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Ministry of Magic
Organisation information

Minister for Magic


Governing the magical population of their respective country.


International Confederation of Wizards

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

Known countries with Ministries of Magic

Behind the scenes

  • The only known alternative form of government mentioned in canon is the Council of Magic, the Argentinian one being a case in point.[1] It is unknown precisely what distinguishes a Council of Magic from a Ministry of Magic.
  • It is possible that, in countries where the Muggle government is not divided up into ministries, the wizarding governing body takes a different name styled after the appropriate term in that country. This cannot be confirmed, however, as wizarding government in countries without ministries has yet to be referred to.


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