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Neutral 32 Kalimdor
Level 1-60, 80-85
LoadScreenKalimdorWide
Loading graphic as of patch 3.3.0
RacesIconSmall NightElf MaleIconSmall NightElf Female Night elf
IconSmall Orc MaleIconSmall Orc Female Orc
IconSmall Tauren MaleIconSmall Tauren Female Tauren
IconSmall Troll MaleIconSmall Troll Female Jungle troll
IconSmall Human MaleIconSmall Human Female Human
IconSmall HighElf Male AltIconSmall HighElf Female High elf
IconSmall Dwarf MaleIconSmall Dwarf Female Dwarf
IconSmall Draenei MaleIconSmall Draenei Female Draenei
IconSmall Centaur MaleIconSmall Centaur Female Centaur
IconSmall Goblin MaleIconSmall Goblin Female Goblin
IconSmall Qiraji MaleIconSmall Qiraji Female Qiraji
IconSmall Furbolg Furbolg
IconSmall Quilboar MaleIconSmall Quilboar Female Quilboar
IconSmall Naga MaleIconSmall Naga Female Naga
IconSmall Ogre MaleIconSmall Ogre Male2IconSmall Ogre Female Ogre
IconSmall DragonBronzeIconSmall DrakeBronzeIconSmall DrakonidBronzeIconSmall SpawnBronzeIconSmall WhelpBronze Bronze dragonflight
IconSmall DragonBlueIconSmall DrakeBlueIconSmall DrakonidBlueIconSmall SpawnBlueIconSmall WhelpBlue Blue dragonflight
IconSmall DragonGreenIconSmall DrakeGreenIconSmall DrakonidGreenIconSmall SpawnGreenIconSmall WhelpGreen Green dragonflight
IconSmall Cenarian Male Keeper of the grove
IconSmall Cenarian Female Dryad
IconSmall SandTroll MaleIconSmall SandTroll Female Sand troll
IconSmall DarkTroll MaleIconSmall DarkTroll Female Dark troll
IconSmall Satyr Satyr
IconSmall Makrura Makrura
IconSmall Fire Ragnaros' Fire ElementalsIcon Cataclysm 18x18
IconSmall CoreHound Ragnaros' Core HoundsIcon Cataclysm 18x18
RulerTyrande Whisperwind (night elves)
Thrall (orcs)
Icon Cataclysm 18x18 Garrosh Hellscream (orcs)
Vol'jin (Darkspear trolls)
Cairne Bloodhoof (tauren)
Icon Cataclysm 18x18 Baine Bloodhoof (tauren)
Jaina Proudmoore (humans)
Bc icon Velen (draenei)
LocationWestern Azeroth
WorldMap-Kalimdor

Kalimdor is one of the continents of Azeroth. It is located to the west of the Eastern Kingdoms and southwest of Northrend. The Great Sea lies in between the continents. Kalimdor is home to the night elves, orcs, tauren, trolls, and draenei. Other races present include the ogres, centaur, naga, demons, and other, more minor races.

Kalimdor can be further divided into three major regions (western continents)[1] known as North Kalimdor, Central Kalimdor, and South Kalimdor. Other sources vary on how it is divided. The World of Warcraft Manual divides it into the Northern Kalimdor and Southern Kalimdor regions. The various editions of the World of Warcraft Guide breaks it into Northern Kalimdor, Central Kalimdor, Southern Kalimdor, and Teldrassil regions. At least one map has divided it into the three regions of Durotar, Mulgore, and Kalimdor (shown through largest font size and caps),[2] although the Durotar and Mulgore emphasis could just be the fact that the book talks about the Tauren and Orcs' new homelands throughout the book. A few maps however do not divide Kalimdor into separate continents and treat it as one single large landmass.

Kalimdor was primarily the domain of the night elves in the ten thousand years between the War of the Ancients and the Battle of Mount Hyjal. In the years since the battle, night elf dominion has given way as the tauren adopted a more centralized system and accepted their allies, the orcs and the trolls into their midst. The recent arrival of the draenei adds a new power to the map.

The name "Kalimdor" means "Land of Eternal Starlight" in Titan and Darnassian.[citation needed]

Now, however, the continent is a politically divided one, the Horde have established strong control in the central and eastern areas while the night elves, now aided by the draenei, preserve footholds in northwestern areas.

Continent (pre-Sundering)

Prior to the Great Sundering in which the original Well of Eternity imploded, Kalimdor was the name of the world's singular landmass[3] which later was split into the four main continents (known so far).

Geography

Cataclysm Kalimdor loading screen

Loading screen of Kalimdor in patch 4.0.0

Kalimdor has a huge variety of both animal and plant life. Within this continent, you will find almost every land type; from the ice cold plains of Winterspring in the north, to the hot desert of Tanaris in the south. The mystical woods of Ashenvale, the dry, rocky Thousand Needles, the tropical, lush jungle of Feralas — this continent has it all.

To the north the landscape is primarily coated in thick alpine woodland, typical in areas such as Ashenvale. Central Kalimdor, home to the horde, is far more rugged and barren, save for the safety of Mulgore. In the south, desert areas dominate the terrain; however, nestled between these bleak landscapes are realms of beauty and wonder such as the thriving tropical regions of Feralas and Un'Goro Crater.

Zones

WoW Icon 16x16 In-game

Capital cities

The Alliance

The Horde

Battlegrounds

Dungeons

Main article: Instances by continent

Gallery

Media

Videos

WoW Pro Lore Episode 3 The Kaldorei, Night Elves-104:03

WoW Pro Lore Episode 3 The Kaldorei, Night Elves-1

Kalimdor, the Kaldorei and the Well of Eternity

This video will provide you with an "annotation adventure" to various overviews of zones in World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm (courtesy of Jesse Cox)

Cataclysm - Cataclysm Kalimdor Map Portal01:21

Cataclysm - Cataclysm Kalimdor Map Portal

References

See also

External links

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