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Do Muggles also live in places such as Godric's Hollows, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley as well as other towns and villages with magical populations? If yes, do they refer to those places using different names to the wizarding world?

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I don't know about others, but Hogsmead is the only completely wizard dwelling in Britain –  user13267 Jul 18 '14 at 9:56

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I don't think that Muggles live in places like Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley because they are well protected not to be recognized from Muggles. But they could live in Godric's Hollow cause its just a "normal" village, just filled up with a lot of witches and wizards!

In the first book when Harry and Hagrid arrive in London and stand in front of the Leaky Cauldron, Harry mentions that it seems that only Hagrid and him can see the entrance to the pub and the Muggles just look over it as if it wasn't there. And since the entrance to Diagon Alley is in the back of the Leaky Cauldron, Muggles can't have knowledge of Diagon Alley.

Or just think about Hogwarts and how it is protected from Muggles: If Muggles come near, they just see an old ruin with a sign not to enter it because the roof could come down any minute. And if they still wanna go in, the Anti-Muggle-Spell comes into action and the Muggles feel a sudden urge to leave.

So Hogwarts and Godric's Hollow could be known by the Muggles (Hogwarts as old ruin), but Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley are too well protected to be known or to be habit to some muggles.

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It's a somebody-else's-problem field! –  Liath Jul 18 '14 at 7:20
See also scifi.stackexchange.com/a/60019/4918 for a quote where Professor Dumbledore explains to the young Riddle that Muggles can't see Diagon Alley. –  b_jonas Jul 18 '14 at 7:28
@b_jonas Muggles can't see the Leaky Cauldron, since that's the outward facing entrance to Diagon Alley right in the middle of a Muggle high street. They can see Diagon Alley itself, since Hermione's parents were able to see it. That does raise the question of how the hell they got to Diagon Alley if only their daughter was able to see the entrance, though. –  Anthony Grist Jul 18 '14 at 8:15
@Naemy: so you say it's really a SEP field then? –  b_jonas Jul 18 '14 at 9:02
At least for the Leaky Cauldron that may be! That would be a possible explanation why Hermione's parents can see it and the others don't. It could also be kind of a protection like in "12 Grimmauld Place", that someone needs to tell you that the pub is there so you can see it. In the book Harry recognizes it after Hagrid told him it's there. But there's no proof in the books since it's not mentioned that properly. But all this doesn't count for Hogwarts or Hogsmead or the grounds for the Quidditch World Cup, since they really are surrounded with anti-muggle-spells. –  Naemy Jul 18 '14 at 9:24

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