"Upon the signature of the International Statute of Secrecy in 1689, wizards went into hiding for good. It was natural, perhaps, that they formed their own small communities within a community. Many small villages and hamlets attracted several magical families, who banded together for mutual support and protection."
Bathilda Bagshot, A History of Magic[src]

Wizard villages are towns that contain wizarding populations, typically existing within Muggle villages in secret. Hermione Granger described them as "communities within a community".[1] After the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy was enacted in 1689, wizards and witches needed to live in places without attracting the attention of Muggles. Because of this, many chose to move into small villages in numbers, as this allowed them to band together and rely on each other for mutual support. The only all-wizard village in Britain is Hogsmeade, which is located near Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Known wizard villages and communites in Great Britain and Ireland






Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 16 (Godric's Hollow)
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