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Ilfracombe Muggles Creatures History Famous Wizard Cards

Devon - England - United Kingdom

A seaside resort town in Devon and the site of the famous Ilfracombe Incident of 1932, where a Common Welsh Green Dragon escaped and flew right over a beach filled with Muggles on holiday. Disaster was averted thanks to the quick-thinking Tilly Toke, who performed one of the largest Memory Charms in recorded history (fw77).

Location: Map of Wizarding Britain

Ilkley Moor Quidditch

Yorkshire - England - United Kingdom

Ilkley is a moorland located northwest of Leeds in Yorkshire, and was the home of a twelfth-century Quidditch pitch (more...)

India Creatures

Delhi, India
Asia

WEB LINKIndia is the second most populous country in the world (behind China), located in southern Asia and jutting into the Indian Ocean. The Occamy and the Phoenix are both native to India (FB). We also know that the primary mode of wizarding transportation there is the flying carpet, as opposed to broomsticks; as a result, Quidditch has never gained the popularity there that it has in Europe (QA8).

Indian Ocean Creatures

The WEB LINKIndian Ocean is the only natural habitat for the Ramora (FB).

inns Building

We know of a number of inns:

Inverness Quidditch

Scotland - United Kingdom

A city located on the eastern coast of Scotland, where the river Ness flows from Loch Ness into the North Sea, Inverness was the city over which the Banchory Bangers Quidditch team was apprehended by Ministry of Magic officials as they tried to fly off and capture a Hebridean Black dragon for their team mascot (QA5). Inverness is not far from the location where Hogwarts is generally assumed to be.

Location: Map of Wizarding Britain

Iran

Asia

Iran is located in southern Asia, sandwiched between Iraq and Pakistan. It is a country where Quidditch has never caught on, because flying carpets are generally preferred to broomsticks for everyday transportation (QA8).

Ireland Quidditch Creatures Famous Wizard Cards

Ireland
Europe

Ireland, though not officially a part of United Kingdom, is nevertheless closely associated with it - through geography if nothing else. It comes up repeatedly in the Harry Potter books, as wizarding children from Ireland attend Hogwarts, and cities in Ireland are part of the British and Irish Quidditch League.

Quidditch can trace some of its origins to Ireland. The game of Aingingein, played on broomsticks and using a ball called a Dom and a series of flaming hoops, originated here (QA2). Ireland's National Quidditch Team also won the World Cup in 1994 (GF5), with Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys in attendance.

Notable wizards from Ireland include Cliodna, Queen Maeve, and Morholt (fw), along with (probably) Seamus Finnigan.

Ireland should not be confused with Northern Ireland, which is a different country and part of the United Kingdom.

Locations in Ireland:

Magical Creatures of Ireland
Quidditch Teams of Ireland

Location: Map of Wizarding Britain

islands

While on the run from Death Eaters, one of the places to which Harry and Hermione Apparated to spend the night was an island in the middle of a Scottish loch. While they slept here, snow half-buried their tent in the middle of the night (DH16).

In addition to this unnamed island, there are several others specifically referenced in the books:

Islands in wizarding Britain:

Islands in the rest of the world:

See also: oceans, seas

Isle of Wight Muggles

England - United Kingdom

A famous, beautiful resort island off the south-central coast of England, the Isle of Wight was a destination for Aunt Marge when she was on holiday in the summer of 1991. She sent a postcard from here to the Dursleys, which arrived at the same time as Harry's first Hogwarts letter (PS3).

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