Gondor is the most powerful kingdom of Men in Middle-earth. The kingdom of Rohan borders it to the north, to the west lies the Great Sea, to the south lies Harad and to the east lies Mordor. Initially the capital of Gondor was Osgiliath, but it was moved to Minas Tirith in TA 1640. Other major fortresses of Gondor include Dol Amroth and Minas Morgul.
The brothers Isildur and Anárion, both exiles from Numénor, founded the kingdom of Gondor. They were allied with the kingdom of Arnor whose line of chieftains came from Isildur, whereas the Line of Kings of Gondor was Anarion's. In the early years, Gondor was at the height of its power because of their military might and large armies. During the Third Age their power began to weaken as a result of multiple devastations and the growing power of Sauron.
After Anárion, who was slain at the Siege of Barad-dûr, there were thirthy-one kings of Gondor.
White Tree of Gondor
The White Tree of Gondor was a tree in the Court of the Fountain in Minas Tirith, and stood as a symbol of Gondor. The Gondorian flag features an emblem of the White Tree.
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