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Wentworth Metropolis
Metropool Wentworth
温特沃都 Wēntèwò Dū
ウェントワース都 Wentowāsu-to
Metropolitan prefecture and city

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Nicknames: The Gateway City

Country Enderron
Entered federation 11 April 1972 (15th)
Official languages English
Chinese
Dutch
Japanese
Ethnic groups 47.5% Asian
46.1% European
2.4% Middle Eastern
2.1% Pacific Islanders
2.0% Other
Religion 53.9% No Religion
21.9% Christianity
10.3% Buddhism
5.2% Shinto
8.8% Other
Demonym Wentworthian
Government
- Governor Matthew Yang (Ind.)
- Lieutenant-Governor Jaclyn Suttner (Ind.)
- Chief Minister Jennifer Armstrong (SDP)
- Speaker Graham Wilcox (SDP)
Legislature Metropolitan Assembly
Federal representation
- Parliamentary seats
25 / 150
- Parliamentary delegation
Formation
- Established 31 August 1618
- Incorporated 1 January 1901
- Metropolitan Government formed 11 April 1972
Area 663 km² (17th)
Population
- Total 5,235,206 (2018) (1st)
- Density 7893.7/km² (2nd)
GSP (2017–18)
- Total $267.253 billion (1st)
- Per capita $51,049 (2nd)
Time zone(s) EST (UTC+9)
EDT (UTC+10)
Highest point TBA
Abbreviation WE

Wentworth (/ˈwɛntwɜːrθ/, locally /ˈwɛnɾwɜːrθ/), officially Wentworth Metropolis (abbreviated as WE), is a metropolitan prefecture and the capital and most populous city of Enderron. It is bordered by Janszoon Prefecture to the west and south. Located in central Enderron, the metropolis sits on a narrow isthmus bounded by Castlebrook Bay to the south, the Andesite Mountains to the west and Hounslow Bay to the northeast. Residents of the city are known as "Wentworthians". As of October 2018, Wentworth's metropolitan population is estimated to be 5,235,206.

The city, colloquially referred to as "Wenno" by locals, has been permanently inhabited since the 15th century as a trading port. It was officially established as Wentworth on 31 August 1718, named after local merchant and explorer Sir Thomas Wentworth. The population of the town steadily increased throughout the 19th century, with a gold rush and andesite mining boom helping to transform Wentworth from a small port town to a major global and cultural economic centre. After World War II, it experienced mass migration and became one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

Wentworth has an advanced market economy with strengths in the industries of tourism, finance and manufacturing. It is classified as a world city and is one of the world's most liveable and expensive cities. Wentworth is home to one of the world's most developed public transport systems, including the Wentworth Metro and integrated bus, light rail and monorail systems, with a record-high ridership for a city its size.

Wentworth has hosted major international events such as Expo 96, and will host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The city is among the most visited cities in the world, with millions of tourists coming each year to see the city's landmarks. Boasting over 1,000,000 ha (2,500,000 acres) of nature reserves and parks, its notable natural features include Castlebrook Bay, Whetstone National Park and Hyde Park, the oldest parkland in the country. Built attractions such as the Bayswater Bridge and the EN Tower are also well known to international visitors. The main passenger airport serving the metropolitan area is Wentworth Bexley International Airport, Enderron's busiest airport.

Name

Wentworth is named after explorer Sir Thomas Wentworth. Prior to 1718 it was known as Castlebrook, which lends its name to Castlebrook Bay to this day.

There exist two names each for Chinese and Japanese, known as the "traditional" and "modern" names. The traditional form is 温湾 (Pinyin: Wēnwān, Hepburn: Onwan), literally meaning "warm bay", while the modern form is 温特沃 (Wēntèwò) in Chinese and ウェントワース (Wentowāsu) in Japanese, being much closer to the English pronunciation of "Wentworth".

Demographics

Population

Wentworth's population as of October 2018 is 5,235,206. WentworthPopulation.png

Ethnicity, languages and religion

Wentworth is one of the most multicultural and diverse cities in the world.

Ethnic group Population %
British 2,063,195 39.41
Chinese 834,492 15.94
Japanese 633,460 12.10
Dutch 353,376 6.75
Filipino 288,983 5.52
Korean 260,190 4.97
Pacific Islander 231,920 4.43
Vietnamese 194,226 3.71
Italian 79,052 1.51
Other 296,313 5.66
Ethnic region Population %
European 2,610,274 49.86
Asian 2,279,409 43.54
Pacific Islander 231,920 4.43
Other 113,604 2.17
Language Population %
English only 2,890,881 55.22
Mandarin 652,830 12.47
Japanese 564,879 10.79
Dutch 284,795 5.44
Korean 215,167 4.11
Filipino 163,862 3.13
Vietnamese 118,316 2.26
Cantonese 87,951 1.68
Other 256,525 4.90
Religion Population %
No religion 2,820,729 53.88
Protestant 817,216 15.61
Buddhism 540,273 10.32
Catholic 326,677 6.24
Shinto 270,660 5.17
Islam 99,469 1.90
Judaism 58,634 1.12
Hinduism 57,064 1.09
Other 244,484 4.67

Government

Wentworth has a semi-presidential political system, with the Governor of Wentworth (currently Matthew Yang, an independent) as the head of state, and the Chief Governor of Wentworth (currently Jennifer Armstrong of the Social Democratic Party) as the head of government. Its unicameral parliament consists of the 91-member Wentworth Metropolitan Assembly, with elections held every four years, using full preferential voting.

Federal representation

Wentworth elects 25 Members of Parliament to the Enderronian Parliament.

Name Party Seat Term
Craig Ahlquist Liberal Docklands 2002–
Phil Bancroft Social Democrats Castlebrook 2006–
Scott Birkholz Social Democrats Heathbridge 2004–
Davina Charon Liberal Dykstra 2014–
Ross Deng Social Democrats Jackson 2010–
Matt Eriksen Liberal Hannigan 2006–
Tamara Everett Liberal Jansen 2010–
Damian Firestone Social Democrats MacDonnell 2014–
Jared Flint Liberal Whetstone 2018–
Kim Flowers Social Democrats Linden 2002–
Nathan Folley Social Democrats Parnell 2014–
Kim Jamison Liberal Bayswater 2014–
Ben Janik Social Democrats Kensington 2014–
John Kelch Liberal Olympia 2018–
Andrew Kittinger Liberal Thompson 2002–
Kendra Lu Social Democrats Reed 2010–
Vincent Muller Liberal Southcott 2006–
Raymond Sen Social Democrats Rhinehart 2018–
Gemma Smith Liberal Brighton 2014–
Kiana Stone Social Democrats Bexley 2018–
Kelly Tan Greens Wentworth 2010–
Linda Tran Liberal Franklin 2015–
Paul Wagner Liberal Sjoberg 1998–
Tony Yang Social Democrats Anderson 2002–
David Zeng Social Democrats Torrens 2002–

Political culture

Historically, Wentworth was considered a bastion of social liberalism and progressivism. Today, the city is split politically, largely along class lines, with the working class suburbs voting for the Social Democrats and the wealthier areas voting for the Liberal Party. Since the early 2000s, the Greens have become an increasingly powerful force, especially in the CBD and surrounds. The Social Democrats are strongest in the city's central core, western suburbs and the industrial northeast, while the Liberals are strongest in the North Shore and the eastern suburbs.

At the city level, Wentworth has a historical tradition of divided government and cohabitation. Wentworth has had a Governor and Chief Minister from the same party for only 20 of the 48 years since the city became self-governing in 1972, the lowest number across Enderron.

Party Federal
2018
Prefectural
2020
Social Democrats 37.41% (12) 39.41% (61)
Liberal 38.45% (12) 29.58% (22)
Greens 14.14% (1) 13.77% (5)
Wentworth 3.09% 5.24% (1)
Democrats 1.60% 3.12%
Pirate 1.25% 2.11%
Others 4.06% 6.77% (2)

Local government

Main article: Wentworth Metropolitan Government
Main article: Boroughs of Wentworth

The administration of Wentworth comprises two tiers: a citywide tier and a local tier. Citywide administration is coordinated by the Wentworth Metropolitan Government while local administration is carried out by 19 smaller authorities. The metropolitan government consists of two elected components: the Governor, and the Wentworth Metropolitan Assembly, which elects the Chief Minister. Both the governor and chief minister have executive powers. The seat of the government is the Wentworth Metropolitan Assembly Building, Melvin Hills. The local authorities are the councils of the 18 Wentworth boroughs and Wentworth City Council. They are responsible for most local services, such as local planning, schools, social services, local roads and refuse collection.

Geography

Climate

Climate data for Wentworth (Kelowna Observatory)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 30.4
(86.7)
29.5
(85.1)
34.7
(94.5)
35.2
(95.4)
37.0
(98.6)
42.6
(108.7)
41.2
(106.2)
39.8
(103.6)
36.2
(97.2)
35.5
(95.9)
32.7
(90.9)
29.9
(85.8)
42.6
(108.7)
Average high °C (°F) 19.4
(66.9)
21.0
(69.8)
23.3
(73.9)
25.2
(77.4)
28.9
(84.0)
31.4
(88.5)
32.6
(90.7)
30.1
(86.2)
27.3
(81.1)
25.7
(78.3)
23.6
(74.5)
21.1
(70.0)
25.8
(78.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 16.6
(61.9)
18.8
(65.8)
21.1
(70.0)
22.6
(72.7)
25.8
(78.4)
28.0
(82.4)
29.0
(84.2)
26.7
(80.1)
24.4
(75.9)
22.8
(73.0)
20.4
(68.7)
18.1
(64.6)
22.9
(73.2
Average low °C (°F) 13.7
(56.7)
16.5
(61.7)
18.8
(65.8)
20.0
(68.0)
22.6
(72.7)
24.6
(76.3)
25.4
(77.7)
23.2
(73.8)
21.5
(70.7)
19.9
(67.8)
17.2
(63.0)
15.0
(59.0)
19.9
(67.8)
Record low °C (°F) 3.6
(38.5)
7.0
(44.6)
9.5
(49.1)
12.4
(54.3)
13.2
(55.8)
16.7
(62.1)
17.3
(63.1)
14.6
(58.3)
12.8
(55.0)
11.1
(52.0)
7.5
(45.5)
5.4
(41.7)
3.6
(38.5)
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