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Barzona

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Republic of Barzona
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Motto:
"Terra libre, unita e feliz"
A free land, united and happy
CapitalCarante
Largest cityBarzona
Official languagesBarzuna
 • Regional languagesCastellanese, various indigenous languages
DemonymBarzuna
GovernmentConstitutional, presidential republic
 • PresidentTBD
 • Vice PresidentTBD
LegislatureCogreso na Diputados
Area
 • Total65405.65 km2
 • Water (%)14%
Population
 • Estimate (2019)TBD
 • Census (2010)TBD
 • DensityTBD/km2
TBD/sq mi
TimezoneCentral Tarephia Standard Time (WUT +1:00)
CurrencyLira (BAL)
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Barzona, officially the Republic of Barzona (Barzonian: Republica na Barzona) is a country located in southwestern Tarephia. It is bordered by Kurromatania to the north, Allendea to the west and Broceliande to the south. Barzona has a surface area of 56459.24km² (total with territorial waters 66939.56 km²) and a population of ?. The capital city is Carante, and the largest city is Barzona.

Barzona is a diverse country despite its small size, unofficially divided into five regions, costa (the coast), serra (the mountains), selva (the jungle), marca (the march) and the rocks and islands of Santa Elena. It is ecologically diverse, with a lot of flora and fauna, beaches, mountains and highlands, and dense, humid rainforest. Barzona is a member of the Assembly of Nations and the Tarephia Cooperation Council.

History

The coastal area and coastal-interior regions of Barzona were explored from Broceliande from the 13th century. Probably the first settled area of Barzona by the Rivagiens was the village of Sant-Miquel; the local church was consecrated in 1202. The indigenous people of the area attacked and harassed against the Franqueterre knights exploring the region, who were forced to build castles to defend their areas and became rather limited in their general settlement due to the difficulty in subjugating the indigenous peoples. By the end of the 13th century, the walled towns of Bergantin (ca. 1268) and Barzona (1280) were created to help control trade along the coast, followed by Port-Lis, Iban and Fontanet in the 14th century.

By the early 16th century, they were still limited to a handful of coastal towns, castles and fortresses. In the early 15th century an expedition of knights sailed up the Yavi River in the jungle to explore the area, but were lost and likely died from disease or animals, or were killed by indigenous peoples.

The Castellanese arrived in t1650s, and over the next 40 years were able to subjugate a lot of modern-day Allendea and Barzona, having support from the coastal and lowland caciques for fighting the Franquese, and using their support to cross the mountains and settle them.

Geography

Barzona is divided into four geographic and climactic regions; from east to west are selva (rainforest), serra (mountains), costa (coast) and izulas (islands). Each area has a variety of different flora, fauna.

Government and politics

Administrative divisions

The first level subdivisions of Barzona are departments, equivalent to provinces or states elsewhere. Departments are further divided into Cantons, which are themselves comprised of municipalities of various sizes, with one as cantonal seat. Muncipalities are either urban, with a larger town or city, or rural, which can include different villages and localities in one municipality. In Barzona, there are 65 cantons and 279 municipalities. Barzona can also be divided into continental and insular Barzona, continental Barzona being on the Tarephian mainland and insular Barzona comprising of many islands and rocks. Both the insular departments, Bussot and Santa Elena e as Izulas do not have cantons.

Administrative divisions of Barzona
Department Area (km²) Population Capital
Flag Aurora 1071.69 Port-Lis
Flag Barzona 4550.78 Barzona
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Caborna 3194.16 Caborna
Flag Calvet 3935.40 Iban
Flag of Carante.png
Carante 1778.24 Carante
Flag Centro 3704.44 Barrigan
Flag of Daube.png
Daube 6140.45 Pasacana
Flag of Esquibel.png
Esquibel 5504.01 Ferramont
Flag of Marca.png
Marca 8711.09 Mondier
Flag of Niesa.png
Niesa 6940.96 Niesa
Flag Sant-Martin 8524.03 Safiza
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Serrania 4809.80 Belmont
Flag Vianna 1611.48 Vianna
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Yavi[1] 12,072.34 Narvas
Insular departments
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Bussot 3194.09[2] Montfort
Flag of Santa Elena e as Izulas.png
Santa Elena e as Izulas 2313.37[3] 1181 Santa Elena

International relations

Barzona has relations with several countries.

Country Embassy in country Embassy in Barzona
AiranniaFlag.png Airannia TBD Via Rambaud/Cer Encinas, Barzona
Allendea-Flag.png Allendea Calle Valoris, Catamia Via Orado sec. Country Club, Col. Estela, Carante
Template:Cabelia TBD Via Fabregas, Col. Centenario, Carante
Flag of the FSA.svg Federal States Passamaqueets Avenua, Huntington CD Fin Carrier Serra-Grana, Col. Estela, Carante
Via Passarella/Pso Belmont, Barzona
FreedemianFlag.png Freedemia Mark Street, Quentinsburgh Carrier Costanza/Via Estela, Col. Estela, Carante
Template:Geare Nazare Rounde, Bellavance Col. Delbonis, Carante
GobrassanyaFlag01.png Gobrassanya Lafayette Tower, Henil Place, Gobras City Via Soria, Col. Beaumontan, Carante
Flag of Kuehong.png Kuehong Đại lộ Diệp Quang Nhận, Bắc Đẹp Col. Delbonis, Carante
Template:Maka`he Guarapa`ry, Kataryna Torre Diana 1, Carrier Granadina, Centro, Carante
Izaland flag.png Izaland Rosemane Gate Tower, Churi Lan, Saindaul [https://opengeofiction.net/#map=18/-14.16205/19.54818&layers=B Via 32ª Oriente, Citade Radial, Carante
Flag of Suria.png Suria Чубукский проспект, Zheleznya Carrier Castro/Via 19ª, Col. Centenario, Carante
Template:Tempeira Avenida das Nações, Tiléia Carrier Diana/Via 2ª, Col. Diana, Carante
Flag of Tigeria.png Tigeria TBD Via Lion, Col. Delbonis, Carante
Xochimalta-flag.png Xochimalta Todos los Santos, Xochimalta Via 16ª/Carrier 16, Col. Centenario, Carante

Economy

Krispy logo

Barzona has a mixed economy, with significant policy and sectoral changes from agriculture and raw material extraction to more diversification into new sectors.

Agriculture in Barzona has traditionally centered on various tropical fruits, coffee and chocolate. Fishing is also important in Barzona, primarily along the coasts. Mining, typically for copper and nickel were a big sector in the economy, though that industry has been in decline over the past 30 years. Logging is important economic activity in the jungles of western Barzona. In the last 20 years, tourism has become one of the fastest-growing industries in Barzona.

Businesses in Barzona

One of the most successful businesses of Barzona is Krispy, a fried chicken restaurant chain that originated in Barzona city and is now present nationally. Many businesses in Barzona are from other TCC nations and contribute to the economy.

Culture

Language

The Barzuna language is the most widely spoken language in the country. In the past it was considered the language of the peasants and working class, while colonial administrators spoke Castellanese, but since the 18th century has become the main language of Barzona. Towns along parts of the border with Allendea, such as Narvas, Castellanese is spoken and understood due to proximity to Allendea. In much of Yavi Department (and in neighbouring areas of Allendea), the Ediyana language is spoken by the Edikanana (Yavi) peoples. Franquese is still spoken in Santa Elena, though is more of a dialect with a lot of modern usage of Barzuna words with Franquese.

Climate

Barzona has a fairly varied though largely warmer climate owing to its geographic location and latitude. Coastal Barzona is fairly warm and humid, but benefits from a see brreze to bring cooler weather. Mountainous areas of Barzona tend to be cooler and often perpetually springlike, with cool-cold winters, though snow is very rare aside from mountain summits. Inner Barzona (Yavi Department) is consistently very hot and humid, characterized by a a fairly rainy summer and a comparatively drier winter.

Military

The Forzas Armadas na Barzona is the armed forces. There are three branches of the military, the army, air force and coast guard. During the dictatorship period, Barzona maintained a well-equipped army, and had air force and navy that lagged behind in alocated funds and resources. Since the 1980s, more of a focus is placed on Barzona's contribution to Lycene and TCC defence, and the government embarked on a program throug the 1990s that eliminated the navy in exchange for better equipped coast guard, and brought more funding to the air force to become a speciality for Barzona.

Army

Air force

  • Base aeria na Pinos: Largest air force base, contains fighter and fighter-bomber aircraft, helicopters, transport/cargo aircraft. Is also used by the Federal States Air Force 13th Air Expeditionary Wing.
  • Base aeria na Narvas: Along Allendea border on Yavi River, contains a few fighter aircraft and transport and supply helicopters.
  • Base aeria na Santa Carolina: Base in Barzona city with fighter and transport units.
  • Base aeria Sandrina: Base in the Carante area, has mostly transport aircraft and some fighter-bombers.

Coast guard

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Notes and references

  1. Yavi was known as Departamento nalla Selva before being renamed on 1 January 2016 after consultation with indigenous peoples of the area.
  2. Surface area for the islands, rocks and islets comprising the department totals just 102.4km².
  3. Surface area for the islands comprising the department totals just 6.25km².