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PostSubject: Overview: Coruscant   Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:20 pm



Region: Core Worlds
Sector: Coruscant sector
System: Coruscant system
Suns: Coruscant Prime
Moons: 4 natural, 3 artificial
Distance from Core: 10,000 light years
Rotation period: 24 standard hours
Orbital period: 368 local days
Native species:
  • Zhell
  • Taung
  • Cthon
  • Hawk-bat
  • Spider-roach
  • Duracrete worm
  • Sewer rat
  • Coruscant game fowl
  • Human
Immigrated species: Various
Population: 1 Trillion
  • 78% Humans
  • 22% other
Primary language(s): Galactic Basic Standard
Government: Municipal Authority
Class: Terrestrial
Diameter: 12,240 kilometers
Atmosphere: Type I (breathable)
Climate: Temperate and Controlled
Gravity: Standard
Primary terrain:
  • Urban City Landscape
  • Mountains
Major cities: Galactic City (capital)
Major imports:
  • Medical Goods
  • Foodstuff
Points of interest:
  • 500 Republica
  • Eastport
  • EmPal SuRecon
  • Galactic Museum
  • Galaxies Opera House
  • Glitannai Esplanade
  • Holographic Zoo of Extinct Animals
  • Imperial Archives
  • Imperial Palace
  • Jedi Temple
  • Manarai Mountains
  • Monument Plaza
  • Republic Executive Building
  • Senate Building
  • Skydome Botanical Gardens
  • University of Coruscant
  • Western Sea
  • Westport
  • The Works

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Coruscant also known as the Queen of the Core, is a planet located in the Galactic Core. It was generally agreed that Coruscant is, during most of galactic history, the most politically important world in the galaxy.

Coruscant was once a world mostly covered in oceans. However, all natural bodies of water were drained and stored in vast caverns beneath the city as a result of years of overpopulation. The only body of water visible was the artificial Western Sea, with many artificially-created islands floating on it, used by tourists on holidays.

With no other bodies of water available to feed and water its trillion inhabitants, Coruscant's architects, along with many others from around the galaxy, worked together to build a self-contained eco-system in the massive buildings set all over the planet. Polar cap stations also melted ice and distributed water throughout the planet-wide city through a complex series of pipes.

Coruscant's hyperspace coordinates are (0,0,0), making it the center of the galaxy, though it was not the galactic center, located in the Deep Core. The hyperspace coordinates inspired the planet's military designation, Triple Zero. A large number of the galaxy's trade routes—including the Perlemian Trade Route, the Corellian Run, the Metellos Trade Route, the Koros Trunk Line, and theLeisure Corridor—went through Coruscant, making it one of the richest worlds in the galaxy.

Over the centuries, Coruscant had developed into an ecumenopolis. The actual planet-wide metropolis of Coruscant is called Galactic City. Coruscanti skyscrapers dwarfed all the original natural features, including mountains, as well as floors of oceans which once covered a large portion of Coruscant's surface. Areas of Galactic City are broken up into levels, megablocks, blocks, and subblocks. Coruscant itself is divided into quadrants, which were divided into zones. Below the skyscrapers was Coruscant's undercity, where sunlight never reached. Artificial lighting illuminated these lower levels and advertisement holograms could be seen everywhere. There were numerous establishments for entertainment, catering to a myriad of alien species. The residents are collectively referred to as Twilighters.
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