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Physical Description
RealmsGondor, Reunited Kingdom
General Information
Etymologycalen "green" and pel "town"

Calembel was a township in Gondor.


Calembel was located on the road between Erech and Pelargir,[1] at the fords of the river Ciril.[2]

During the War of the Ring, the town was deserted. Most of the men had gone to fight in Minas Tirith, and those that remained fled into the hills as they heard news of the coming of the Dead Men.[2]


Tolkien translated Calembel "Greenham".[3]. It is derived from calen "green" and pel "fence".[4]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Note on the Maps"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Passing of the Grey Company"
  3. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 537
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"