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'''Duckburg''' is the fictional city that serves as the home of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, Daisy Duck, and most of their supporting cast. Duckburg was first mentioned in ''Walt Disney's Comics and Stories''#49 in 1944, and was created by Carl Barks.
 
   
Duckburg is described as a medium size city located in the fictional U.S. state of Calisota. In comic writer Don Rosa's stories, Duckburg is located on the west coast of the United States, though other writers often leave the city's location more vaguely defined. However, in Don Rosa's ''The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck'', the author alludes to where exactly he has situated Duckburg: "I won't bother to say precisely where I situated Duckburg and Calisota on America's west coast... but if you get out a good map and compare the coastline, you'll see that I stuck the old gold-prospector's adopted hometown directly across the bay from a very appropriately named actual city." Knowing how Don Rosa like to play a gag, it is likely that this city would be Eureka, California (''Eureka''meaning 'I found it'!). This fits with the river and a large forest south of Eureka.
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In the DuckTales episode "Double O' Duck", a map is shown which shows Duckburg as being located approximately where the city of Pittsburgh, PA would be. The city is populated by various anthropomorphizedanimals, with ducks, dogs, and pigs the most dominant ones. The population is estimated 316 000.<sup>[3]</sup>
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|title1= Duckburg
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|image1= Duckburg.jpg
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|other_names= "The Burg of Ducks"<br>Drakeborough <small>(formerly)</small><br>Monsterville <small>(formerly)</small>
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|nature= City
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|location= On the coast of [[Calisota]], [[United States of America|USA]]
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|foundation= 1579 <small>(as Fort Drakeborough)</small><br>1818 <small>(true foundation)</small><br>1861 <small>(official recognition by the USA)</small>
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|founder(s)= [[Sir Francis Drake]] <small>(as Fort Drakeborough)</small><br>[[Cornelius Coot]]
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|notable_inhabitants= [[Cornelius Coot]]<br>[[Donald Duck]]<br>[[Scrooge McDuck]]
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|first_seen= 1944
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|in= ''High-wire Daredevils''
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'''Duckburg''' is a city in [[Calisota]], in [[Webfoot County]]. It is the home of [[Scrooge McDuck|Scrooge]], [[Donald Duck|Donald]], and many other notable persons.
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==Description==
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===History===
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Duckburg was founded by pioneer [[Cornelius Coot]], although there had been settlements there long before his arrival (most notably, [[Sir Francis Drake]] had built [[Fort Duckburg|Fort Drakeborough]] on the [[Killmotor Hill|hill]] where [[Scrooge McDuck]]'s [[Money Bin]] now stands, and a small colony had developed there, only to die down years before Coot's arrival). For a long time, it was only a small farming village, until the arrival of businessman [[Scrooge McDuck]] made it into a large industrial megapolis of approximately 1 320 001 citizens<ref>https://inducks.org/story.php?c=I+TL++548-A</ref>.
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===Landmarks===
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====Historical Buildings====
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Duckburg and its surroundings are home to a variety of European-style buildings dating back to the 16th century at the earliest, such as the [[Duke Richard Quackett|Mad Duke of Duckburg]]'s Castles and the 19th century [[Cathedral of Notre-Duck]] built by his descendant. No less important are relics of Duckburg's frontier past, such as the old [[Fort Duckburg]].
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====Memorials====
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Duckburg is known for naming its streets and other locations after famous Duckburgians. There is a park named after [[General Bleakbeak]], a public library named after [[Myopia von Duck]], a drive named after [[Hopalong Duck]], a drive named after [[Dodo Drake]], and a street named after [[Chuck Duck]] as well as an alley named after [[Upsy Duck]] and an uphill street named after [[Donald Duck]]. The Duckburg Park also contains statues of famous Duckburg personas, such as the longtime mailman [[Mailman Mike]] and war hero [[Seth Duck]]. By far the most persistent tributes are the numerous statues of city founder [[Cornelius Coot]], the biggest of which was funded by [[Scrooge McDuck]] and later hollowed out to house the Cornelius Coot Foundation's library.
   
Duckburg has occasionally been said to be seated north of Los Angeles and San Fransisco.
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====Modern Buildings====
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Duckburg is also the location of various modern buildings of note. The [[Duckburg Museum]] is only one of many places of learning and art (including the [[Duckburg Hall of Fame]], the [[Duckburg Museum of Antiquities]] and many more), and no city-view is complete without the [[Money Bin]] of [[Scrooge McDuck]].
   
The most prominent landmark in Duckburg is Scrooge McDuck's money bin, a giant building sitting on Killmotor Hill (formerly known as Killmule Hill) in the center of town. The money bin contains both office space and, most famously, three cubic acres of money, the results of Scrooge's lifetime of business and treasure-seeking adventures. Another major landmark in some stories is a large statue of Duckburg's founder, Cornelius Coot.
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=== Sports ===
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Duckburg has a professional American Football team, the [[Duckburg Dodgers]]. Not much is known about Duckburg Dodgers games except that, during one fall game, [[Scrooge McDuck]] promoted himself to team captain and implemented rules that he used before football was a professional sport. This resulted in the team defeating rival team the Dogdale Barkers, but since Scrooge's rules were not in the rulebook, the team was disqualified. However, the Dogdale Barkers had also been cheating, and so the game ended in a tie. Duckburg also has two professional baseball teams, the Duckburg Mallards and the Calisota Stealers. Duckburg also has a Cube team.
   
Duckburg is a major center for Space exploration. Expeditions have been launched from Duckburg to the Moon, Mars, Venus, the Asteroids, and more remote parts of the Galaxy. The town also features a sea port and is in proximity to several mountains, the most notable being "Old Demon Tooth", usually depicted as a towering pointed peak leaning slightly to the side.
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==Behind the scenes==
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The name of 'Duckburg' was first used in [[Carl Barks]]'s 1944 story ''[[High-wire Daredevils]]''. There is some debate over how long the nameless city depicted as [[Donald Duck]]'s home until then had truly been Duckburg, with some story evidence that Donald had lived in Burbank or San Francisco early in his life.
   
Duckburg is home to Yarvard University (a play on the universities of Harvard and Yale), an institution more notable for its athletic teams than for its academic achievements.
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Some European writers, in localizing the stories and characters, tried to portray Duckburg as a European city so that readers could better identify with Donald and company. Thus, it is not unusual for people to travel "from" Duckburg "to" the U.S.A., and in many countries, Scrooge's fortune is counted not in dollars but in the country's own currency.
   
Located near Duckburg is a farm owned and run by Grandma Duck, a direct descendant of Cornelius Coot and Donald's paternal grandmother. Donald's cousin Gus Goose also lives on Grandma's farm as a "farmhand." The farm is often a gathering site for various Duck family holiday celebrations.
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===Notes and References===
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[[it:Paperopoli]]
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[[fr:Donaldville]]
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[[el:Λιμνούπολη]]
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[[sv:Ankeborg]]
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You might be looking for another page with a similar name. If so, visit Duckburg (disambiguation).

Duckburg is a city in Calisota, in Webfoot County. It is the home of Scrooge, Donald, and many other notable persons.

Description

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History

Duckburg was founded by pioneer Cornelius Coot, although there had been settlements there long before his arrival (most notably, Sir Francis Drake had built Fort Drakeborough on the hill where Scrooge McDuck's Money Bin now stands, and a small colony had developed there, only to die down years before Coot's arrival). For a long time, it was only a small farming village, until the arrival of businessman Scrooge McDuck made it into a large industrial megapolis of approximately 1 320 001 citizens[1].

Landmarks

Historical Buildings

Duckburg and its surroundings are home to a variety of European-style buildings dating back to the 16th century at the earliest, such as the Mad Duke of Duckburg's Castles and the 19th century Cathedral of Notre-Duck built by his descendant. No less important are relics of Duckburg's frontier past, such as the old Fort Duckburg.

Memorials

Duckburg is known for naming its streets and other locations after famous Duckburgians. There is a park named after General Bleakbeak, a public library named after Myopia von Duck, a drive named after Hopalong Duck, a drive named after Dodo Drake, and a street named after Chuck Duck as well as an alley named after Upsy Duck and an uphill street named after Donald Duck. The Duckburg Park also contains statues of famous Duckburg personas, such as the longtime mailman Mailman Mike and war hero Seth Duck. By far the most persistent tributes are the numerous statues of city founder Cornelius Coot, the biggest of which was funded by Scrooge McDuck and later hollowed out to house the Cornelius Coot Foundation's library.

Modern Buildings

Duckburg is also the location of various modern buildings of note. The Duckburg Museum is only one of many places of learning and art (including the Duckburg Hall of Fame, the Duckburg Museum of Antiquities and many more), and no city-view is complete without the Money Bin of Scrooge McDuck.

Sports

Duckburg has a professional American Football team, the Duckburg Dodgers. Not much is known about Duckburg Dodgers games except that, during one fall game, Scrooge McDuck promoted himself to team captain and implemented rules that he used before football was a professional sport. This resulted in the team defeating rival team the Dogdale Barkers, but since Scrooge's rules were not in the rulebook, the team was disqualified. However, the Dogdale Barkers had also been cheating, and so the game ended in a tie. Duckburg also has two professional baseball teams, the Duckburg Mallards and the Calisota Stealers. Duckburg also has a Cube team.

Behind the scenes

The name of 'Duckburg' was first used in Carl Barks's 1944 story High-wire Daredevils. There is some debate over how long the nameless city depicted as Donald Duck's home until then had truly been Duckburg, with some story evidence that Donald had lived in Burbank or San Francisco early in his life.

Some European writers, in localizing the stories and characters, tried to portray Duckburg as a European city so that readers could better identify with Donald and company. Thus, it is not unusual for people to travel "from" Duckburg "to" the U.S.A., and in many countries, Scrooge's fortune is counted not in dollars but in the country's own currency.

Notes and References

  1. https://inducks.org/story.php?c=I+TL++548-A
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