|Location||Arandor, nigh Meneltarma|
|Description||Mighty city, capital of Númenor|
|Other names||The Golden,City of the Kings|
|Etymology||S. ar "royal" + menel "heaven" + os "fortress"|
|Events||Downfall of Númenor|
It was founded as far back as the end of the First Age, when the Edain first migrated to the island. Conceivably Arandor was the first district they settled after landing in a firth that later led to the haven of Rómenna.
Armenelos contained the royal palace, the King's House, reportedly built with the help of the Maiar. Its finishing, together with the coronation of Elros in S.A. 32 marked the beginning of the Númenorean realm.
Armenelos means "Royal Heaven-fortress", from the Sindarin elements ar, "royal", menel, "heaven", and os "fortress". At early stages of writing, this city was called by an Adûnaic name, Ar-Minalêth. It is uncertain whether this name was deleted or not.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Akallabêth: The Downfall of Númenor"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "The Drowning of Anadûnê"