Created by Jean de Brunhoff
between 1931 and 1937, Babar's Kingdom
, also known in French as Le pays des Éléphants
), is a fictional country
supposedly in Africa
consisting of intelligent elephants
, which are usually bipedal and civilized. As its name implies, it is ruled by its first civilized citizen, Babar
himself. The political regime seems to be an absolute monarchy, but it is yet unknown whether it is hereditary or elective. The court consists of King Babar, Queen Celeste, Royal Princes and Princesses (Pom, Flora, Alexander, Isabelle and Badou), Pompadour, Troubadour, and Cornelius, who also serves as Secretary of Defense and a Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The capital is Celesteville
, which was built by Babar and named after his Queen. The name of the city is sometimes used for the country.
A neighboring country is Rhino Land, ruled by the (sometimes) tyrannical King Rataxes
. The relations between Celesteville and Rhinoland had occasionally flared into war, though it is usually just a statement and peace is restored before much damage or casualties are suffered. The elephant army is under the direct command of King Babar (and likewise the rhino army is under the command of Rataxes). Some stories feature the two countries working together against common threats, such as when the area is infiltrated by poachers, and the two will help each other during times of need or crisis. In the television series, after working together to defend... Read More