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Dates
Founded in III 1601 (year 1 by the Shire-reckoning), and expanded to include Buckland in III 2340, and the Westmarch in IV 31 (respectively 740 and 1452 by the Shire-reckoning)
Location
Eriador in the northwest of Middle-earth
Origins
Settled by the brothers Marcho and Blanco, travelling west from Bree
Race
Culture
Settlements
Meaning
Halflings refers to the fact that the Hobbits were approximately half the height of one of the Dúnedain
Other names

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Land of the Halflings

A name for the Shire

A partial map of the Shire
The central regions of the Shire, Land of the Halflings
(partially conjectural)
The central regions of the Shire, Land of the Halflings
(partially conjectural)

The Shire; the only region in the northwest of Middle-earth to be peopled only by Hobbits.


See also...

Argeleb II, Second Chief

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