Batori

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Batori
—  Settlement in Rai  —
Main road in Batori
Satellite image of Batori (blue) and Doga Runann (white)
Country Abeldane Flag.svg Abeldane Empire
State Flag of Rai Abelden.png Grand Duchy of Rai
Established 30 June 2017
Area
 - Total 0.0427 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population (2020)
 - Total 0

Batori, officially the Rai – Batori Protected Territory, is a settlement and protected natural area in the Grand Duchy of Rai, a federal state of the Abeldane Empire. Despite being an uninhabited area, it is nominally the capital of the Grand Duchy since 2017. Additionally, it is Rai's only territory since the relinquishing of the Grand Duchy's North American claims.

Batori borders Argentina on all sides except for its western border, which limits Sabia and Verona (through the Doga Runann Dependency) and is subjected to a 2019 border treaty between Sabia and Verona and Abelden which mandates the free movement of people and goods across the frontier.

The word batori comes from the Sabian language, the official language of Rai; it is a compound word made up of the root bat-, from batu (meaning "south") and ori, which means "thing", but is originally a contraction of orasu ("forest"). The settlement gives its name to the Marquisate of Batori, a peerage title currently held by the reigning Grand Duke of Rai, Tarik.

Geography

Batori is located in the broader area known as Ħanjago, which includes all of Sabia and Verona's southern territories. The settlement is located within a flat open area bordering the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires in Argentina to the North and East and the Doga Runann Dependency in Sabia and Verona to the Southwest. These territories lay 25 m (82 ft) above sea level, mostly covered in pastures and presenting a mild degree of biodiversity in fauna and flora.

The Rai border with Sabia and Verona is subject to an international treaty signed between Abelden and the Sabioveronese state which allows for the free movement of people and goods; the treaty has been in place since 7 March 2019.[1] Since 2020, Batori has been a protected area (officially known as the Rai – Batori Protected Territory) under the Protected Areas Act 2019.[2]

Climate

Batori has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with very humid summers and mild winters. The warmest month is January, with a daily average of 25.1 °C (77.2 °F). Most days see temperatures in the 28 to 31 °C (82 to 88 °F) with nights between 16 to 21 °C (61 to 70 °F). Heat waves from Brazil can push temperatures above 35 °C (95 °F), yet Rai is subject to cold fronts that bring short periods of pleasant weather and crisp nights. Relative humidity is 64–70% in the summer, so the heat index is higher than the true air temperature. Spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) are generally mild and volatile, with averages temperatures of around 17 °C (63 °F) and frequent thunderstorms, especially during the spring.

Winters are temperate, though frost may be experienced from May to September. Relative humidity averages in the upper 70s%, which means the territory is subjected to moderate to heavy fogs during autumn and winter. July is the coolest month, with an average temperature of 10.9 °C (51.6 °F). Cold spells originating from Antarctica occur almost every year, and combined with the high wintertime humidity, conditions in winter may feel much cooler than the measured temperature. Most days peak reach 12 to 17 °C (54 to 63 °F) and drop to 3 to 8 °C (37 to 46 °F) at night. Southerly winds may keep temperatures below 10 °C (50 °F) for a few days, whereas northerly winds may bring temperatures above 20 °C (68 °F) for a few days; these variations are normal.

Spring is very windy and variable: there may be heat waves with temperatures of 35 °C (95 °F) even in early October, as well as periods of much colder weather with highs close to 10 °C (50 °F). Frost has been recorded as late as early November, although this is unusual. Severe thunderstorms are likely between September and December.

Batori receives 1,242.6 mm (49 in) of rainfall per year. Rain can be expected at any time of year and hailstorms are not unusual.

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