Outer Rim Territories


Arkansis Sector


Geonosis system


1: Ea





Distance from Core

43,000 Light Years

Rotation period

30 standard hours

Orbital period

256 standard days




11,370 km



  • Temperate
  • Arid

90% Standard

Primary terrain
  • Rocks
  • Deserts
  • Mountains
  • Mesas
  • Barren
Surface water


Points of interest
  • Badlands of N'G'Zi
  • Ebon Sea
  • Golbah Pit
  • E'y-akh Desert
  • Droid foundries
  • Spires
  • War Room
  • Im'g'twe Hills
  • N'ge'u Valley
  • Petranaki arena
  • Dooku's hangar
Native species
  • Geonosians
  • Sand snakes
  • Phinda
  • Mongworsts
  • Arch grubs
  • Orray
Immigrated species
Official language

Geonosian language


100 billion

Major cities
  • Gehenbar hive
  • Golbah hive
  • Stalgasin hive
Major imports

Raw materials

Major exports
  • Droids
  • High tech


The Battle of Geonosis

Geonosis is a desert planet and the homeworld of the insectoid species, Geonosians. It also hosted the first battle of the Clone Wars.

Clone Wars Edit

Geonosis was the location of the first battle of the Clone Wars called the Battle of Geonosis. The planet is located close to the planets of Tatooine and Ryloth in the Outer Rim. Geonosis was ruled by the archduke Poggle the Lesser who was part of the CIS until his death at the end of the Clone Wars.

Geonosis was home to several droid construction facilities, which engineered pink-hued battle droids until the Battle of Geonosis. In addition, it was the first planet to create Super Battle Droids, the more powerful successor to the battle droid.

Much of the planet's architecture consists of domes and buildings built into caverns and rock spires, that look similar to termite mounds. Its most dangerous creatures are massiffs, dog-like lizards that, in every book they are mentioned in, seem to have a tendency to fall off cliffs. In addition to these, Geonosians keep larger creatures in captivity for use in their arenas. Examples include acklays, reeks, and nexu.

Galactic Civil War Edit

The planet of Geonosis was taken by the Galactic Empire so that they could use the Geonosians as slaves to aid the construciton of the Death Star [1]. Because of this the Geonosians sided with the Rebel Alliance[2].

Geology and GeographyEdit

Geonosis had a large diameter but light gravity and dense atmosphere. With a weak magnetic field, harsh solar radiation storms were common, and on occasion mass extinctions occurred. The most persistent surface organisms were humble red rock algae while the semi-insectoid Geonosians were driven underground. It consisted of a diminutive molten core with a rocky mantle forming a rocky, desert world subject to flash floods that carved great highland canyons. Water made up 5% of the surface. During the time of the Geonosian rule, much of the planet's architecture was similar in appearance to termite mounds, consisting of domes and buildings built into caverns and rock spires. Therefore, one could easily mistake Geonosian buildings for natural formations and the planet uninhabited, a great asset during war.


  1. Star Wars: Empire at War, Galactic Empire campaign, a mission (number ?) involved the player stop a revolt on Geonosis so that the Geonosians can be used to speed up the construction of the Death Star
  2. In battles the native forces (Geonosians) can be controlled by players playing as the Rebel Alliance in any Star Wars: Empire at War battle that features Geonosians, unless the Zann Consortium has corrupted the planet using a Corruption bonus which stops natives from taking sides (The Zann Consortium is in Forces of Corruption only)