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Coruscant
Distance from Core 10,000 light years
Region Core Worlds
Oversector Imperial Center Oversector (during Imperial rule)
Sector/System Coruscant
Number of Suns 1
Number of Moons 4
Population hundreds of trillions to several quadrillions (film estimate)

1 trillion (according to literature) This work is copyrighted. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ...

Surface Water 29% (in ice caps)
Affiliation The Galactic Government (whatever it may be)

Coruscant is the name of a fictional planet in the Star Wars Universe. During Imperial times, it was renamed Imperial Centre. The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... A planet (from the Greek πλανήτης, planētēs or wanderers) is a body of considerable mass that orbits a star and that produces no energy through nuclear fusion. ... The DVD cover of the Star Wars trilogy. ...

Coruscant was the capital of the Old Republic, the Galactic Empire, the New Republic, and the Yuuzhan Vong Empire 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.). File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Form of Government Federal Republic--Unicameral--Parliamentary Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of State and Government Chancellor Judiciary Supreme Court Legislature Galactic Senate Establishment 25,000 BBY Dissolution 19 BBY Restoration 5 ABY (as the New Republic) Currency Galactic Standard Credit (Republic Dataries) The Galactic Republic was the name... Form of Government Empire Official language Galactic Standard Capital Coruscant (Imperial Center) Head of State Emperor Palpatine Supreme Military Executor Darth Vader Head of Government Sate Pestage Establishment 19 BBY Fragmentation 4 ABY Currency Galactic Standard Credit (Imperial Dataries) In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the... New Republic can be: The New Republic, an American magazine. ... The Yuuzhan Vong are a fictional race of sentient beings created as a threat for the New Republic in the Star Wars New Jedi Order series of novels. ... This article is about a celestial body. ... For an account of the concept of hyperspace used in science fiction, largely unrelated to the topic of this article, see hyperspace (science fiction). ...


The galaxy's main trade routes -- Rimma Trade Route, Perlemian Trade Route, Hydian Way, Corellian Run, and Corellian Trade Spine -- went through Coruscant making it one of the richest worlds in the Star Wars galaxy. Map of the Star Wars galaxy released by Star Wars Insider The galaxy where the setting of the Star Wars saga occurs, is known simply as the Star Wars galaxy and in the canon it is referred as the Galaxy or the Known Galaxy. ...

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Overview

The entire surface of Coruscant has been covered over throughout the thousands of generations of galactic history 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 left alone by the workers to be preserved for tourists and natives alike. 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, Coruscant's architects along 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 that 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 generate each day, so atmospheric dampeners 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.


Galactic City is divided into several thousand quadrants, with each quadrant 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 hundreds of years, 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 Count Dooku 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. Manufacturing is the transformation of raw materials into finished goods for sale, or intermediate processes involving the production or finishing of semi-manufactures. ... Darth Sidious is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Count Dooku (102–19 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe. ... 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. ...


History

There was a huge city covering the entire planet of Coruscant (an ecumenopolis), as early as 100,000 BBY. New buildings were built on the old. As a result, there was virtually no exposed land. In the forgotten underlevels of the city, there was darkness, pollution and crime. Higher up, there were government offices and penthouses owned by the elite. Most xenoarchaeologists believe that the Human race first evolved on Coruscant, but they have yet to find undeniable proof. Coruscant is also the homeworld to the long-dead Zhell and 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." Since the Taung never achieved space travel, they eventually died out on Coruscant. Ecumenopolis (from Greek: world city) is a word invented in 1967 by the Greek city planner Constantinos Doxiadis to represent the idea that in the future the urban areas and megalopolises would eventually fuse and there would be a single continuous world-wide city as a progression from the current... Fans of the fictional Star Wars universe keep track of the dates of key events with a dating system (or calendar) centered around the Battle of Yavin featured in Star Wars: A New Hope. ... In architecture, a penthouse is a building on the roof of another building, or alternatively, an apartment on the top floor of a building. ... In George Lucas fictional Star Wars universe, Humans are the most numerous and dominant species, with apparently millions of major and minor colonies galaxywide. ... Taung is a small town situated in North West Province of South Africa. ...


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 neighbourhoods") of Imperial City, such as Invisec. The greedy 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 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 in Coruscant. The Emperor also commissioned top Imperial engineers to design and manufacture massive Construction Droids that were the size of skyscrapers. These gigantic automatons would "eat" an old, decrepit building by using its many smelters, conveyer belts and mechanial arms. From the recycled parts of that old building they would construct a new building. Form of Government Empire Official language Galactic Standard Capital Coruscant (Imperial Center) Head of State Emperor Palpatine Supreme Military Executor Darth Vader Head of Government Sate Pestage Establishment 19 BBY Fragmentation 4 ABY Currency Galactic Standard Credit (Imperial Dataries) In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the... Palpatine (84 BBY - 4 ABY, spirit made one with the dark side of the Force 11 ABY) is a fictional character of the Star Wars universe. ... Palpatine (84 BBY - 4 ABY, spirit made one with the dark side of the Force 11 ABY) is a fictional character of the Star Wars universe. ...


After the death of Palpatine, a series of the Emperor's warlords including Isard ruled the Imperial Centre. Ysanne Isard's reign over the Imperial Centre was plagued by the threat of rival warlords and the expanding New Republic. So before she left the Imperial Centre, she contaminated the city's water supply with the deadly Krytos virus that only affected non-human species. Eventually the New Republic destroyed the virus and liberated Imperial Center, returning it to its original name of Coruscant. Ysanne Isard used her hidden Star Dreadnought Lusankya to escape, in the process killing millions; tearing off a large part of the cityscape and shooting down a skyhook, before finally jumping into hyperspace. Palpatine (84 BBY - 4 ABY, spirit made one with the dark side of the Force 11 ABY) is a fictional character of the Star Wars universe. ... Ysanne Isard is an Imperial character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... - Chief of State Leia Organa Solo The New Republic is a fictional government from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... - Chief of State Leia Organa Solo The New Republic is a fictional government from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Ysanne Isard is an Imperial character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... An Executor-class Star Dreadnought and several escorting Star Destroyers A Star Destroyer is any of a broad type of fictional starship from the Star Wars universe. ... An Executor-class Star Dreadnought Lusankya was an Executor-class Star Dreadnought from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... For other uses, see Skyhook (disambiguation). ...


Eventually the New Republic rebuilt Galactic City and made Coruscant once again the ruling planet for their government. During those years, Leia Solo gave birth to her and Han's first two children, Jacen and Jaina Solo. However, Coruscant was again under attack by the dreaded Grand Admiral Thrawn who bombarded Coruscant with about twenty asteroids in an attempt to create confusion among the New Republic and retake the Core for the Imperial Remnant, but his plan was thwarted. 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 (b. ... Jaina Solo (b. ... Grand Admiral Thrawn is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe who first appeared in the Timothy Zahns Heir to the Empire trilogy of novels, set five years after the time of Return of the Jedi. ... - Chief of State Leia Organa Solo The New Republic is a fictional government from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... In the Star Wars universe, the Imperial Remnant is a New Republic nickname for the Galactic Empire that came about following the Bastion Accords that ended the Galactic Civil War. ...


A year later the remaing 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 manipulating 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 with billions of deaths. The space around Coruscant was littered with countless starship wreckage that would not be cleared for years. Palpatine, (84 BBY - 4 ABY, spirit destroyed 11 ABY) is a fictional character of the Star Wars universe. ...


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. Palpatine (84 BBY - 4 ABY, spirit made one with the dark side of the Force 11 ABY) is a fictional character of the Star Wars universe. ... Admiral Daala is a fictional character in the Star Wars Universe. ... An Executor-class Star Dreadnought and several escorting Star Destroyers A Star Destroyer is any of a broad type of fictional starship from the Star Wars universe. ... Kyp Durron from The Essential Guide to Star Wars Characters Kyp Durron is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Diagram of the Suncrusher 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 Star by Star, in which the extragalactic Yuuzhan Vong overwhelm the Republic defenses in three attack waves and take over the planet. The Yuuzhan Vong designated it Yuuzhan'tar, after the name of their species 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 offworld in massive refugee ships, though some people did stay behind in the substructure of the city. The Galactic Alliance eventually retook Coruscant back from the Yuuzhan Vong. After surrendering, the Yuuzhan Vong agreed to help the Alliance rebuild Coruscant. Within the Star Wars universe, there is currently a debate on what is to be the fate of Coruscant. 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... - Chief of State Leia Organa Solo The New Republic is a fictional government from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Star by Star is the eleventh installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars universe. ... The Yuuzhan Vong are a fictional race of sentient beings created as a threat for the New Republic in the Star Wars New Jedi Order series of novels. ... A deity or a god, is a postulated preternatural being, usually, but not always, of significant power, worshipped, thought holy, divine, or sacred, held in high regard, or respected by human beings. ... The Yuuzhan Vong are a fictional race of sentient beings created as a threat for the New Republic in the Star Wars New Jedi Order series of novels. ... Artists conception of a terraformed Mars in three stages of development. ... Spoiler warning: The Galactic Federation of Free Alliances is a fictional government from the Star Wars novel series, more commonly called the Galactic Alliance for short. ...


Etymology and Naming

The name itself is literary English meaning "sparkling" or "glittering" and probably refers to the night side of the planetwide city. Traditionally pronounced with a hard 'c' - ko'-rus-kant' - the word is pronounced Ko'-ru-sant in the Star Wars Universe. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The DVD cover of the Star Wars trilogy. ...


Originally the planet, which was then called "Alderaan", was to appear in the first Star Wars film, 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 Abbadon", 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 so the idea was abandoned. 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... The Death Star is a moon-sized planetoid military space station in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Alderaan is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ... Form of Government Empire Official language Galactic Standard Capital Coruscant (Imperial Center) Head of State Emperor Palpatine Supreme Military Executor Darth Vader Head of Government Sate Pestage Establishment 19 BBY Fragmentation 4 ABY Currency Galactic Standard Credit (Imperial Dataries) In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the... 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. Indeed, one of the draft names of Coruscant was "Jhantor", in homage to Asimov's work. Trantor was entirely covered in city except for 100 square kilometers devoted to the gardens of the Imperial Palace; the same is stated to be true of Coruscant in Shadows of the Empire. Trantor is a fictional planet in Isaac Asimovs Foundation series and Empire series of science-fiction novels. ... Dr. Isaac Asimov enthroned with symbols of his lifes work (Rowena Morrill) Isaac Asimov (c. ... Hari Seldons holographic image, pictured on a paperback edition of Foundation, appears at various times in the First Foundations history, to guide it through the social and economic crises that befall it. ... Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire was a multimedia project created by Lucasfilm in 1996. ...


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 wasn't originally seen on screen until The Phantom Menace. It was seen on screen in the 1997 Special Edition release of Return of the Jedi. 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 will be seen yet again in Revenge of the Sith as part of the Battle of Coruscant near the end of the Clone Wars. The Expanded Universe (or EU for short) is a collection of fictional background material from the Star Wars universe that is derived from official novels, comic books, and various other media besides the movies themselves. ... Timothy Zahn (1951 - ) is a science fiction novelist. ... The Thrawn trilogy are three novels, Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command, writen by Timothy Zahn and set in the Star Wars galaxy about five years after Return of the Jedi. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... A nightclub (often dance club or club, particularly in the UK) is an 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. ... The Battle of Coruscant is a fictional conflict in the Star Wars saga, taking place in the end of the Cartoon Network microseries Star Wars: Clone Wars & during the opening scene of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. ... The Clone Wars (22 - 19 BBY) is a fictional conflict described in the Star Wars series and featured in the two latter episodes of the prequel trilogy, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. ...


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. Form of Government Empire Official language Galactic Standard Capital Coruscant (Imperial Center) Head of State Emperor Palpatine Supreme Military Executor Darth Vader Head of Government Sate Pestage Establishment 19 BBY Fragmentation 4 ABY Currency Galactic Standard Credit (Imperial Dataries) In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Galactic Empire was the... - Senator Palpatine Form of Government Federal Republic Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Head of Government Chancellor Establishment c. ... - Chief of State Leia Organa Solo The New Republic is a fictional government from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


Inconsistencies

In the large volume of material that exists relating to Coruscant, there are conflicting statements about the ecumenopolis.


The population is variously stated as 176 billion, 1 trillion, or 1 quadrillion. The smaller figures are 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. Film estimates based on the apparent depth of the cityscape and its literally globe-spanning extent suggest a population density that, applies over the entire surface area of Coruscant would suggest a population probably in the several quadrillion (1e16-1e15) range and certainly no less than several hundred trillions (1e15-1e14). These estimates have been performed by Star Wars fan scholar Dr. Curtis Saxton, Ph.D., and other technical-minded fans on many seperate occasions. It remains to be seen if later generations of official publications will reflect figures similar to those presented by the scale of Coruscant in the movies.


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 The Phantom Menace. 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. Retroactive continuity – commonly contracted to the portmanteau word retcon – refers to the act of changing previously established details of a fictional setting, often without providing an explanation for the changes within the context of that setting. ...


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 publically 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 ignored by later Expanded Universe books, as well as the movies. Michael P. Kube-McDowell ( 1954 - ) is a science fiction novelist. ...


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. [1] (http://theforce.net/swtc/orbs.html#coruscant) This article is about the fictional planet. ...


 
 

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