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Kingdom of the South

An old term for Gondor

A term for the kingdom of Gondor. In common practice, the realm of Gondor is more often referred to as the 'South-kingdom', and the much rarer formulation 'Kingdom of the South' is confined to the ancient histories of the land, which suggests that it was an archaic term. In its original form, the farthest boundaries of the Kingdom of the South were defined as the inflowing of River Limlight into the Anduin (in the north) to the southernmost tip of the island of Tolfalas (in the south), with the Fords of Isen marking its western edge.

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