- This article is about the city in Reynoldsland. For other uses, see Queenston (disambiguation).
City of Queenston
Major geographical features
Queenston is a large city in the island nation of Reynoldsland. The city lies on the eastern edge of the Central Reynoldsland Valley, along the Loveport River. Queenston is the only metropolitan area in Reynoldsland that is not located on the coast.
Queenston began in 1890 as a small town founded by two men who wanted to build a settlement along the Loveport River. One of the men, William Valousko, decided the settlement should be built near his hometown of Royalton, and so the men built a settlement about six miles north of Royalton. Valousko and his partner James Salouaki did not expect the new settlement to grow at all. By 1899, Queenston grew into a city. By 1912, Queenston had grown large enough to where Royalton was almost a suburb. In the 1910s, Queenston's first skyscraper was built. More skyscrapers were built in the 1920s and 1930s. By 1941, Queenston had almost reached its current size. In 1943, Royalton became a suburb of Queenston.
In the late 1940s, Queenstonians elected George Cashnaal as mayor of Queenston. While Cashnaal was the city's mayor, Queenston underwent an urban renewal project that saw newer skyscrapers being built. This "renewal" lasted from the late 1940s to 1965. In 1969, Cashnaal left the mayor's post.
In the 1970s, Reynoldsland National Routes 2, 3, and 7 were built through Queenston. In the 1970s, Queenstonians requested for more improvements. The City of Queenston built Queenston-Royalton Park along the Loveport River in the mid-1970s. In 1976, construction began on a branch of Jonnic Bank (now the Bank of Reynoldsland). In 1977, Queenston finally received a city flag.
In the 1990s, Queenston received two football stadiums, Queenston Stadium and Richie Venoill Stadium, as well as the Queenston Mall. In the mid- and late-1990s, many businesses began popping up along Mallion Street.
Since 2000, Queenston has attracted tourists from all over the world because of its theatres, resorts, and fancy hotels.
Queenston has a population of about 919,357. The people of Queenston are called Queenstonians. Below is the population of Queenston since 1890.
Below is the racial make-up of Queenston's population:
Since the 1990s, the city has become known as the "Tourism Metropolis" because tourism is a major source of income for the city.
Queenston, like the rest of Reynoldsland, has a year-round mild-to-hot climate. Temperatures in Queenston hardly drop below 60°F and may get up to 97°F.
The city receives abundant rainfall each year; most of this rainfall occurs from March to July.