Barzona

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Barzonian Republic
Republica Barzuna
FlagCoat of arms
FlagCoat of arms
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)
Drives on theright
Internet TLD.ba

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.

History

The coastal area and coastal-interior regions of Barzona were explored from Broceliande from the mid-13th 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 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-Lys 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 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.

Geography

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

Government and politics

Administrative divisions

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.

Administrative divisions of Barzona
Department Area (km²) Population Capital
Aurora 1071.69 TBD
Flag of Alt-Barzona.png
Alt-Barzona 1778.24 Carante
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Caborna 2050.30 Caborna
Calvet 1078.74 TBD
Centro 5761.69 TBD
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Daube 6140.45 Pasacana
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Esquibel 3444.24 Tangres
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Marca 8711.09 Mondier
Niesa 6940.96 Niesa
Flag of Santa Elena e as Izulas.png
Santa Elena e as Izulas 2197.93[1] TBD
Santa Tereza 732.34 Barzona
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Serrania 4809.80 Gardes
Vianna 1611.48 Portela
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Yavi[2] 12,072.34 Narvas

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.

Climates in Barzona

Climate data for Carante (2500m elevation, 14.2°S 19.6°E)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.2
(94)
35.1
(95)
33.1
(92)
32.6
(91)
28.6
(83)
29.3
(85)
29.5
(85)
28.4
(83)
31.5
(89)
30.8
(87)
33.1
(92)
33.7
(93)
35.1
(95)
Average high °C (°F) 24.1
(75)
23.9
(75)
23.5
(74)
24.0
(75)
23.5
(74)
23.1
(74)
23.6
(74)
24.0
(75)
24.5
(76)
25.4
(78)
24.3
(76)
25.1
(77)
24.1
(75)
Daily mean °C (°F) 17.8
(64)
17.1
(63)
16.5
(62)
15.4
(60)
13.8
(57)
12.1
(54)
12.6
(55)
13.9
(57)
15.7
(60)
17.5
(64)
17.3
(63)
18.0
(64)
15.6
(60)
Average low °C (°F) 11.4
(53)
10.2
(50)
9.4
(49)
6.7
(44)
4.0
(39)
1.0
(34)
1.6
(35)
3.8
(39)
6.9
(44)
9.5
(49)
10.2
(50)
10.9
(52)
7.1
(45)
Record low °C (°F) 9.4
(49)
2.7
(37)
3.6
(38)
1.2
(34)
−0.8
(31)
−7.8
(18)
−6.1
(21)
−1.4
(29)
0.3
(33)
2.1
(36)
4.6
(40)
4.7
(40)
−7.8
(18)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 61 48 40 26 19 9 11 15 20 27 42 68 386
Source: STB
Climate data for Narvas (350m elevation, 15.2°S 18.1°E)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36.5
(98)
36.1
(97)
35.7
(96)
35.6
(96)
33.6
(92)
34.4
(94)
36.2
(97)
37.7
(100)
38.1
(100)
38.6
(100)
39.4
(100)
38.7
(100)
39.4
(100)
Average high °C (°F) 31.8
(89)
31.4
(89)
30.8
(87)
30.1
(86)
29.6
(85)
28.9
(84)
29.4
(85)
30.0
(86)
30.6
(87)
30.3
(87)
31.7
(89)
32.4
(90)
30.6
(87)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.6
(80)
26.3
(79)
25.6
(78)
25.3
(78)
24.6
(76)
23.5
(74)
23.0
(73)
23.9
(75)
24.7
(76)
24.9
(77)
26.1
(79)
26.6
(80)
25.1
(77)
Average low °C (°F) 21.3
(70)
21.2
(70)
20.9
(70)
20.5
(69)
19.6
(67)
18.0
(64)
16.5
(62)
17.8
(64)
18.8
(66)
19.5
(67)
20.4
(69)
20.7
(69)
19.6
(67)
Record low °C (°F) 11.6
(53)
11.0
(52)
10.8
(51)
11.3
(52)
10.9
(52)
10.6
(51)
9.7
(49)
8.4
(47)
9.8
(50)
10.3
(51)
11.7
(53)
12.1
(54)
8.4
(47)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 232 216 189 161 120 89 78 108 123 148 187 209 1,860
Average relative humidity (%) 86 84 81 81 80 76 73 74 79 82 84 85 80
Source: Servizo nal tempo Barzona

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Notes and references

  1. 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.
  2. Yavi was known as Departamento nalla Selva before being renamed on 1 January 2016 after consultation with indigenous peoples of the area.