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Dates
Rohan was founded in III 2510; still extant during the Fourth Age
Location
The eastern lands of Rohan between Entwash to the west and Anduin to the east
Race
Division
Culture
Important peaks
The hills of Emyn Muil lay in the east of the East-mark, and the White Mountains ran along its southern border
Meaning
Mark means 'borderland'

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East-mark

The lands of Rohan east of the Entwash

Map of the East-mark of Rohan
The solid white line represents the eastern frontier of Rohan. The dashed line shows the internal border of the East-mark with the neighbouring region of the West-mark.
The solid white line represents the eastern frontier of Rohan. The dashed line shows the internal border of the East-mark with the neighbouring region of the West-mark.

One of the three military divisions of Rohan, with the others being the West-mark, and the King's Lands around Edoras. The East-mark was defined as those lands that lay east of the Entwash and Snowbourn rivers. In military matters, the command of the Men of the East-mark would be given to one of Rohan's Marshals. At the time of the War of the Ring this was the Third Marshal, the King's nephew Éomer, who held his command at the ancient township of Aldburg, the original capital of Rohan and the seat of his family.


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