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Dates
Founded II 32, destroyed II 3319 (endured 3,287 years)
Location
In the Great Sea, between Middle-earth and Aman
Origins
Created by the Valar as a reward for the Edain who had fought against Morgoth during the First Age
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Ruled by the House of Elros
Settlements
The royal city was Armenelos, with other important towns and cities including Andúnië, Eldalondë, Nindamos, Ondosto and Rómenna
Important peaks
The Meneltarma, the Pillar of Heaven, rose in the centre of the island, while Sorontil stood on its northern promontory
Pronunciation
noomeno'reh
Meaning
The Quenya equivalent of Sindarin Númenor, 'land in the West' (that is, west from Middle-earth)
Other names

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Númenórë

The Quenya form of the name Númenor

Map of Númenórë
General map of Númenórë1
General map of Númenórë1

The form of the name of the land of Númenor in the High-elven tongue.


Notes

1

This map of Númenórë is based on canonical sources, except for the location of Ondosto and the road running through it, which are derived from textual references and may not therefore be exactly correct.

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