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|• Type||Metropolitian Administration|
|• Metropolitian Head||Kaahie Weyn|
|Elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|• Metropolitian Administration||1,850,432|
Badalga is the sixth-largest city in Burawa and the administrative center of the province of Haro. It is located on the Umen Peninsula on the Cagaaran Dab Lake. 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Badalga-Jir and 334 kilometres (210 mi) north of Qallahere. Badalga is a planned city, created in the 1950s as part of Manaa Kadar's 5 city plan. The area was selected as an important commercial hub nearby to Burawa's eastern neighbors. The city was originally named Majira, but was renamed Badalga, the name of the town just north of the new city. The older town remained independent but was renamed Badalga-Jir.
Badalga is famous for its beautiful views and nearby scenery. The city was designed by Fredrico Makota, a famous environmentalist and urban planner; much of the city was designed to flow with nature and incorporate many parks, green spaces, and waterways. The city is also known as the "green metropolis" in Burawa.
The port of Badalga is the largest inland port in Burawa, primarily handling the export of bulk products including wheat and grain grown in the heartland of Haro and Western Iraqwi. With the completion of the Sabrome Canal in Sabia, the port has become a new starting-point for goods exported eastwards via Orma.
Badalga is split into 7 districts, each with their own boroughs and neighborhoods.
At the time of the 2015 census, the total population of the City of Burawa was 1,850,432 million. Official statistics in 2018 estimated the city's population to be 1.94 million. The birth rate was 5.86 percent and the death rate was 5.18 percent. The city's greater metropolitan area has a population of 3.3 million people.
Badalga is a fairly diverse city with the ethnic Burawi population only making up 67% of the population. The next largest ethnic groups are, Iraqwi (18%), Sabian (4%), Maiankaese (2.8%), others (8.2%).
Historically, the region of Haro has been a home to agriculture and the export of it. Badalga's core industries reflect the past, as much of the businesses that exist there now either rely on agriculture or had been once based off it. The Burawa Agriculture Corporation is headquartered in Badalga, as well as smaller private speciality agricultural and agricultural product firms have their offices in the area. The city is also home to the Green Fields Convention, the largest agricultural expo in Kaftia.
Badalga has the highest GDP in the region, with around BR₭ 84 billion. The average income for a citizen of Badalga is around BUĦ141,250 (₭141,250), slightly above average the national salary. The unemployment rate was 1.76%.
Badalga and it's sister city, Badalga-Jir is the transportation hub of North-eastern Burawa. All goods traveling between Northern Burawa towards cities like Iskhal and Qallahere have to pass through the region.
Badalga has two airports within its urban area and is serviced by four in its metropolitan area. Of the two urban airports, Badalga International Airport is the primary passenger airport, while Point Umen Airfield is primarily used for speciality tourist flights and emergency services for Point Umen National Park. The other airports, Fiishar Airport, a major cargo hub, and Badalga-Jir International Airport, primarily service cities further out in the Badalga metropolitan area.
Badalga is one of 7 critical points of the Burawa Inter-rail system operated by the Burawi Railway Corporation (BTS). The city is the primary hub of all rail leaving and entering Haro. The main station of Badalga is the Badalga Central Station, but the city is home to 6 stations in its urban area. Burawa's high speed rail network, TXS, operates three lines terminating in the city, the TXS Mainline, TXS North, and TXS Horizon.
Port of Badalga
The Port of Badalga is the largest inland port in Burawa. It is divided into three sections, two open to commercial use and one military. The port's three sections are located on different parts of the coast of the lake, the closest being just south of Badalga proper, and the further west of Jowhar.