Mayor of Michel Delving

   The mayor of the Shire's chief township.
   Title held by the leader of Michel Delving, the 'capital' of the Shire. Over time, the power of the Mayor grew to encompass all the lands of the Shire.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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