After the Hundred Year War, Avatar Aang and Fire Lord Zuko established a fifth nation, the United Republic of Nations, from the former Fire Nation colonies within the Earth Kingdom. Its capital, Republic City, a large, modern metropolis, was settled on the shores of Yue Bay. The body of water made Republic City easily accessible for trade by water and it was instrumental in the growth of the city.
Yue Bay leads inland toward Republic City, directly connecting to numerous areas and districts within the mainland. Within its waters are several small islands on which landmarks have been established. In addition to this, several large suspension bridges connect the city center to outlying districts at many points.
Air Temple Island
- Main article: Air Temple Island
Located in Yue Bay, Air Temple Island is the home of Tenzin and his family, and is therefore the residence of one of the most powerful governing figures of Republic City. The temple was originally built by Avatar Aang himself. Air Temple Island was also home to the young Avatar-in-training, Korra, and the Air Acolytes. It had also been temporarily home to Mako, Bolin, and Asami Sato.
- Main article: Pro-bending Arena
Official pro-bending matches are held in Republic City's Pro-bending Arena, a large glass-domed structure located at the end of a pier that extends into Yue Bay. As a testament to the sport's popularity, the arena's exterior has a golden appearance and is lit at night, making it a prominent city landmark.
Aang Memorial Island
- Main article: Aang Memorial Island
Aang Memorial Island features a massive sculpture of Avatar Aang commissioned by the Fire Nation some years after the end of the Hundred Year War for display in Republic City. It stands as a symbol of peace and goodwill.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Painting of Yue Bay. Korra Nation (March 17, 2012). Retrieved on March 17, 2012.
- ↑ DiMartino, Michael Dante, Konietzko, Bryan (writers) & Dos Santos, Joaquim, Ryu, Ki Hyun (directors). (April 14, 2012). "Welcome to Republic City". The Legend of Korra. Book One: Air. Episode 1. Nickelodeon.
- ↑ The Legend of Korra Press Site - Character descriptions. Viacom International Inc. (March 2012). Retrieved on March 17, 2012.
- ↑ Painting of Pro-bending Arena. Korra Nation (March 7, 2012). Retrieved on March 17, 2012.
- ↑ Development art of the Avatar Aang statue.. Korra Nation on Tumblr (February 29, 2012). Retrieved on February 29, 2012.