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The United States of Auradon is the United Nation and homeland to all the Heroes and Villains of the Disney Universe, which is the primary setting of the Descendants franchise.

History

The United States of Auradon was formed twenty years prior to the Core Four moving over, it was formed by King Beast and Queen Belle who chose to unite all kingdoms rather than go on a honeymoon, it was formed at the same time as the Isle of the Lost in which Beast rounded up all villains, had those who died revived and placed them on the Isle to live through a fate he considered worse than death and forbade all forms of magic.

Soon after, Beast also chose to retire magic so that the kids of Auradon would learn new talents on their own rather through using magic and because of this, he placed the Fairy Godmother in charge and eventually allowed her to take on the task of being headmistress of Auradon Prep. However, Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather wanted to use their magic again due to being unable to do mundane tasks without their wands.

Once Beast and his wife stepped down their roles as monarchs, they passed their duties down to their son Prince Ben, some time after, Ben's girlfriend, Mal, later became his wife and Queen and the two became Auradon's new rulers at sixteen.

Regions

      Main article: The 19 Regions of Auradon
Auradon was founded out of the existing kingdoms, the kingdoms remained to have their respective rulers and were divided into The 18 Regions of Auradon. Several of these regions were mentioned in Melissa de la Cruz's Isle of the Lost series, including Camelot, Mount Olympus, Eden, and Corona. Corona, however, was not mentioned by name; rather it was referred to as "home of Rapunzel and Eugene."

Places of Interest

Isle of the Lost

An island prison off the coast that is inhabited by the most infamous villains ever known. Such as Maleficent, Evil Queen, Jafar, Cruella De Vil, Hades, Dr. Facilier and Ursula.

Auradon Central

Auradon City

The capital city of Auradon where many places of interest are located.

Beast Castle

Home and palace to King Beast, Queen Belle, King Ben and Queen Mal. It is introduced in Beauty and The Beast. It is located near Rapunzel's Tower.

Auradon Prep

A boarding school where the descendants of Disney's most well-known Heroes and Villains attend.

Enchanted Lake

A lake in the woods of Auradon, where Ben takes Mal on their date. It is first mentioned in the prequel book, seen in a dream by Mal. It includes a stone floor with a pillar. The lake is described in the junior novel as having the color of jade.

Auradon Cathedral

A church of Auradon and the place where Prince Ben was crowned king. This is also the place where Snow White reporting Ben's coronation.

Museum of Cultural History

Museum of Auradon and the place where Fairy Godmother's Magic Wand and along with other valuable items are guarded.

Neverland

It had been mentioned in the School of Secrets by Lonnie when she says, "Girl from Neverland lost this

Darling Coast

Located near to Neverland.

Wonderland

Home of the characters from Alice in Wonderland. In Beyond the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel, it was revealed that Wonderland choose to not join the United States of Auradon resulting in "The War of Roses" where the Queen of Hearts raised an army to fight for its freedom. Then Auradon locked up the Rabbit Hole and closed Wonderland off from the rest of the kingdom.

Notre Dame

Located near Seaside.

Arendelle

It is located near Weselton (home to the Duke of Weselton) and the Southern Isles (Prince Hans' home), which can be found in Triton's Bay.

Mount Olympus

In the School of Secrets, Jane mentioned this place while doing a quiz.

Charmington

Located south coast of Auradon and named after King Charming. Home to Snow White and the Prince along with the Seven Dwarfs.

Cinderellasburg

Located South-West of Auradon and named after Queen Cinderella.

Bayou de Orleans

Located east of Auradon and near East Riding.

Agrabah

It shares borders with Northern Wei.

Tarzan's Jungle

Located in the Border Lands or Faraway.

Indian Jungle

Located in the Border Lands or Faraway.

Tangleton

It is located near the Kingdom of Corona, Rapunzel's former home.

Seaside

It's located by the sea, in between Triton's Bay and the Sea of Ariel, where the underwater kingdom of Atlantica (Ariel's former home) can be found.

Camelot Heights

It is located near Sherwood Forest.

Auroria

Located in the South Riding.

Northern Wei

It shares borders with Agrabah.

Inhabitants

      Main article: List of Auradon characters

Trivia

  • The possible meaning of Auradon could be "Golden Hill" or "Hill of Light".
    • In Latin, "aura" could be both related to gold or light.
    • In Old English, the suffix "-don" is usually to designate locations with hills.
  • Since Belle and Beast were elected King and Queen, Auradon is most likely an elective monarchy.
    • This is similar to the system of the Kingdom of the Visigoths, which, coincidentally, were settled on the southern French territory.
  • If the current Monarchs end up without an heir, a different Royal Family would be chosen to continue the reign. According to Chad, he is the second in line if something were to happen to Ben.
  • It seems the currency in Auradon is gold or some other coin, as Lonnie pays Mal "50 bucks" with a bag of coins. As shown in "School Of Secrets", jewels are also acceptable as of currency, as Doug's money was in the form of gems.
  • In the film, the bridge that Mal and Ben crossed during their date was the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, and the Enchanted Lake was the 30 Foot Pool.
  • As the four kids were riding on the golden bridge to Auradon, Charming Castle can be seen.
  • Auradon appears to be slit in a couple of parts and Kingdoms: Cinderellasburg, Charmington, The South Riding (with both Tangleton and Auroria), Westerly (Nottingham), Camelot Heights (Camelot), Summerlands, North Riding, Neverland, Lone Keep, Olympus, Winter's keep, Faraway, Seaside, Schwartzvald.
  • It is unknown if the Kuzconian Empire and Kingdom of DunBroch exists within Auradon since both Yzma and Merida exist within the Descendants universe.

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