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Hyrule is the fundamental kingdom in The Legend of Zelda series. It is where many of the games are set. It was first featured in The Legend of Zelda and has since been the overworld for many games.


Hyrule is found in almost every The Legend of Zelda game with the exception of a few. It is present in The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Four Swords, Four Swords Adventures, The Wind Waker, The Minish Cap, and Twilight Princess.

The Legend of Zelda

Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda is huge, yet empty. The only people found here are the Old Man and the Old Woman in caves, and monsters who are found across the land. It is mostly made of a mountain range surrounding a forest area with a Graveyard to the west. Caves lead to shops, inhabited by the Merchant, or dungeons.

The Adventure of Link

The Adventure of Link's Hyrule is similar to how it is in the original The Legend of Zelda, but it now has towns and many more inhabitants. It still contains many monsters, caves, and dungeons.

A Link to the Past

Ocarina of Time

Ocarina of Time's Hyrule is very different from the previous three. Hyrule Castle and Castle Town are both located in the north. Hyrule Field and Lon Lon Ranch are located in the center. Death Mountain, Zora's Domain, Kokiri Forest, and the six dungeons are all located in the east side of Hyrule. The south part of Hyrule is Lake Hylia as well as the Water Temple. The west side of Hyrule is the Gerudo Desert, along with the Spirit Temple.

Four Swords

In Four Swords, Hyrule only has five areas (seven in the Anniversary Edition): Chambers of Insight, Sea of Trees, Talus Cave, Death Mountain and Vaati's Palace (the Anniversary Edition includes Realm of Memories and Hero's Trial).

Four Swords Adventures

In Four Swords Adventures, Hyrule is divided by levels like Four Swords, but it is much more expanded.

The Wind Waker

The Hyrule of The Wind Waker has been flooded and most of its residents have fled to the mountains, which have now become islands. The only dry area is Hyrule Castle, which is protected by the Goddesses. Hyrule Castle houses the Master Sword.

The Minish Cap

The Minish Cap's Hyrule is divided into small sections. Hyrule Town and Hyrule Castle are located in the center. Minish Woods, Lake Hylia, and Cloud Tops are located in the East. Mt. Crenel and Castor Wilds are located in the West.

Twilight Princess

Twilight Princess has probably the biggest Hyrule so far. It is divided into four main provinces. Ordona Province and Faron Province are located in the South. Eldin Province is located to the West. Lanayru Province is located in the center of the whole kingdom and Castle Town and Hyrule Castle are both located there. Gerudo Desert and Snowpeak are part of the East side.

Spirit Tracks

Main article: New Hyrule

Hyrule in Spirit Tracks is found in the form of New Hyrule. It is divided into five sections, which are connected by railroad tracks. The areas include: the Forest Realm (Southwest), the Snow Realm (Northwest), the Ocean Realm (Southeast), the Fire Realm (Northeast), and the Sand Realm between the Ocean and the Fire Realms. The Tower of Spirits is located right in the center of all five areas.