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Location
The far northwest of Middle-earth
Races
Mainly populated by Men, especially after the establishment of Arnor, though Elves maintained a refuge at Rivendell and, after III 1601, the Shire in central Eriador became a populous land of the Hobbits
Settlements
Numerous, with the most important being Annúminas and Fornost for Men, Rivendell for the Elves, and Michel Delving for the Shire-hobbits; the town of Bree lay near the centre of Eriador
Source
Several important rivers rose in Eriador, including Baranduin, Bruinen, Lhûn and Mitheithel
Important peaks
Bounded to the west by Ered Luin, the Blue Mountains, and to the east by the Misty Mountains
Pronunciation
eri'adorr
Meaning
'Lonely land'
Other names
The Lone-lands; closely equivalent to the Lands over West

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Eriador

The Lone-lands

Map of Eriador
The geography of Eriador
The geography of Eriador

The Elvish name of the region called the Lone-lands in The Hobbit, the western lands of Middle-earth that lay between the Misty Mountains and the Blue.


See also...

Ambaróna, Angmar, Annatar, Aragorn I, Arahad I, Arahad II, Arvegil, Battle of the Gwathló, Bëorians, Bilberry, Bill, Black Years, Bree, Bridge of Mitheithel, Celepharn, [See the full list...]

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