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Dates
Founded c. II 1000; under Gondorian control between II 3441 and c. III 1980; Sauron finally ejected in III 3019
Location
Directly to the east of Gondor
Settlements
Ruled from the Dark Tower of Barad-dûr, but contained numerous other fortresses, including Carchost, Durthang, Narchost and the Tower of Cirith Ungol; Minas Morgul stood on its borders beyond the mountains of Ephel Dúath
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Black Land

Mordor

Map of the Black Land

A name for Mordor, of which it is a literal translation.


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  • Updated 31 October 2014
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