Laputa is a legendary flying city, once hosting a very powerful civilization before it mysteriously vanished.  Most of people of the Earth view the tale as a myth, although some have insisted to have proof of its existence, such as Pazu's father.


The name for Laputa was derived from Jonathan Swift's famed book Gulliver's Travel, which also featured a floating city named Laputa as well.

The word Laputa has negative meaning in Spanish language, where "La Puta" essentially means "The Whore."