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Boromir: "Is it not a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt for so small a thing? So small a thing!"
- J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring II:10

A view of the city
Plan view
Other names Arminalêth; Tar Calimos
Type City (capital)
Location Arandor, Númenor
Realm Númenor
Capital Yes
Founded Shortly after S.A. 32 by Elros Tar-Minyatur
Ruler Kings of Númenor
Summary Capital of Númenor
Inhabitants Númenóreans
Language(s) Adûnaic
Lifespan destroyed S.A. 3319 (Akallabêth)

Armenelos (Q. "royal-heaven-fortress"; Ad. Arminalêth, of same meaning) was the City of the Kings in Númenor. It was located in the royal demesne of Arandor, near (east of) Meneltarma. Noirinan was also nearby. The chief road of Númenor ran through the royal city: eastward it led to the haven of Rómenna while westward it led to Andúnië.

Other names and epithets

  • (P.Q.) Antirion (the Golden)
  • Armenelos the Golden
  • (Ad.) Arminalêth or Ar-Minalêth
  • City of the Kings
  • (P.Q.) Númenos, Númar, or Nûmar
  • (Q.) Tar Calimos/Kalimos

Places of note

  • Great road of Meneltarma
  • The Havens
  • Royal Palace
    • Royal Gardens
    • the King's House
  • Temple of Alkar
    • Inner Circle


  • MERP: Northwestern Middle-earth Campaign-Guide
  • Read SIL 261,263,270-3,291; UT 165,169,173,175-7,181,183-6,189-90,192-3,195-9,201,203-5,208,218.

Location of Armenelos (center) in Númenor (MERP)