Aerial view of southern Swanstone in 2016
|Nickname(s): The City of the Swans / The Empire City / The City of Light|
|Motto: Duc exercitum (Latin)|
Lead the way
|Federal Districts||Swanstone 1st–20th|
|Established||4 July 1614|
Most populous: Stirling
Least populous: Peppermint
|• Lord Mayor||Jemma Green (acting) (Ind.)|
|• Senators||Katy Gallagher (DLP)|
Zed Seselja (NUP)
|• House delegation||List|
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Swanstone, formally the Imperial City of Swanstone, is the capital of Cygnia. It is the oldest city in the country, and was founded in 1614 by Dutch settlers as the settlement of New Rotterdam. Following the conclusion of the Anglo-Dutch War, New Rotterdam became a British colony, which ultimately evolved into the present-day city. Originally the capital of what is today the State of Peel, it continued to serve simultaneously as the imperial and state capitals until 1929, when Swanstone was separated and became a self-governing Imperial City; the city of Fremantle was created from the port regions to serve as the state capital instead.
With an estimated population of 26.583 million in 2012, Swanstone is the most populous city in Cygnia and the premier gateway for legal immigration to Cygnia. Swanstone is a global city, exerting a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education and entertainment.