Jakku is a desert planet located in the Western Reaches of the galaxy, known for its vast deserts, treacherous terrain, and the wreckage of countless starships scattered across its surface. It is a remote and lawless world, inhabited by scavengers and criminals who eke out a living by salvaging what they can from the debris of the past.

Star SystemJakku system
RegionInner Rim
ClimateArid and desert-like with frequent sandstorms
Primary TerrainSandy wasteland, plateaus, canyons, and starship graveyards
Native SpeciesNone known
Immigrated SpeciesHuman, Abednedo, Blarina, Hutt, Nikto, Rodian, Sullustan, Teedo, Weequay
Primary Language(s)Galactic Basic, Huttese
Major Cities/SettlementsTuanul, Niima Outpost, Kelvin Ravine, Carbon Ridge, Reestkii, Plutt’s House, Nantoon
Major ImportsFood, water, weapons, and technology
Major ExportsScrap and salvage, including wreckage from the Battle of Jakku
AffiliationGalactic Empire, New Republic, Resistance
Known EventsBattle of Jakku, Rey’s introduction, Niima Outpost confrontation, Battle of Takodana, Starkiller Base assault
Notable Locations/FeaturesStarship graveyards, Carbon Ridge, Goazon Badlands, Niima Outpost, Kelvin Ravine, Observatory, Imperial remnant base
Notable InhabitantsRey, Unkar Plutt, Teedo, Lor San Tekka, Tasu Leech, Constable Zuvio, Bazine Netal
First AppearanceStar Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Geography and Climate

Jakku is a harsh and unforgiving world, with large expanses of desert that stretch out as far as the eye can see. The planet’s terrain is marked by canyons, ravines, and jagged rock formations, and is constantly battered by fierce sandstorms that can last for days on end. The planet has two main regions: the Flatlands, a vast expanse of featureless desert that covers much of the planet’s surface, and the Goazon Badlands, a region of canyons and ravines that is home to many of the planet’s scavenger clans.


Jakku has a long and storied history, dating back thousands of years to the time of the Galactic Republic. During the Clone Wars, the planet was the site of a major battle between the Republic and the Separatists, which resulted in the crash of numerous starships on the planet’s surface. In the years following the war, Jakku became a popular destination for scavengers and junk dealers, who came to the planet to salvage what they could from the wreckage of the battle.

During the reign of the Galactic Empire, Jakku became a key location for the Empire’s military and was the site of a major battle between the Empire and the New Republic. This battle, known as the Battle of Jakku, resulted in the destruction of much of the Empire’s fleet and marked the end of the Galactic Civil War.

Culture and Inhabitants

Jakku is a lawless world, home to many different factions and groups who compete for resources and territory. The planet is primarily inhabited by scavengers and criminals who eke out a living by salvaging what they can from the debris of the past. These scavengers are organized into clans, each of which has its own territory and code of conduct.

Despite its harsh conditions

Jakku has a rich and diverse culture, shaped by the many different groups that call the planet home. The scavengers who live on the planet have developed a unique way of life, based around their skills at salvaging and repairing old technology. This has led to the development of a thriving black market, where scavengers trade in everything from starship parts to weapons and other goods.

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