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Iron Hills

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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 Iron Hills were some of the remnants of the Iron Mountains where Morgoth dwelt. And had a heavy iron deposit, from which it gets its name.

The Hills were mined for thousands by by the Dwarves, but it officially became a Dwarf-realm in 2590 TA. When Grór son of King Dáin I, was exiled from the Grey Mountains by the Dragons. Over hundreds of years it became a great realm, especially after the destruction of Erebor. And 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.