Erosa is a city founded on the flat and fertile plains of the Attican basin. It is considered the most multi-cultural city of Laconia due to its large population of foreigners, in particular muslims from the east and to a lesser extent, the increasing number of migrating Asians.
In ancient times, the lands of the region were used for cotton farming and within a few centuries, the city had flourished into a vibrant centre of trade and commerce.
In more recent times however, the region was annexed to Laconia in the early 20th centuries and since then, it has for the most part lagged behind the growth of the rest of the country, especially its larger counterparts of Lymesos and Elionias.
Because of this, and due to the proportion of foreign residents, the city has garnered the reputation of being run-down and slightly unsafe compared to other cities of the country. In statistics from 2009, the Greater Metropolitan Area of Erosa, with a population of 1.3 million, had the second lowest GDP per capita of the nation at $21,000 (27,000LACs).
Still, the city enjoys some of the best weather that the nation has to offer, with a warm Mediterranean climate and more sunny days than any other region in the country.
In 2011, ECUP, the Erosa Commission of Urban Planning has suggested that the city re-brand itself as a premier summer destination by redeveloping the waterfront, in particular the lower dockland areas to make way for private investment in the way of hotel, resort and various other entertainment precincts. A proposal has been put in place however there has been no official word from the nation government and sceptics believe that they are hesitant to invest in this neglected area.
I hope you enjoyed the first URBAN update of my new CJ.