Barzan II was the inhabited second planet in its star system. This system was located in the Alpha Quadrant. The planet possessed few, if any, natural resources and an environment that was inhospitable to most other lifeforms. This was the homeworld for the Barzans, a pre-warp capable humanoid species. The planet was governed by the uniglobal Barzanian Planetary Republic. This republic was headed by a premier. In 2366, the premier was Bhavani.
That same year, the Federation participated in negotiations for the rights for the Barzan wormhole, which had been discovered near Barzan II and appeared once every 233 minutes. The starship USS Enterprise-D hosted the negotiations in orbit of Barzan II. In the end, it became clear that the other end of the wormhole was not stable, and its possible use as a resource vanished. (TNG: "The Price"; VOY: "False Profits")
Background information Edit
"BAR-zan" was the pronunciation for this planet from the script pronunciation guide.
The planet model for Barzan II was first used for 'aucdet IX ("The Child"). It was used again for Gagarin IV ("Unnatural Selection") and Galorndon Core ("The Enemy"). It was used later for Jouret IV ("The Best of Both Worlds") and Bilana III ("New Ground"). For its use as Barzan II, the model had a green color.
It was stated by Harry Kim in the episode "False Profits" that a mouth of the Barzan wormhole was fixed in the Alpha Quadrant.