What is the opposite of backwater?

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Noun
(metropolis) Opposite of regions, districts and small settlements outside large urban areas
Noun
(city) Opposite of regions, districts and small settlements outside large urban areas
Noun
Opposite of a slow-moving, often stagnant creek or river
Noun
Opposite of a situation or place considered dull and uninteresting
“Before the war, Iona was considered an animal paradise, rich in big game, but illegal poaching and lack of infrastructure have caused considerable damage.”
Adjective
Opposite of of or concerning a province of a country or empire
Adjective
(of a place) Opposite of without much activity
“Once a bustling coastal township it is now a sleepy hollow with a beautiful beach, a school, and a church.”
Adjective
(of a place) Opposite of lacking in progression or development
“A large and flourishing city lay a few hundred miles from the sleepy town.”
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