Rajagriha

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Rajagriha
राजगृह
—  Capital city of Vishwamitra  —

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Coat of arms
Sovereign state  Vishwamitra
Province  Purvanchal
Established 26 July 2020
City status 26 July 2020
Capital status 11 November 2020
Government
 - Body Rajagriha City Development Council
 - Rajpramukh Dhrubajyoti Roy
 - Governor Pierre Pellen
Elevation 51 m (167 ft)
Time zone UTC (UTC+05.30)

Rajagriha, also officially referred to as the Capital City of Rajagriha is the national capital of Vishwamitra and also the capital city of the province of Purvanchal. Rajagriha is the seat of the nation's executive, hosting the Rashtra Niwas, the official residence of the Monarch of Vishwamitra. The city was formed on 26 July 2020 as a result of the Cities and administrative divisions Act, 2020 of the Parliament of Vishwamitra. It was known as the city of Maligaon until 11 November 2020, when it was renamed to its present name and was granted the status of national capital.

On 9 December 2020, the city of Rajagriha became a part of the Phase 5 of the GUM Sister Cities Program, having partnered with six cities from six nations. The sister cities of Rajagriha are New Llandudno in Aenopia, Theolonia in Atovia, Astor Impora in Nemkhav Federation, Plușeni in Plushunia, Vidlákov in Rednecks Republic and Fort Canis in Vlasynia.

Etymology

The name Rajagriha means "Home of the King", which has been derived from the term that the city hosts the Rashtra Niwas, which is the official residence of the Monarch of Vishwamitra.

Administration

The administration of the city of Rajagriha is carried out by a Governor who is appointed by the Rajpramukh of Purvanchal, who is the absolute monarch of the province of Purvanchal, serves in the position on the pleasure of the Rajpramukh. The Governor discharges a very ceremonial role, and also referred to as a representative of the Rajpramukh to the city.

Governors of Rajagriha

Name Term of office Political party Appointer
1 Himprakash Deka 26 July 2020 1 December 2020 128 days NPC Dhrubajyoti Roy
Rajpramukh of Purvanchal
2 Pierre Pellen 1 December 2020 Incumbent 87 days PPP

Sister cities

The capital city of Rajagriha became a part of the GUM Sister Cities Program in the fifth phase on 9 December 2020 and has been paired with six cities from six member nations of the Grand Unified Micronational. The pairing of cities shall contribute to strengthening ties with allies and also to make friendly relations with the nations with whom bilateral relations are yet to be established. It is also expected that through the programme, various activities can be held amongst the sister cities.

See also