Capital city: Šppóplä
Regional broadcaster: LTV
Låpøtré is the northernmost land mass in Natia and an autonomous region of Cydoni-Gibberia. Though only discovered within the last 15 years, studies of Låpøtré's geology has shown that it is one of the oldest land masses in the world. Låpøtré was formed many millions of years ago by volcanic activity from underneath Natia's crust. As the crust was at its thinnest at the northermost point of Natia, Låpøtré was one of the first land masses to form.
Due to its unusual geographical location, there appears to be a staggering division of ecosystems on Låpøtré, with a chilly, frozen eastern coastline contradicting the more tropical western seaboard of the island. As the island is relatively small and far away from any other land masses (the nearest island is several hundred miles away), there is very little pollution there, and as such the areas of the Reunal Ocean surrounding the island are very clean, and make the island a popular fishing location and tourist hotspot for many northern Natian populations.
There is only one airport on Låpøtré, called the Aîrpørtré, which is situated in the island's capital city, Šppóplä (meaning Special Potato Plantation). The airport is relatively small but offers many direct flights to the mainland of Cydoni-Gibberia, as well as to various nearby nations. Most flights travel to and from Cydoni-Gibberia, and it is through the airport in Cydoni-Gibberia that Låpøtréiáns are able to travel elsewhere. There are a few shipping ports on the island, with marine transport to the neighbouring countries. Låpøtré is comparable in size to the former nation Lost Isle, although slightly smaller, and the enclave formerly occupied by Starogardia.
Låpøtre does not have its own broadcaster, and instead recieves a regionalised version of CyGiTV, the national broadcaster of Cydoni-Gibberia, with some of its programming tailored to suit the demands of the island. As Låpøtré is not an independent nation and does not have its own national broadcaster, it is ineligible to apply to participate in the Nation Song Contest, since it is considered a part of Cydoni-Gibberia, however as of 18th October 2020 an agreement has been made for the region to participate as a full member of the Waiting List Song Contest. Låpoøtréislás people may vote in NSC as part of the Cydu vote, and their artists may represent Cydoni-Gibberia at the contest if they wish to.
The island was discovered in early May 2009, by scientists from Cydoni-Gibberia. However, a land dispute, with Reym-L-Dneurb claiming it as their sovereign territory, despite Cydoni-Gibberia initially having discovered it, led to a war over the island's ownership. The war was fought over three battles and Cydu forces eventually won out over those from Reym-L-Dneurb, and so the island became the territory of Cydoni-Gibberia. As a sign of goodwill to their opponents, an area of Låpøtré was granted to Reym-L-Dneurbian residents, and has since become known as RëšeLå, a portmanteau of "Reym-L-Dneurbian settlement on Låpøtré". Låpøtre's name itself is a portmanteau of the words "Langenlois Potato Tree", the island's most prominent form of exclusive wildlife.
The board of LTV are excited by the unique opportunity afforded to them by Cydoni-Gibberia and the NBU and are excited to make their WLSC debut next edition!