List of fictional countries

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This is a list of fictional countries from published works of fiction (books, films, television series, gaming, etc.).


Name Work Notes
Aerugo Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime series Aerugo is a Principality governed by Prince Claudio. As a princedom, Aerugo is a much smaller country compared to Amestris but is able to retain control over the Aerugo border war.
Amestris Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime series Amestris is a Unitary State, with a population of about 50 million and a Parliamentary Republic type of Government. The Head of State is the Commander-in-Chief of the Military who holds the title of "Führer" (大総統, Daisōtō in Japanese, a form of "Generalissimo") and who concentrates the ranks of Head of State and Head of Government.
Antegria Papers, Please, The Republia Times A sovereign state in the Game Papers Please, by Lucas Pope, which includes the cities of St. Marmero, Glorian, and Outer Grouse.
Aħjarġentina Ħadd ma jista'... series fictional former name of Argentina[1]
Archenland The Chronicles of Narnia a nation to the south of Narnia, and to the north of both nations' occasional (and final) enemy, Calormen. Its borders are formed by mountains to the north and by the River Winding Arrow to the south. Its capital appears to be the castle located below the Anvard pass, which allows passage to Narnia.[2][3]
Arendelle Disney's Frozen [4]
Arstotzka Papers, Please A sovereign state in the Game Papers Please, by Lucas Pope, which is divided into at least eight districts, and also includes the cities of Orvech Vonor, Paradizna, Nirsk, and East Grestin, where most gameplay takes place.
Atlantis Timaeus a mythological island nation first mentioned by Plato.
Aurelia Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Axphain Graustark: The Story of a Love Behind a Throne neighbor of Graustark in several novels by George Barr McCutcheon.


Name Work Notes
Babar's Kingdom Babar the Elephant a country supposedly in Northern Africa consisting of intelligent elephants that are usually bipedal and civilized.
Baltish Baltish a fictional country from a Lithuanian TV show of the same name.
Bangalla The Phantom a central African nation
Bangistan Bangistan a fictional country featured in the Bollywood film by the same name
Barbituros Islands San Sombrèro Caribbean islands bordering San Sombrèro[5]
Berzerkistan Doonesbury located between Iran and Russia.[6] Its capital is either called Bmzklfrpz City[6] or Trff City.[7]
Bialya DC Comics
Blefuscu Gulliver's Travels a land where all the people are tiny from the book by Jonathan Swift.
Bolumbia The Shadow of a Titan a South American dictatorship, from Felix Wedgwood's novel[8]
Borduria The Adventures of Tintin totalitarian state from the comics series, located in the Balkans
Borostyria Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar a Balkan principality modeled on Montenegro[9]
Borginia Ace Attorney a Northern European republic that is stated to be very small in size, and is best known in the series for being home to the world-famous singer Lamiroir.
Brobdingnag Gulliver's Travels a land occupied by giants from the book by Jonathan Swift.
Brungaria an Eastern European dictatorship similar to the Soviet Union, in the Tom Swift, Jr. series
Buranda Yes Minister A developing African country, formerly known as British Equatorial Africa.


Name Work Notes
Cagliostro The Castle of Cagliostro a tiny, mountainous European duchy in the Lupin III film
Calbia The King Maker a tiny Balkan republic in the Doc Savage adventure
Caledonia Scandal a European monarchy featured in the season 5 premiere episode which bears strong similarities to the United Kingdom
Carpathia The Sleeping Prince Balkan kingdom in the play by Terence Rattigan and the subsequent film The Prince and the Showgirl
Chernarus ArmA 2 post-Soviet republic
Cobrastan Papers, Please A fictional country in the world of Papers Please, invented by character Jorji Costava. It apparently has a city named "Bestburg".
Country of the Blind "The Country of the Blind" a country where all the population are blind, situated in a hidden valley near Ecuador, from a short story by H. G. Wells.
Coalition States Rifts a fascist empire founded upon the post-apocalyptic ruins of the American Midwest.[10]
Corto Maltese Batman, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 and Part 2 A small island nation off the coast of South America, Corto Maltese was the location of the Corto Maltese Revolution and a military standoff between the United States of America, the Soviet Union, and Superman. Photojournalist Vicki Vale's photos of the revolution were featured in Time Magazine.
Creta Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime series Creta is a country in the world of Fullmetal Alchemist, located west of the main country of the series, Amestris.


Name Work Notes
Dawsbergen neighbor of Graustark
Deltora Deltora Quest series a fictional land in the Deltora Quest series, written by Emily Rodda
Dinotopia a hidden, utopian island from James Gurney's illustrated books
Drachma Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime series Drachma (ˈdrækmə; drak-ma) is a country in the World of Fullmetal Alchemist, located north of the main country of the series, Amestris.


Name Work Notes
Eagleland EarthBound The country is based on the US. Ness and Paula are from here.
Earthsea Tales from Earthsea a sea of islands from the stories by Ursula K. Le Guin and the 2006 movie Tales from Earthsea by Goro Miyazaki
Ecotopia Ecotopia an ecological utopia appearing in the novels Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging by Ernest Callenbach.
Elbonia Dilbert backward country from the comic strip. Its citizens are waist deep in liquid mud.
Emmeria Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Equatorial Kundu The West Wing a West African republic
Equestria My Little Pony The main country in the series. It is inhabited by ponies, including the show's 6 protagonists.
Eriador Lord of the Rings
Estoccia Scarecrow and Mrs. King the country where Joe King is based with the Emergency Aid Organisation.
Estovakia Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation.


Name Work Notes
Farfelu The Kingdom of Farfelu a surrealisitic place in the novel by André Malraux[11]
Fe'ausi Diplomatic Immunity South Pacific island from the New Zealand television series
Fiore Fairy Tail Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima.
Florin The Princess Bride the setting of The Princess Bride
Freedonia Duck Soup European country from the 1933 Marx Brothers film


Name Work Notes
Genosha Various Marvel Comics an island nation that has been home to a mutant sanctuary and concentration camp at various points
Genovia The Princess Diaries European country from novels and film adaptations
Gérolstein La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein 18th-century German principality in the opéra bouffe
Gilead The Handmaid's Tale a theocratic country occupying the territory of the former United States in the novel by Margaret Atwood.
Glovania Gasoline Alley home country of the biological parents of the character Skeezix in the comic strip. Skeezix's father Col. Henri Coda was the ruling Grand Duke prior to a revolution. Glovania's capital and major seaport is Ragpo, located on the Mediterranean to the east of Italy.[12]
Glubbdubdrib Gulliver's Travels an island (about one-third the size of the Isle of Wight) governed by a tribe of magicians; from the novel by Jonathan Swift.
Gondor Lord of the Rings a country in J. R. R. Tolkien's series.
Gondour "The Curious Republic of Gondour" an ideal republic imagined by Mark Twain in his short story.
Guilder The Princess Bride "The sworn enemy of Florin"
Grand Fenwick The Mouse That Roared a duchy in The Mouse That Roared (1955) and sequels by Leonard Wibberley.
Graustark Eastern European country in several novels by George Barr McCutcheon.
Grenyarnia 30 Rock "A country only known by the richest people on earth," from NBC's 30 Rock.
Groland presipality French television channel Canal+ "presipality".


Name Work Notes
Halla Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne a kingdom from the 1969 Satyajit Ray film
Holy Britannian Empire Code Geass anime series The Holy Britannian Empire (神聖ブリタニア帝国 Shinsei Buritania Teikoku, also referred to as the Britannian Empire or just Britannia) is a nation born from the defeated remnants of the British Empire and is the world's dominant military superpower.
Hyrule The Legend of Zelda


Name Work Notes
Ishval, or Ishbal (in the anime) Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime series A county invaded by Armestris. Its population is massacred in the Ishval Civil War.[13]
Impor Papers, Please A sovereign state in the Game Papers Please, by Lucas Pope, which includes the cities of Enkyo, Haihan, and Tsunkeido.
Islandia Islandia self-isolated country in Austin Tappan Wright's novel of the same name.
Isle of Fogg San Sombrèro the only one of the 23 (fictitious) Outcropp Islands off the west coast of Scotland to be inhabited.[5]
Ivalice Final Fantasy
Ixania The Dark Frontier a small Balkan country of little global importance in Eric Ambler's 1936 novel.
Idris The Shadowhunter Chronicles The Shadowhunter home country
Illéa The Selection the setting of The Selection trilogy .



Name Work Notes
Kahndaq DC Comics an ancient Middle-Eastern country in located on the Sinai Peninsula, between Egypt, Israel and Jordan.
Kamistan 24 (season 8) a Middle Eastern Islamic republic
Kangan Anthills of the Savannah a West African country ruled by the dictator Sam in the novel by Chinua Achebe.
Kartaksan Ħadd ma jista'... series An absolute monarchy neighboring Venteżwela.[1][14] The country was destroyed in the third book of the series.[15]
Kasnia DC Comics war-torn Eastern European monarchy
Kazirstan Beyond Two Souls Country with a rift to the other side
Kċina Ħadd ma jista'... series a monarchy, parody of imperial China[1]
Kerblekistan (also Kerplakistan) Internet lore a fictitious Asian country to where IT services are outsourced
Kashfar Scandal a Middle Eastern country mentioned in the episode Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Four US Army soldiers stationed there are taken hostage, causing President Fitzgerald Grant to send in a SEAL team to rescue them.
Khemed The Adventures of Tintin an Arabic emirate from the comic
Kinakuta Cryptonomicon an island state from Neal Stephenson's novels
Kolechia Papers, Please A sovereign state in the Game Papers Please, by Lucas Pope, which includes the cities of West Grestin, Vedor, and Yurko City.
Krakozhia The Terminal a Slavic country from the 2004 film
Kumranistan Yes Prime Minister a Central Asian Islamic republic from the 2013 remake of Yes Prime Minister; this country is a variation of Qumran (a fictional oil-rich sheikdom located in the Persian Gulf) which featured in the original series of Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister.
Kumbolaland Good Omens An African nation in Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's work.
Kyrat Far Cry 4 an East Asian nation in the Himalayas, roughly equivalent to Nepal
Kyrzbekistan The New York Times an error in the newspaper on January 7, 2015, caused a flurry of activity in social media including parody accounts and web sites[16]


Name Work Notes
Latveria Fantastic Four a kingdom in the ruled by the tyrannical Doctor Doom
Laurania Savrola in the book by Winston Churchill
Lands Beyond The Phantom Tollbooth see "Wisdom"
Lilliput Gulliver's Travels a land where all the people are tiny from the book by Jonathan Swift.
Loompa Land Charlie and the Chocolate Factory home of the Oompa Loompas in the book by Roald Dahl
Lower Slobbovia Li'l Abner an occasional exotic setting for the classic hillbilly comic strip by Al Capp


Name Work Notes
Malicuria Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a monarchy run by Emperor Aleister from the episode "April's Fool" of 1987 animated TV series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.[17]
Monroe Republic Revolution (TV series) A fictional republic in northern USA, from the TV show Revolution
Marivella Islands Tales of the Gold Monkey a South Pacific volcanic chain consisting of hundreds of mysterious and tropical islands featured in the 1982 adventure television series Tales of the Gold Monkey and now described as the Republic of the Marivelles.
Markovia DC Comics an independent Alpine nation in DC Comics, ruled by the superhero Geo-Force.
Matobo The Interpreter a state in the sub-Saharan region of Africa.
Melniboné Michael Moorcock An island country created by Michael Moorcock.
Mendorra One Life to Live a European monarchy on the long-running U.S. soap opera One Life to Live.
Meropis Theopompus a parody of Atlantis created by Theopompus of Chios.
Metrofulus Cicak Man (film series) a cold country in the Cicak-Man movies.
Molvanîa Eastern European country from a parody travel guidebook; from the same authors as Phaic Tăn and San Sombrèro.
Moldavia Dynasty a European monarchy ruled by King Galen and his son, Prince Michael in the TV series Dynasty until at the Prince's wedding to Amanda Carrington at the end of the show's 5th season, rebels stormed the palace, killing many wedding guests and exiling the royal family.
Moldovakia Recess Fictional country in the TV show Recess.
Mushroom Kingdom Super Mario Bros Kingdom in the Super Mario Bros series where Princess Peach is the Princess, she often gets kidnapped by Bowser and the Mario Bros, Mario and Luigi have to go rescue her.
Mypos Perfect Strangers Fictional country that Balki Bartokomous was from.


Name Work Notes
Naboombu The Magic Bed Knob & Bonfires and Broomsticks Mythical island of animals in "The Magic Bed Knob" and "Bonfires and Broomsticks" by Mary Norton, the book on which the Disney film Bedknobs and Broomsticks is based on.
Nambutu Casino Royale African nation with an embassy in Madagascar. Presumably a former French colony, given bilingual signage seen in the embassy.
Nerdocrumbesia Match Game Fictional "sleazy" country from game show Match Game.
Nevoruss a powerful state in the north of Russia and America created by Russian writer Grigoriy Demidovtsev
Ninety Nine Stars Tribe Support Your Local Angel From the Support Your Local Angel series of eBooks by Kirk Bailey.
Norland "Danger!" a small European country which defeats the mighty British Empire by effective submarine warfare, in Arthur Conan Doyle's story "Danger!"
Novistrana Republic: The Revolution from the computer game Republic: The Revolution
New German Republic Rifts a technologically advanced post-apocalyptic society encompassing Central Europe that is governed by the Triax megacorporation in the Rifts role-playing game.[18]
Norgborg San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups small nation located within the Arctic Circle, featured in San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups.[5]
Nuevo Rico The Adventures of Tintin a South American nation within the classic Belgian comic series, adjacent to the also-fictional country of San Theodoros.
Nukehavistan The Onion an allegedly nuclear-armed country within the former Soviet Union, depicted by The Onion as adjacent to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.[19]
Nuku'la Atoll San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups an archipelago in the South Pacific and former colony of the French colonial empire featured in San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups.[5]


Name Work Notes
Obristan Papers, Please A sovereign state in the Game Papers, Please, by Lucas Pope, which includes the cities of Lorndaz, Skal, and Mergerous.
Oceania Nineteen Eighty-Four totalitarian superstate centered on the Americas in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Organization of North American Nations (O.N.A.N.) Infinite Jest North American superstate from David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest.
Opperland a country based on the Netherlands where the Dutch language is treated entertainingly.[20]
Orsinia Orsinian Tales and Malafrena a Central European country similar to Czechoslovakia or Hungary, the focus of Ursula K. Le Guin's Orsinian Tales and the novel Malafrena.
Oz L. Frank Baum's Oz books magical land in L. Frank Baum's Oz books, as well as the later novel, movie The Wizard of Oz and the book and play Wicked and its sequels.


Name Work Notes
Palombia Spirou et Fantasio home of the Marsupilami
Panau Just Cause 2 An island country in South East Asia under dictatorial rule and the setting for the 2010 game.
Panem The Hunger Games In the novel, the nation of "Panem" has risen from the ashes of a post-apocalyptic North America.[21][22] Panem's seat of power is a utopian city, called "The Capitol," located in the Rocky Mountains. Outside of the Capitol, the nation is divided into twelve districts under the hegemony of a fascist, totalitarian dictatorship, headed by a tyrannical and cruel dictator.
Parador Moon Over Parador A South American country and location of events in Moon Over Parador.
Patusan Lord Jim an island nation somewhere in the South China Sea in Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad. Also mentioned in the 1993 film Surf Ninjas as well as in the film The Last Electric Knight and the TV series Sidekicks.
Penguina (L'île des Pingouins) Penguin Island in the 1908 novel by Anatole France, an island in the North Sea where penguins were miraculously transformed into humans (and which is in fact a satirical view of France).
Petoria Family Guy A micronation in Family Guy which seceded from the US and re-patriotized in less than a week.
Phaic Tăn Indochinese country from a parody travel guidebook; from the same authors as Molvanîa and San Sombrèro.
Poictesme a country situated roughly in the south of France in the books of James Branch Cabell.
Pokolistan DC Comics a former Soviet Republic in the DC Comics universe formerly ruled by General Zod
Polrugaria archetypal Communist-ruled country, "heavily modelled on Poland"[23] in Isaac Deutscher's 1952 essay "The Tragic Life of a Polrugarian Minister"
Pottsylvania The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show from Jay Ward's The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show


Name Work Notes
Qumar The West Wing a Middle Eastern state from the television series The West Wing

Qumran (Kumrahn)

Yes Minister an Arab country in the BBC comedy series Yes Minister
Qurac DC Comics a Persian Gulf country in the DC Comics Universe, often used when DC needs a terrorist state.


Name Work Notes
Ragaan Embassy a South-East Asian country located half-way up the Malay Peninsula, somewhere between Thailand and Malaysia; from the Australian television series Embassy.
Ravka Shadow and Bone the country from Shadow and Bone as well as the rest of the Grisha Trilogy; the country resembles Russia in language and culture.
Republia Papers Please A sovereign state in the Games Papers Please and The Republia Times, by Lucas Pope, which includes the cities of Lesrenadi, Glorian, and Bostan.
Rhelasia Young Justice Originally two nations of North and South, based on North and South Korea, from the TV series Young Justice.
Robo-Hungarian Empire Futurama the home of Bender's uncle in Futurama; a parody of Austria-Hungary
Robonia Futurama a country invented by Bender in Futurama
Rohan The Lord of the Rings Country in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings series.
Ruritania The Prisoner of Zenda a German-speaking kingdom in central Europe from Anthony Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda and associated works.
Rook Islands Far Cry 3 The two island setting for Ubisoft's Far Cry 3


Name Work Notes
St. Georges Island Yes, Prime Minister an island nation located somewhere in the Arabian Sea. It was the centrepoint of the episode A Victory for Democracy from the sitcom, Yes, Prime Minister.
Samavia The Lost Prince Eastern European kingdom in Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Lost Prince
Sangala 24 a Western African republic featuring in the television series 24, which is briefly taken over by General Juma in a military coup.
San Lorenzo Cat's Cradle a tiny rocky island nation located in the Caribbean Sea in Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle
San Lorenzo Leverage A small European nation featured in the third season of the TV series Leverage.
San Marcos Bananas A Latin America country.
San Salvador Ryhmy ja Romppainen a banana republic in constant, but frivolous civil wars that are fought for show only, in the humor book series Ryhmy ja Romppainen by pseudonym Armas J. Pulla.[24]
San Seriffe The Guardian an island nation featured in an elaborate April Fools' Day hoax on 1 April 1977 in the British newspaper The Guardian.
San Sombrèro San Sombrèro a Central American country from a parody travel guidebook; from the same authors as Molvanîa and Phaic Tăn.
San Theodoros The Adventures of Tintin a South American nation featured in several of The Adventures of Tintin, stories, home of General Alcazar
Santa Prisca DC Comics a Caribbean nation in the DC Universe, home to Batman villain Bane.
Santo Marco Marvel Comics A fictional South American nation appearing in Marvel Mainstream Continuity, Earth-616, which was briefly occupied by the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants until they were driven out by a mutant superhero team, X-Men.
São Rico The Adventures of Tintin a Portuguese-speaking South American country, featured in The Adventures of Tintin.
Sarkhan The Ugly American a small, peaceful kingdom in Southeast Asia, from the 1965 novel The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick.
Shangri-La Lost Horizon a mystical, harmonious valley, enclosed in the western end of the Himalaya in James Hilton's 1933 novel Lost Horizon
The Shire The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings a country in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Mainly inhabited by Hobbits. Its capital is Michel Delving.
Soviet Unterzoegersdorf the "last existing appendage republic of the USSR", a country created by monochrom for theatre performances and computer games.
Sierra Gordo G.I. Joe a South American country often used as a satire of banana republics in the G.I. Joe comic book series published by Marvel Comics.
Slaka Rates of Exchange and Why Come to Slaka? a Balkan communist country in Malcolm Bradbury's Rates of Exchange and its sequel, Why Come to Slaka?
Sodor Thomas the Tank Engine between England and the Isle of Man, the setting for the Reverend Awdry's Thomas the Tank Engine railway network managed by "The Fat Controller"
Spensonia an island between "Utopia and Oceana", where English mariners form a communal society. From Thomas Spence's 18th century writings.
Squamuglia The Courier's Tragedy a duchy ruled by the evil duke Angelo in The Courier's Tragedy, a fictitious Jacobean revenge play by Richard Wharfinger, performed in The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon.
Strackenz Royal Flash a Duchy in the 1970 The Flashman Papers novel Royal Flash.
Sunda State of Siege in Eric Ambler's novel State of Siege,[25] is similar to Indonesia but much smaller, confined to a single island.
Syldavia The Adventures of Tintin Balkan monarchy featured in four stories of The Adventures of Tintin, neighbouring Borduria.
Sokovia Marvel Cinematic Universe A fictional Eastern-European country appearing on the Earth of Marvel Cinematic Universe. Where two Marvel Superheroes Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch reside.
Sylvania Duck Soup belligerent neighbor to Freedonia in the 1933 film Duck Soup
Svenborgia 30 Rock A country only rich people know about 30 Rock


Name Work Notes
Tazbekistan[26] Ambassadors Central Asian republic, setting for the 2013 BBC TV comedy series Ambassadors.
Tcherkistan Supercondriaque East European country from the film Supercondriaque (2014)
Tecala Proof of Life South American country from the film Proof of Life (2000).
Tirania (also Republic of Tirania) Mort & Phil, La gran aventura de Mortadelo y Filemón a country governed by dictator Bruteztrausen; Spanish secret agents Mortadelo and Filemón helped depose Bruteztrausen and president Rompetechen was then elected.[27] Another version of this country appears in the film La gran aventura de Mortadelo y Filemón.
Trans-Carpathia G.I. Joe Eastern-European Cobra stronghold; location of many stories from the G.I. Joe comic book line
Tomania The Great Dictator the setting of Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator, lampooning Nazi Germany.
Transia Marvel Comics a fictional European country on the Earth of the Marvel Universe.
Transeuratia used by the SIS (MI6)[28]
Tyranistan San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups an Asian country and former member of the Soviet Union featured in San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups.[5]


Name Work Notes
Unaudited Arab Emirates San Sombrèro parody of the United Arab Emirates in the mock tourist guide San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups.[5]
United Federation Papers, Please A sovereign state in the game Papers, Please by Lucas Pope, which includes the cities of Shingleton, Korista City, and Great Rapid.
United Islamic Republic Executive Orders a nation created by the conquest of Iraq by Iran in Tom Clancy's novel Executive Orders.
United States of South Africa 2001: A Space Odyssey The successor to South Africa after the emigration of most white people and collapse of the economy in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Uqbar Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius a nation in Asia Minor in Jorge Luis Borges's 1940 short story Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius that is fictional within the story.
Urkesh Forever a Eastern European country, former member of USSR in TV series Forever (episode The King of Columbus Circle).


Name Work Notes
Vadeem Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles state whose Prime Minister gangsters try to kidnap in the episode "Raphael Drives 'em Wild" of 1987 animated TV series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.[29]
Val Verde Commando, Predator, Die Hard 2 and Jurassic Attack Spanish-speaking country resembling Nicaragua, in the films Commando, Predator, Die Hard 2 and Jurassic Attack.
Venteżwela Ħadd ma jista'... country neighboring Kartaksan in Trevor Żahra's Ħadd ma jista'... series; parody of Venezuela[14][15]
Vespugia A Swiftly Tilting Planet and Troubling a Star Spanish speaking country in the south of South America mentioned in Madeleine L'Engle's A Swiftly Tilting Planet and Troubling a Star
Vostkojek Don't Ask and Road to Ruin Eastern European country mentioned in Donald E. Westlake's novels Don't Ask and Road to Ruin
Vulgaria Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Don't Drink the Water the far-off, make-believe land in the film version of the children's story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, its name based on Bulgaria. "Vulgaria" is also the tourist destination in Woody Allen's play and film Don't Drink the Water, a country located behind the Iron Curtain.


Name Work Notes
Wadiya The Dictator fictional country in the movie The Dictator located in the Horn of Africa (in the area of Eritrea).
Wakanda The Avengers small African nation featured in the Marvel Comics series The Avengers. The nation is ruled by King T'Challa, also known as the super hero Black Panther.
West Angola Scandal a coastal African nation framed for various terrorist attacks on the United States of America in season 4. Later invaded by the US military after President Fitzgerald Grant is black mailed into doing so.
West Xylophone The Alphabet of Nations a fictional country mentioned in the song "The Alphabet of Nations" by rock duo They Might Be Giants, invented as a stand in, since there are no United Nations Member states whose names begin with "W" or "X".
Wisdom The Phantom Tollbooth a fictional country in Norton Juster's novel The Phantom Tollbooth, where letters and numbers come to life. It has two main cities: Dictionopolis (Word City) and Digitopolis (Number City).


Name Work Notes
Xerxes Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime series Xerxes (クセルクセス kuserukusesu) (incorrectly romanized as 'Cselkcess' in Viz manga) was an ancient country that existed in the Great Desert to the east of Amestris four hundred years before the start of the series.
Xing Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime series Xing is a country in the world of Fullmetal Alchemist, located east of the main country of the series, Amestris, across the Eastern Desert.


Name Work Notes
Yellow Empire Blake and Mortimer a fascist Asian power in Blake and Mortimer.


Name Work Notes
Zion (The Matrix) The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions a fictional reality of earth in The Matrix (franchise) movies.
Zanzibar Land Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake a country bordering the Middle East and, for a time, the only country to possess nuclear weapons in Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.
Zekistan Full Spectrum Warrior and Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers Middle Eastern country between Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and Tajikistan in the video game Full Spectrum Warrior and Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers; its history and setting closely resemble Afghanistan's.
Zamunda Coming to America The country of origin for Prince Akeem in the Eddie Murphy film Coming to America (1988).
Zubrowka The Grand Budapest Hotel East European country in Wes Anderson's film The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).

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