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Forlond

A harbour of the Elves of Lindon

Map of Forlond
The Forlond on the shores of the Gulf of Lhûn (slightly conjectural)1
The Forlond on the shores of the Gulf of Lhûn (slightly conjectural)1

A harbour that lay on the northern shore of the Gulf of Lhûn, in the Elvish land of Forlindon. The name Forlond is derived from the Elvish for 'north haven'. It had an equivalent on the southern shore, too: the Harlond or 'south haven'.


Notes

1

On the maps within The Lord of the Rings, 'Forlond' appears as a label running down the inner edge of Forlindon's southern promontory, covering a stretch of coast some fifty or sixty miles in length. In volume VII of The History of Middle-earth, however, the original version of this map gives us a much more precise location for the Forlond. That map marks it as a haven rather than a stretch of coastline, and places it at the mouth of an unnamed river running out of Forlindon into the northern arm of the Gulf of Lhûn.

See also...

Forlindon, Gulf of Lune

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