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200 px
First appearance: The Missing Aviatrix
Created by: Lee Falk

Bangalla is the country where the Phantom lives, formerly known as Bengali.


Bengali is an East African country. The capital is Mawitaan, formerly known as Morristown.

Behind the scenes

The Phantom's home country was originally the island of Luntok in Asia. Later on, Lee Falk introduced the name Bengali, and inserted more and more African influences. In the 1960s, the location of Bengali was establised to be in Africa, but the exact location is uncertain. Maps appearing in the strip has shown the country to be near Zanzibar, Ethiopia, Kenya and Cameroon. In the 1970s, Lee Falk changed the name of the country to Bangalla.