New Bedlam is one of the most populous city in the United States, with over 2.7 million residents. It is located in the Mid-West.
New Bedlam was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: New Bedlam Morganson is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. The city has one of the world's largest and most diversified economies with no single industry employing more than 14% of the workforce.
In 2016, New Bedlam hosted over 54 million international and domestic visitors, a new record for the city making it one of the top visited cities in the nation. New Bedlam's Culture includes the visual arts, novels, film, theater, especially improvisational comedy, and music, particularly jazz, blues, soul, gospel and house music.
New Bedlam has teams in all four major profesional leagues, plus a popular soccer team.
In 2010 a 76m wise hole was found in the largly derelict St Bunkham's district. City Hall has never made a full statement on the hole. Several investigations by private individuals and organistations have drawn a blank. In late 2016 investigative reporter Larry Ozhara disappeared while working on a story on the hole. The oft repeated joke is 'a big hole appeared in New Bedlam. For the last siz years the NBPD have been looking into it'.
New Bedlam is located on the southwestern shores of Lake Karnacky. It is the principal city in the New Bedlam Metropolitan Area, situated in the Midwestern United States and the Great Lakes region. New Bedlam rests on a continental divide at the site of the New Bedlam Portage, connecting the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes watersheds. The city lies beside huge freshwater Lake Karnacky, and two rivers—the Grolsch River in downtown and the Missallotami River in the industrial far South Side—flow entirely or partially through New Bedlam.
New Bedlam's history and economy are closely tied to its proximity to Lake Karnacky. While the Grolsch River historically handled much of the region's waterborne cargo, today's huge lake freighters use the city's Lakeside Harbor on the South Side. The lake also provides another positive effect, moderating New Bedlam's climate; making waterfront neighborhoods slightly warmer in winter and cooler in summer.