• Schools • Wizarding places Uagadou is the largest wizarding school in the world and also the oldest school in Africa. It is located in the Mountains of the Moon, in equatorial Africa. The school specialises in Astronomy, Alchemy, and Self-Transfiguration. Students at Uagadou are taught in the traditions of wandless magic which were prevalent… Read More
• Countries Currently the premier Quidditch-playing nation in Africa, Uganda‘s national team recently participated in the Quidditch World Cup with six members of their most prominent team – the Proudsticks, based in Patonga (QA8). Their national team also defeated Wales in recent World Cup competition (GF5). Uganda is a… Read More
• Countries The second-largest country that was once part of the Soviet Union (Russia is larger), Ukraine is an eastern European country that is now a democracy. Though the country is mostly flat, it does have a few mountains on its western edge. Presumably these mountains are the home of… Read More
• Lakes and marshes The underground lake was located in the sea cave where Voldemort hid the locket Horcrux. The lake was clear and still, but beneath its surface floated hundreds of Inferi. When the water was touched by a human hand, the Inferi would rise and attack. In the center of the lake was an… Read More
• City places   The stations Harry uses actually provide good clues to the geography of wizarding London. The underground railway system in London – what in the U.S. would be referred to as a subway – is commonly referred to as the Underground, or occasionally the “tube.” Though the names… Read More
• Countries A country located in the center of North America and spanning the continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the United States is home to the towns of Fitchburg, Salem, and Sweetwater, and is also the natural habitat of the clabbert and the doxy. We also know that… Read More
• Place Upper Barnton seems to just be a historical name; today no such city exists in Britain, though there is a Barnton near Liverpool which may or may not be the same town. Regardless, in the 1400s Upper Barnton was the home of a famous nasty giant named Hengist who was… Read More
• Wizarding villages Though a Muggle village, Upper Flagley has long been home to a large number of wizarding families as well, much like Ottery St. Catchpole and Godric’s Hollow (DH16). Harry, Ron, and Hermione tried searching here briefly for one of Voldemort’s Horcruxes, but with no success (DH22).  St. Oswald’s… Read More