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Little Whinging
Surrey, England
GNU Free Documentation LicenseSurrey, England - Credit: EnglandSurrey.png

Harry Potter's aunt and uncle live in Little Whinging, a fictional town in the county of Surrey, situated in the south of England. Although the major part of Surrey lies to the south of the River Thames, there is a small part on the north side.  Little Whinging is in this small northern part.

The Highest Point in Surrey - Leith Hill Tower
GNU Free Documentation LicenseThe Highest Point in Surrey - Leith Hill Tower - Credit: Jimseviltwin

Being close to London, Surrey became popular in the twentieth century when people started to move there and commute to the capital for work.

Surrey is also the setting of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, Jane Austen's Emma and Ian McEwan's Atonement.

The Dursley's perfect house is one of a small community of detached houses situated in Privet Drive.