Coruscant is a city-covered planet that was also the center of the Galactic Republic and the Empire. In spite of its centrality to the story of Star Wars, though, there's plenty that most people may not know about the Galactic capital. You are likely aware that it was the capital of the Republic and the Empire, and also that it was home to the Jedi Order before it was destroyed.
Like many of the planets in the Star Wars galaxy, Coruscant has layers of history and lore that are absolutely worth exploring in greater detail. The galactic core of the Star Wars galaxy has been inhabited for thousands of years and in that time places like Coruscant have been through a number of transitions.
Coruscant wasn't introduced in the original trilogy (not counting the brief glimpse in the special edition of Return of the Jedi that is), but in spite of its delayed introduction to the world of Star Wars, it is without question one of the most important planets in the galaxy. Take a gander down below and make sure to vote up the most interesting things you didn't know about Coruscant below!
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The Jedi Temple Was Built On Top Of A Sith Shrine (And Eventually Became The Imperial Palace)Photo: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith / 20th Century Fox
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Monument Plaza Is Home To The Last Remaining Mountain Peak On The PlanetPhoto: Star Wars: The Clone Wars / Lucasfilm
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All Of The Weather On Coruscant Is ArtificialPhoto: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace / 20th Century Fox
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Coruscant Is Believed To Be The Birthplace Of Humans In The ‘Star Wars’ GalaxyPhoto: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith / 20th Century Fox
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Coruscant Was First Named By Timothy Zahn In ‘Heir to the Empire’Photo: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith / 20th Century Fox
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Following ‘Return of the Jedi’, A Civil War Broke Out On CoruscantPhoto: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi / 20th Century Fox