Akurun

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Akurun

Akùrún
District of Akurun
Clockwise from top: Akurun's Central Business District, the National Stadium, the Museum of Ayori History, looking over Lukumi Park at the Western Expanse District and the Ayori Resurgence Monument.
Clockwise from top: Akurun's Central Business District, the National Stadium, the Museum of Ayori History, looking over Lukumi Park at the Western Expanse District and the Ayori Resurgence Monument.
Flag of Akurun
Flag
Nicknames: 
City of Balance
Country Ayorin
Established1115 BC
Incorporated1955
Districts
35 districts
Government
 • TypeFederal territory and city
Area
 • Federal Territory and city8,752 km2 (3,379 sq mi)
 • Urban
425 km2 (164 sq mi)
 • Metro
8,752 km2 (3,379 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Urban
16,205,255
 • Metro
25,114,055
 • Metro density2,900/km2 (7,400/sq mi)
Time zone[[UTCTUC-2]]
Nominal GDP2016
 - Total363 billion (1st)
₭598 billion PPP
 - Per capita22,425 (3rd)
₭36,900 PPP
 - GrowthIncrease 8.6%
HDI (2016)0.858 (2nd) – very high
AbbreviationAA / AK
City flowerSouthern magnolia
LanguagesImo (Akurun dialect)
Breislandic (Ayorin Breislandic)

Akurun ([Akùrún] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) officially the District of Akurun ([Agbègbè ti Akùrún] error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)), is the capital and largest metropolis of Ayorin. It is commonly defined as a primate city. The city is the core of the greater Akurun Metropolitan Area that lies on the Sanyan Delta in the center of Ayorin. Akurun was selected as the capital of Ayorin after the merger of the Republic of Ayorin and Brieslandic Ayorin in 1952 as a compromise between the ruling parties. Akurun is the most populous city in all of Kaftia and the Northern Hemisphere.

As the seat of government of Ayorin, Akurun has a special designation as a Federal Territory, meaning the core city is controlled by the national government. The city has no mayor but has an elected representative who works with national officials to set the policy of the city. In 2000, the seat of the National Government was moved from Akurun to Noé because of overcrowding and congestion in the former. Akurun remains the capital, and all foreign embassies still remain in Akurun, while the National Assembly has relocated to the city of Noé.

Akurun was the fastest growing city in the world until 2014. The city's explosive population growth is fueled by the influx of domestic migrants from the rural regions of Ayorin as the country rapidly urbanizes after the liberalization of markets beginning in the late 80s. Akurun is a major financial centre in Kaftia; the megacity has the ???-highest GDP in Kaftia and houses one of the largest and busiest seaports on the continent. The city has historically been very vulnerable to flooding, due to such factors as high rainfall, low lying elevation, poor natural drainage and location next to multiple bodies of water. District and federal authorities have installed a complex system of levees, spillways, and drainage pumps in an effort to protect the city.