Vinza is, after Kyood's World, considered one of the most dangerous planets within the Anoat system. A number of active volcanoes influence surface temperature, making it the hottest planet within the system and uninhabitable to some species. There are also several mountain ranges on this planet, which are rich in raw materials and occasionally the target of mining companies. Despite the toxic gases constantly being vented into the air by the volcanoes, there are still pockets of breathable air around the planet. These small pockets are where animal and plant life, such as the kell dragon, have taken up residence.
The colonists on this planet mostly find their work centered around the mining industry of small companies and wearing a thermal survival suit is a common practice. Despite interest in the mineral deposits the planet can offer, the harsh environment dissuades many investors. Further compounding this is reports of bandits on the planet, which means hiring security forces and thereby increasing projected expenses for prospective companies.
During the Clone Wars, a large crater was created near the equator as a result of a skirmish between the Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS) and the Galactic Republic. The Galactic Republic had tried to forcibly remove the CIS forces, thus reducing their material resources. However, the Galactic Republic were thwarted by the orbital weapon platforms strategically placed around the planet.