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Why aren't Muggles extinct?

One of the basic premises of the Potterverse is that Muggles are much, much more common than wizards. This is what in part necessitates the need for the Wizarding world to hide itself away because, ...
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Why doesn't Hogwarts have more teachers?

Hogwarts apparently has only one professor per subject. We could reason this out by looking at the fact that all of Harry's Potions classes are with Snape (for as long as Snape is teaching Potions), ...
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Why is JK Rowling considered 'bad at math'?

An often repeated meme about Harry Potter is that JK Rowling is 'bad at math'. I see this all over this site and the saying is probably used elsewhere. The following is said, in the comments for the ...
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During the events of the Harry Potter series what is the total population of Wizards/Witches globally?

The question "How do Muggle-borns end up with magical ability?" got me to wondering how many wizards and witches there were on the planet during the events of the Harry Potter series. Was there any ...
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Are there any other male Gryffindors named in Harry's year, beyond the main five?

Based on the comments discussion below this answer, I'm wondering how many students there were in each year. There have been various speculations about how many people attended Hogwarts in total. But ...
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How many people perished in both Wizarding Wars (the Voldemort ones)?

is there a good estimate on how many people (wizards, muggles or both) perished in both Wizarding Wars (the Voldemort ones)? I'm fine if the Death Eater side is included, either as a separate #, or ...
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Why is Harry Potter so Eurocentric?

From Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we’ve gleaned that there are three major wizarding schools that compete in the Triwizard Tournament. Hogwarts is located in England, Beauxbatons is in France, ...
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Do Continental European schools have more students than Hogwarts?

A recent question about Durmstrang and Beauxbatons made me wonder how many students attended the schools, as I don't believe they took their full retinue with them. What percentage of their students ...
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Possible contradiction between number of Slytherins in PoA and 'the original 40?'

I was reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban again and noticed something peculiar. In PoA, the book explicitly states Three-quarters of the crowd was wearing scarlet rosettes, waving ...
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What's the world magic demographics? [duplicate]

What's the known figures for the world population of magical humans? Further details, where available, is appreciated - population levels across geographical regions etc.