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Geonosis Geonosian homeworld
Planet: Geonosis
System: Geonosis
Sector: Arkanis
Galactic coordinates: (295, -250)
System coordinates: (12, 8)

Planet type: hot/breathable
Planet size: 13 x 13

Controlled By: Falleen Federation
Governor: Falleen Federation
Magistrate: Flying Doctor Loatu Seeg
Total population: 45,312,234 inhabitants
Hireable Population: 1,000 People
Civilisation level: 3.7000%
Tax level: 5.0000%
Planet income: 3,722,612 credits
Tax income: 186,131 credits
Description:
Most of the arid surface of Geonosis consists of hills, plateaus and great rocky outcroppings. For most species, life on the planet is extremely difficult. Because the planet\'s magnetic field is weak, solar rays reach the surface without any filter, and the world is exposed to aggressive waves of radiation. The potency of the sun around the planet is so great that harmful particles affect the surface even at night.

The only relief for the native species comes with the long periods of darkness caused by dense fog that can linger for weeks. In these periods, the high, dense fog banks act as a barrier for the aggressive sunlight, and provide the planetary surface with a gloomy, rather eerie appearance. During these periods, some of the planets\' creatures creep out of their lairs in the search for food or for mates. Some of the native beings have developed bioluminescent properties enabling them to adapt to the harsh environment. One of the more spectacular, natural phenomena of Geonosis is the abundant rain that falls on the planet.

The rainfall occurs only very rarely, but when it does it usually causes huge flooding. The planet\'s magnificent canyons and cliffs are living proof of the erosion caused by these powerful downpours. Among the desolate features of the landscape are peculiar spires rising high above the ground. These are, in fact, the only visible parts of the huge underground hive-colonies where the Geonosians live. These intelligent, insectoid beings live in complex maze-like dwellings that extend for thousands of metres underground. These structures imitate the natural forms of the surrounding terrain and so merge perfectly with the arid landscape. Most Geonosian creatures are reptilian or insectoid in form. Among its life-forms are the massifs - huge, dog-like reptiles that can also be found on nearby Tatooine. The Geonosians tame these creatures and keep them as pets as well as to keep their hives free of vermin and other intruders. Another Geonosian species is the red rock algae. These micro-organisms cling to the terrain and give the planetary surface its particular hue.

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