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Belfalas

Type: Kingdoms, Realms, Lands

Region: Gondor

Other Names
the country of Amroth

Location: The coastal region of southern Gondor west of Lebennin, facing the Bay of Belfalas between the Ringló and Gilrain rivers; a fiefdom ruled by the Princes of Dol Amroth.

Description:

Map of Belfalas.
Map of Belfalas and its environs.
[Beyond Lebennin], in the great fief of Belfalas, dwelt Prince Imrahil in his castle of Dol Amroth by the sea....

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 1, Minas Tirith

[The title "Prince"]... was given to his ancestors by Elendil.... They... had settled in the land of Belfalas, between the mouths of Ringló and Gilrain, with a stronghold upon the high promontory of Dol Amroth.... [Author's note.]

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 4, The History of Galadriel and Celeborn: Notes, Note 39

"... Lebennin and Belfalas, where folk are hardy and numerous."

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 5, Ch 1, Minas Tirith

... Galadriel and Celeborn... went to the little-inhabited lands between the mouth of the Gwathló and Ethir Anduin. There they dwelt in Belfalas, at the place that was afterwards called Dol Amroth;... and their company was swelled by Nandorin Elves from Lórinand.

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 4, The History of Galadriel and Celeborn: Concerning Galadriel and Celeborn

Aldarion... rounded the dark cape of Ras Morthil and beheld the great Bay of Belfalas, and the mountains of the country of Amroth where the Nandor Elves still dwell. 1

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis


Notes
1The reference to "the country of Amroth where the Nandor Elves still dwell" can be taken to imply that the tale of Aldarion and Erendis was written down in Gondor before the departure of the last ship from the haven of the Silvan Elves near Dol Amroth in the year 1981 of the Third Age....

Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 2, Aldarion and Erendis: Notes, Note 6

Contributors:
Lyllyn 24Jun03
Elena Tiriel 23Jul10

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