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"Ministry of Magic? People like you in government? Oh, this explains everything, everything, no wonder the country's going to the dogs."
Vernon Dursley to Harry Potter[src]

A Ministry of Magic was the primary governing body of the magical community in many countries. Headed by a Minister for Magic, a Ministry of Magic was responsible for regulating and enforcing laws for the magical community, as well as keeping said community hidden from the Muggle world.[1]

In Great Britain, at least, the term "Ministry of Magic" seemed to be synonymous with "form of wizarding government", since the term was, on occasion, loosely applied to also refer to the Wizards' Council that preceded the British Ministry.[2]

Known countries with Ministries of Magic

Africa

Asia

Europe

Oceania

South America

Alternative forms of magical government

Known alternative forms of magical government:

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Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
  2. There are several instances in canon where the Ministry of Magic is credited with actions, such as establishing the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in 1692, or with passing the Wand Ban in 1631, although the Ministry was only formally created in 1707.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 8 (The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide)
  6. Writing by J. K. Rowling: "Mahoutokoro" at Wizarding World
  7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 28 (The Madness of Mr Crouch)
  8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 8 (The Quidditch World Cup)
  9. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
  10. Pottermore - RETURN OF HANS THE AUGUREY
  11. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 3 (The Game from Queerditch Marsh)
  12. Harry Potter Limited Edition
  13. Pottermore - DISASTROUS OPENING CEREMONY LEADS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP SECURITY (Archived)
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