Gondor is the most prominent kingdom of Men in Middle-earth, bordered by Rohan to the north, Harad to the south, the cape of Andrast and the Sea to the west, and Mordor to the east. Its first capital was Osgiliath, moved to Minas Anor in TA 1640. This city, later renamed Minas Tirith, remained the capital of Gondor for the rest of the Third Age and into the Fourth Age.

Like Arnor to the north, Gondor is a Dúnedain kingdom founded by Isildur and Anárion, the sons of Elendil, after the Downfall of Númenor.

Gondor Key information

Starting Locations

  • Anórien
  • Lebennin
  • Belfalas


  • Minas Tirith


Unique Unit

  • Swan Knights

Starting Commander

  • Faramir

Faction Bonus

  • -5% Construction Time