|The Ministry of Magic|
|Name||The Ministry of Magic|
The Ministry of Magic (M.o.M.) is the main governing body of the magical community of Great Britain (i.e. England, Scotland and Wales) and Ireland with the intention of preservation of magical law. The Ministry connects the British government to the wizarding world. The headquarters of the Ministry are in Whitehall, in central London, deep underground. It is headed by the Minister for Magic. The current Minister in Britain is Hermione Granger. Each Prime Minister of Great Britain is visited by the Minister for Magic. During the heights of the Dark Lord, the Minister for Magic worked with the Muggle Minister to ensure protection for the Muggle World.
The same Ministry also appears to govern the wizarding population in Ireland.
The Ministry of Magic was formed as a successor to the earlier Wizards' Council and came into being sometime during the 1600s. It was involved in the International Confederation of Wizards' decision to create the Statute of Secrecy in 1692 and still today takes the responsibility of enforcing said Statute in the United Kingdom. The laws against magic-use by underage wizards and against wand use by non-wizard folk are also enforced by the Ministry, in part to maintain secrecy.
Other countries, such as Norway, Germany, Bulgaria, etc., have their own Ministries of Magic.