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Dates
The original tower of Minas Anor dated from II 3320 or shortly thereafter, but was not known as Minas Tirith until c.III 2002; it was still standing well into the Fourth Age (the last recorded reference is in IV 172)
Location
Minas Tirith stood beneath Mount Mindolluin in Anórien, on the western banks of the Anduin in Gondor
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Ruled by Kings of the House of Anárion, and later by Stewards of the House of Húrin
Settlements
Pronunciation
Minas Tirith is pronounced 'mi'nas ti'rith' (all the 'i' sounds here are short, so Minas is pronounced like 'minnas')
Meaning

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Men of Minas Tirith

The people of Gondor‘s capital

The population of Minas Tirith, the seat of the later Kings and Stewards of Gondor and, for much of the Third Age, the greatest city in the known regions of Middle-earth. The Men of Minas Tirith were descended in part from the Númenóreans of old, and they retained some of the vigour and long life of that people, especially in their royal line.


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