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Nation: Antrium
Function: Administrative / Commerce / Tourism
Population: 8,500,000
Mayor: Jalezîr Dérmàràî

Sivaris is the capital of Antrium and the capital of the District of Sivaris. It is one of the largest cities in Antrium and is a major center for tourism, because of its scenic location high in the mountains, and its famous skiing. It is located at the confluence of the Sivaris and Federalist Rivers. Many of Antrium's automobile manufacturing companies have headquarters in Sivaris.


Sivaris is a relatively new city. It was founded in 1940 as a gold mining town, originally named Gold Mountain. It was abandoned in 1946 when the miners could no longer find gold. It wasn't reinhabited until 1973, when a wealthy investor from southern American Federalist named Veraz Maralan opened a ski resort about 10 miles west of the town, which he renamed "Sivaris", or "city of rivers" in Alvésin. It soon grew with the openings of more ski resorts, and improved transportation to the area.

By the 1980's, a few major businesses moved to Sivaris. By 1990, there were over 1.4 million people living in Sivaris, and it has grown very quickly since. After the collapse of American Federalist, Prime Minister Aranti Devaléra chose the city to be the capital of Antrium, because of its central location. New administrative towers were built, and the city's growth skyrocketed to its current population of 8.5 million.


Sivaris is located in the Granvéo Mountains in Central Antrium, just west of Montjàros, or Hare Mountain, one of the tallest mountains in the country. The downtown of the city is located at the confluence of the Federalist and Sivaris rivers.


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A graph of the climate of Sivaris

Sivaris is usually fairly dry and cool. The city usually enjoys warm summers, between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius, and cool winters, which are often below zero degrees Celsius. The city almost never gets more than one inch of rain in a month, because of its location in the mountains.


  • The Antrium Government Tower (the tallest tower in Antrium, 100 stories and 442 meters tall)
  • The National Photography Museum
  • Le Marché d'Avenue de l'Ouest (a large open-air market selling locally-grown foods and other locally-made products)
  • The Sivaris Botanical Gardens
  • The Antrian History Museum
  • The Merisa R. Laviz Aquarium
  • La Montagne Blanche Amusement Park (the largest and most popular amusement park in the country)
  • Montjàros
  • Over 25 ski resorts


Sivaris is home to the headquarters of many automobile manufacturing companies, including MTA (Le Moteur Travaille Antrien), and Antejar Motor Company. Antrium is one of the top automobile manufacturing countries in the International Democratic Union. It is also home to the headquarters of the Antrian Air Transportation Company (AATC), the largest air transport company in the country. Sivaris is also home to Antrium Wireless, the nation's largest cellular phone company.

One of the biggest industries in Sivaris is tourism. Sivaris is home to many museums, gardens, ski resorts, parks, and other attractions that bring millions of visitors to the city each year.


The Antrium Beacon-Times is Sivaris' most popular media source. Its headquarters are located in Sivaris, and provides current, accurate news reports in the Sivaris area and throughout the country.

There are also many radio and television stations in Sivaris, most notably "The SIV" 102.7 radio, which is Sivaris' most popular music and news radio station, and KSVR-TV, Sivaris' largest television news station.


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Map of The National Highway System (NHS)

Sivaris is very easy to get around, with a large subway system and many buses and taxis. Automobiles are still the main method of transport by the locals, because they are manufactured in the country, but the subway and buses are gaining popularity. Three of Antrium's national highways, AN1, AN3, and AN4, pass through Sivaris. The city is also home of the Sivaris International Airport, which has flights to many different areas of the International Democratic Union and beyond.

Educational Facilities

  • The University of Antrium
  • Sivaris College of Art and Design
  • Sivaris Provincial College

Sports and Entertainment

  • Antrium Wireless Center
  • Antejar Stadium
  • Tarivan Theatres (home of Broadway-style shows)
  • The Historic Riverside Theater

Sister Cities

Sivaris currently has only two sister cities, but is actively pursuing new connections.