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What is Dale in 'The Hobbit'?

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Dale was a town on the southern slopes of the Lonely Mountain. It was destroyed when the dragon Smaug arrived in the region, and its inhabitants built a new town called Esgaroth which was suspended above the waters of Long Lake on pilings. After Smaug died, Bard Bowman rebuilt Dale and ruled there.

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A city, near Erebor

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