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The '''Iron Hills''' were a range of hills in the northeast of the known parts of [[Middle-earth]], border-lining [[Rhûn]].  There was also a Dwarf-realm located in the hills.  The Hills were some of the remnants of the [[Iron Mountains]] where [[Morgoth]] dwelt, and had a heavy iron deposit, from which they get their name.
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The '''Iron Hills''' were a range of hills in the northeast of the known parts of [[Middle-earth]], border-lining [[Rhûn]].  There was also a Dwarf-realm located in the hills, led famously by [[Dáin Ironfoot]].
  
The Hills were mined for thousands of years by the Dwarves. Because this was the main source for most of their iron ore.  The [[Dwarf-road of Mirkwood]] ran northeast to the Hills for the Dwarf-traders than went to and from [[Khazad-dûm]] and the Hills.   
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The Hills were mined for thousands of years by the Dwarves. The [[Dwarf-road of Mirkwood]] ran northeast to the Hills for the Dwarf-traders than went to and from [[Khazad-dûm]] and the Hills.   
 
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It officially became a Dwarf-realm in [[Third Age 2590|T.A. 2590]], when [[Grór]] son of King [[Dáin I]] left the [[Grey Mountains]] because of the [[Dragons]].  Over hundreds of years it became a great realm, especially after the destruction of [[Erebor]].  Before the death of [[Smaug]], the Iron Hills was the main dwelling of [[Durin's folk]] in the East, and was also the strongest realm militarily in [[Wilderland]].
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It officially became a Dwarf-realm in [[Third Age 2590|T.A. 2590]], when [[Grór]] left the [[Grey Mountains]] after losing its dominance to [[Dragons]].  Over hundreds of years it became a great realm, especially after the destruction of [[Erebor]].  Before the death of [[Smaug]], the Iron Hills was the main dwelling of [[Durin's folk]] in the East, and was also the strongest realm militarily in [[Wilderland]].
  
 
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*''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', [[Appendix A]], ''Durin's Folk''
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Iron Hills
Physical Description
TypeHill range
LocationEast of Erebor, northwest of Rhûn
RealmsWherever the King of Durin's folk has made his dwelling
InhabitantsDurin's Folk
DescriptionHill-remnants of the Ered Engrin and a realm of many of Durin's folk

The Iron Hills were a range of hills in the northeast of the known parts of Middle-earth, border-lining Rhûn. There was also a Dwarf-realm located in the hills, led famously by Dáin Ironfoot.

History

The Hills were mined for thousands of years by the Dwarves. The Dwarf-road of Mirkwood ran northeast to the Hills for the Dwarf-traders than went to and from Khazad-dûm and the Hills.

It officially became a Dwarf-realm in T.A. 2590, when Grór left the Grey Mountains after losing its dominance to Dragons. Over hundreds of years it became a great realm, especially after the destruction of Erebor. Before the death of Smaug, the Iron Hills was the main dwelling of Durin's folk in the East, and was also the strongest realm militarily in Wilderland.

See Also

References