J.K. Rowling reveals names of wizard schools around the world
| Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 15:25
London: 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling has revealed the names of the wizard schools in North America and several other locations from around the world.
J.K. Rowling has been known to answer fan questions about the non-canonical parts of Harry Potter and also runds an interactive website called Pottermore, which focuses on these aspects of the HP Universe.
As seen on a map shared on Rowling's Facebook page, the wizard school in North America is called Ilvermorny and is located on the north-eastern part of North America, reports aceshowbiz.com.
In South America, the school is called Castelobruxo. The school in Africa is Uagadou, which is the largest of all wizarding schools, and wizards in Asia go to Mahoutokoro wizarding school.
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The author wrote on Pottermore.com that "as a general rule, magical schools tend to be situated in landlocked, mountainous areas (although there are notable exceptions, as will be seen), as such regions are difficult for Muggles to access, and easier to defend from Dark wizards."
“The precise location of each of the following schools is a closely guarded secret,” Rowling added.