From Tolkien Gateway

Folde was an ancient and historic region of Rohan, close to the King's courts in Edoras, which originally held the King's seat at the town of Aldburg.[1] It was the homeland of the royal family.[2]

The Folde was the centre of Rohan where the members of the royal house and their relatives lived. Its eastern boundary was roughly a line South-west from the confluence of the river Snowbourn and the river Entwash to the White Mountains.[3] The Eastfold was the land east from that line to the Fenmark between the river Entwash and the White Mountains.[3][4] The Westfold was the land along the White mountains as far as the River Isen.[3][5]

The defensive center of the Folde and Eastfold was at Edoras.[3]


In Old English, folde means "earth, land, country".[3]