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Ams City
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Country

Area

Ams

West

Founded

1229 A.D. 

Government


  • Type - City Council
  • Headquarters - Ams City City Hall
  • Mayor - Marko Thomas
  • European Parliament - Ams City constituency
Districts
  • 5 boroughs
Area
  • 70km squared
Elevation
  • 37m
Population
  • Greater Ams City: 2,175,021
  • Urban Ams City: 2,692,841
Demonym Amshian
Time-zone
  • WET (UTC0)
  • ASF (UTC+1)

Postal 

Area codes

AQN, AQS, AQW, AQE, BO, AL, DU, CI, PI

0201, 0202, 0203, 0204, 0205, 0215

GeoTLD .amscity
Website

Police

www.amscity.as

Ams City Police Department

Humboldt Valley Police Department (some)

Ams City Edit

Ams City is the capital and the most populous city of Ams. Standing on the Humboldt and West Rivers in the west of Ams, Ams City has been a major settlement for over 800 years

Ams City is a leading global city in the commerce, entertainment, financial, media and transport sectors. It is in the world's top 20 financial centres.

The greater city's population was 2,175,021 in the 2011 census, but including the suburbs and outer Ams City, the population was 2,692,841; accounting for 22% of the country's population.

Ams City contains two World Heritage Sites; St Padrig's Catholic Church and Middle Park in Algonquin. Other landmarks include Timeson Junction, the Triangle, City Bridge, Castle Gardens, Fishface Plaza and the Broker Soldier's Plaza.

Policing and crime Edit

Policing in Greater Ams City and outer Ams City is provided by the Ams City Police Department, with the Humboldt Valley Police Department providing policing for some eastern areas of outer Ams City. The National Transportation Police provide police services in conjunction with the ACPD on national rail, subway and CityLink services.

Crime rates vary widely by area. In 2017, there were 23 homicides, and in 2016 there were 24. The city's homicide rate has been quite consistent ranging between 18-26 since 2001.

Climate Edit

Ams City has a temperate oceanic climate, similar to all of southern Ams.

Summers are generally warm in the city. Ams City's average July high is 23.5C. On average, Ams City will see 28 days over 25C each year, and 3.5 days above 30C. During the 2003 European heatwave there were 9 consecutive days above 30C and 3 consecutive days above 35C, leading to over 200 heat related deaths. Summers in Ams City are getting warmer and heatwaves are becoming more common.

Winters are usually cool and cloudy, with snow occurring on occasions. Spring and autumn are very unpredictable seasons, but springs are usually mild and mixed, with autumns starting off usually warm and dry, to more cooler and wetter weather. Ams City has a considerable urban heat island effect, making the centre of the city warmer by 2 or 3C compared to the outskirts at times.

Media in the city Edit

All major television networks in Ams including ATV are headquartered in Ams City. Other networks include MEC and Silver. Local programming, including news is provided by the regional services of the main networks: ATV AC News on ATV One, MEC Capital on MEC1 and Ams City Today on Silver.

There is a huge choice of radio stations available in the city. Local citywide stations include music-based stations such as Beat 102.7, Vibe 98.8, Independence FM, Capital Radio and MECfm. Popular news/talk stations include ATV Radio Capital, Integrity 2.0, CityTalk Radio 98.2FM.

Ams City has two citywide daily newspapers - City News and Capital Standard, both of which are available across the city. The city also has a free broadsheet newspaper, Capital Tribune. There are also local newspapers in the city's main boroughs and areas in the outer city such as Dorlan Times, Algonquin Gazette and BohanTODAY.

Aviation Edit

Ams City International Airport is the city's main aviation hub, located in Dukes.

Verdont Airport is located in outer Ams City, around 34km north east of Algonquin and is a small regional airport which mainly caters for regional and short-haul flights.

Rail Edit

Subway and CityLink Edit

The Ams City Subway serves 26 stations and was formed from several private companies.

Over 1 million journeys are made on the network each day.

CityLink, opened in 2015, connects Ams City with outer Ams City, it has 9 stops and 3 lines and is an alternative to mainland suburban trains.

Suburban Edit

There are 71 railway stations in the Greater and Outer Ams City area, the north and south of Outer Ams City has a high concentration of railways as it lacks subway and CityLink links. Most rail lines terminate in the centre of Ams City.

Inter-city and international Edit

Ams City is the centre of the Ams Rail network, with 55 percent of rail journeys starting or terminating in Ams City. Most train services depart from the several termini in the centre, linking Ams City with cities such as Heartstown, Southbeach, Venica, Penel, Goldston, Sherfield and Gerbley.

The first high speed service between Ams City and Eastown's capital started in 2016 after the construction of the Crosscountry Bridge rail bridge.

Buses and trams Edit

Ams City's bus network is very extensive with the majority of city services running 24 hours a day.

Cycling Edit

Cycling is becoming a popular way to get around the city, in the whole city area, 35,000 people use a bicycle everyday, which is a small proportion compared to other cities across the world, this may be down to poor investments. Let's Cycle Ams lobbies for better provision, more cycle lanes and cycle safety. There are few cycle routes in the city, including the North-South cycle highway on the west side of Algonquin and the Cross-City route between Downtown Dorlan and South Verdont, spanning 26km.

Population Edit

1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891
5,721 7,191 8,205 9,392 10,321 13,239 14,938 15,721 16,929 24,213
1901 1911 1921 1931 1941 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991
45,191 89,012 172,021 241,023 483,013 549,013 820,231 982,102 1,093,931 1,401,582
2001 2011
1,641,329 2,175,021

Ethnic groupsEdit

  • White - 80.1%
  • White Other - 6.7%
  • Asian - 6.2%
  • Black - 4.3%
  • Arab - 1.3%
  • Other - 0.4%

ReligionEdit

  • Christian: 79.4%
  • Atheist: 14.5%
  • Islam: 3.6%
  • Hindu: 1.1%
  • Jew: 0.6%
  • Buddhist: 0.3%
  • Sikh: 0.3%
  • Other: 0.2%