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The Hobbit

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, is a book written by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was first published on September 21, 1937. Tolkien wrote it in the 1930s for his children as a bedtime story. The story takes place before The Lord of the Rings. The p ...

                                               

The Hobbit (movie series)

The Hobbit is a three-part fantasy movie. These parts are The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The movies are based on J. R. R. Tolkiens book The Hobbit.

                                               

Languages constructed by J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien was a philologist, and he was interested in language since he was a child. He invented several languages, which he then used in his Middle-earth writings. Aside from the external history, most of his languages have also an invent ...

                                               

Middle-earth locations

The Shire is a land in Eriador. It is settled by Hobbits. Its name in Westron was Sûza "Shire" or Sûzat "The Shire". Its name in Sindarin was i Drann. The Shire was settled by the Hobbits in the 24th century of the Third Age. It is divided into f ...

                                               

Mithril

Mithril is a fictional metal from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth universe. Mithril is the strongest metal known in Middle-earth. It looks similar to silver. It does not weigh much, and it is easy to make into things. Mithril is very rare and prec ...

                                               

Orc

An Orc is a mythical creature. In the 20th century, orcs most often refer to the creatures in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth books. Tolkiens orcs are human-shaped creatures, and servitors of evil. The word can probably be traced to Orcus. This is ...

                                               

Shire (Middle-earth)

The Shire is a fictional location is part of the legendarium created by the British author J. R. R. Tolkien and appears in their novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It is a region in the northwest of Middle-earth, one of the continents o ...

                                               

The Silmarillion

The Silmarillion is a book written by J. R. R. Tolkien. It was first published posthumously in 1977, edited by his son Christopher Tolkien. The Silmarillion is set in Tolkiens world Middle-earth, and is about its early history before The Hobbit a ...

                                               

Bradley Land

Bradley Land is the name of a landmass Frederick Cook claimed to have seen during a expedition in 1909. He said, the land between positions and. He described it as two masses of land with a break, a strait, or an indentation between. The land was ...

                                               

Byers island

28.53°N 177.07°E  / 28.53; 177.07 Benjamin Morrell writes that he landed on an island he called Byers Island, on 12th July 1825. According to Morrell, this island was at a position of 28 degrees 32 minutes North, and 177 degrees 4 seconds East. ...

                                               

Filippo Reef

Filippo Reef is a coral reef in the Pacific Ocean. It is located at 05°30′S 151°50′W, 450 kilometres east of Starbuck Island in the Line Islands. The reef was reported by the master of the Italian barque Filippo who saw it on 28 June 1886. From a ...

                                               

Thompson Island (South Atlantic)

Thompson Island is a phantom island, in the South Atlantic. It was thought to be about 150 km north-northeast of Bouvet Island. Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier discovered Bouvet Island in 1739. In 1808, James Lindsay of the Snow Swan disco ...

                                               

Biosphere reserve

A biosphere reserve is a ecosystem with plants and animals of unusual scientific and natural interest. It is a label given by UNESCO to help protect the sites. The plan is to promote management, research and education in ecosystem conservation. T ...

                                               

Baekdu Mountain

Baekdu Mountain or Changbai Mountain is a volcano on the border between North Korea and China. This mountain is 54.5% in North Korean territory, 45.5% in China. The Korean name is Baekdu-san. It is means White head mountain. The China name is Cha ...

                                               

Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal is a huge lake in Siberia, Russia. It is the biggest fresh water reservoir in the world. The lake is near Irkutsk. Baikal is about 636 kilometres 395 mi long. It is 20 to 80 kilometres 12 to 50 mi wide. At it’s deepest point, it is 1. ...

                                               

Bialowieza Forest

Bialowieza Forest is an ancient woodland. It is on the border between Poland and Belarus. It is 70 km north of Brest and 62 km southeast of Bialystok. It is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the large primeval forest that once went a ...

                                               

Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain is a natural freshwater lake in North America along the borders of New York and Vermont and partially across the United States-Canada border in the province of Quebec. The lake was named for the French explorer Samuel de Champlain, ...

                                               

Danube Delta

The Danube Delta is the second largest delta in Europe, after the Volga Delta. It is one of the best preserved deltas on the continent. Most of the Danube Delta can be found in Romania, but the northern part of the delta is in Ukraine. In the Ukr ...

                                               

Dry Tortugas

The Dry Tortugas are a small group of islands. They are at the end of the Florida Keys, United States. They are about 113 kilometers west of Key West, and 60 km west of the Marquesas Keys, at 24°38′00″N, 82°55′12″W, the closest islands. Still far ...

                                               

Lake Enriquillo

Lake Enriquillo is a lake in western Dominican Republic, near the border with Haiti. Its Taino name was Hagueygagon but, in colonial times, it had the name Jaragua Lake. It is in the Hoya de Enriquillo valley, a long valley between the "Sierra de ...

                                               

Everglades

The Everglades is a flat tropical river and mangrove swamp. It is in the southern part of Florida near the city of Miami. The Everglades usually has tropical river delta which runs slowly through a low-lying basin near sea level. There are many p ...

                                               

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is one of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The capital and biggest city is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the north of the island. Economical centre of the island is in the south. Gran Canaria is the second most populous isla ...

                                               

Keoladeo National Park

Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a man-made and man-managed wetland and one of the national parks of India. The wetlands were created in the mid-18th century. It is named after a Keoladeo Shiva temple within its boundaries. The area is a natural l ...

                                               

Killarney National Park

The Killarney National Park is a national park in County Kerry in Ireland. There are mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls in the park. The size of the park is 26.000 acres. The highest mountain range in Ireland is in the park. The park is to th ...

                                               

Komodo National Park

The Komodo National Park is a national park in Indonesia. It is on several islands in the Lesser Sunda Islands. The park is in the area between the East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara provinces. The park includes three larger islands: Komod ...

                                               

Lanzarote

Lanzarote is one of the two islands in the east of the Canary Islands. It is located 100 km west of the Western African coast line and 11 km north of the neighbouring island Fuerteventura. Its dimensions are from east to west coast 16.5 km, from ...

                                               

Macquarie Island

Macquarie Island is a large island in the Southern Ocean. It is about 1.500 km south east of Tasmania, and about half way between Australia and Antarctica. The island became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Macquarie Island is about 34 km lo ...

                                               

Manu National Park

Manu National Park is a biosphere reserve in Peru. Before becoming an area protected by the Peruvian government, the Manu National Park was conserved because it was inaccessible; that is, people could not get to it. The park is fairly inaccessibl ...

                                               

Menorca

Menorca is located east of Mallorca. It has an area of 694.39 km 2 268.11 sq mi. About 88.000 people live there. The main town is Mahon, which has about 27.000 people.

                                               

Mont Ventoux

Mont Ventoux is a mountain in the Provence region of southern France, about 20 km north-east of Carpentras, Vaucluse. It is the largest mountain in the region and has the nicknames "Giant of Provence" and "The Bald Mountain".

                                               

Nokrek National Park

Nokrek National Park is an Indian national park in the West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya near the border with Bangladesh. In 2009, UNESCO added Nokrek to its list of Biosphere Reserves.

                                               

Northeast Greenland National Park

Northeast Greenland National Park is a national park in Greenland, Denmark. It is the largest national park in the world, with an area of 972.000 km 2. This makes the park larger than most countries. It would place 31st if it were a country, just ...

                                               

Pendjari National Park

The Pendjari National Park is in north western Benin. It is next to the Arli National Park in Burkina Faso. It is named for the Pendjari River. The national park is known for its wildlife and is home to some of the last populations of big game li ...

                                               

Rhon

The Rhon are a group of low mountains in central Germany, in the states Hesse, Bavaria and Thuringia. They are the product of ancient volcanic activity and are separated from the Vogelsberg Mountains by the Fulda River and its valley. These mount ...

                                               

Serengeti

The Serengeti is a region of savannah in East Africa. The south of it belongs to Tanzania. The north of it is in Kenya. It is about 30.000 square kilometers, and one of the greatest areas for wildlife. It has more than 1.6 million herbivores and ...

                                               

St Kilda

St Kilda is a small archipelago of Hebridean islands. It is northwest of the coast of Scotland. The islands are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. St Kilda has large seabird colonies. The island has the largest colony of North Atlantic gannets in the ...

                                               

Sundarbans National Park

The Sunderban National Park is a National Park, tiger reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve in the Sunderban delta. It is in the Indian state of West Bengal. This area is densely covered by mangrove forests. It is one of the largest reserves for the B ...

                                               

Lake Urmia

Lake Urmia is a salt lake in northwest of Iran. It is in the provinces of East Azarbaijan and West Azarbaijan, and is southwest of the close shaped Caspian Sea. It is the largest lake inside Iran, and the second biggest salt lake of the world. It ...

                                               

W National Park

The W Regional Park is a major national park in West Africa. It is formed around a meander in the River Niger shaped like a "W". The park includes areas of the three countries Niger, Benin and Burkina Faso. The W National Park of Niger was formed ...

                                               

Wolong National Nature Reserve

Wolong National Nature Reserve is a national park in Sichuan Province, Peoples Republic of China. It was established in 1963. The reserve has an area of about 200.000 hectares. There are over 4.000 different species recorded in the reserve. Wolon ...

                                               

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is a national park in the United States. It was the worlds first national park. United States President Ulysses S. Grant signed a law to create it. The name was taken from the Yellowstone River, which flows through the p ...

                                               

Grasslands National Park

Grasslands National Park is a national park in Canada. It is near the village of Val Marie, Saskatchewan. It is the second national park of Canada that was created in Saskatchewan. The park is next to the border between Canada and the United Stat ...

                                               

Point Pelee National Park

Point Pelee National Park, also known as just Point Pelee, is a national park in Essex County. Essex County is in Ontario, Canada. Point Pelee is a peninsula of land and has many marshes and forest habitats. The shape of the park is a triangle wi ...

                                               

Wood Buffalo National Park

Wood Buffalo National Park is a national park and the largest one in Canada. The park is in northeastern Alberta and southern Northwest Territories. It was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 because of its biological diversity. The Pea ...

                                               

Park

A park is an open place in a city or town for nature. There are often trees, benches, statues, and ponds in a park. Some parks built in big cities are very large. These can have fountains or picnic areas. A park is an open area,often found with t ...

                                               

Algonquin Provincial Park

Algonquin Provincial Park is a provincial park in Canada. It is the oldest provincial park in the province of Ontario, opened in 1893. It is very large at 7.653 square kilometres, and is the third largest provincial park in Ontario after Polar Be ...

                                               

Bois de Boulogne

The Bois de Boulogne is a large public park in the west of Paris. It was created between 1852 and 1858 during the reign of the Emperor Louis Napoleon. It is in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, near the suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt and Neuilly- ...

                                               

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, which is situated on Bukit Timah Hill, is the largest of the remaining patches of primary forest in Singapore. Singapore’s original tropical primary rainforest ecosystem makes up half of the reserve. At the summit of t ...

                                               

Duryu Park

Duryu Park is a park in Duryu-dong, Daegu Dalseo-gu, South Korea. It provides several sports facilities like baseball park, multipurpose sports field and a sports park. The baseball parks size is 43.840 square metres and can hold about 19 thousan ...

                                               

Kamala Nehru Park

Kamala Nehru Park is a park in India. It covers an area of 4.000 sq yd. It is located at the top of Mumbais Malabar Hill. The park is named after Kamala Nehru, the wife of Indias first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. A place often visited by sch ...