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Coruscant
Distance from Core 10,000 light years
Region Core Worlds
Oversector Imperial Center Oversector (during Imperial rule)
Sector Coruscant (Imperial during reign of Empire)
System Coruscant
Orbital period 368 days (reduced to an unspecified number after the Yuuzhan Vong moved the planet closer to its sun)
Rotation period 24 hours (Galactic Standard)
Surface Gravity 13.91 m/s² (Galactic Standard)
Number of suns 1
Number of moons 4 (3 after the Yuuzhan Vong destroyed one to form a planetary ring system)
Terrain Urban
Species Various
Main language Various
Population 1 trillion+ (according to literature).
Points of Interest Jedi Temple, Supreme Chancellery, Imperial Palace, Manarai Mountains, Galactic Senate Building
Surface water 32% (in ice caps)
Affiliation Galactic Republic, Galactic Empire, Yuuzhan Vong Empire, New Republic, Galactic Federation of Free Alliances

Coruscant (pronounced /'ko.ɹə.sɑnt/)[1] is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. It first appeared on screen in Return of the Jedi: The Special Edition (1997), but was first mentioned in Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire. An ecumenopolis, it was renamed Imperial Center during the reign of the Galactic Empire and Yuuzhan'tar during the Yuuzhan Vong Invasion. The adjective form of the planet name is Coruscanti. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Star_Wars_galaxy. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ... This is a list of sectors in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... This is a list of the planetary systems and star systems in the fictional Star Wars galaxy. ... The orbital period is the time it takes a planet (or another object) to make one full orbit. ... Look up day in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ... In astronomy, a rotation period is the time an astronomical object takes to complete one revolution around its rotation axis relative to the background stars. ... The hour (symbol: h) is a unit of time. ... The surface gravity of a Killing horizon is the acceleration, as exerted at infinity, needed to keep an object at the horizon. ... The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ... One million million (1,000,000,000,000) is the natural number following 999,999,999,999 and preceding 1,000,000,000,001. ... The Jedi Temple is a building in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... In the Star Wars universe the Manarai Mountains were a park on the planet Coruscant that contained the last exposed land on the otherwise completely industrialized planet. ... - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ... The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. ... The Galactic Empire is one of the main factions in the Star Wars universe. ... The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ... The New Republic (officially The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ... Categories: Star Wars stubs | Star Wars governments ... The exploration of other worlds is one of the most enduring themes of science fiction. ... This article is about the series. ... For other uses, see Star Wars Galaxy. ... Timothy Zahn (born September 1, 1951) is a science fiction novelist. ... Heir to the Empire is the first book in a trilogy of novels known as The Thrawn Trilogy, all written by Timothy Zahn. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // Wayland first appeared in Timothy Zahns Heir to the Empire novel. ... The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ...


Coruscant was the capital of the Old Republic, the Galactic Empire, the New Republic, the Yuuzhan Vong Empire and the Galactic Alliance at various times. It is generally agreed that Coruscant is the most important world in the galaxy, evidenced by the fact that its hyperspace coordinates are (0,0,0). The galaxy's main trade routes—Rimma Trade Route, Perlemian Trade Route, Hydian Way, Corellian Run and Corellian Trade Spine—go through Coruscant, making it the richest and most influential world in the Star Wars galaxy. Not to be confused with capitol. ... The Galactic Republic is the name of the interplanetary government used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire. ... The Galactic Empire is one of the main factions in the Star Wars universe. ... The New Republic (officially The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ... The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ... The Galactic Federation of Free Alliances is a fictional government from the Star Wars novel series, more commonly called the Galactic Alliance for short. ... For other uses, see Star Wars Galaxy. ... Scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope depicting the inside of the Millenium Falcon when entering hyperspace. ... For other uses, see Star Wars Galaxy. ...


Coruscant is the latest and best known instance of what might be called the "Coruscant/Trantor" meme: the idea of a planet which as a galactic capital had been developed into one great city over all of its surface. Asimov's Trantor predates the Star Wars version by more than five decades as Coruscant is a feature of the prequels. Trantor is a fictional planet in Isaac Asimovs Foundation series and Empire series of science fiction novels. ... For other uses, see Meme (disambiguation). ...

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Overview

Geologically, the planet comprises a molten core with rocky mantle and silicate rock crust. It is larger, and has stronger surface gravity than Earth. However, the ubiquitous repulsorlift technology available on the planet allows many species, including humans, to live there in comfort. The surface gravity of a Killing horizon is the acceleration, as exerted at infinity, needed to keep an object at the horizon. ...


Throughout the thousands of generations of galactic history, the entire surface of Coruscant has been covered over by sprawling skyscrapers and cities. The planet's oceans have all been drained and kept in vast underground caverns for future reuse. The only body of water visible is the Western Sea, a body of water created artificially for tourists and natives alike. There are some portions of the city that are actually under the sea. The Western Sea has many artificially created islands floating on it, used by tourists on holidays. The only other piece of Coruscant's landmass that has been left untouched are the Manarai Mountains, twin peaks that stick up out of the ground near the famous Imperial Palace. Many floating restaurants revolve around the Mountains, giving patrons a unique view of the natural wonders.


Since there are no bodies of water available to feed and water its trillion inhabitants (despite the fact that it rains on Coruscant, as seen in Revenge of the Sith), 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. Engineers also developed a complex series of huge pipes through which polar ice is pumped through to the cities of Coruscant. Almost everything on the planet, from clothes to packaging and machinery, is recyclable. Another problem for a world like Coruscant is the unimaginable amounts of carbon dioxide that its trillion being population generates each day, so atmospheric scrubbers were put into place in orbit to remove it. Galactic Standard Time was developed on Coruscant and revolves around the hours Coruscant has in a single day, which is 24 hours, with 368 local days a year. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... Carbon dioxide is a chemical compound composed of two oxygen atoms covalently bonded to a single carbon atom. ...


There are at least 7 planets in the Coruscant system. All the others are uninhabited. Coruscant is a good distance from the sun. It was moved closer to the sun by the Yuuzhan Vong during their occupation. Coruscant has four moons, one named Hesperidium, but the names of the other moons are unknown. One of the moons was blown up during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion to create the "rainbow bridge".


Galactic City is divided into several thousand regions, with each region subdivided into numbered sectors. Some of these numbered sectors received colloquial names. For example, H-46 is also called Sah'c Town, named for the family that owns much of it. Some areas were specifically designated senatorial, governmental, financial (including banking zones), commercial, and residential. Larger areas of the planet were designated for industrial or manufacturing use only. The largest of these areas is known colloquially as "The Works". The Works had manufactured spacecraft parts, droids, and building materials at an astonishing rate for centuries, but as construction in space became more efficient, The Works fell in disrepair. It has gained the reputation as a hub of high criminal activity and many locals stay away from it. The Works was the Sith meeting place of Darth Sidious and Darth Tyranus, Sidious's second apprentice and Confederate head of state and government in Attack of the Clones. Another area of Coruscant shown is Coco Town (short for "collective commerce"). Many diverse species live here and work in manufacturing. Coco Town is the site of Dex's Diner in Attack of the Clones. Another notable area of Coruscant is 500 Republica. 500 Republica is portrayed to be an area where the creme-de-la-creme, such as politicians and diplomats gather. It is home to many theatres, swank shopping outlets, hip night clubs, posh penthouses, the Galactic Senate and other Senate buildings. In Episode III: Revenge of the Sith a theatre in 500 Republica is where Chancellor Palpatine held his conference with Anakin Skywalker, while watching an opera. Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ... Within the Star Wars universe, the term Sith is used to describe two separate but related groups. ... Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ... Count Dooku, also known as Darth Tyranus, is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe and Palpatines apprentice. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS) is an organization that existed in the latter years of the Republic. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ...


In the novelization of Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi is described as speaking with a Coruscanti accent, implying that it is equivalent to a British accent. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... British English (BrE, BE, en-GB) is the broad term used to distinguish the forms of the English language used in the United Kingdom from forms used elsewhere in the Anglophone world. ...


History

A Coruscanti skyline.

Coruscant is a possible homeworld of the Humans, who may have evolved from the proto-human Zhell, and the Taung species. The Zhell were dominant until the Taung conquered them. The Taung became known as the Dark Warriors, and in the middle of their epic battle against the Zhell, their efforts were helped by an erupting volcano that wiped out the major Zhell city. The Taung then systematically destroyed all remaining Zhell camps and took the name Dha Werda Verda, or in Basic, "Warriors of the Shadow." Eventually, the Taung were exiled from Coruscant to Mandalore, becoming the progenitors of the first Mandalorians. Image File history File links Coruscantsky. ... Image File history File links Coruscantsky. ... In George Lucas fictional Star Wars universe, humans are the most numerous and dominant species, with apparently millions of major and minor colonies galaxywide. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of Star Wars races. ... The Taung were early people of the capital planet of the galactic republic, Coruscant. ... // M4-78 is the name given to a planet colonised by droids. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


During the Clone Wars, the Separatist armies invaded the city, causing severe damage to the old structures during the siege and the battle between the Republic and Separatist armies. The Separatist armies kidnapped Chancellor Palpatine and attempted to leave the planet; however, a Republic fleet came to the rescue. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker were tasked to fly into the Separatist flagship and retrieve the Chancellor. The Battle of Coruscant resulted in the defeat of the Separatist fleet and the death of Count Dooku. Palpatine (84 BBY - 4 ABY, spirit destroyed and made one with the dark side of the Force 10 ABY) is an important character in the Star Wars universe. ... Obi-Wan Kenobi is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Anakin Skywalker is the central character in the Star Wars franchise. ... Count Dooku, also known as Darth Tyranus, is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe and Palpatines apprentice. ...


Under the Empire, Coruscant was renamed Imperial Center and Galactic City was also renamed Imperial City. Non-human species were also compelled to live in segregated parts (also known as "ethnic neighborhoods") of Imperial City, such as Invisec. The greedy Emperor Palpatine began to shape Coruscant with his own designs, and this included the installment of thousands of surveillance systems throughout the city world. Massive shield generators were placed all over Coruscant, and where they overlapped, severe storms took place, giving the planet a Gothic look, which mirrored the utter desperation of many of its inhabitants as they choked under Emperor Palpatine's iron rule. The Emperor also had the Palace of the Republic rebuilt and renamed the Imperial Palace. The Imperial Palace was a massive pyramidal structure and was the largest construction project on Coruscant. The Emperor also commissioned top Imperial engineers to design and manufacture massive construction droids the size of skyscrapers. These gigantic automatons would "eat" an old, decrepit building by using its many smelters, conveyor belts and mechanical arms. From the recycled parts of that old building they would construct a new building. Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ... The western facade of Reims Cathedral, France. ...


Upon hearing of the death of the Emperor, there was an uprising among the population of Coruscant. Citizens celebrated the death of Palpatine with fireworks and by pulling down his statues. This uprising was soon crushed by Stormtroopers under the orders of Ysanne Isard. Stormtroopers have distinctive white armor and a helmet with a grimacing, skull-like visage. ... Ysanne Isard is a fictional Imperial character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


After the death of Palpatine, a series of the Emperor's warlords, including Isard, ruled Imperial Center. Isard's reign over Imperial Center was plagued by the threat of rival warlords and the expanding New Republic. Before she made her escape from Imperial Center, she contaminated the city's water supply with the deadly Krytos virus, which only affected non-human species. Eventually, the New Republic destroyed the virus and liberated Imperial Center, returning it to its original name of Coruscant. Isard used her hidden Super Star Destroyer Lusankya to escape, and in the process killed millions, destroying a large part of the cityscape and shooting down an orbiting skyhook, before finally jumping into hyperspace. The Krytos virus was the name of a fictional bioengineered virus in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... It has been suggested that Executor (Star Wars) be merged into this article or section. ... The Super Star Destroyer Executor, identical twin to the Lusankya Lusankya was a Super Star Destroyer, the sister ship of Darth Vaders Executor, from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... For other uses, see Skyhook (disambiguation). ...

The Coruscant sunset.
The Coruscant sunset.

Eventually the New Republic rebuilt Galactic City and made Coruscant once again the ruling planet for their government. During those years, Leia Organa-Solo gave birth to her and Han's first two children, the twins Jacen and Jaina Solo. However, Coruscant was again under attack by the dreaded Grand Admiral Thrawn who put twenty-seven cloaked asteroids in a decaying orbit above Coruscant in an attempt to create confusion among the New Republic and retake the Core for the Empire. The shield generators put in place by the Empire were adequate in stopping the asteroids from raining down on the city-planet and there was enough food to hold out for months against the asteroids, but the siege was a great blow to New Republic morale. However, when Thrawn's fleet was defeated at the Imperial shipyards at Bilbringi, a device (called a crystal grav-trap) was captured by the New Republic that could detect the mass of the cloaked asteroids, allowing the siege to be lifted. Image File history File links Coruscantsunset. ... Image File history File links Coruscantsunset. ... Her Royal Highness, Princess Leia Organa Solo of Alderaan (born 19 BBY), a fictional character in the Star Wars universe played by actress Carrie Fisher in the films and by Ann Sachs in the 1980s radio drama. ... Jacen Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Jaina Solo II (b. ... Grand Admiral Thrawn (full name: Mitthrawnuruodo) is a fictional character from the Star Wars galaxy. ... This article is about the political and historical term. ...


A year later the remaining members of the Imperial Inner Circle began massive attacks on Coruscant, detonating destructive bombs on its surface and committing suicide runs in capital ships. Little did they know that they were being manipulated by the reborn Palpatine, who was using both his servants and the people of the Republic to achieve his everlasting rule over the galaxy. Coruscant was ruined in the attacks, with half of the Imperial Palace destroyed, many toppled buildings, and billions of deaths. The space around Coruscant was littered with countless starship hulks that would not be cleared for years.


After Palpatine's final death, the New Republic retook the planet and made a massive effort to clean up the world and restore it to its original beauty. Billions more flocked to live at the bright center of the galaxy, replacing those that were lost in the bloodshed surrounding the horror of the reborn Emperor Palpatine. Imperial Admiral Daala also planned to crash one of her Star Destroyers into the planet in an attempt to rip it apart, but was stopped by Kyp Durron and the Sun Crusher. Admiral Daala is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... A group of Imperial Star Destroyers. ... Kyp (Zeth) Durron is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Diagram of the Sun Crusher The Sun Crusher is a prototype superweapon from the Star Wars universe. ...


In The New Jedi Order series, Coruscant is the capital world of the New Republic until the extragalactic Yuuzhan Vong overwhelm the Republic defenses in three attack waves, led by Warmaster Tsavong Lah, and take over the planet. The Yuuzhan Vong designated it Yuuzhan'tar, after the name of their original homeworld and their chief deity Yun Yuuzhan, and terraformed it to overwhelm the city covering its surface and restore a natural ecology. The vast majority of the planet's non-Yuuzhan Vong population was shipped off-world in massive refugee ships, though some people did stay behind in the substructure of the city. A moon was pulverized to create the planetary rings called the Great Bridge. Additionally, water-rich asteroids were crashed into the planet, creating surface water. The Yuuzhan Vong also moved the planet closer to its sun. The Galactic Alliance eventually retook Coruscant back from the Yuuzhan Vong. After surrendering, the Yuuzhan Vong agreed to help the Alliance rebuild Coruscant. The new Coruscant is a combination of technology and organic life, to represent the peace between the Galactic Alliance and the Yuuzhan Vong. The characters from The New Jedi Order series, based on NJO book covers. ... The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ... This is a listing of Yuuzhan Vong characters in the New Jedi Order series of Expanded Universe novels from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Coruscant is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars Universe. ... This article is about the term Deity in the context of mysticism and theology. ... The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ... Artists conception of a terraformed Mars in four stages of development. ... The Galactic Federation of Free Alliances is a fictional government from the Star Wars novel series, more commonly called the Galactic Alliance for short. ...


The Galactic Alliance however, began to terraform the surface of Coruscant into bedrock so that they could return the planet to its glory days as capital of the Old Republic. By 140 ABY, Coruscant had been rebuilt as the capital of the Galactic Alliance and was once again a thriving city planet, albeit now with a slightly more organic look and more plants. One of the most prominent buildings on Coruscant in this era is the rebuilt Jedi Temple, a gleaming tower covered in green transparisteel.


Locations

Galactic Museum

The Galactic Museum, also known as the Galactic Archives, is a vast repository of data, containing information and artifacts from almost every known planet in the galaxy, as well as information about the infamous cult, the Sith. Visitors can find information regarding the founding of the Galactic Senate, the drafting of the Galactic Constitution, all the way back to the invention of the repulsolift system. There are also some darker, obscure pieces of information to be found in the Galactic Museum, including the near-extinction of the Ewoks (caused by falling debris from the second Death Star). However, much of this information may simply be Imperial propaganda. The Galactic Museum was toured by several members of Rogue Squadron prior to the fall of Coruscant, and as such provided much insight into the Empire, especially the Empire's propaganda machine. The Galactic Museum also helped provide information into the clouded past of Wraith Squadron's own Lara Notsil, who was actually the former Imperial Agent Gara Petothel. Within the Star Wars universe, the term Sith is used to describe two separate but related groups. ... The moon of Endor In the Star Wars fictional universe, the forest moon of Endor, also known as the sanctuary moon, or simply Endor, is a moon that is home to the Ewoks and above which the second Death Star was constructed in Return of the Jedi. ... For other uses, see Death Star (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Propaganda (disambiguation). ... This article is about the fictional starfighter squadron. ...


Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace was a large building constructed as the prime residence for Palpatine after he became sovereign Emperor of his new Galactic Empire. It is in the shape of a huge pyramid with ghost statues around the Palace. Covering a surface area nearly as large as Coruscant's Financial District, the grounds of the Imperial Palace are dotted with hundreds of thousands of buildings to house the diplomats of the Galactic Empire. The outer facade of the monolith is a cast of steel, the inner facade is of steel and a black lusterous stone. With a labyrinth of ballrooms, imperial suites, and thronerooms; the Imperial Palace is the largest single structure ever constructed in the history of the galaxy, and is rumoured to incorporate over 20, 000 rooms. When the Yuuzhan Vong invaded the capital, the New Republic leader, Borsk Fey'yla triggered a bomb which destroyed a wing of the palace and 25,000 Yuuzhan Vong warriors. Palpatine is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ... An emperorrefers to Nick Herringshaw, a title, empress may only indicate the wife of an emperor (empress consort. ...


Imperial Security Bureau

The ISB Central Office was a mammoth complex in Imperial City. All communication and coordination was handled through the Central Office. The ISB also was responsible for wiping out any memories of the Jedi Order. They destroyed the collection of Jedi antiquities on Obroa-skai. During one mission on the Darktrooper project, Kyle Katarn infiltrated the Central Office to decode the Navacard he confiscated and decode it to reveal data chips used for additional information. This is where Boba Fett and Katarn faced off. The term Imperial City can refer to several cities: An Imperial Free City of the Holy Roman Empire, a city formally responsible to the emperor only Imperial City (Beijing), usually refers to the central section of the city of Bejing that is known for its collections of gardens, palaces, shrines... Kyle Katarn is a character in the fictional Star Wars universe, the protagonist of the video game Star Wars: Dark Forces and its sequels. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Orbital DryDocks

The planet's orbital DryDocks that replaced The Works, was built by the newly formed company Coruscant StarYards. Little did The Works know, that they would be phased out by the new super-company, that eventually became one of the largest in the galaxy, but not the size of Kuat Drive Yards. Most of the DryDocks were destroyed when the Yuuzhan Vong attacked the planet, but were eventually rebuilt when the peace agreement came into effect. The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ...


Jedi Archives

Main article: Jedi Archives

The Jedi Archives is a library comprised of knowledge and research dating back possibly thousands of years. The Archives Library was located in the Jedi Temple, under the control of Madame Jocasta Nu, a former Jedi Council member. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Julio Pérez Ferrero Library - Cúcuta, Colombia A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information, sources, resources, and services: it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual. ... The Jedi Temple is a building in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... The following is a list of fictional Star Wars Jedi characters who attained a rank of Jedi Master. ... The Jedi Council decides the fate of Anakin Skywalker The Jedi High Council is an institution from the Star Wars series of films. ...


Jedi Temple

Main article: Jedi Temple

The Jedi Temple is a massive structure standing 1km high above the buildings of Galactic City, in an area where the Temple is largely unobstructed to sight. The Temple itself is the home to the Jedi, where they live for the first years of their apprenticeship, and where they learn of the ways of the Force and train in the traditions of the Jedi Order. The Jedi Temple is a building in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ...


Upon his turning to the Dark Side, Anakin Skywalker, in his new identity as Sith Lord Darth Vader and apprentice to Palpatine, led a massive attack on the temple. Vader and the 501st Legion of Clonetroopers killed all Jedi therein, including Younglings. Order 66 was therefore put into action, and the Great Jedi Purge had begun. The Jedi Temple, although still standing after the massacre, was heavily damaged, many portions blasted or obliterated by fire. In the New Jedi Order series, Luke and company discover a massive Force wellspring underneath the Temple while pursuing a mysterious Dark Jedi. It was protected by seemingly impenetrable walls, before they were ruptured by a construction droid. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The New Jedi Order, also known as New Jedi Order or by its acronym, NJO, is a series of science fiction novels set in the Star Wars universe 25-30 years ABY. Its primary plotline involves an invasion of the Star Wars galaxy by the Yuuzhan Vong, but over the...


Dex's Diner

Dex's Diner is a small diner run by Dexter Jettster. In Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Obi-Wan Kenobi visits the diner to ask for information on the identification of a toxic dart. The history of the diner is told in some of Jude Watson's Jedi Apprentice, Jedi Quest, and The Last of the Jedi books. Dexter Jettster was the owner of Dexs Diner and an superb explorer in his younger days. ... Jude Watson is a novelist for young readers, usually preteens. ...


In The Last of the Jedi #3: Underworld, Dex's bar is found in ruins by the Jedi exile Ferus Olin. He discovers the Empire destroyed it, forcing Dexter to hide in the shadows fearing capture. The Diner is also a location in Lego Star Wars: The Video Game as the portal where all levels are entered. No studs can be lost in the Diner, and it serves little of a purpose in game progression.


Manarai Mountains

The Manarai Mountains were a park that contained the last exposed land on the otherwise completely urbanised planet. Polar ice caps that don't reach the ground and artificial lakes and seas built atop urban layers are sometimes mistaken for actual surface, although the Manarai are the only actual place where natural terrain is visible on the entire planet. A small cluster of mountaintops breaks through the vast urbanization to provide a small range, punctuated by two peaks. Countless millennia ago, as Coruscant was being heavily urbanized and more and more land was being developed, eventually it was realized that only land not settled or built-on was the Manarai Mountains, and even much of that chain was occupied, until finally a small patch of the mountains was set aside as a nature preserve (preserving the only nature left on Coruscant). The mountains themselves are a famous landmark and seeing them is a popular tourist attraction, although actually setting foot on the mountains is strictly prohibited to preserve them. The perimeter is guarded constantly by the Coruscant Guard, wary of anybody who would actually try to steal soil or rocks from the famous mountains.


Within sight of the Manarai Mountains is The Manarai, the most famous and exclusive restaurant on all of Coruscant. Sitting atop a tall tower in Monument Park, The Manarai is designed to provide a breathtaking view of the cityscape of Coruscant as well as the mountains themselves. Huge windows and domes provide panoramic views, with the very best chefs in the galaxy providing the finest cuisine (virtually any meal in the galaxy can be prepared with sufficient notice). In addition to the view and the quality, security is also paramount, as all visitors and especially employees received extensive background checks before being invited to come to The Manarai. The owners of The Manarai were kept secret during the reign of the Galactic Empire, but were rumored to include a Hutt clan lord, several Moffs and definitely Prince Xizor. The Galactic Empire is one of the main factions in the Star Wars universe. ... Jabba the Hutt as seen in the film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999). ... Grand Moff Insignia In the fictional universe of Star Wars, a Moff is an Imperial rank honorifically bestowed among various servants of the Galactic Empire. ... This article is about minor villains in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


The escape of the Lusankya heavily damaged the district, and the famous mountain peaks were destroyed during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. The Super Star Destroyer Executor, identical twin to the Lusankya Lusankya was a Super Star Destroyer, the sister ship of Darth Vaders Executor, from the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


The Western Sea is actually an artificially created sea and is Coruscant's only body of water. There are also many artificial islands that float on barges anchored to the bottom of this artificial sea.


Centax I

Centax I is the second moon of Coruscant. It was a major staging ground for the Grand Army of the Republic, and home to a military shipyard during the Clone Wars. It was also home to the garrison of Coruscant, some twenty thousand Clone Troopers as well as the 65th Homeworld Security Legion. Clonetroopers at the Battle of Geonois. ... A scene from Attack of the Clones depicting the Battle of Geonosis, the first battle of the Clone Wars The Clone Wars (also known as the Clone War) are a series of fictional intragalactic battles in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ...


Etymology and naming

The name itself is Latin in origin (from the adjective "coruscus"), meaning "coruscating," "flashing" or "twinkling", and probably refers to the night side of the planetwide city. The word "coruscant" is also a French adjective which can be used to describe a decadant and overcomplicated language, decorum or community.


Originally the planet, which was then called "Alderaan", was to appear in A New Hope, but the budget wouldn't allow, so a lot of action on Alderaan was moved to the Death Star and Alderaan became the name of Princess Leia's home planet which is destroyed. The concept of seeing the Empire's home world, renamed "Had Abaddon", came up again in the Return of the Jedi, and the concept of the entire planet being a city came up for the first time. However, realizing such a city on screen was impossible at the time, the creators abandoned the idea. This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... For other uses, see Death Star (disambiguation). ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, Alderaan is the home of Princess Leia, Bail Organa and also, in 4000 BBY, Ulic Qel Droma who fought in the Great Sith War. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ...


The concept of a city covering an entire planet is not entirely new. The planet Trantor in Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels is probably the first fictional planet to be totally urbanized, but it was not the last. The entire land-area of Trantor surface was entirely covered in city domes, except for 100 square kilometers devoted to the gardens of the Imperial Palace. Trantor is a fictional planet in Isaac Asimovs Foundation series and Empire series of science fiction novels. ... Isaac Asimov (January 2?, 1920?[1] – April 6, 1992), pronounced , originally Исаак Озимов but now transcribed into Russian as Айзек Азимов [1], was a Russian-born American author and professor of biochemistry, a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...


The planet first appeared in the Expanded Universe and was called "Coruscant" for the first time in Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire. Coruscant was first seen on screen in the 1997 Special Edition release of Return of the Jedi, and the X-wing series of computer games. Coruscant was then seen in The Phantom Menace. There is a speeder chase through the skies of Coruscant in Attack of the Clones that eventually leads to a nightclub in the bowels of Coruscant's Uscru Entertainment District. Coruscant is seen yet again in Revenge of the Sith as part of the Battle of Coruscant near the end of the Clone Wars, where a large part of the plot centers on the Republic Senate and the Jedi Temple. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Timothy Zahn (born September 1, 1951) is a science fiction novelist. ... Heir to the Empire is the first book in a trilogy of novels known as The Thrawn Trilogy, all written by Timothy Zahn. ... The following are partial lists of changes in Star Wars re-releases. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... X-wing fighters on their way into battle in a still from Star Wars. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... As depicted in Star Wars, an aircraft that uses anti-gravity (repulsorlift) thrust rather than aerodynamics for lift. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A scene from Attack of the Clones depicting the Battle of Geonosis, the first battle of the Clone Wars The Clone Wars (also known as the Clone War) are a series of fictional intragalactic battles in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ...


In various novels, characters aligned with the Empire refer to Coruscant as "Imperial Center". Within the stories, this is explained as an administrative renaming undertaken to emphasize the differences between the Old Republic and the Empire. The new name never resonated with the general population—it was only called Imperial Center in government documents. The name was abandoned when the New Republic retook Coruscant. - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ...


Inconsistencies

In the large volume of material that exists relating to Coruscant, there are conflicting statements about the ecumenopolis. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ...


The population is variously stated as 176 billion, 1 trillion, or 1 quadrillion. The smallest figure is illogical, but more often stated. However, the G-canon source, Inside the Worlds of Episode I states that Coruscant has a population of 1 trillion. Some fans estimate, based on the apparent depth of the cityscape and its literally globe-spanning extent, a population density that, applied over the entire surface area of Coruscant, a population probably in the several quadrillion (1e16–1e15) range and certainly no less than several hundred trillions (1e15–1e14). There are some factors that can account for this. For one, significant areas of the planet's cityscape may be devoted to the agricultural/industrial practices needed to sustain the population. While New York may boast 26,000 people per square mile, for instance, if you factor in the land that supports them (95000 square meters) you only get 27 people per square mile. While advanced technology such as hydroponics may increase the amount of people that can be supported per square mile, a higher standard of living would probably have the opposite effect with a greater area devoted to luxury industries and commercial districts. Another possibility is that Coruscant is significantly smaller and more dense than the Earth, allowing for similar gravity with greatly reduced surface area. G-canon refers to the highest level of canon related to the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


The assumption that Coruscant was made up of many layers of buildings on top of each other, supported by Expanded Universe works such as the Young Jedi Knights series, was not supported by the appearance of the planet in Attack of the Clones. The canonical interpretation was revised for The New Jedi Order. Now, Coruscant is essentially two planet-spanning cities: one on the surface and one underground. The underground city takes the status of "lower levels" from the retconned covered-over buildings. Incidentally, this new interpretation makes Coruscant much more like Trantor. It also explains why the surface seen in Attack of the Clones was not nearly as dismal as the lower levels in YJK: they were below the surface in the book. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Trantor is a fictional planet in Isaac Asimovs Foundation series and Empire series of science fiction novels. ...


However, the nightclub seen in Attack of the Clones is not at the actual surface of the planet. There are thousands of layers to the city and what may appear to be the "surface" is actually a lower level. The lowest levels of all — near the planetary surface — are the most dangerous and least hospitable of all. While on Coruscant in The Paradise Snare, Han Solo fled Imperial Stormtroopers by delving into the depths of Coruscant, witnessing its true horror firsthand.


Most sources, including all illustrations, show Coruscant as having negligible surface water. However, the Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy states that Coruscant has two continents, a large one that contains Imperial City and a smaller one. More than half of this version of Coruscant is ocean. There are cliffs along the coast, contradicting the previous statement that the only place the bedrock was exposed to the surface was at the peaks of the Manarai Mountains, which are otherwise covered in buildings. This contradiction is because Michael P. Kube-McDowell, author of the Black Fleet Crisis trilogy, has publicly stated he has personal issues with the concept of a city covering an entire planet. He was apparently attempting to retcon Coruscant into being a more Earth-like world with a population of only a few billion. His version of Coruscant has been mostly ignored by later Expanded Universe books, as well as the movies, although some of the novels in the New Jedi Order maintain that a small artificial sea was constructed in the waning days of the Old Republic, and was still present during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion; effectively attempting to retcon Kube-McDowell's retcon. Michael P. Kube-McDowell (1954 - ) is a science fiction novelist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The New Jedi Order, also known as New Jedi Order or by its acronym, NJO, is a series of science fiction novels set in the Star Wars universe 25-30 years ABY. Its primary plotline involves an invasion of the Star Wars galaxy by the Yuuzhan Vong, but over the...


It is said that Coruscant was naturally a cold planet, similar to Hoth, before terraforming millennia ago. It still has icecaps, according to the Young Jedi Knights and Rogue Squadron novels, but they are never visible in depictions of the planet from space. Supposedly, Coruscant was cold due to distance from its sun, but the sun appears large in the sky in The Phantom Menace, but this could also be caused by the enormous amounts of pollution in the atmosphere of Coruscant. The climate is altered by orbital mirrors that focus the sun.[2] In the fictional universe of Star Wars, Hoth is the sixth planet of a remote system of the same name. ...


References

  1. ^ Note, however, that before The Phantom Menace was produced, the second "c" had a hard pronunciation, like a "k", in various Star Wars merchandise; see the Thrawn Trilogy audiobooks for just one example.
  2. ^ Coruscant. STAR WARS: Planets. TheForce.net. Retrieved on 2006-05-30.
  • The Essential guide to Planets and Moons (Star Wars), 1st edition, by Daniel Wallace, Scott Kolins. 1998. ISBN 0-345-42068-3
  • Star Wars, X-Wing: Wedge's Gamble, (Book 2 of the X-Wing series) 1st paperback printing, 1996. Michael A. Stackpole, ISBN 0-553-56802-7
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  • Star Wars: Before the Storm, (Book 1 of The Black Fleet Crisis), first paperback printing, 1996. Michael P. Kube-McDowell, ISBN 0-553-57273-3
  • Star Wars: Shield of Lies, (Book 2 of The Black Fleet Crisis), first paperback printing, 1996. Michael P. Kube-McDowell, ISBN 0-553-57277-6
  • Star Wars, Darksaber, 1st paperback printing, 1995. Kevin J. Anderson, ISBN 0-553-57611-9
  • Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, 1996. Steve Perry, ISBN 0-553-57413-2
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  • Alain Musset, From New York to Coruscant. Essay on Geofiction (in French only : De New York à Coruscant. Essai de géofiction, PUF, 2005. This author uses science fiction as a way to explore the present (assuming that writers base their fiction as an extension of today) [1] / [2] (p. 109)
  • For a description of the word coruscant in french with examples, look at the blog "Le Garde Mot" [3]

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See also

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