"Change of plans, my parents decided to go to Romania... to visit my brother Charlie. He's studying dragons there."
Ronald Weasley describing his parent's Christmas plans[src]

Romania (Romanian: România) is a country located in southeastern Europe. It borders the Republic of Moldova to the north-east, Hungary and Serbia to the south-west, Ukraine to the north, and Bulgaria to the south. Its capital city is Bucharest ("București").


In 1809, Romania competed against New Spain in the 1809 Quidditch World Cup final.[1]

After leaving Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Charlie Weasley studied dragons at the Romanian Dragon Sanctuary.[2] In 1991, Students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry believed Quirinus Quirrell's classroom smelled of garlic in order to ward off a vampire he met in Romania who he was afraid would come find him.[3] Molly and Arthur Weasley went to Romania during the Christmas break in 1991 to visit Charlie.[4]

Magical creatures

Native to Romania

Dragons at the Romanian Dragon Sanctuary


The following creatures are all found worldwide:



A 1994 Quidditch World Cup attendee waving a Romanian flag

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Notes and references

  1. Writing by J.K. Rowling: "History of the Quidditch World Cup" at Pottermore
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 6 (The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters)
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 8 (The Potions Master)
  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 12 (The Mirror of Erised)
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