Rajagriha

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Rajagriha
राजगृह
Flag of Rajagriha
Coat of arms of Rajagriha
Sovereign state Vishwamitra
Province Purvanchal
Established26 July 2020
City status26 July 2020
Capital status11 November 2020
Government
 • BodyRajagriha City Development Council
 • RajpramukhDhrubajyoti Roy
 • MayorPrince Debajyoti
Area
 • Water0 km2 (0 sq mi)  0%%
Elevation
51 m (167 ft)
Time zonew:UTC+05.30 (UTC)

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 Rashtradhyaksh. 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 Rashtradhyaksh.

Administration

The administration of the city of Rajagriha is carried out by a Mayor 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 Mayor discharges a very ceremonial role, and also referred to as a representative of the Rajpramukh to the city. He is responsible the maintenance of law and order in the city.

The position of the mayor was known as that of the Governor from its establishment in July 2020 until 12 February 2021, following which the title was renamed to that of the Mayor of Rajagriha. The current mayor is Prince Debajyoti.

Administrators of Rajagriha

Name Term of office Political party Appointer
Governors of Rajagriha (26 July 2020 - 12 February 2021)
1 Himprakash Deka 26 July 2020 1 December 2020 128 days NPC Dhrubajyoti Roy
Rajpramukh of Purvanchal
2 Florian Corre 1 December 2020 12 February 2021 73 days PPP
Mayors of Rajagriha (12 February 2021 – present)
(2) Florian Corre GCV 12 February 2021 Incumbent 1 year, 357 days} PPP Dhrubajyoti Roy
Rajpramukh of Purvanchal

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.

Apart from the GUM Sister Cities Program, the city of Rajagriha is paired with the following cities of fellow nations with whom Vishwamitra maintains bilateral relations. These includes:

See also