(Country ruled by Doctor Doom)
500,000 (This is an approximation since the government of Latveria has
not allowed an outside census in over 20 years)
Type of Government: Dictatorship (Doom
prefers to call this an "enforced Monarchy")
Languages: German, Hungarian, Latverian
(local dialect, derivative of Hungarian), Romany
Ethnic Groups: Mixed European stock, Gypsy
Major Business Centers: None
Currency: Latverian Franc
Public Holidays: Doom's Day, Christmas, New
Year (Note that Doom's Day is an eclectic holiday, celebrated whenever Doom
declares it. The people seem to enjoy these impromptu holidays, but then again,
Doom commands it to be so.)
Tipping: Service fees have been
worked into all prices. Tipping is frowned upon.
Airports: The only airport for
the country, Doomsport lies on the southern outskirts of Doomstadt. It
maintains two runways and a modern terminal, but flights into and out of
Doomsport are quite limited.
What to See:
Latveria has some beautiful natural wonders to visit as well as ancient ruined
castles that tourists are allowed to visit under strict guard. No cameras are
allowed except when the government sets up an all-too-infrequent goodwill tour -
guests are shown the city of Doomstadt in full celebration and are allowed
limited tours of the surrounding farms and Castle Doom for photo opportunities.
An up to date passport is required, as well as an invitation from Doctor Doom if
one is visiting Doomstadt. Many governments require that you register with
them if you are planning to visit Latveria. Check with the local authorities
before finalizing travel arrangements.
Royal work permits are required for all foreigners seeking employment in
Latveria. These permits are seldom given and the potential employee is urged to
look elsewhere for safe employment. Those who apply and are accepted are rarely
allowed to resign their positions later, although the Master does offer a very
generous benefits plan, bonus, 401k, and complimentary life insurance policies!
Drinking water is clean and safe. Medical facilities in Doomstadt are
unsurpassed, however medical availability in outlying areas is unreliable. Obey
all of the posted signs throughout the country, as ignorance of
Latveria's travel restrictions is an excuse not programmed to work on Doctor
Doom's robot guards.
B. Doom Falls
H. Kline River
C. Draken River
E. Boar's Vale
K. Mount Victorum
F. Citadel of Doom L. Doomsburg
Capital of Latveria and Home to our Glorious Master,
Doctor Victor Von Doom.
This is a detailed map of the center of Doomstadt.
This is a broad less detailed map of the entire city. I have
also enlarged the key for your viewing pleasure.
Doctor Doom's Crib.
LATVERIA, Castle Doom on a hill above the town of Doomstadt, located just north
of the Kline River.
B. SYMKARIA, the location of the city of Aninna,
location of the royal palace, home of Silver Sable.
C. TRANSYLVANIA, the location of Castle Rusoff.
D. TRANSIA, Wundagore Mountain, former home of the
E. TRANSYLVANIA, Castle Dracula is known to be the
mountainous regions northwest of Brasov.
C. East Transia
D. Mount Wundagore
E. Castle Russoff
F. Castle Mordo
has a continental climate, with cold, cloudy, humid winters and warm to hot
summers. Average annual temperature is 9.7 °C (49.5 °F). Temperature extremes
are about 38 °C (100 °F) in the summer and −29 °C (−20 °F) in the winter.
Average temperature in the summer is 27 to 32 °C (81 to 90 °F), and in the
winter it is 0 to −15 °C (32 to 5 °F). The average yearly rainfall is
approximately 600 mm (24 in).
*The winters are
very cold. The Master knows first hand of the cold winters in the region. The
winters claimed his father as one of their many victims.
Latveria, as any other well-respected
nation, has Embassies around the world... and the Internet (shameless
plug). Most notably is the one in New York City. Spider-Man and Black
Cat recently burglarized it in Spider-Man Unlimited 14 (I guess
it's okay to break the law when a hero wants to). The Embassy is also
a safe haven for Doom and other members of his nation from the laws
governing America. This fact was made all too clear to Superman when
he tried to attack Doom after he had reached his embassy (Superman
/ Spider-Man Treasury). The big boy scout found out it was
unlawful and to do so and chicken out (lucky for him).