• Businesses, merchants, and shops Location of Obscurus Books, publisher of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (FB). Read More
• Cities Aberdeen is a city of about 100,000 people on the eastern coast of Scotland, about 85 miles northeast of Hogwarts. Read More
• Towns Located in southeastern Wales on the English border, Abergavenny is a market town that was once home to fortresses for the Roman and, later, Norman empires. This is where the Knight Bus dropped Madam Marsh off the first time Harry rode it (PA3). Read More
• Historical places A historical name for Ethiopia, and presumably the home of the Abyssinian Shrivelfig. Also home to the Gimbi Giant-Slayers who won the All-Africa Cup twice (QA8). Read More
• Place A street in Little Norton, and – at number eighteen – home of Doris Purkiss, the witch who told The Quibbler that Sirius Black was actually Stubby Boardman (OP10). Read More
• Buildings • Public places This town hall was the site of a concert which included the final performance of the unfinished Wizarding Suite, composed by Musidora Barkwith. The exploding tuba featured in this concert blew the roof off the Ackerly Town Hall in 1902, and the piece has been banned from performance ever since… Read More
• Islands • Mythological and legendary places Aeaea was a legendary island during ancient Greek times. It was the home of the famous sorceress Circe (FW). Read More
• Continents Locations in Africa: Abyssinia Burkina Faso Chad Congo Egypt Ethiopia Ivory Coast Madagascar Malawi Mauritius Nigeria Sahara Desert Senegal Tanzania Togo Uganda Uagadou Wizarding School Zaire More: Magical Creatures of… Read More
• Countries Albania is a European country located along the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Not long after Hogwarts was founded, the country inadvertently played a part in wizarding history when Rowena Ravenclaw’s daughter Helena stole her mother’s diadem and ran away to Albania. Though she later returned to Britain, the diadem… Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes Though nondescript, this alley is one of the primary gateways in Britain from the Muggle world into the wizarding world. It has rarely been mentioned since Harry’s first time through, but presumably wizards need to pass through it any time they travel between the Leaky Cauldron and the rest of… Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes Located in Little Whinging a block or two from number four, Privet Drive, this alley has been the scene of two of the biggest collisions between Harry’s Muggle home and the wizarding world. First it was where Harry fled after blowing up Aunt Marge, saw Sirius in his Animagus form,… Read More
• Countries Located in the mountains between Spain and France, tiny  Andorra is one of the smallest countries in the world. However, it has a Ministry of Magic (GF28) and participates in international affairs. Read More
• Islands Anglesey (spelled Anglesea by mistake in the first edition of PA) is an island off the west coast of Wales, almost due east across the Irish Sea from Dublin. It is one of the places the Knight Bus visited the first time Harry rode it (PA3) though the Knight… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors There is a smaller antechamber connected to the Great Hall, door behind the teachers’ table, with a fireplace and many portraits (including that of the Fat Lady’s friend Violet) off the Great Hall (GF17)… Read More
• Islands Another name for the south Pacific region that includes Australia and New Zealand. It is presumably the home of the Antipodean Opaleye dragon. Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops The Apothecary is a shop selling potion ingredients in Diagon Alley. It is a fascinating place crammed with all sorts of interesting things. There are barrels of slimy stuff lined up on the floor and jars of all sorts of powders, herbs, and the like along the walls. Bundles of… Read More
• Towns A small town in Lincolnshire, located in the northeast of England (southeast of Yorkshire) Appleby has been home since 1612 to the Appleby Arrows, a member of the British and Irish Quidditch League (QA7). Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories Hagrid takes his Acromantula Aragog to live in a hollow in the Forbidden Forest after being accused of opening the Chamber of Secrets. Aragog lives in “the middle of the misty domed web” with his wife Mosag and hundreds of their descendants (CS15). The hollow is located deep inside the forest; Harry and Ron… Read More
• Place A town on the east coast of Scotland, Arbroath’s only reference in the books comes in QA1, where we learn that Guthrie Lochrin flew a splintery broomstick from Montrose to Arbroath (a distance of approximately 13 miles) in 1107. See also the Muggle encyclopedia reference for Arbroath. Read More
• Countries Argentina is the second largest country in South America and features a little bit of everything, from mountains to coastline. Its national Quidditch team reached the World Cup quarterfinals within the last century (QA8). The Patagonian Desert region was also host to the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read More
• Place A map of Argyllshire, a county in western Scotland, hangs on the second floor of Hogwarts. This map is where the Fat Lady hid after Sirius Black attacked her (PA9). Read More
• Place A small city in the foothills of the mountains in northern Sweden, Arjeplog has for over a millenium been the location of the finishing line for the annual broom race of Sweden (QA2). It is also less than three hundred miles away from a Swedish Short Snout dragon reservation, which… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops All we know about this shop is that JKR would recommend it to a wizard whose Nimbus 2000 “has a terrible knack of veering left,” according to her online chat (BLC). Read More
• Countries Armenia is a small country just east of Turkey, where a warlock once saved a village from werewolves, though Gilderoy Lockhart took credit for it (CS16). Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors A long gallery filled with suits of armour on the Third Floor, adjacent to the Trophy Room. Read More
• Continents Asia is the Earth’s largest and most populous continent, comprising a large number of countries, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. Asia has a rich magical history and culture, as well as a large number of fascinating native magical creatures. Read More
• Historical places Assyria is a region in the Middle East mainly including modern-day Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon – though the Assyrian empire once stretched well into Iran, Turkey, Israel, and Egypt as well. Whether Neville uses the term to describe the region or whether wizarding governments recognize different borders and country names… Read More
• Buildings The astronomy tower is the tallest tower of Hogwarts. This is where students had Astronomy class every Wednesday night at midnight during Harry’s first year The top of this tower where observation sessions are held for Astronomy is more or less directly above the front entrance of the castle; the top of… Read More