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Armenelos, RD

Armenelos, by Ralph Damiani

Armenelos, also known as Armenelos the Golden and City of the Kings, was the capital and eventual largest city of Númenor.


It was founded in the early Second Age, when the Edain first migrated to the island. It was situated in the east-central part of Númenor in the district of Arandor (the Kingsland), close to the mountain of Meneltarma and Rómenna.

Armenelos was the site of the royal palace, the King's House, reportedly built with the help of the Maiar who ministered and taught the Edain before the official founding of Númenor. Its completion, together with the coronation of Elros Tar-Minyatur as first King of Númenor in SA 32, marked the beginning of the Númenórean realm.


The location of Armenelos on a map of Númenor

In SA 3319, Armenelos was destroyed with the rest of Númenor in the Fall of Númenor and reshaping of Arda.[1][2][3]


Armenelos is a Quenya name, meaning 'Royal Fortress of the Heavens' or 'Royal-heaven-fortress'.

Armenelos - The Rings of Power

Armenelos as depicted in The Rings of Power

In adaptations[]

In The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Season One, Armenelos appears first in the third episode. It is portrayed as a vast city centered near the source of the river Siril.


Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic أرمنيلوس
Armenian Արմենելոս
Belarusian Cyrillic Арменелас
Bengali ৰমেনেলাস
Bulgarian Cyrillic Арменелос
Chinese 雅米涅洛斯
Danish Armenelos ("Kongens Himmelborg")
Georgian არმენელოსი
Greek Ἀρμένελοσ
Gujarati આર્મેનેલોસ
Hebrew ארמנלוס
Hindi अर्म्ऐन्ऐलोस
Japanese アルメネロス
Kannada ಅರ್ಮೆನೆಲೋಸ್
Kazakh Арменелос (Cyrillic) Armenelos (Latin)
Korean 아르마네로스
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Армэнэлос
Macedonian Cyrillic Арменелос
Marathi आर्मेनेलोस
Mongolian Cyrillic Армэнэлос
Nepalese आर्मेनेलोस
Persian آرمنه‌لوس
Punjabi ਅਰਮੇਨੇਲੋਸ
Russian Арменелос
Serbian Арменелос (Cyrillic) Armenelos (Latin)
Sinhalese ආමේනෙලොස්
Tajik Cyrillic Арменелос
Tamil அர்மேனிலொஸ்
Telugu ఆర్మీనేలోస్
Thai อาร์เมเนลอส
Ukrainian Cyrillic Арменелос
Urdu ارمینیلاوس
Yiddish אַרמענעלאָס


  1. The Silmarillion, Akallabêth (The Downfall of Númenor)
  2. Unfinished Tales, Part Two: The Second Age, I: "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
  3. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Second Age, "Númenor"