Hematite

Greater Hematite

Flag of Hematite

Flag

Hematite Coat of Arms

Coat of arms

Hematite

Country
Region
Dartfordia
Southfleet
Established
As city and county
Expanded
As region
2 June 1839
19 May 1956
22 February 1977
Governance
Mayor
Elected body
Devolved authority
Michael Johnson
Greater Hematite Assembly

Geography

Area
Elevation

 

1,972 km2
35 m (115 ft)

Population 13.1 million
Time zone Albion Mean Time
Representatives – 73 Members of Parliament
– 16 Members of Cross-Straits Parliament
– 22 Members of Southfleetian Parliament
Demonym(s) Hematitian

Emergency services

Police
Fire
Ambulance

 

Metropolitan Police
North Hematite Fire Service/Southall Fire Service
Greater Hematite Ambulance Service

Hematite is the capital and largest city of Dartfordia. It is located in the southernmost province of Southfleet, off the Sea of Alucard, with a population of 13.1 million people. It was named the capital in 1924, following the end of the civil war, due to its size and transport links with the rest of the country. However, prior to this it served as the de facto capital of the Kingdom of Southfleet and Empire of Dartfordia, and was home to the government and all international embassies.

Hematite is made up of 42 Boroughs, each representing a former county, village or town that merged to form the city. Due to the width of the Aniu River, Hematite is generally divided into North Hematite and Southall – which shares it name with the former county on the south side of the river Aniu.  The name ‘Hematite’ is a portmanteau, created following the merger of the increasingly metropolitan Hempton County and the Cities of Matton and Collite, to form the City and County of Hematite in 1839. The city continued to grow rapidly, and faced particular rivalry from Southall. The Hematite Act 1954 expanded the city to incorporate Southall, while the Greater Hematite Act 1977 reincorporated Hematite as a region with greater autonomy, redistributed the Boroughs in North Hematite (from 19 to 26), and abolished Southall County Council and devolved its power to 16 Borough Councils.

Transport across the city is very diversified. The most famous form of transport is the Hematite Underground, made up of 23 deep tube lines and 13 subsurface lines. Buses, taxis, cars, trams and commuter railway lines are also popular in the city. The two sides of the city are connected by six road tunnels, seven ‘Underground’ tunnels, five railway tunnels and various ferries and hovercrafts.