• Wizarding places A secret “enchanted edifice” was built in the Appalachian Mountains of North America as a meeting place for the Magical Congress of the United States (MACUSA). It became less convenient over time due to the remote location as witches and wizards preferred to live in the cities (Pm:MACUSA). Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Up a wide staircase from the entrance to the Woolworth Building, this is a large space with very high, vaulted ceilings. High in the air is a giant dial with multiple clock-like faces and hands pointing to the present threat-level to the secrecy of the wizarding world. When Newt Scamander first… Read More
• Countries Madagascar is a country in Africa. Appearances The Madagascar National Team lost to the team from Syria in the final match of the particularly raucous 1974 Quidditch World Cup (Pm). It is also claimed that the earliest use of the Disarming Charm was by wizards… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops A small, cramped tea shop with decor on the tacky side of frilly (such as floating golden cherubs throwing pink confetti), located just off Hogsmeade High Street. The only Hogwarts students who seem to patronize the place are trysting couples. Cho Chang suggests it for her Valentine’s Day date with Harry;… Read More
• Character Madam Rosmerta is the proprietor of the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade. She is at least in her 30s and likely a bit older, since she was running the Three Broomsticks already back in the 1970s. She is well known by witches and wizards from all over, including the teachers from… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops The Magical Menagerie is a very crowded pet store in Diagon Alley, noisy with the sounds of all the animals, where Hermione bought Crookshanks. The proprietor is a witch who wears heavy black spectacles. She offers advice and sells things like rat tonic. Other creatures for sale… Read More
• Muggle places • Streets, alleys, and lanes “Several streets away” from Privet Drive (PA3), Magnolia Crescent is a street on which several of Dudley’s friends probably live, as he bade them goodbye “at the entrance to Magnolia Crescent” when they were all walking home (OP1). It is probably also fairly long; Harry at one point… Read More
• Place Also found in Little Whinging, Magnolia Road is on the opposite side of Magnolia Crescent from Privet Drive (OP1). On this street is a playground, where Dudley and his gang have broken all but one of the swings, and where Harry once sat thinking about Sirius and Cedric (… Read More
• Schools Mahoutokoro Wizarding School is an ancient wizarding school located on an island off Japan. Constructed of jade and located on the top of a volcano on the uninhabited island of Minami Iwo Jima, the only known wizarding school located in Japan has both day and boarding students. The day students ride giant… Read More
• Place In a Daily Prophet story about out-of-control Hallowe’en celebrations, a Maidenhead barbecue is mentioned as an example of a wizarding party gone awry, as there were several loud explosions and a vampire came, “showed an alarming interest in the neighboring Muggles’ daughter, and was only persuaded back over the fence… Read More
• Islands Majorca (or Mallorca) is an island in the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain and a European vacationing hot spot, where the Dursleys wanted to buy a vacation home (CS1) and where Petunia’s friend Yvonne once vacationed (PS2). Both of these events, of course, caused frustration for the… Read More
• Countries Malawi is a country in Africa. The Malawian National Quidditch team won the 1998 Quidditch World Cup final game against the national team from Senegal (Pm). Read More
• Houses and addresses Located in southwestern England in Wiltshire (OP15), the Malfoy Mansion is a “handsome manor house” with extensive grounds (DH1). Draco Malfoy grew up here with his parents, Lucius and Narcissa, and their house-elf Dobby. Dobby was freed in 1993, and we know of no other family members or… Read More
• Cities A large industrial city in North-West England and headquarters of the Thunderbolt broom manufacturer (Pm). Read More
• Atlas of the Wizarding World • Wizarding villages Map by Shaun Hately, from a sketch by Steve Vander Ark … Read More
• Atlas of the Wizarding World • Businesses, merchants, and shops • Wizarding places While there is no official map of Diagon Alley, the books describe some of the shops in a general relationship to each other. Using this information, I created the following map in 2001 (before OP). The most important shop not included is Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes which didn’t appear until book… Read More
• Atlas of the Wizarding World • Countries On this map, blue markers indicate cities and towns. Red markers indicate the location of magical creatures. The letter Q indicates a town with a Quidditch team. The building icons indicate famous wizarding structures. Links to each of these are found in the Related Links.  … Read More
• Magical objects This magical map of Hogwarts Castle shows the entire castle and grounds of Hogwarts, including seven secret passages out of Hogwarts and into Hogsmeade. However, it does not show the Room of Requirement or the Chamber of Secrets. The map also shows the location of people. It would seem that… Read More
• Place The outskirts of this town was one of the places where Harry, Ron, and Hermione hid while on the run from the Death Eaters, and was a place where they stopped in hopes of finding food. However, this didn’t go as planned, as dementors loomed over the town, and as… Read More
• Glossary A town where a market – what a lot of people in the U.S. would probably think of as a farmer’s market – is held regularly. Several surrounding villages would be connected with a market town, so that farmers in the villages would go to the market town to buy… Read More
• Lakes and marshes A marsh was one of the many places that Harry and Hermione camped while searching for Voldemort’s Horcruxes, though it proved not to be a very good idea as their tent flooded with cold water during the night (DH16). Read More
• Regions, counties, and territories A state in the Eastern U.S. on the coast of the North Atlantic. Part of the original Thirteen Colonies. Read More
• Countries Mauritius is a tiny island nation found east of Madagascar in the southern Indian Ocean, and is famous both in the Muggle world and the wizarding world as the home of the Diricawl, which Muggles refer to as the dodo. Though Muggles believe that the bird died out over a… Read More
• Event Minerva McGonagall disguised as her cat Animagus arrives outside the home of the Dursley family on Privet Drive early in the morning of November 1, 1981. At half-past 8 a.m., Vernon Dursley leaves his driveway and notices a tabby cat reading a map on the corner near his house, which made… Read More
• Oceans and seas Sandwiched between Europe and Africa, the Mediterranean has for centuries been one of the most trafficked bodies of water in the world. Yet somehow merpeople (including the Greek Sirens), the hippocampus and the sea serpent have managed to live in the sea undetected. The Mediterranean Sea is also a natural… Read More
• Place In the fourteenth century, this was the site of a Wizards’ Council (precursor to the Ministry of Magic) meeting with all creatures that had been classified as “beings,” which according to Burdock Muldoon’s calculations was all creatures with two legs. The meeting didn’t go very well, or indeed take place… Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories • Hogwarts castle and grounds • Towns The merpeople’s village is located in the center of the lake, a quarter of a mile from Hogwarts castle. The edge of the village is marked by a large rock with paintings of merpeople on it; they are carrying spears and chasing the giant squid. The village consists of clusters… Read More
• Place A river famous for running through the port of Liverpool on England’s west coast, there was a three-way broom crash over this river involving wizards racing to get to a Celestina Warbeck concert (DP). Read More
• Countries A Spanish-speaking country in North America just to the south of the United States. Read More
• Place A business that Molly Weasley describes as “very good,” that she hired to erect the large marquee at Bill and Fleur’s wedding in 1997 (DH6). Read More
• Place Though Dorset is a real county on the southern coast of England, Millburn is a fictitious town. At number 17 Lanes End, it is the home of Stuart Jones, a Muggle fan of J.K. Rowling who writes to her in the FAQ – Other Stuff section of her website. Read More
• Cities Hagrid and Madame Maxime passed through Minsk on their way to meet the giants in the mountains, and in fact while there Hagrid “had a sligh’ disagreement with a vampire” (OP20). Minsk is the capital of Belarus, a nation that was formerly part of the Soviet Union. The fact… Read More
• Incantations Mischief Managed is the incantation which closes or “wipes” clean the Marauders Map (PA10). Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places An out-of-order girls’ bathroom on the second floor; entrance to the Chamber of Secrets and home to Moaning Myrtle. Read More
• Place Established in the fourteenth century in Somerset to protect a dwindling population of Golden Snidgets (dwindling because they were being hunted for sport as well as killed in Quidditch matches), the Reservation was named for Modesty Rabnott, who famously saved a Snidget from a Quidditch match in 1269 (QA4). Read More
• Countries Moldova is a country in Eastern Europe. The Moldovan National Quidditch Team was beaten in the final of the 2010 Quidditch World Cup by a team from China (Pm). Read More
• Place Montrose is a small port town with about 10,000 residents found on the eastern shores of Scotland, between Aberdeen and Dundee. More importantly, however, it is home of the Montrose Magpies, the most successful team in the history of the British and Irish Quidditch League. It was also the origin… Read More
• Place Though we don’t know where Mad-Eye-Moody lives, we do know that on August 30, 1994, he was ambushed at home by Barty Crouch, Jr., Stunned, then put under the Imperius Curse (GF35). The only part of Moody’s house that seemed to be damaged in the encounter were his rubbish… Read More
• Glossary A moor is a broad tract of open land, often high but poorly drained, with patches of heath and peat bogs. Read More
• Place A moor is a broad tract of open land, often high but poorly drained, with patches of heath and peat bogs. Of the heather moorland in the United Kingdom, most of it lies in North Yorkshire, Wales, Cumbria, and Dartmoor (with some moorlands in the far West Country in the… Read More
• Cities Moose Jaw in Canada is the home of the Moose Jaw Meteorites, who are one of the most accomplished Quidditch teams in the modern world. They are famous for flying around with sparks flying from their brooms after a victory (QA8). Although Moose Jaw is a relatively… Read More
• Event He returns after a three-year sentence to find both his father, Marvolo and sister, Merope, dead. He lives alone in the Gaunt house for many years, until Tom Riddle returns and frames him for murdering the Riddle family. (HBP10)… Read More
• Place A town that was once the home of the Dumbledore family, and where Ariana Dumbledore was tortured by Muggle children. After her father Percival retaliated and was arrested, the family moved instead to Godric’s Hollow. Mould-on-the-Wold’s location is uncertain, but it is home to a number of wizarding families (… Read More
• Place Some of the many places that Harry, Ron, and Hermione camp while searching for Horcruxes are “gorse-covered mountainsides” (DH15), including one where they were pounded all night by sleet (DH16). Read More
• Mountains, hills, and landforms • Schools The Mountains of the Moon is the name of a mysterious misty-covered, tall mountain range somewhere in Africa, and the location of the wizarding school Uagadou (Pm). The Mountains of the Moon were written of in antiquity as being the source of the Nile River. Today, Muggle geographers are unsure… Read More
• Mountains, hills, and landforms Mount Greylock is a mountain in western Massachusetts in the U.S. whose highest peak is where Ilvermony School of Witchcraft and Wizardry stands. It is also where the Steward family lived in the 1600s (Pm). Read More
• Islands Moutohora is home of the Moutohora Macaws, New Zealand’s most famous professional Quidditch team (QA8). Read More
• Source 17 October 2007 ‘Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling Opens Up About Books’ Christian Imagery’ MTV.com… Read More
• Organizations In the alternate timeline where Harry Potter lost the Battle of Hogwarts (caused by the use of the Experimental Time Turner), the incarceration of Muggle-borns is sanctioned by the Ministry of Magic (CC3.3). Read More
• Place Hogwarts has a library of course, but it isn’t the only one that Hermione visits. While searching for Horcruxes, she, Harry, and Ron come to London in search of Tom Riddle’s orphanage. There, Hermione sneaks into a Muggle library, where she discovers that the orphanage has been demolished (DH15). Read More
• Place Nearly all of the locations in the books exist in the Muggle world as well, so how is a ‘Muggle place’ defined? The places below are locations that are mentioned as Muggle places in the books, and that have little or no importance to the wizarding world (so they are… Read More
• Buildings The Museum of Quidditch is located in London, although we don’t know its exact location. Featured exhibits A medieval broomstick predating the development of the Cushioning Charm (QA1). The diary of Gertie Keddle, who lived on the edge of Queerditch Marsh in the eleventh century… Read More
• Place Mykonos is a small island off the southeast coast of Greece, in the Aegean Sea. It was at one point home to the Chimaera (Dai Llewellyn was eaten by one while on holiday in Mykonos – FB), though today it is a popular upscale resort island, making it unlikely that… Read More