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Sauron observing the Battle of Dagorlad from Mordor

Dagorlad was a vast plain in southwestern Rhovanion, near Mordor, in Middle-earth.

Dagorlad lay between the Emyn Muil and the Cirith Gorgor, and was largely a treeless wasteland, bereft of life and beauty.[1]


Dagorlad was the location of the Battle of Dagorlad, fought there between Sauron's forces and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men at the end of the Second Age. The bodies of the dead decayed as normal, but over time part of the field became a wetland, the Dead Marshes, where the images of the fallen could be seen. Later, in the Third Age, the Dagorlad was the site of many battles between Gondor and various Easterling armies. The countless battles of two ages left Dagorlad as a devastated wasteland, contaminated and unhealthy, with sumps of poisonous slick and mounds of scorched earth.

Known battles

The Battle of Dagorlad occurred in the year 3434 of the Second Age. It was fought between the army of the Last Alliance under Gil-galad and Elendil and an army of Orcs with other creatures loyal to Sauron. It is unknown how long it lasted, but ultimately the Last Alliance won the battle and proceeded into Mordor.

The Second Battle of Dagorlad was fought in TA 1899 between the army of King Calimehtar of Gondor and the Wainriders. The result was a victory for Gondor.


The word Dagorlad means 'battle plain' in the Sindarin language.[2]


In Peter Jackson's movie adaptation of the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Dagorlad is misspelled as Dagorland on various maps shown in the films, and in the appendices of the special extended DVD editions.


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዻጎርላድ ?
Arabic داغورلاد
Armenian Դագորլադ
Belarusian Cyrillic Дагорлад
Bengali দাগরলড
Bulgarian Cyrillic Дагорлад
Danish Dagorlad ("Valpladsen"/"Slagmarken")
Georgian დაგორლადი
Greek Ντάγκορλαντ
Gujarati ડાગોર્લાડ
Hebrew דאגורלאד
Hindi डागोर्लाड
Japanese ダゴルラド
Kannada ಡಾಗೋರ್ಲಾಡ್
Kazakh Дагорлад (Cyrillic) Dagorlad (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Дагорлад
Macedonian Cyrillic Дагорлад
Marathi डॅगोरलाड
Mongolian Cyrillic Дагорлад
Nepalese डागोरलाड
Persian داگورلد
Punjabi ਡਾਗੋਰਲਾਡ
Russian Дагорлад
Sanskrit डगोर्लद्
Serbian Дагорлад (Cyrillic) Dagorlad (Latin)
Sinhalese ඩගෝර්ලාඩ්
Tajik Cyrillic Дагорлад
Tamil டாகோரலட்
Telugu దాగోర్లదే
Urdu داگورلہد
Uzbek Дагорлад (Cyrillic) Dagorlad (Latin)
Yiddish דאַגאָרלאַד
Places of Middle-earth and Arda

Middle-earth Locations:


Arnor | Dunland | Ettenmoors | Forochel | Forodwaith | Gondor | Harad | Ithilien | Khand | Lindon | Minhiriath | Mordor | Rhovanion | Rhûn | Rohan | The Shire

Forests & Mountains:

Amon Dîn | Amon Hen | Amon Lhaw | Caradhras | Emyn Muil | Erebor | Fangorn Forest | High Pass | Iron Hills | Lórien | Mirkwood | Mount Doom | Mount Gundabad | Old Forest | Tower Hills | Weathertop


Angband | Barad-dûr | Bree | Caras Galadhon | Dol Guldur | Fornost | Hornburg | Isengard | Minas Morgul | Minas Tirith | Orthanc | Osgiliath | Rivendell | Umbar | Utumno


Argonath | Buckland | Cair Andros | Dagorlad | Dead Marshes | Enedwaith | Fords of Isen | Gap of Rohan | Grey Havens | Weathertop

The rest of Arda:

Aman | Dark Land | Land of the Sun | Númenor | Tol Eressëa | Valinor