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) known as North Kalimdor, Central Kalimdor, and South Kalimdor. At least one map has divided it into the three regions of Durotar, Mulgore, and Kalimdor (shown through largest font size and caps). 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.