Anórien was a region and fiefdom of Gondor.

Description and location

Anórien lay northwest of Minas Tirith and north of the line of the White Mountains, and was the only part of the northern half of the realm, Calenardhon, which was not given to the Éothéod to become the Kingdom of Rohan.

Anórien formed a narrow strip of land consisting of the valleys of the White Mountains made up of tall grasslands[1], and its borders were the Mering Stream in the west and the Mouths of the Entwash in the north. Its eastern border was the border of Gondor at the Anduin. The climate was mild winters with warm summers.[2] No cities were in Anórien, but following the line of the Great Road that led through Rohan to Arnor were built the Warning beacons of Gondor.[3]


Anórien was Sindarin word for 'Sun-land'.[4]

Other names

The Rohirric name for Anórien was Sunlending.

See also

ANORIEN location map in middle earth

The location of Anórien in Middle-earth marked in red


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዓኖሪአን
Arabic انورين
Armenian Անորիեն
Belarusian Cyrillic Аноріэн
Bengali আনরিএন
Bulgarian Cyrillic Анориен
Chinese 安諾瑞安
Georgian ანორიენ
Greek Ανοριεν
Gujarati એન્નોરીયન
Hebrew אנוריאנית
Hindi आनोरिअन
Japanese アノリアン
Kannada ಅನೋರಿನ್
Kazakh Анориан (Cyrillic) Anorïan (Latin)
Korean 아 노리 엔
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Анориэн
Macedonian Cyrillic Анориен
Marathi अनोरिअन
Mongolian Cyrillic Анориэн
Nepalese आनोरिएन
Pashto آنوریېن
Persian انوریهن
Punjabi ਅਨੋਰੀਅਨ
Russian Анориэн
Sanskrit आनोरिएन्
Serbian Анориен (Cyrillic) Anorien (Latin)
Sinhalese ඇනොරියන්
Tajik Cyrillic Анориан
Tamil ஆநொரிஎந்
Telugu ఆనొరిఎన
Thai านโริเน ?
Ukrainian Cyrillic Анорієн
Urdu انوریان
Uzbek Анориен (Cyrillic) Anorien (Latin)
Yiddish ײַנאָריען


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Thematic Maps, "Vegetation"
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Thematic Maps, "Climate"
  3. The Lord of the Rings
  4. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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