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Kraftenberg
Downtown Kraftenberg
Rue Fanaglia in Downtown Kraftenberg
Kraftenbergmap
Map of Kraftenberg. Rivers from west to east: The River Arvirar, Blue River, Little Snake River. The three rivers flow over very different terrains, so there is an interesting effect at the confluence where an observer will see the three different colors remain distinct for some time.
Map Coordinates 11°10′26″N 5°7′39″E
Location
Nation Fanaglia
Province/territory (Independent Municipality)
Settled c. 170 AD

by the Cynfels

(as Fleuvgraite)

Government
Type Council-manager government
Mayor Unknown
Geography
Area 206.01 km2 (79.54 sq mi)
Elevation 293-389 m (961-1,276 ft)
Time Zone Rothian Mean Time (RMT)
Population
City 211,046 (1886 estimate)
Density 1,024.0/km2 (2,653.3/sq mi)
Demonym Kraftenberger

Kraftenberg is the capital and largest city in Fanaglia. It has only been capital of Fanaglia since 1877, after Queen Autumn seized the throne from her father, King DiMarco. Previously, it had been Cynfel City in the southwest, but Queen Autumn thought Kraftenberg's more central location and rapidly growing industry made it an appropriate choice for the new capital of Fanaglia.

Situated along the junction of the Blue River, Little Snake River, and the River Arvirar, Kraftenberg was formerly part of the Duchy of Arviragus, but now is an independent municipality.

Distinctive ArchitectureEdit

Kraftenberg Opera HouseEdit

Kraftenberg Opera House

Kraftenberg Opera House (exterior)

The Kraftenberg Opera House is Fanaglia's premier classical music performance hall. It serves as the home for the Fanaglian National Symphony Orchestra, Kraftenberg Opera, November Festival Chorus, and the Kraftenberg Pops Orchestra. It is renowned for having some of the best acoustics in the world.



The original Hall of Music, which stood a few blocks away, was a massive wooden building able to accommodate over 5,000 patrons. However, in 1866, Pavel Gerdt of the Voerdish Ballet walked off the stage when the sound of a thunderstorm on the tin roof threatened to drown out the orchestra, saying that he could not perform under those conditions. King DiMarco, who was present for the performance, was so embarrassed that he set out to build one of the grandest opera houses in the world. In 1870, The Kraftenberg Opera House was completed.

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Kraftenberg Opera House (Interior)

The building was designed from the start with a dual purpose - to house musical activities in its central auditorium and industrial exhibitions in its side wings.



The Opera House was built over a pauper's cemetery, which has helped fuel its reputation as one of the most haunted places in Fanaglia.

Fanaglian Central Textiles BuildingEdit

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Fanaglian Central Textiles Building in downtown Kraftenberg, Fanaglia

Located in the capital city of Kraftenberg, it was built in 1877, contains 24 floors, and stands at 151m (495 ft) tall, making it the tallest building in the kingdom and, at one time, the world.


* 155,000 square feet (47,244 m²) of total floor area
* 4 miles of brass piping
* 7 railroad cars full of glass
* 17 miles of steel piping
* 19 railroad cars full of stone
* 35 miles of floor and window molding
* 30 railroad cars full of lumber
* 2000 plumbing fixtures
* 2500 doors
* 3500 windows
* 6500 tons of structural steel
* 2.5 million bricks in the outer structure

Palace EvanderEdit

Palace Evander

Palace Evander on the edge of Kraftenberg

On the edge of the capital city, it was completed in 1557 for King Cloten of the former kingdom of Cynfelyn. The palace itself serves as the Fanaglian monarch's place of residence; other important facets of the royal government, including the Kraftenberg Town Hall, are also within the old fortifications.

Cathedral of Saint MargaretEdit

Ground was broken in Kraftenberg on April 13, 1854 and construction of the cathedral began in mid-July. On September 8, 1855, Archbishop Beebe placed the cornerstone in the presence of thousands of people who came to witness the auspicious occasion. The Cathedral was completed September 27, 1877.

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