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Îles d'Caravella, is a small sovereign state located in the southern hemisphere. If you like it: comment on it!

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The city of Port Douglas is located due south of Cape Caravella and best know for it's commercial harbour. The harbour is the largest of Îles d'Caravella and mostly used for container shipping. The harbour is located on the north side of the city.

In the early 70's the gouvernment decided that the commercial/industrial port of Southport in Cape Caravella should be moved to a new location. Southport harhour had become to small to handle all the cargo and also the harbour was not deep enough to accomodate larger container ships.

An area noth of the small town of Port Douglas was chosen to become the new location of the nations largest port. Building the port started in the mid 70's and ended in the early 90's. The new port also resulted in a huge expansion of Port Douglas as well, but more on that later.

The port of Port Douglas is very popular with international shipping companies like Maersk Line because all of the docking area is located inside the port, reducing delays caused by bad weather dramaticaly.








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Besides being the largest passanger airport in the country is Caravella-Haymarket International Airport also resposible for handeling 85% of the nation's air cargo, being a hub for TNT Express, UPS Airlines and FedEx Airlines.










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Caravella-Haymarket Airport (IATA: CHA) is the Îles d'Caravella main international airport, located 40 minutes west of the capital city: Cape Caravella, just north of the town of Haymarket. The airport used to be called Haymarket Airport both after an extensive expension that finished in 2006, the name was changed to include the name of the country.

The airport opened for commercial operations in 1982 making direct commercial flights into Îles d'Caravella possible. Most flights to and from Caravella-Haymarket International Airport are regional flights to destinations in Asia and Oceania with destinations to China and Australia making up for 40% of flights. The largest airlines operating at Caravella-Haymarket International Airport are: China Southern Airlines, Air China, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airlines.

Caravella-Haymarket International Airport uses a one terminal concept, where all facilities are located under a single roof, fanning off the central 'plaza'. The areas, though, are divided into three sections or halls: 1, 2 and 3. To all of these halls, piers or concourses are connected. Caravella-Haymarket International Airport has approximately 19 boarding gates available.











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I believe that a good eye for detail makes a realistic city. Therefore in this update not a long story, but 10 detail shots of my capital city: Cape Caravella!











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One of the biggest events in Cape Caravella is the Rock! the Cape Festival. Each spring this rock festival is held at the West Point Festival Ground and attracts both bands and fans from all over the world.

Starting out in 2003, the Rock! the Cape Festival has grown in the last 10 years to one of the biggest music festivals in the region. The 10th edition in 2012 will feature performances from 30 Seconds to Mars, Foo Fighters, Young the Giant, Wolfmother, Foster the People, Kaiser Chiefs, Deadmau5 and many others.







Due south of the French Quarter district is the business district of Cape Caravella: Southport.

Originally developed as a commercial port, most buildings were abandoned in the late 80's and early 90's due to the development of a new modern port in the neighbouring city of Port Douglas.

In the late 90's Southport was redeveloped into the main business district of Cape Caravella. Southport is most know for the iconic Regatta centre and hotel and the only Apple Store in the country. At Southport you can also find the University of Cape Caravella as well as the largest marina of the city.






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The West Point area also houses the only beach inside the city limits of Cape Caravella. Because of it's location next to the Bar Street and close to the city centre, West Point beach is very popular with tourists visiting the city. The local people living in Cape Caravella usually go to the beaches in the neighbouring cities of Port Douglas and Cape Caravella West.

West Point beach is an 'L' shaped beach. For safety it's only allowed to surf near the short side of the beach. On the long side of the beach you will find various facilities, beach volleyball courts and lifeguard stations. The lifeguards of West Point beach have featured in the TV-series 'West Point Rescue' which was aired on Caravellian and Australian TV.






The western part of Cape Caravella is know as West Point. This area is most know for it's commercial fishing port (West Point harbour). At night is West Point Bar Street the place to be. The area has a vibrant nightlife including the 3 hottest clubs in town: Club Malibu, MOFO and Kenny's.

At West Point you can also find Port Road Stadium, home of Cape Caravella's only football club (and current league champions): CCFC West Point.






Cape Caravella (population 220.000)

Founded in 1788 by the French explorer Louis-Antoine de Bougainville makes Cape Caravella (or Cap d'Caravella) the oldest city on Îles d'Caravella. Today, Cape Caravella is a popular international tourist destination, renowned for its mild climate, eclectic mix of old and modern architecture and the most famous locations of Îles d'Caravella, including the French Quarter, Le Museé National, the Presidential Palace, Southport and the beaches of West Point.

Most visitors are planning their stay in or around the French Quarter, the old town of Cape Caravella. This historic centre is the home of many charismatic buildings from the late 1800's and early 1900's. Amongst those buildings are Le Museé National, the Quatre Saisons shopping mall, the International Food court and the Presidential Palace. The French Quarter is a great mixture of small local shops, pubs and restaurants, most of them located around the old harbour. At the old harbour you can also find the replica of the French trading vessel 'Toulon' which Louis-Antoine de Bougainville used to discover Îles d'Caravella.








An introduction ...


An introduction ...

Îles d'Caravella, is a small sovereign state located in the southern hemisphere. Îles d'Caravella is a republic, with president Jonathan Christian Byron as head of state. The House of Byron has ruled Îles d'Caravella since 1879, and the state's sovereignty was officially recognized by France in 1920.

Îles d'Caravella is one of the world's most densely populated sovereign countries with Cape Caravella as it's capital city. Îles d'Caravella is often regarded as a tax haven, and many of its inhabitants are wealthy. There is also a high number of inhabitants from foreign countries, making up around 38% of the population.

For around 40,000 years before European settlement commenced in the late 18th century, the Caravella region was inhabited by around 8 individual nations of indigenous people. After sporadic visits by fishermen from nearby countries, and European discovery by Dutch explorers in 1606, Îles d'Caravella was claimed and named by the French in 1788. Athough claimed by the French, the majority of the Europeans that moved to Îles d'Caravella were British.

On 5 October 1879, the Lords of Byron declared Îles d'Caravella independence. Although France refused to recognise the independence of Îles d'Caravella at first, the French finally recognised Îles d'Caravella as a sovereign state inmediatly after the first world war (1920).

Technologically advanced and industrialised, Îles d'Caravella is a prosperous multicultural country and has excellent results in many international comparisons of national performance such as health care, life expectancy, quality-of-life, human development, public education, economic freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political rights. Caravella's cities also routinely rank among the world´s highest in terms of livability, cultural offerings, and quality of life. Îles d'Caravella is a member of the United Nations, OECD and the WTO.


- Cape Caravella (Capital), districts: French Quarter, West Point, Southport and New South.

- Haymarket, including the Caravella-Haymarket International Airport.

- Port Douglas, including the port of Port Douglas.


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