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Andrast was a long cape in the south-west of Gondor at the end of the northern arm of the Bay of Belfalas between the rivers Isen and Lefnui.[1][2][3] The White Mountains ended their southward bend at the cape of Andrast.[3]

The cape of Andrast was never occupied by the Númenóreans of Gondor with permanent settlments. However, they maintained a coast guard force and beacons at the end of the cape of Andrast.[4] At the end of the Third Age, the Men of the Anfalas believed that some of the Drúedain still lived in the mountains of Andrast secretly.[5] The lands of the Drúedain were on the western side of the mountains of Andrast and extended north along the coast on to the river Isen[3], and were collectively known as Drúwaith Iaur or "Old Púkel land"[6] or "Old Púkel-wilderness".[5] After the Battles of the Fords of Isen many Drúedain came out of the caves where they lived in the Drúwaith Iaur and attacked remnants of Saruman's forces that had been driven away to the south.[6] Drúwaith Iaur remained a wilderness at the end of the Third Age and was not inhabited by the Men of Gondor or the Men of Rohan and any of them entered it seldom.[5]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Andrast (earlier form Angast) is a Sindarin name meaning "Long Cape".[7][8][9][10]