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Coruscant
Coruscant
Universe Star Wars Universe
Region Core Worlds
Sector Coruscant Sector
System Coruscant System
Class Terrestrial
Gravity Standard (near 9.81 m/s²)
Atmosphere Breathable
Climate Temperate
Primary Terrain Urban
Surface water Less than 5%
Notable Species Duracrete Worm
Population More than 1 trillion
Rotation period 24 standard hours
Orbital Period 368 local days

Coruscant is the sixth planet of the Coruscant System, located in the Core Worlds region of the galaxy. It is orbited by four moons. Coruscant has been, for thousands of years, the political hub of the galaxy. Its entire surface is covered by one colossal metropolis. The city world is inhabited by several races, mainly Humans (some believe that Coruscant is the actual origin of the Human species, but this is highly doubtful...); and non-sapient faunal organisms, both native and introduced, well adapted to live in the urban environment. Such organisms include silica parasites, like Duracrete Slugs and Duracrete Worms, that feed on duracrete and other building materials.

During ancient times, Coruscant had vast oceans on its surface, but after thousands of years of overpopulation, these natural bodies of water were drained and the water was stored in the underground, allowing the cities to grow on areas previously covered by seas. Today, Coruscant's only visible large body of water is an artificial sea called the Western Sea. However, the planet still has its large polar caps, from which the citizens get most of the water they need. Due to the scarce natural resources, the planet's huge buildings are mostly self-contained, recycling water, energy and material. Food is largely imported from agricultural worlds.

As the headquarters of the Galactic Republic and home to the Galactic Senate, it was the target of Ashaar Khorda, an Annoo-dat Prime terrorist who developed a great hatred of the Republic after it ended his rebellion and stopped him seizing control of his homeworld Annoo. He viewed Coruscant as the centre of corruption and injustice and attempted to destroy it in 27 BBY using the Infant of Shaa, only to be killed by Jango Fett, the same man he had hired to reclaim him the Infant of Shaa. Jedi Master Yarael Poof managed to deactive the Infant of Shaa before it expoded before he died, saving Coruscant.

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