From Ilvermorny to Castelobruxo: JK Rowling announces four new wizarding schools


Jan 31, 2016 15:51:02 IST

Los Angeles: Harry Potter author JK Rowling has revealed the names of four new wizarding schools in locations around the world.

As seen on a map shared on Rowling's Facebook page, the wizarding school in North America is called Ilvermorny and is located on the north-eastern part of North America.

Discover four additional wizarding schools from around the world on Pottermore:

Posted by J.K. Rowling on Friday, January 29, 2016

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, reported Ace Showbiz.

The author noted on 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."

She added, "The precise location of each of the following schools is a closely guarded secret."


Updated Date: Jan 31, 2016 15:52:24 IST