|— Metropolitian Administration —|
|Established||1 May 1865|
|• Type||Metropolitian Administration|
|• Metropolitian Head||Uye Bhen|
|Elevation||224 m (735 ft)|
|• Metropolitian Administration||3,124,032|
Lanwaley is a major city and provincial capital of Iraqwi in Burawa. It is part of the greater Central Burawa Economic Zone and is a designated Metropolitian Administration type city. Lanwaley was established in 1865 as a merger of nearby villages as a postal center. The city is a planned city designed earlier in the 1950s to move away from the Iraqwi dominated former capital, Rigomane. The city rapidly grew through the 1930's with the introduction of the Central Kaftian Railway (CKR) that connected the city with much of Greater Kaftia.
Since its inception the city has become a melting pot of cultures, housing the largest immigrant populations (12%) of any city in Burawa. The city itself has an estimated population of 3,124,032 and a metropolitan population of 5,453,761. Lanwaley is one of the fastest growing cities in Kaftia, stemming most of its growth from migration from central and northern Kaftian regions.
Lanwaley boasts a strong and vibrant economy fueled by a trillion dollar commodities, futures, and derivatives market. The city's core is a special economic zone that grants companies low corporate taxes enabling many large firms to establish branches there.
Lanwaley was established in May of 1865 as a postal center for the villages in the area. The city was formed of 4 nearby villages that resided upon the Guduka River. Lanwaley had remained a city of minor importance in Burawa until 1951, when it was decided to construct a new planned city over the existing town as part of the Five cities plan. The area was picked as it was close by to an existing major city of Burrago, of which was only 29 kilometers from.
The city was to be built in stages, the core, now the Wesou District, was completed in 1955. The district was built to house 70,000 new residents and came with easy mass transit access via rail to Burrago. The city was planned to hold 500,000 residents by the end of 1960, and construction continued primarily around the Wesou district, displacing many villages around the area temporarily.
Lanwaley rapidly expanded in the 1960s and 1970s as the city took in many refugees from the Balantean Civil war, Central Kaftian Civil War and the Occupation of Kushish. Lanwaley in 1974 was named the "most diverse" city in Burawa. The city experienced a major crime wave in the 1970s as the Iraqwi government was not able to manage societal inequality and housing shortages due to funding mismanagement.
The 1974 Northern Iraqwi Funding Act had passed in the national government, giving Lanwaley and the surrounding area direct control by the central government. The city went through rapid development during this time, tripling its housing stock as well as constructing their first subway line. By 1982 the central government relinquished control of the city back to a newly elected metropolitan administration.
The city in the 1990s became home to many mining and agricultural organizations as Burawa had passed the Special District Tax Act. The act created a zone in Lanwaley for foreign and domestic companies to establish regional headquarters in exchange for lower corporate taxes. Burawa had also moved a majority of their Ministry of Agriculture offices to Lanwaley.
The city today stands as the second largest in Burawa by population, hosting a large and diverse populace of working class people.
Lanwaley is a city located in the Iraqwi province of Burawa. The city is part of the Greater Lanwaley-Laasqoray Area, a megaregion of 10 million people that span between Burrago to the south of Lanwaley to Togta, a city north of Laasqoray. Lanwaley lies on both sides of the Guduka River. The city was initially built on the southern portion, but most construction today is done on the northern half. The city is based stretch of flat prairie that is settled on top of the Iraqwi Plateau north of the Daluk Mountain Range.
Lanwaley is known as the most ethnically diverse city in Burawa, posing a immigrating population of around 12%. The city's population according to the 2015 Burawi Census is 3,124,032, while it's metropolitan area holds around 5,453,761. Lanwaley is the second largest city in Burawa.
- Kimsa (Zong) 1960