|8, -14.115, 20.720|
"Terra libre, unita e feliz"
A free land, united and happy
|• Regional languages||Castellanese, various indigenous languages|
|Government||Constitutional, presidential republic|
|• Vice President||TBD|
|Legislature||Cogreso na Diputados|
|• Total||65405.65 km2|
|• Water (%)||14%|
|• Estimate (2019)||TBD|
|• Census (2010)||TBD|
|Timezone||Central Tarephia Standard Time (WUT +1:00)|
|Drives on the||right|
Barzona, officially the Barzonian Republic (Barzonian: Republica Barzuna) 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 an area of 64581 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 three regions, costa (the coast), serra (the mountains) and selva (the jungle). 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.
The coastal area and coastal-interior regions of Barzona were explored from Broceliande from the mid-14th century. 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 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 the early from 1530, 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.
Government and politics
Barzona is divided into 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.
|Santa Elena e as Izulas||2197.93||TBD|
Notes and references
- Surface area for the islands, rocks and islets comprising the department totals just 14.31km², of which 91% comprises the uninhabited island of Roca Buna.
- Yavi was known as Departamento nalla Selva before being renamed on 1 January 2016 after consultation with indigenous peoples of the area.