Nevrast was a depression surrounded completely by the Ered Wethrin. It was made up of over three-hundred square miles of land consisting of mostly scattered woodlands except for the marshland area encircling Linaewen. The climate was mostly a humid one with mild winters possibly due to the warm and moist prevailing winds that blew in from the sea.
Nevrast was the centre of an Elven kingdom of Turgon for about a hundred years, when its people began moving to their newly completed realm of Gondolin. Turgon's capital (and it seems the only city of Nevrast) was Vinyamar. The land was not permanently inhabited after that, and indeed was utterly abandoned until Tuor came there, guided by Ulmo.
Other forms of the legendarium
Its early and rejected name was Nivrost: "the West Vale", in the Doriathrin language.
- Haerast, the Far Shore
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Danish||Nevrast ("Kysten på denne side")|
|Kazakh||Невраст (Cyrillic) Nevrast (Latin)|
|Serbian||Невраст (Cyrillic) Nevrast (Latin)|
|Uzbek||Невраст (Cyrillic) Nevrast (Latin)|
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