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Locations in the DC Universe, the shared universe setting of DC Comics.


  • Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane. Located in Gotham City.
  • Arrowcave, former base of operations of Green Arrow and Speedy.
  • Avernus Cemetery, a burial ground located in Central City for enemies of the Flash known as the Rogues, it is in a hidden location.
  • Batcave, headquarters of Batman. Located directly beneath Wayne Manor.
  • Blackgate Prison located near Gotham City, a prison known to house mostly non-metahuman criminals for Gotham.
  • Belle Reve, a high security metahuman prison. Headquarters of the Suicide Squad. Located in Louisiana.
  • Crime Alley, the most dangerous area of Gotham, where Thomas and Martha Wayne were killed.
  • Daily Planet Building, home office of the Daily Planet, Metropolis' main newspaper.
  • Danny the Street, a sentient street and member of the Doom Patrol
  • Flash Museum, a memorial to the Flash (Barry Allen). Located in Central City.
  • Fortress of Solitude, an Arctic fortress used by Superman as a secret lair. Located near the North Pole.
  • Hall of Doom, base of the Legion of Doom.
  • Hall of Justice, one-time home base of the Justice League. A version of this is the headquarters of the Justice League in the animated series Superfriends. Another version of this appears in the new series Young Justice, where the Hall appears as the Headquarters of the Justice League to the public eye.
  • House of Mystery, extradimensional structure presided over by Cain.
  • House of Secrets, extradimensional structure presided over by Abel. A version is also headquarters of the Secret Six.
  • The Iceberg Lounge, nightclub and base of operations for the Penguin. Located in Gotham City.
  • Iron Heights, a high security prison devised for many of The Flash's foes. Located near Keystone City.
  • Justice Society Headquarters. Current version built on the foundation of the former brownstone headquarters and museum. The former headquarters located in Gotham City, the latter in Manhattan. Sometimes called Dodds Mansion.
  • The Lexcorp Towers complex, former headquarters of Lex Luthor. Located in Metropolis.
  • Legion Academy, training school for the Legion of Super Heroes. Located in Metropolis in the 31st century.
  • Netherworld, a fictional area of the city of Chicago.
  • Oblivion Bar, an extradimensional bar used as a gathering place/hangout for magic users, as well as the headquarters for the Shadowpact
  • Peña Duro, also called Hard Rock in English is once prison of the villain Bane, located in Santa Prisca.
  • Project Cadmus, an experimental genetics lab. Located in Metropolis. The Young Justice animated series has it located in Washington D.C.
  • Sanctum of Doctor Fate, located in Salem, Massachusetts.
  • Secret Sanctuary, original headquarters of the Justice League of America and briefly headquarters of the Doom Patrol. Located in Happy Harbor, Rhode Island.
  • Sherwood Florist, originally in Seattle and now in Star City, the business operated by Dinah Laurel Lance, the Black Canary.
  • Slabside Island, a.k.a. The Slab, a high security metahuman prison. Originally located in New York, later transported to Antarctica.
  • Suicide Slum, a dangerous part of Metropolis.
  • Titans Tower, headquarters of the Teen Titans, originally located in New York City. Currently located in San Francisco.
  • Underworld, a place in Metropolis's sewers which is rejected by society where the Warworlders took control of.
  • Valhalla Cemetery, a burial ground located in Metropolis for superheroes who have died in the line of duty, it is meant to be a sacred resting place for heroes.
  • Wayne Manor, ancestral home of Bruce Wayne. Located outside Gotham City.

Industrial sites

Extra-terrestrial sites


  • Gotham University, also named Gotham State University, is the main university in Gotham City.
  • Holliday College, is the main university of Gateway City and where Wonder Woman met the Beeta Lambda sorority of Holliday Girls and Etta Candy.
  • Metropolis University, the main university in Metropolis.
  • State University, often mentioned in early Flash comics.
  • Université Notre Dame des Ombres, a college in France specifically for super-enhanced humans.

Sites that exist exclusively in other DC media

Cities of the DCU Earth

Fictional city names

Actual cities that also exist on the DCU Earth

Cities that exist exclusively in other DC media

Fictional geographic locations and countries of the DCU

  • Abyssia, underground nation once infested by vampires, saved by the Outsiders.
  • Atlantis, the legendary sunken continent. Ruled by Aquaman.
  • Badhnisia, small South Seas island nation, in or near present-day Indonesia, where Johnny Thunder was raised.[1][2]
  • Bana-Mighdall, is a fictional Amazon nation located in the Middle East.
  • Bialya, former Mid-Eastern refuge of super-villains. Mostly destroyed by Black Adam.
  • Bhutran, fictional isolated land in southern Asia surrounded by Mountains
  • Blackhawk Island, former homebase of the Blackhawks.
  • Bulgravia, a fictional Balkan country.
  • Corto Maltese, a war-torn island featured in The Dark Knight Returns, Batman, Smallville, and Arrow.
  • Dinosaur Island, an isle lost in the mists of time.
  • Galonia, one of several minor European nations controlled by the Earth-Two Luthor.
  • Hasaragua, a fictional South American country. Home of Brutale.
  • Kahndaq, a fictional Middle Eastern country, home of and formerly ruled by Black Adam.
  • Kasnia, a fictional Balkan country. (DC animated universe)
  • Kor, the fictional African kingdom of Doctor Mist.
  • Markovia, home of Terra and Geo-Force.
  • Modora, home of Sonar.
  • Nyasir, a fictional Eastern-African country; has strong 'Redemption' religious movement. Capital city, Buranda.
  • Quirian Emirates, a fictional country briefly mentioned in the Batman TAS episode, The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy (DC animated universe).
  • Qurac, a fictional Middle Eastern country.
  • Rhapastan, a fictional Middle Eastern country said to border Turkey.
  • Rheelasia, a fictional Asian country.
  • San Sebor, overthrown by the corporate sponsored Conglomerate.
  • Santa Prisca, Caribbean island homeland of Bane.
  • Superbia, a mobile city-state which initially floated above the radioactive ruins of Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Syraq, is a fictional Middle Eastern country.
  • Themyscira, also known as Paradise Island, home of Wonder Woman and the Amazons.
  • Toran, one of several minor European nations controlled by the Earth-Two Luthor.
  • Tropidor, a fictional Central American country.
  • Umec, is a fictional Middle Eastern country.
  • Vathlo Island, a location on the planet Krypton.
  • Vlatava, homeland of Count Vertigo, destroyed by The Spectre.
  • Zandia, homeland of Brother Blood.

Planetary systems

  • -7Pi, homeworld in Green Lantern Sector.
  • 1417.196.E, planet destroyed by Star 196.
  • Almerac, former homeworld of Maxima, Ultraa, and Mongal; speculated to be near the Pisces constellation and Andromeda.
  • Angor, homeworld of the Champions of Angor or Justifiers (destroyed).
  • Apiaton, Insect homeworld. Insectoids usually imply near Scorpius.
  • Appelax, homeworld of the Appelaxians, the original foes of the Justice League.
  • Aoran, homeworld of Evil Star with the entire population killed.
  • Archos, primitive planet.
  • Arden, an agricultural community of Green Lantern Monak.
  • Argo, homeworld of Kara In-Ze. (Superman: The Animated Series)
  • Bellatrix, Green Lantern Boodikka of Bellatrix is from here.
  • Beltair IV, home of the Aquoids.
  • Bizarro World, homeworld of Bizarro, also called Htrae (Pre-Crisis only).
  • Biot, a Manhunter manufacturing facility and planet.
  • Bolovax Vik, former homeworld of Kilowog now called Bolovax Vik II; near Great Bear constellation.
  • Bryak, planet ruled by the original Brainiac.
  • Calaton, a homeworld monarchy ravaged 250,000 years ago by Doomsday.
  • Chthalonia System
  • Colu, planet of sentient computers. Home of Brainiac, Vril Dox and Licensed Extra Governmental Interstellar Operatives Network and Brainiac 5
  • Criq, Driq's planet.
  • Czarnia, homeworld of Lobo (destroyed); possibly near the Great Bear constellation.
  • Daffath system, Bedovian is from here.
  • Daxam, world of Daxamites; hypothetically located in Sagittarius.
  • Debstam IV, homeworld conquered by Mongul.
  • Dhor, homeworld of Kanjar Ro.
  • Exxor, homeworld of the Wonder Twins.
  • F'py, homeworld of Green Lantern Gk'd.
  • G'newt, homeworld of humanoid dogs.
  • Gallo, a tiny satellite at the edge of the galaxy near Oa, homeworld of the mysterious Tribune.
  • Gaolus, maximum security prison planet.
  • Galtea, homeworld of Sarkus the Infinite.
  • Garon, homeworld of the Headmen.
  • Glazzon, Green Lantern Ahtier's planet.
  • Graxos IV, homeworld of Green Lantern Arisia in the Constellation Gemini.
  • Graxos V, world with a harsh judicial system.
  • Grenda, robotic world.
  • H'lven, homeworld of Ch'p and B'dg of the Green Lantern Corps.
  • Harmony, homeworld of the now deceased Gold Star.
  • Hwagaagaa, seized by Tebans.
  • Ith'kaa, homeworld of Captain Comet and Comet City.
  • Inner Tasnia - Flodo Span's planet.
  • planet J586, Green Lantern homeworld.
  • Karna, Gordanian homeworld.
  • Kalanor, homeworld of Despero. Fictional world possibly related to the Taurus Constellation.
  • Korugar, homeworld of Sinestro, Katma Tui, and Soranik Natu of the Green Lantern Corps.
  • Khondra, unknown homeworld of viruses.
  • Khundia, Khund homeworld; speculated to be near the Great Bear constellation.
  • Kreno, a slave homeworld where cyborgs are commonly genetically engineered and have a vast interest to assimilate themselves into almeracian society.
  • Krolotea, Homeworld of the Krolotean gremlins.
  • Krypton, homeworld of Superman (destroyed) located near Pisces in the Andromeda Galaxy, speculated to be pointed north towards Libra.
    • Argo City, Kryptonian city, home of Supergirl. It was blasted into space when Krypton was destroyed, but managed to survive due to an atmospheric dome installed over the city.
    • Kandor, Kryptonian city shrunk by Brainiac. Now residing inside a bottle in Superman's Fortress of Solitude.
    • Kryptonopolis, capital city of the planet Krypton.
    • Rao, giant red star
  • New Genesis and Apokolips, home of the New Gods and fictionally located within Orion.
  • M'brai, planet with a unique evolutionary system.
  • Maag, Green Lantern Volk of Maag is from here.
  • Maltus, original homeworld of the Guardians of the Universe, Zamarons and Controllers;hypothetically located near the Pleiades
  • Mogo, a sentient planet who is also a member of the Green Lantern Corps.
  • Muscaria, world of Sentient fungus.
  • Myrg, ruled by Princess Ramia and her terran consort/husband Doiby Dickles.
  • Oa, homeworld of the Guardians of the Universe, speculated to be near the Pleaides.
  • Odym- Paradise-like planet, location of the Blue Lantern Corps Power Battery.
  • The Obsidian Deeps, a Green Lantern Sector in deep space.
  • Orinda, secret base of operations for the Manhunters.
  • Qualar IV - Green Lantern Perdoo of Qualar IV
  • Ovacron Six - Hannu's planet.
  • Rann, adopted homeworld of Adam Strange located in the Polara star system.
  • Ramnos, homeworld devastated by Traitor.
  • Rexulus system - star system of Setag Retss.
  • Rimbor, home planet of Ultra Boy and Timberwolf.
  • Rojira, home of Ruulan Green Lanterns.
  • Ryut- Dead world and location of the Black Lantern Power Battery.
  • Scylla, space of the Triarch.
  • Slyggia, home of a Green Lantern named Salaak.
  • The Solar System
  • Southern Goldstar, Green Lantern Olepet's homeworld.
  • Sputa, bacterial world of the Green Lantern Larvox.
  • Takron-Galtos, a prison planet seen in Justice League of America and Legion of Super-Heroes comics.
  • Talok III, home of former Starman Mikaal Tomas.
  • Talok IV, home of Sinestro Corps member Lyssa Drak
  • Tanjent, homeworld to psionic children.
  • Tchk-Tchk, the Tchkii Legion's homeworld.
    • Zintha, orbits Thar.
  • Thanotopsia, homeworld destroyed by Lobo using nuclear weapons
  • Thanagar, former homeworld of the Thanagarian race, Hawkman (Katar Hol) and Hawkwoman located in the Polara star system; destroyed during the Infinite Crisis.
  • Thar, a living star.
  • Thordia, homeworld planet to Darkstars villain, Pay-Back. Located near Cetus.
  • Thoron, home of Halk Kar and located in the Rao star system.
  • Throneworld, capitol of a galactic empire. Ruled by former Starman, Prince Gavyn.
  • Thronn, homeworld to the Honor Team.
  • Transilvane, artificial planet.
  • Trigus VIII, homeworld of the Femazons.
  • Tristram, Green Lantern M'Dahna.
  • Trogk, Sinestro Corps member Moose of Trogk is from here.
  • Tront, the Green Lantern Eddore was from there.
  • The Vegan star system, a neighboring Star system of twenty-five planets which are home to many races including the Omega Men.
    • Citadel homeworld
    • Karna, homeworld of the Gordanians.
    • Hnyxx
    • Okaara, homeworld of the Warlords of Okaara. Location of the Orange Light, where Larfleeze held the power of Avarice.
    • Tamaran, homeworld of Starfire
    • Prison Planet
    • Slagg
    • Uxor
    • Wombworld
  • Ungara, Abin Sur's home planet.
  • Ventura, the "gamblers' planet." Home of the villainous Rokk and Sorban.
  • Vivarium, artificial planet inhabited by the Ayries.
  • Vulcan, Green Lantern Saarek of Vulcan.
  • Warworld, artificial planet of the Warzoons.
  • Xanshi, home of bird-like beings. Green Lantern John Stewart was blamed for its destruction. Where the villain Fatality is from.
  • Xarda
  • Xudar, homeworld of Green Lantern Tomar Re.
  • Ydoc, gladiatorial planet.
  • Ysmault, Guardian sealed home for the Empire of Tears and the location of the Red Lantern Corps Power Battery
  • Zakkaria, Home of the Crimson Star Mob.
  • Zamaron homeworld of the Zamarons and the Violet Lantern Corps; speculated to be near Sirius. Feminine intelligent Nordic or reptilian species can range anywhere to Virgo-Libra North and from Cetus, in the vicinity of Aquarius.
  • Zebron, planet of plant-like people threatened by the Ravagers from Olys.

Planets and moons which exist during the era of the LSH

  • Aarok, colonized by Earth natives in the future and homeworld of XS.
  • Aleph, homeworld of Kinetix; formerly populated by a magical civilization.
  • Angtu, the poisonous homeworld of the villainous Mano, who "single-handedly" destroyed his own planet.
  • Baaldur, homeworld of Glorith.
  • Bgztl, homeworld of Phantom Girl, where the natives have the power of intangibility.
  • Bismoll, homeworld of Tenzil Kem (also known as Matter-Eater Lad). The people of Bismoll have the ability to eat and digest all forms of matter.
  • Braal, homeworld of Cosmic Boy and his younger brother, Magnetic Kid. Braalians possess the power of magnetism.
  • Cargg, homeworld of Triplicate Girl/Duo Damsel, where the natives have the ability to split into three individuals.
  • Colu, homeworld of Brainiac and Brainiac 5.
  • Daxam, sister planet of Krypton, and homeworld of Lar Gand (also known as Mon-El or Valor).
  • Dryad, homeworld of Blok.
  • Durla, homeworld of Chameleon Boy and his race of shapeshifters.
  • Hajor, homeworld of the telekinetic mutant Kid Psycho.
  • Hykraius, homeworld of Tellus.
  • Imsk, homeworld of Shrinking Violet. Imskians are able to shrink to tiny, even microscopic, size at will.
  • Kathoon, the perpetually dark homeworld of Night Girl.
  • Khundia, homeworld of the aggrtessive, warlike Khunds.
  • Labyrinth, a prison planet that served as a successor to Takron-Galtos.
  • Lallor, home of Duplicate Boy, Evolvo Lad, Gas Girl, Life Lass, and Beast Boy.
  • Lupra, homeworld of Color Kid.
  • Lythyl, a harsh and cruel planet of warriors. Home of the second Karate Kid.
  • Mardru, the homeworld of Chlorophyll Kid.
  • Myar, the "alchemists' planet," and homeworld of Nemesis Kid.
  • Naltor, homeworld of Dream Girl. The inhabitants of Naltor possess the power of precognition.
  • Nullport, a planetoid famed for the construction of spacecraft.
  • Orando, medieval homeworld of Princess Projectra (also known as Sensor Girl).
  • Phlon, the homeworld of Chemical King.
  • Rimbor, homeworld of Ultra Boy.
  • Shanghalla, a planetoid that serves as a burial place for the galaxy's greatest heroes.
  • Shwar, the homeworld of Fire Lad.
  • Somahtur, the homeworld of Infectious Lass.
  • Starhaven, a world colonized by American Indians, and homeworld of Dawnstar.
  • Takron-Galtos, an artificial prison world built to contain the worst super-criminals.
  • Talok VIII, the homeworld of Shadow Lass/Umbra.
  • Titan, a moon of Saturn and homeworld of Imra Ardeen (also known as Saturn Girl), and Saturn Queen. All Titanians possess telepathy.
  • Tharr, homeworld of Polar Boy, a member of a race of humanoids who can generate intense cold at will.
  • Toomey VI, home to Barreer Wot of the Green Lantern Corps
  • Trom, the homeworld of Element Lad, the last survivor of his world's element-transmuting race.
  • Vonn, homeworld invaded by the Tython.
  • Vengar, homeworld of the evil Emerald Empress.
  • Weber's World - an artificial planet that serves as the home of the United Planets.
  • Winath, a world where twin births are the norm, home of the twins, Garth Ranzz (also known as Lightning Lad, or Live Wire) and Ayla Ranzz (also known as Lightning Lass or Spark) and their brother Mekt Ranzz (also known as Lightning Lord).
  • Xanthu, homeworld of Star Boy and Atmos (comics).
  • Zerox, the "Sorceror's World." Home of Mordru the Merciless, and the world where the White Witch learned the practice of magic.
  • Zoon (or "Zuun"), homeworld of Timberwolf.
  • Zwen, homeworld of Stone Boy. The inhabitants of Zwen developed the ability to transform themselves into stone.

Extradimensional realms

  • The Antimatter Universe of Qward
  • Asgard, home of the Norse gods.
  • Azarath, home of Raven.
  • Barter's Shop, mysterious shop owned by Hawk & Dove foe Barter, it is a dimensional nexus.
  • The Bleed, a void between dimensions of the Multiverse.
  • Darkworld, birthplace of the Atlantean gods.
  • Destiny's Garden of Forking Ways, an endless labyrinth of possible histories.
  • The Dreaming, realm of the sleeping mind. Ruled by Dream of the Endless a.k.a. The Sandman.
  • The Dream Realm, a realm where telepaths such as The Key reside.
  • Earth D, home of the Justice Alliance of America, as seen in Legends of the DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths (February 1999)
  • Faerie, mystical realm of the legendary Fair Folk. Ruled by Auberon and Titania.
  • The Fourth World
    • Apokolips, homeworld of Darkseid and his minions.
      • Armagetto, capital city of Apokolips.
    • God Wave, an intersteller phenomenon from the previous universe
    • New Genesis, homeworld of the New Gods who are led by Highfather.
    • The Promethean Galaxy, location of the Source.
      • The Source Wall, the supposed edge of reality itself.
  • Gemworld, a mystical realm ruled by gem-based royal houses.
  • The Ghost Zone, Prometheus uses it to teleport interdimensionally.
  • Hell, afterworld of the damned.
  • Hypertime, the interconnected web of divergent timelines.
  • Ifé, other dimensional homeland of the African gods known as the Orishas. (Named after an ancient Yoruba city).
  • Jejune Realm, a land of comical lesser gods from Vext.
  • The Land of the Nightshades, a realm of shadow-manipulators. Birthworld of Nightshade.
  • The Land of the Unliving, home dimension of the cosmic being known as Nekron, Lord of the Unliving.
  • Limbo, the void between realities. Former prison of the Justice Society.
  • The Meta-Zone, homeworld of Shade the Changing Man.
  • Mirror World, the fourth dimension. Home of the Duomalians and the Orinocas. Originally discovered by Zatara, later discovered by Sam Scudder the Mirror Master.[3][4]
  • Mount Olympus, home of the Greco-Roman gods.
  • The Multiverse, formerly infinite, now a series of 52 parallel Earths.
  • Myrra, a realm of sword and sorcery. Former home of Nightmaster.
  • The Oblivion Bar, an extra-dimensional bar that only magically-talented persons can access. Headquarters of the Shadowpact.
  • Omega Realm, Extra-dimensional realm of where Darkseid can send the victim who is hit by his Omega Effect.
  • Paradise Dimension, a dimension of which Superman-Prime gains his powers.
  • Pax Dimension, dimension of where the Bloodline Parasites come from.
  • The Phantom Zone, prison realm created by the Kryptonians.
  • The pocket universe created by the Time Trapper.
  • Purgatory, an afterworld where souls atone for their crimes.
  • Pytharia, an earth-like realm resembling prehistoric history.
  • The Rock of Eternity, home of the wizard Shazam, located at the center of space and time.
  • The Shadowlands, a place of primordial darkness. It is the power source for Obsidian and The Shade, among others.
  • The Silver City, abode of the angels and afterworld of the blessed.
  • Skartaris, a savage magical dimension "within" the Earth. Current home of Travis Morgan, the Warlord.
  • The Speed Force, which all speedsters tap into.
  • The Tantu Totem worn by Vixen contains the extradimensional home of the African god Anansi.
  • Teall, an alternate dimension home to microscopic energy beings. Quislet of the Legion of Super-Heroes is a Teallian.
  • The Timestream, a dimension where time is expressed spatially. Home of the Timepoint, also called Vanishing Point, headquarters of the Linear Men.
  • Time Point, a prison at the end of time.
  • Wintersgate Manor, home of Baron Winters leader of the Night Force is a dimensional nexus.
  • Xarapion, home of Thar Dan - inventor of the Dimensiometer belt given to Shadow Thief.
  • Zrrrf, fifth dimensional world, home of Mr. Mxyzptlk, Bat-Mite, Qwsp, and The Thunderbolt.

See also


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