Buchenau

Buchenau

Reichsstadt Buchenau (Hesurian)
Imperial City of Buchenau
Flag of Buchenau
Flag
Coat of arms of Buchenau
Coat of arms
Aerial view of the island of Buchenau
Aerial view of the island of Buchenau
Country Mascylla
StateSigismund
Government
 • MayorJörg Ecker (MDP)
Area
 • Total4.1 km2 (1.6 sq mi)
Population
(15 July 2018)
 • Total2,278
 • Density555,6/km2 (14,390/sq mi)
Postal code
35382
Vehicle registrationBC
Dialling code04726

Buchenau (Hesurian: Reichsstadt Buchenau, formerly Buchenau im Sigismund) is a small archipelago and town in Lake Sigismund within Mascyllary territorial waters. It is the capital of the county (Kreis) of Groß-Buchenau in the state of Sigismund, and is located near the maritime border to Juznia. Measured from the west coast of Gothern at Sankt Würsar, the island group is 7 kilometres away from the shoreline, having a size of 4.1 km2 (1.6 sq mi) and a population of 2,278 on 15 July 2018. It is connected to the mainland by a railway dam leading to Buchenau Hauptbahnhof.

The originally bigger island of volcanic origin broke apart due to erosion in 1050; since then the new bigger and smaller island are named Corland and Buchenau respectively. The town and islands endured light earthquake activity since, a destructive one hitting in 1726 with 6.8 magnitude. Since 1305, it is an imperial city (Reichsstadt), but has meanwhile been integrated into Mascylla as a constituent free city. Its historic core is the protected old town, attracting thousands of tourists throughout the year. Buchenau is also home to a renowned clinic and cohesive facility, and communal vineyard.