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Dates
Founded in or about II 3320. Still extant during the Fourth Age
Location
A narrow land between the river Anduin in the west and the mountains of Ephel Dúath in the east
Race
Division
Settlements
Pronunciation
ithi'lien
Meaning
'Land of the Moon' (associated with Isildur, whose name means 'Devoted to the Moon')

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Ithilien

The narrow lands of Gondor east of the Anduin

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Fiefs and regions of Gondor

The lands of Gondor east of the River Anduin, on the borders of Mordor. With the capture of Minas Ithil, and the return of the Nazgûl to the Black Land, Ithilien became a deserted country.


Notes

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Minas Ithil is the only named city of Ithilien. However, this rich land was at one time a populous region, and doubtless supported many other towns and settlements. The hills of Emyn Arnen seem to have been of particular importance, though no individual settlements among the hills are ever named.

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