Wakanda coat of arms and Flag
First Appearance: Fantastic Four #52, 1966
Created by: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Official Name: Kingdom of Wakanda
Capital City: Central Wakanda
Places of Interest: Black Warrior Creek, Central Wakanda Palace, Chams of the Chilling Mist, Crystal Forest, Domain of the White Gorillas, Jabari Village, Mount Kanda, Mount Wakanda, N’Jadaka Village, Panther Island, Paradise Forest, Pirahna Cove, Primitive Peaks, Ressurection Altar, River of Grace and Wisdom, Serpent Valley, T’chaka Path, Techno Jungle, Torment Forest, Tranquility Temple, Twisted Visons Lake, Vibranium Mound, Warrior Falls, Woods of Solitude.
Central Wakanda Palace
Government: Absolute Monarchy
Languages: Wakandan, Yoruba, Hausa, English; Afroasiatic, Nilo-Saharan, Niger-Congo , Khoe, Austronesian, Indo-European
Currency: Wakandan Dollar
Major Resources: Vibranium, Uranium, Coal, Diamonds, Aeronautics, Aircraft Manufacture
Background: Thousands of years ago a giant meteor fell to earth and crashed in Africa. The nation which sprung up around the crash site came to be known as Wakanda. The meteor contained the metal Vibranium which can mutate those exposed to it into creatures resembling demons. For this reason the mound is sealed and accessible only to qualified personnel. The first Black Panther was known as Bashenga.
In modern times Wakanda is known as the most technologically advanced nation in the marvel universe being hundreds if not thousands of years ahead of the most thriving technological meccas of today. They have found cures for such diseases as Cancer and Aids among others. The culture of Wakanda is based around the worship of the Panther God/Bast. In the past other gods were worshiped most notably the sacred white Gorilla but that has since been outlawed.
Map of Wakanda
In Addition to the technologically advanced central wakandan capital there also exists about eighteen other tribes called the marsh tribes. These tribes are tied together with the main monarchy by the Dora Milaje. It is also in central Wakanda that the precious metal Vibranium can be found.
Wakanda is one of the few nations in the world not part of the U.N while being completely self sufficient not needing to trade beyond their borders for food, clothing or technology. What little is traded with the outside world is processed Vibranium.
Source [Marvel Atlas #2 0f 2 (2008)]
Flag recently seen in circulation
Note: Vibranium, The Heart Shaped Herb and the Soul Shaped herb are all only found in Wakanda