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Dates
First established shortly before II 8001
Location
At the mouth of the river Gwathló
Origins
Constructed as a harbour and shipyard by Aldarion of Númenor
Race
Division
Culture
Outflow
The haven stood at the head of the firth through which Gwathló emptied into the Great Sea
Pronunciation
vinya'londeh
Meaning
Other names

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Vinyalondë

The ancient haven at the mouth of the Gwathló

Map of Vinyalondë

A harbour founded by Aldarion and the Venturers at the mouth of the Gwathló; it was one of the first settlements built by the Númenóreans in Middle-earth, and survived (at least in part) into the Third Age as the port of Lond Daer.


Notes

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We don't have a precise date for the founding of Vinyalondë, but we know that it took place during a voyage that immediately preceded Aldarion's formal recognition as King's Heir of Númenor. That took place in the year II 800, so Vinyalondë must have been established at some point in the preceding few years.

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