Narnia is a fantasy world created by the Irish author C.S. Lewis as a location for his Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels for children. In Narnia, animals can talk, mythical creatures abound, and magic is rampant.

The name "Narnia" refers not only to the Narnian world, but especially to the land of Narnia within it, which its creator, Aslan the great lion, filled with talking animals and mythical creatures. Narnia is a land of rolling hills rising into low mountains to the south, and is predominantly forested except for marshlands in the north. The country is bordered on the east by the Eastern Ocean, on the west by a great mountain range, on the north by the River Shribble, and on the south by a continental divide.

The economic heart of the country is the Great River of Narnia, which enters the country from the northwest on an east-southeasterly course to the Eastern Ocean. The seat of government is Cair Paravel, at the mouth of the Great River. Other communities along the river include (from east to west) Beruna, Beaversdam, and Chippingford.


Cair Paravel is the capital of Narnia in The Chronicles of Narnia. It is the location of the four thrones of King Peter Pevensie, Queen Susan Pevensie, King Edmund Pevensie and Queen Lucy Pevensie.

Cair Paravel is situated on a peninsula, which becomes an island over time. We know that Cair Paravel is in ruins in the time of Miraz, but when Caspian becomes king he rebuilds it to its former splendor. In the final book of The Chronicles of Narnia, Cair Paravel is captured by the Calormene Tisroc, thus signalling the conquest of Narnia by the Calormenes.