Rockaway is the capital of the Hollister Province in southern New Chandler. It is the most populous city in Hollister, and the second-largest in the country, after New Chandler City, with a population of 5,950,224. Rockaway is a world city of business, entertainment, fashion, athletics, and industry. It is home to high-profile businesses known around New Chandler and the world, as well as the home base of Vinegrove, a world-renown entertainment mecca. Rockaway is also a major city in the tourism world, as well as the home to innovative technologies in media and transportation.
Rockaway was founded by the English-speaking New Chandlerites after the country declared independence. Although it was once a farming settlement due to it's location near the sea, mountains, and a tropical climate, the location also helped the city grow at a rapid pace.