|First appearance:||"Revenge of the Vultures"|
|Created by:||Ulf Granberg &|
Carpatia is a country in Eastern Europe.
Carpatia was for many years part of the empire of Austria-Hungary and ruled by a military governor. After an uprising in 1908 the Carpatians defeated the Austrian army at the battle of Borovina. However, the Carpatian leader count Steyrbach was murdered by The Vultures who briefly held power until they were defeated and the city magistrate proclaimed the republic.
In 1875 Carpatia was a province of Austria. It was at that time located on the train line between Vienna and Bosnia-Hercegovina (presumably due south of Vienna) and it took several hours to go by night train from Vienna to Carpatia.It is also said to be located in the Balkans but near enough from Geneva, Switzerland, to fly there with a small two-engine airplane.
Carpatia is bordered by Waldavia.
Behind the scenes
Carpatia first appeared in an edited version of the 1973 daily story "The Things", published in Fantomen 4/1974. This story was originally set in Koqania, which was renamed in the edited version. Carpatia and Koqania have since developed separate characteristics and are not presented as the same country in Team Fantomen stories.
The name appears to be inspired by The Carpathian Mountains, which is called Karpaterna in Swedish. This could explain why the country was called Carpatia and not Carpathia.
Carpathia (note the spelling) has been used as a fictional Balkan kingdom in the films "The Prince and the Showgirl" (1957), "Ghostbusters II" (1989), and "Dragon Storm" (2004), as well as season 1, episode 14 (1978) of the television show "Fantasy Island".
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|"Revenge of the Vultures"||Granberg||Wilhelmsson||mentioned|
|"The Vampire in Carpatia"||Granberg||Vallvé|
|"The Blood Gold"||Eklund||Bade|
|"Vultures Over Vacul"||Bull||Vallvé|
|"The False Prince"||Worker||Leppänen|
|"The Curse of Carpatia"||Worker||Felmang, Waldrag|
|"The Iron Mask"||Avenell||Lindahl|
|"The Witches of Carpatia"||Avenell||Cruz|
|"The Wolfman of Montargis"||Worker||Lindahl|
|"The Black Queen"||Longstreet||Felmang, Benny|
|"The Golden Eagle"||Madden||Saviuk|
|"Death in Carpatia"||Sol||Ordon|
|"The Things"||Falk||Barry||only in edited Team Fantomen version, originally set in Koqania|
|"The Vampires and the Witch"||Falk||N/A||only in edited Team Fantomen version, originally set in Koqania|