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Belfalas was a coastal region located in southern Gondor.


Ruins in Belfalas, shown in The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II

Belfalas was also home to an old Elf-haven called Edhellond which was founded before the end of the First Age by Nandor and Elven remnants of Doriath who did not wish to remain in Lindon due to their dislike of the Ñoldor still held by these Sindar Elves.

Belfalas formed part of Dor-en-Ernil. The Prince in question was the Lord of Dol Amroth, who lived at the city bearing his name. At the start of the second millennium of the Third Age, a certain Imrazôr the Númenórean lived in and ruled over the Belfalas. He married Mithrellas, a Silvan Elf of Lórien, and their son Galador became the first Prince of Dol Amroth.[2]

Its chief city was the Prince's residence of Dol Amroth. South of the Belfalas region lay a great bay, which was named after it, the Bay of Belfalas. The climate hovered near the moderate and the extreme with mild winters and hot, dry summers and the terrain consisted of scattered woodlands.

War of the Ring

During the War of the Ring, Belfalas was raided by the Corsairs of Umbar, and therefore sent only 700 men to help defend Minas Tirith, until Aragorn liberated the coast with the Grey Company, freeing the people of Gondor's southern fiefs to follow him north to relieve Minas Tirith.


Belfalas means "Great Shore", from the Sindarin bel or beleg ("large, great") and falas ("seashore").[3]

See also


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic በልፋላስ ?
Arabic بيلفالاس
Armenian Բելֆալաս
Belarusian Cyrillic Белфалас
Bengali বেলফালাস
Bulgarian Cyrillic Белфалас
Chinese 贝尔法塔斯
Danish Belfalas ("Det Store Kystland")
Greek Μπελφαλασ
Gujarati બેલ્ફલસ
Hebrew בלפלאס
Hindi बेल्फ़लस
Japanese ベルファラス
Kannada ಬೆಲ್ಫಾಲಸ್
Kazakh Белфалас (Cyrillic) Belfalas (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Бэлфалас
Macedonian Cyrillic Белфалас
Marathi भेल्फ़लस
Mongolian Cyrillic Белфалас
Nepalese बेल्फ़लस
Pashto بېلفالاس
Persian بهلفالاس
Punjabi ਬੇਲ੍ਫ਼ਅਲਸ
Russian Бельфалас
Serbian Белфалас (Cyrillic) Belfalas (Latin)
Sinhalese බෙල්ෆලස්
Tajik Cyrillic Белфалас
Telugu బెల్ఫాలస్
Thai เบลฟาลัส
Ukrainian Cyrillic Белфалас
Urdu بیلفلاس
Uzbek Белфалас (Cyrillic) Belfalas (Latin)
Yiddish בעלפאַלאַס


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Thematic Maps, "Languages"
  2. Unfinished Tales, Part Two: The Second Age, IV: "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn, and of Amroth King of Lórien"
  3. Parma Eldalamberon, Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien