The word "Hyrule" was coined around 1800 BC by Hyrulus, a descendant of Thyrukus, upon his completion of the conquest of nearly all of modern-day Koridon and Gamelai. Before the reign of Hyrulus, the Thyrukian kings had called their lands Thyruk or Hyruk. The Thyrukian dynasty fell a few thousand years later, but subsequent ruling families, including the Harkinians, would continue to call their kingdom Hyrule.
Tolemac: A now-defunct area that prospered until most of its inhabitants died of the plague in 1347. It was later absorbed into Gamelon, which was an independent kingdom at the time. Gaspra once lived there, and Zelda's Adventure takes place there.
Beginning in 1520, Hyrule was an absolute monarchy ruled by the Harkinian dynasty. In the 1940s, reforms introduced a legislative body and a prime minister, but the king could still do almost anything he wanted. However, the power of the monarch fell dramatically during the reign of the Schrob dynasty, and the first presidential election in Hyrule took place in 2146.
Main article: List of Kings of Hyrule
- Hyrule is 60% forest, 33% desert, and 7% tundra.
- Hyrule's official currency is usually the rupee.
- Hyrule's current calendar is based around the year 1520. For example, 1993 is 473 HY.
- Hyrule has had its own hylium-powered nuclear weapons since the mid-1990s.