Syldavia is a fictional middle European
country featured in the Tintin
books. We see the most of this nation in the book King Ottakar's Sceptre
, in which Tintin
and his faithful Snowy
must stop a plot to overthrow the king of Syldavia and maneuver the country into accession to neighboring Borduria
. The later books Destination Moon
and Explorers on the Moon
involve an atomic research complex in Syldavia, at which Professor Calculus
designs an atomic rocket to go guess where.
The nation, whose capital is Klow, is also known as the Kingdom of the Black Pelican.