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Morstaybishlian Overseas Territory of Buzela

Flag of Buzela
and largest city
Port Lokania
Official languagesStaynish
Ethnic groups
98% Human
2% other
• Monarch
Lambertus VII
Emmanuel Toler
Eda Lanisby
• Total
3,081.9 km2 (1,189.9 sq mi)
• 2023 census
• Density
0.41/km2 (1.1/sq mi)
GDP (nominal)2023 estimate
• Total
• Per capita
CurrencyKirib ()
Date formatDD/MM/YYYY
Driving sidethe left

Buzela (/buzɛːla/) is a Morstaybishlian Overseas Territory comprising two islands in the far-south of the Concordian Ocean; Hamish Island in the west and Buzela in the east. It has a total land area of 3,082 square kilometres (1190 sq mi) and a population of 1,261 in 2023.

Buzela was named after Hamish Buzel in 1675, and was never permanently inhabited until in 1723 when a Imperial Navy halfway port to Joralesia was built. The military establishment fell into disuse and was forgotten about for over 50 years until a Morstaybishlian ship rediscovered it in 1774, by which time the surviving descendents had established a fishing commune in its foundations called Port Lokania.

The harsh subsempiternic climate has kept the permanent population low, though today the population is scattered across Port Lokania and New Celidizia. The fishing commune of Queen Florence Point was established in 1851 on Hamish Island, with a permanent population of 84 in 2023. MAF Las Joyas sits on the north coast of Buzela and its population is not counted in the overall census.

A few rocky islets west of Buzela were found to have several dozen breeding pairs of puffins and a similar amount of razorbills in 1977. The seas around the islands were given protected status from fishing in 1986 to protect local wildlife.