The default image used for all countries on Notebook.ai, but you can replace it with your own uploads.

Creating Countries on Notebook.ai

Kingdoms, countries, regions: you decide what international borders look like in your story.

Creating countries on Notebook.ai is easy.

To get started, just click Countries under the "Worldbuilding" header in the site sidebar. You'll be able to see or edit all of your existing country pages and create new ones at any time.

searchable Search your countries

If you've got a lot of countries, you can quickly get around to the right one with Notebook.ai's full-text search. It searches your entire notebook for anything you wrote about that country.

You can also filter your countries by tag, whether you've favorited that page, and which universe it's in.

lock Private by default

Your ideas are valuable. Every country you create in Notebook.ai is owned by you, completely private by default, and only accessible to you.

But of course, you also have full control over that privacy and can share any country page you want, however you want, whenever you want.

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Country notebook pages require an active Premium subscription to create, but users on free plans can view and edit their existing country pages at any time.

Notebook.ai is your personal worldbuilding notebook; any page you create is yours forever and you'll never lose access to any part of it for any reason — even if you downgrade to a free account in the future.

Get a head start with a rich country template

Templates on Notebook.ai are what help our unique worldbuilding system better understand your world.

You can fill out as little or as much as you'd like on every new country. You'll see progress indicators every time you edit it to show where you can make progress on, and our system will intelligently generate questions for you around the site that will automatically save your answers to the proper place on your country page.

Templates are also fully customizable across every country in your notebook.

You can browse the default template for countries here; click any category to see its questions.

  • info Overview

    Name

    What's the name of this country?


    Description

    How would you describe this country?


    Other names

    What other names is this country known by?


    Universe

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this country.


    Tags

    This field lets you add clickable tags to your countries.


  • location_on Points of interest

    Locations

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this country.


    Towns

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this country.


    Landmarks

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this country.


    Bordering countries

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this country.


  • face Culture

    Population

    What is the population of this country?


    Social hierarchy

    How is the population separated into hierarchical classes?


    Currency

    What currency is used in this country?


    Laws

    What are the major laws in this country?


    Pop culture

    What is the pop culture scene like in this country?


    Music

    What kinds of music are popular in this country?


    Education

    How important is education in this country?


    Architecture

    What kind of architecture is popular in this country?


    Sports

    What sports are popular in this country?


    Languages

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this country.


    Religions

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this country.


    Governments

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this country.


  • terrain Geography

    Area

    How big is this country?


    Crops

    What crops does this country import or export?


    Climate

    What is the climate like in this country?


    Creatures

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this country.


    Flora

    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this country.


  • date_range History

    Founding story

    How was this country founded?


    Established year

    When was this country founded?


    Notable wars

    What notable wars has this country participated in?


  • photo_library Gallery

    This category lets you upload images to this country's notebook page.


    It's great if you have sketches or artwork for your country, but also works well for collecting visual inspiration, too!

  • edit Notes

    Notes

    Write as little or as much as you want!


    Private Notes

    Write as little or as much as you want!
    Private notes are always visible to only you, even if content is made public and shared.


photo_library Upload images to your country

Countries and other worldbuilding pages all come with a dedicated area to upload and showcase your own uploaded images.

All users start out with 50MB of image storage space available for their notebook (usually around 250-500 images), but Premium users receive an extra 10GB (10,000MB) of storage space for plenty of wiggle room when decking your country out with all kinds of images.

The images you upload replace any default images the site uses, which makes your notebook truly feel yours when you see all of your fancy countries!

vpn_lock Focus on countries from a single universe

Building entire fictional worlds is hard, and it gets even harder when you've got ideas spanning multiple universes or worlds.

Focusing on a single universe at a time is a good example of how Notebook.ai tries to stay out of your way as a worldbuilding tool, while also presenting your ideas front-and-center for you to work on without distractions.

After you've created a couple universes, you can select any one at any time to filter your entire notebook to just countries and other pages that exist within that universe, letting you focus on just what's important right then.

group_add Invite others to collaborate

Notebook.ai lets you add an unlimited number of collaborators to your universes. Each one has full access to work alongside you on your countries and other pages within that universe.

If you have a Premium subscription active, your collaborators can also share all of your Premium perks while working in your universe, too!

brightness_4 Work in light or dark mode

Protect your eyes at night by choosing between light and dark themes at the click of a button, available across the entire website.

An example of a writing prompt generated for user's fictional race

flag Build your country piece by piece with personalized writing prompts

Once you've started creating a country or two, you'll start noticing our worldbuilding tool asking you personalized questions about those countries around the site.

Whenever you write an answer to any of these prompts, they'll automatically be saved to the relevant field on your country notebook page and you won't be asked the same question again.



Our users have created
14,862
countries on Notebook.ai!


of which,
131
were created in the past 30 days!

favorite We're here to stay. :)

Notebook.ai has been around since 2016 and we're still growing. We're dedicated to making the best writing tool for authors out there — so we'll be around (and improving) for a very long time.

description Smoothly transition from worldbuilding into plotting and writing

Every account on Notebook.ai comes with unlimited document storage for you to bring your fictional worlds to life.

There are a variety of writing tools for you to use, building on top of the foundation you lay from a world of countries and other notebook pages. Each one offers new ways to enrich your world and write better stories within them.

Some ways you can use the writing tools in Notebook.ai with your worlds are listed here:

  • timeline Start working on a timeline and add your countries to the individual scenes that are relevant to them.
  • description Create unlimited documents and link your countries to them.
  • description Quickly pull up and reference any aspect of your linked countries from the Notebook.ai editor without ever leaving your document.
  • layers Group your notebook pages together in new ways by adding them to Collections.
  • ballot Share your countries to your followers or the world to get comments and feedback.
  • flag See in a single place all the timelines, documents, and collections your country is linked to.