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South America is a continent in the western hemisphere. The known wizarding nations that comprised it were Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Venezuela.

Magical community

The Amazon rainforest along with the Brazilian municipalities of Caxambu, Manaus and Teresina and the Peruvian town of Tarapoto were the known locations that house the South American wizarding community.

Although mostly uninhabited, the Patagonian Desert received a large amount of people from the international wizarding community in 2014, due to the 427th Quidditch World Cup that was based there.

Magical government

The known magical governing bodies in the continent were the Brazilian Ministry of Magic and the Argentinian Council of Magic, with the witch Valentina Vázquez as its President in 2014.

Magical education

Castelobruxo, one of the eleven wizarding schools, was located amid the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil. It took students from all over the continent.

Magical games and sports

Magical creatures

Magical history

Behind the scenes

  • The wand was a European invention, and some cultures traditionally did not rely upon wands for performing magic. So It is possible that Salazar Slytherin introduced the wand to South America, as he likely travelled there to acquire the Snakewood for his wand, which is a native species of tree from Coastal regions of northeast South America.
  • Very little is known about South American wandlore. Though it is possible Snakewood and Dragon Heartstring from the Peruvian Vipertooth are substances used.


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