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Dates
Founded in II 3320; still extant during the Fourth Age
Location
North of the White Mountains, between the Mering Stream in the west and Minas Tirith in the east
Race
Division
Culture
Settlements
Osgiliath and Minas Anor (later Minas Tirith) stood in the east of Anórien
Pronunciation
ano'ree-en
Meaning
'Land of the Sun'1

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Anórien

The lands around Minas Tirith

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Fiefs and regions of Gondor

That region of Gondor that lay at the eastern feet of the White Mountains, land under the direct control of the city of Minas Anor (later Minas Tirith).


Notes

1

Anórien's name is connected with that of Anárion, Elendil's younger son, and also Anárion's city of Minas Anor. All these names have connections to the Sun, and reflect their opposites across the Great River. There, Isildur dwelt in Minas Ithil within the land of Ithilien, whose names all derive from the Moon.

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