|— Special City —|
|• Total||158 km2 (61 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,700/km2 (20,000/sq mi)|
Mazar is a special city in the southwestern side of the Greater Iskhal-Mazar Region located in the area surrounding the Mazar Bay. The city's special status was granted to it during the reorganization of government in 1925 after Red July to retain industrialists and wealth producers within the nation. The area is known as a free port with additional provisions to residents including total ownership over property and independent utility management, which reduces tax overhead.
The area is home to all the billionaires in Burawa as well as the highest per capita income in the country. The city is part of the South Hudur Transit system and has the second highest utilization rate (92%) of public transportation any city in the region besides Chale.
Special City Rights
As a Class M city, the only one of it's kind, Mazar benefits from special economic rights that are unavailable elsewhere in Burawa. These include:
- All property bought and sold in Mazar is under permanent ownership of the buyer and is not subject to the 99 Year Ownership Law.
- Region is exempt from all non-nationally mandated taxes
- No public housing is to be built in the territory
- Ships entering the former Port of Mazar, now Port of Laus that are transiting goods to Central Kaftia will not need to pay any customs duties.
- Companies can register and operate within Mazar with a reduced national tax rate of 8%
- Foreign Residency restrictions are determined by the city, not by the central government
Mazar is the 8th largest city in Burawa with an estimated population of 1,223,400. It is also the most foreigner populated city in Burawa, with around 35% of residents in the city that are non-citizens, the largest group being from Breisland (11.1%), Volisania (6.8%), Jari (4.2%), Sabia (2.8%), Orma (2.2%), Varkana (1.9%), and others at 4%. Of the citizen population there are, Burawi (55.0%), Iraqwi (8.0%), and other at 2.0%.
Mazar has a highly developed and concentrated public transportation network that is utilized by over 92% of the residents of the city. Mazar is part of the South Hudur Transit system, a regional transportation authority, and network that operates over the Greater Iskhal-Mazar Area. All public transit transactions are handled via the Lightning Card, a contactless smart payment system.
South Hudur Transit (KHM) operates 4 subway lines, (M1, M2, M3, I1) and 35 bus lines and three local commuter lines: Mazar Local 1 and 2) and the Mazar-Cadmeel Local. The Burawi Railway Corporation operates 7 lines that terminate in Mazar. TXS operates the TXS Kaftian Emperess that passes through the city.
Mazar International Airport is the city's primary international airport and part of the Greater Iskhal-Mazar Airport System. The airport provides a service area to most of the southern IMD area. Over 100 airlines operate from the airport including Dawati, Mazar Airlines, and Duufaan. It is the third busiest airport in Burawa.