Village Name: Hidden Leaf Village
Location: Fire Country
The Fire country is marked by forests, helping to give rise to its ninja village "hiding in its leaves". The Fire Country is one of the largest ninja countries in the Naruto world, sharing borders with more countries than any other. It borders Grass, Rain, Waterfall, Sound, River, Tea and several unnamed countries. The Fire Country is home to many cities, including Konohagakue no Sato, Tanzaku Gai, Otafuku Gai, Otakame Sato and Tokkuriji.
Hidden Leaf is one of the most powerful ninja villages in the world. The village was founded approximately 60 years before the start of the series by the brothers who would become First and Second Hokage. Konoha has a strong tradition of protecting its own and the Kyuubi attack provided the best example. The villages Fourth Hokage gave his life by trapping the Kyuubi within Uzumaki Naruto. Later on the Third Hokage would also give his life in battle protecting the village. Over the years Konoha has gone to war with many of its neighboring countries, but new ties of alliance have been forged in recent years. Currently Konoha is allied with fellow Great Shinobi Country Sand, and lower shinobi countries Grass, Rain and Waterfall.
The current leader of Hidden Leaf is Tsunade. One of the Legendary Sannin, she had left the village after the deaths of her boyfriend and younger brother. She was convinced to come back by Jiraiya and Naruto. She finds the clerical side of being Hokage boring, but she appreciates the duty of protecting her village with her very life.