Basic World Info Edit
Equestria is inhabited by magical ponies and other talking creatures, such as griffons and dragons. Other animals and creatures also live in Equestria.
Equestria is co-ruled by Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, who reside in a palace in the city of Canterlot.
The name "Equestria" is derived from the word "equestrian" (which means of or related to horseback riding), which stems from equus, the Latin word for "horse."
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