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Mountains of Angmar

The northernmost Misty Mountains

A range of high mountains that formed the northernmost arc of the Hithaeglir, or Misty Mountains. They stretched for some two hundred miles from Carn Dûm in the northwest, down towards Mount Gundabad in the southeast. The range marked the border between Eriador to the southwest and the northern wastes of the Forodwaith. During the Third Age, the Witch-king established the kingdom of Angmar among these mountains and the lands around, and his capital was beneath the northernmost peak at Carn Dûm.

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