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A Map of Equestria by Kampzvono A Map of Equestria by Kampzvono
Despite saying I wouldn’t, I’ve given in to the temptation to post this. A companion piece to the Lunaverse map, I present Celestia’s Equestria.

Compared with the Lunaverse map, you’ll notice a few things:
Equestria is much larger, incorporating several regions that were independent pony nations in the Lunaverse. Rather than wanting protective buffer states surrounding Equestria, Celestia wants all ponies to be united in one nation.
• It’s the Griffin Empire, not the Griffin Kingdoms – a much more centralised, populated and powerful nation. Celestia is less proactive than Luna in dealing with threats outside her nation and didn’t step in to stop this process. It’s ruled by His Altitude, the Emperor of all Griffs, and constantly feuds with independent nations it thinks it should rule (namely the Twin Kingdoms, the FGR and the Hippogriffs).
Naqah controls the minors north of the Crescent sea. These are donkey majority, and are unhappy with being ruled by camels – I see it as a sort of Ottomans/Balkans situation. They’ll probably become independent eventually, but not any time soon.
• There’s a bigger terra nullius gap between Equestria and the griffins. This is probably because of what happened to the Crystal Empire (in the Lunaverse, it never disappeared) and griffins wanting to steer clear. Maybe settlements in that area are prohibited by treaty to prevent wars between griffins and ponies. Or maybe it’s just unpleasant land. The Crystal Empire is small and backwards, entirely dependent on Equestria and likely to be annexed soon. This will no doubt upset the griffins.
• The Mild West is not considered a nation of its own, reflecting what we saw of it in Over a Barrel.


With apologies to every person whose ideas and work I’ve incorporated into this, most particularly RainbowDoubleDash, Sieurin, DSNesmith and Nasco
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grisador Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Epic work ! :o


May I ask; where's the diamond dogs live ?
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Kampzvono Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
Thanks :)

The Diamond Dogs don't have their own country. They live in small clan groups which can be found all over the middle third of the continent.
(Or alternatively, they're from one of the unnamed countries south of Naqah. Take your pick)
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grisador Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
You're Very Welcome ! :D


All over the Third Continent sounds more nice; since that makes Diamond Dogs abudant and spread as humans on earth :nod:
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ULUMA Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2016
And now just need know the name of the planet where live the ponys xD
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Kampzvono Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
I generally call it Equiss, but who know? Could be anything :)
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BPR98 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Mind if I use this map for a story? The positioning and size of each country fits perfectly into the idea I had going. I'd basically be using it for reference is all, or if someone wanted to know the land I was describing. 
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Kampzvono Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Of course, feel free.
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Avarus-Lux Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2016   General Artist
great map... though why does every map i see not include yakyakistan... i think everyone no doubt agrees their representatives were complete jerks... but c'mmon. XD

anyways, seems there is a whole lot more going on besides the 5 seasons i just watched :)...
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Kampzvono Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2016
My excuse, I'm afraid, is that I stopped watching the show somewhere in the middle of season four. I still intend to watch the rest... eventually. Might update the map then.
But yes, if you've only watched the show and not got involved with the fan-made stuff, you've missed out on a lot :D.
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Avarus-Lux Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016   General Artist
excuses are not needed, and yeah that explains why it isn't there.
as for the show season 5 is great, though you might want to wait till season 6 eventually begins, then you can just continue without taking another break and be done there ;).

and yeah, i noticed... the more i dig... the more i find, without end...really, no end XD...
just dug out the 40 or so official comics, which are great, somehow found the creepypasta stuff via youtube (rainbow factory/muffins), not liking those one bit, so ditched that. found the lunar republic/solar empire war stuff... not liking that either though i understand that a bit better (united equestria, because why fight) :P, found a lot of other stuff like art, simple stuff and 3d models, i do like this, and there's still so much more :D.

so much to see, so much to find... so... much... hate... the more i see that love and like MLP, the more i see the hating, more then before i watched the show, and even then it was obvious... ah well, be and let be i guess....

thanks for the reply, and have fun :).
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DBZFan12 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Manehattan is a city with a port. Might wanna update this map. Also, "Copenhoofen" :icondashlolplz:
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DarthRedbeard Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
cool
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Makri14 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
One little inaccurate thing, but Baltimare is by the sea, if you look at the real life Baltimore. Just saying
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Kampzvono Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
So are Manhatten and Philadelphia, I believe. I was just trying to group cities with their cultures, and the American ones had the misfortune of being landlocked.
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Njgrant16 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Sorry I just saw canterlot, it's not very noticeable unless you zoom in really close (and I'm on mobile so small screen)
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Njgrant16 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Not trying to "piss in your cheerios", but I just can't stand how inaccurate this map is, it's well done... but it's still inaccurate. The griffon kingdom is on a different continent far to the east of equestria attached to saddle Arabia (+the sadalahara dessert and the zebra republic), and next to that is the eastern isles. The San palomino desert is only half that size, the area portrayed as the griffon kingdom is the frozen north (not habitable) and equestria is missing about 25% of its total landmass. There are no great lakes in equestria, canterlot (the biggest landmark in equestria) is missing, and the badlands/hayseed swamps have been replaced by ocean. The continent of germaney is missing (should be far west of equestria), as is the isle of dragons (just off the southern coast of equestria) and discordia is also missing. If you are going to make a map of equestria, the least you could do is follow the cannon map. Sorry for all this but I can never find a halfway accurate map of the lands beyond equestria and it gets to be a bit frustrating after a few hours of searching.
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Kampzvono Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Where are you getting all this from? What is there for the map to be accurate to? It isn't based on any canon, really, just various fanfictions and headcanons.
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Cattwo28 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Writer
I think they're getting it from the official map and other information. The biggest I can think of is the canon map that points off to the Griffin Kingdoms on the other side of a water mass.
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frans97 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's that one small empty spot unoccupied by Equestria, very green and smack right at the center of the map... I'm guessing that's the Everfree forest, though I can't see Ponyville anywhere? But anyways, I love the concept of certain parts of land unoccupied by any state. I'm getting bored looking at maps where every piece of land's been occupied by every country (much like our own civilization).
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Kampzvono Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Yeah, that's the Everfree. I suppose it should really be claimed by Equestria, but it's been left empty to show it's unsettled and uncontrollable.
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frans97 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I'm guessing neither neighbors would like to control it as well, due to its "wild" nature? 
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Kampzvono Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
I'm sure lots of people would like to settle it if they could, but yeah it's untamable, even for ponies who can control the weather and have picnics with bears.
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hollywoodkidd Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Could I possibly get like a template of this as a land map without any borders markings or names of lands? i was just thinking of printing something out like this then adding my own countries/empires. It's purely for entertainment purposes I don't intend on "stealing it" per se
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haloheros Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You know, when I look at your map it makes a lot more sense to me about how Equestria and it's surrounding neighbors should be depicted. I mean, your map seems to shows it at a much higher detail level. And everything has a much more unique shape to it and gives of a better feeling of fantasy. Then when I look at the official map, which to me just looks too much like a cropped square with everything all cramped up together, it really looks lazy and I still can't believe that that's an OFFICIAL map and what it all REALLY looks like.
So in other words, I like your map a LOT better then the official map.
Plus, like I said; I REALLY like it a LOT that you put most of the other countries in there.
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Kampzvono Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Thanks :). Yeah, I didn't like the official map either, so I just decided to ignore it.
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Dropthepizza Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Why are the sizes and number of provinces in this universe different than the lunaverse.
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Kampzvono Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
As a reflection of increased centralisation. In the Lunaverse, the nobility is powerful and the many small provinces are under their control. Here, with more power in Celestia's hooves, the nobles don’t have their own little fiefdoms, they’ve been merged into administrative regions or something, governed by the Crown.
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Dropthepizza Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Where would ponyville be on this map?
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Kampzvono Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
South-west of Canterlot. The area that seems to be missing from Equestria is the Everfree forest, so Ponyville's roughly between the U and E of EQUESTRIA.
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JagerIV Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
is there anything else that goes along with this?
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Kampzvono Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
What do you mean? Like wider whole planet map? Actually, yes there is, but it's very much a work in progress.
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JagerIV Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Well, what I meant was more background to it: an elaboration of what is where, or if there are any stories or aditional worldbuilding that go along with this, like the lunaverse from the orginial picture, or if this is more of a stand alone work, with no other elaboration.
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Kampzvono Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
I wish I could say yes, because I love worldbuilding and I have lots of details in my head that I'd like to put somewhere, but no, this is all there is.
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JagerIV Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
fair enough. Do you mind if I play arround with the base map a bit, or if I used if for my own worldbuilding?
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Kampzvono Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Sure, but if you want to use it in any big way remember that I'm not the only creator.
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JagerIV Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
sorry for the terrible grammer.
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Dropthepizza Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Yes I find this adequate to my needs.
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Kampzvono Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Adequate is good. I like adequate :).
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