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Morstaybishlian Overseas Territory of Bolize
and largest city
• 2020 census
The main island of Bolize is home to around 17,000 people who live in towns on its north and northeast coastlines. There are no trees native to the area, leading to a wide proliferation of grass species. This includes tussac grass, the dense leaves of which provide a micro-climate for many bird and invertebrate species. Bushes and other plant species similar are also prevalent. Trees were introduced from Buzela in the early 20th century mainly for tree plantations.
There are no records of human civilisation before the island was colonised in 1834. The discovery comes much later than its bigger neighbour Buzela, believed to be due to poor weather conditions at sea. In 1994 two farmers discovered a shipwrecked sailing boat thought to have sunk some fifty meters from the southeast coast. The ship was dated to the 1770s and is linked to the disappearance of a fishing vessel carrying four crew. There is no evidence of settlement by any four men, all believed to have perished at sea.