stanley originally designated as the seat of the Quarter Sessions and shrievalty. However in 1855, deposits of diamonds and sapphires were discovered in the streams around Swanbrook, and the subsequent population changes led the government to shift the county seat in 1868. In the meantime, Furneauxshire and neighbouring Cooksland had been united to form a new county: Deverauxshire.

Geography

Swanbrook is situated on Brunswick Island (43°18'45"S 163°17'5"W), and lies south of the Main Range at the head of navigation on the River Wāna, some 81 miles (130 km) south-west of Kingsbury. The elevation of the city centre is 1,909 feet (582 metres); whilst the highest point in the city is Staggs Hill at 2,483 feet (757 metres).

Swanbrook is the fifth-most populous city in Guelphia in terms of population, ranking between Lunenborough and Williamsdene. The urban area of Swanbrook is bound into an area forming a square of approximately 9 square miles (23 km2) centred on the Swanbrook GPO.

Climate

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Swanbrook's elevation (1,909 feet (582 metres)(, coupled with a location south of the Main Range, gives the city a warm and temperate climate. Because of it's inland location, Swanbrook is warmer and drier than settlements located on the south coast.

Urban structure

Governance

County council

Municipal governance

Demographics

Economy

Transportation

Arts and entertainment

Media

Television

Three free-to-air television networks service Swanbrook:

  • Radio Television Guelphia (RTG)
  • Independent Television Network (ITN)
  • Tasman Broadcasting Network (TBN)

Each station broadcasts a primary channel and several multichannels.

Radio

Print

Sport

The city is also home to a large number of national sporting teams.

International relations

Swanbrook is twinned with:

References and notes

  1. By Letters Patent issued by the King on 1 June 1931, Swanbrook is entitled to the status and privilege of the title of city.

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