Krasimir may also refer to the duchy of the same name, in which the city is situated.
|Nickname(s): Maikata na sichki gradove (Mother of all cities)|
|Duchies||Duchy of Krasimir|
|• Mayor||Simon Katerachut|
|• Royal City||1,643,192|
|• Rank||4th in Katranjiev|
|Time zone||Katranjian Standard Time (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||not observed (UTC-6)|
|Area code(s)||+55 (01)|
Krasimir (Katranjian: Красимир) is the capital of Katranjiev and the fourth largest city in the country with a population of 1.33 million, comprising almost all of the population of the Duchy. Due to the position on the headwaters of the Reka River, and the Karpati Mountains that almost completely cut it off from the rest of the country, Krasimir was traditionally was favored by many rulers as the capital of the country, with it being the capital of Katranjiev continuously since 1643 without interruption, and with interruption since 319 BC when it was founded as Tuxi by the Namorese. It is a key economic center, with finance and the government serving as major sectors of the local economy.
Krasimir stands for beautiful peace, or adorned peace.
There are two origins of the name: one comes from the beautiful architecture that existed, either during the Namorese era or when the first stonework began to be built, and the peace came from how under Namorese rule, Krasimir's urban planning was designed so it could be harmonious. Another refers to Krasimir Castle: the castle was adorned with defenses, which helped enforce the peace within the city, or protect the peace within the realm.
Krasimir was first mentioned as Tuxi in 319 BC when the Namorese Empire sent 232,000 people to conquer the region. Tuxi was declared the capital of Vetxhi, which prior to Namorese rule "had scarcely a few dozen people." It was speculated that the Namorese chose this spot due to the geography that made Krasimir easy to defend, yet able to trade with other settlements via the Reka River. The first reference to Krasimir appeared in AD 284 on a scroll indicating trading routes between Duna and the city, indicating it was already in widespread use.
In 723, the city was officially renamed from Tuxi to Krasimir. After 723, the Kings of Katranjiev generally made this city their capital, and Krasimir Castle began to be built and expanded over the centuries. It became a major trading center and a hub for Katranjian culture, and a center of the power of the monarchs who ruled over Katranjiev. Despite revolts, Krasimir remained the capital of the realm.
Due to royal support, it became one of the first cities to industrialize within Katranjiev, and as such, its population grew significantly. By the late 1800s, Krasimir became a place where people wanted to live, due to rehabilitation efforts to make the city attractive to those from Katranjiev, and from elsewhere within the world.
During Liberationist rule, Liberationist-style architecture was built, with tower blocks forming West Luziycan-style microdistricts.
Since the end of Liberationist rule over Katranjiev in 1989, Krasimir has recovered significantly. In recent years, urban sprawl has become a problem, and plans have been made to create a "city-duchy" (Katranjian: grad-khertsogstvoto, Luziycan: citaya-dukati, Namorese: TBC) that would unite the municipality and the ducal administrations.