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|Satellites:||5; Endalla, Penraddo, Jeraddo, Derna, The Prodigal|
|Species of Note:||Bajoran|
|Faction Affiliation:||United Federation of Planets|
Bajor was the homeworld of the Bajoran people and capital planet of the Republic of Bajor. Throughout much of the 24th century it was occupied by the Cardassian Union. Following Cardassian withdrawal in 2369, the planet became affiliated with the United Federation of Planets, becoming a member world in 2376.
Bajor had at least five moons, including Endalla, Penraddo, Jeraddo, Derna and the outermost moon The Prodigal.
Due to a slower relative rotational velocity than the planet Earth Bajoran days last 26 hours.
The Bajoran Central Archive is the main holder of data on the planet, originally used by the Cardassians in order to catalog the resources and important locations around the planet and later expanded to include population census reports in an attempt to identify members of the Bajoran Resistance.
Bajoran history is one of the most far reaching in the galaxy, stretching back thousands of years. The Prophets influenced much of Bajor's history after their Orbs were found by the Bajorans, who began to worship them as gods.
The most well known period of Bajoran history is the Occupation which lasted from the early years of the 24th century to 2369.
Bajoran civilization stretches back more than half a million years, which is long before Humans learned to speak or make tools. The ancient Bajorans were renowned for their accomplishments in science, mathematics, philosophy, and the arts. The greatest of these early Bajoran civilizations was the First Republic, which flourished between 25,000 and 20,000 years ago. During this time, magnificent cities such as B'hala were built.
The next great phase of Bajoran civilization began approximately 10,000 years ago, when the first of the Tears of the Prophets were discovered above Bajor. These artifacts ushered in a new era of spiritual connection with the Bajoran gods, the Prophets. By the 16th century, the Bajorans had developed sublight space travel and were exploring their home star system with solar-sail spacecraft. Some Bajoran explorers even reached the Cardassian system, several light years away.
In the 22nd century, Akorem Laan departed Bajor in a lightship. His vessel was damaged in an ion storm, and drifted into the Denorios Belt, where he opened and entered the Bajoran wormhole and met with the Prophets.
In the 24th century, this period came to an end with the annexation of Bajor by Cardassia.
The Occupation of Bajor (usually simply referred to as the Occupation) was the period from 2328 to 2369 during which the Bajoran homeworld of Bajor was under the control of the Cardassian Union. During the Occupation, the Cardassians perpetrated a coordinated scheme of strip-mining, forced labor, and genocide across the planet. The Occupation gave rise to the fierce Bajoran Resistance, which used guerrilla and terror tactics to eventually force the Cardassians to withdraw. Many Bajorans also fled the occupation and settled on planets all over the known galaxy, but almost everywhere they remained separated from other peoples, living under the poorest circumstances in refugee camps like those on Valo II.
In 2369, after nearly forty years of domination over Bajor, the Cardassians finally left, no longer willing to stand against the relentless terrorism of the Bajoran Resistance as well as having stripped most of the planet's natural resources. The Bajorans established a provisional government in an attempt to reorganize and rebuild Bajor, the United Federation of Planets moved into the system and, along with the Bajoran military, established joint control of Terok Nor, a mining station, which they renamed Deep Space 9.
Relationship With The Federation
Bajor applied for membership in the Federation in 2373, but retracted their application at the last moment because their Emissary told them this would be disastrous for Bajor. The two governments maintained a cordial relationship, however.
Prior to the beginning of the Dominion War, Bajor signed a nonaggression pact with the Dominion, choosing to remain neutral. This saved Bajor from coming under the rule of another foreign power when the Dominion captured Deep Space 9 in late 2373. Bajor finally joined the fight against the Dominion in 2374 after the Allies recaptured Deep Space 9 in the Operation Return. The Bajorans continued to fight against the Dominion until 2375, when the Treaty of Bajor was signed on Deep Space 9. Following the war, Bajor resumed its attempt to become a member of the United Federation of Planets finally succeeding in 2376.
As well as the central Provisional Government Bajor was further divided into different provinces, which might carry political competences, too. These provinces were established as military districts during the Occupation and are roughly based around the major population centers and sites of resources valued by the Cardassians.
There are some nation-like factions on Bajor, prominent examples are the Paqu and the Navot. One major faction that opposed the Provisional Government, and nearly succeeded in overthrowing it in 2370 was the Alliance for Global Unity.
In late 2375, Dukat and Winn Adami attempted to release the Pah-wraiths from the Fire Caves to destroy Bajor, but they were stopped by Captain Sisko, the Emissary.
- Cliffs of Undalar
- Dahkur Hills
- Fire Caves
- Janitza Mountains
- Kendra Valley
- Kola Mountain
- Northwest peninsula
- Perikian Peninsula
- Ratosha Pass
- Sahving Valley
- Southern islands
- Tanis Canyon
- Trilar Peninsula
Bodies of Water
Due to a slight green tint in Bajor's atmosphere, the seas on Bajor appear green in color when seen from orbit. Rivers:
- Glyrhond River
- Holana River
- Yolja River
- Qui'al Dam
The continents are subdivided into numerous Provinces including:
- Dahkur Province
- Hedrikspool Province
- Hill Province
- Kendra Province
- Lonar Province
- Musilla Province
- Rakantha Province
- Tozhat Province
Cities and towns
- Jalanda City
- Singha refugee camp
Points of interest
- Bajoran Archaeological Institute
- Bajoran Center for Science
- Bajoran Institute of Science
- Calash Monastery
- Dakeen Monastery
- Jalanda Forum
- Temple of Iponu
- Bajoran bat
- Carnivorous rastipod
- Hara cat
- Palukoo (moon)
- Snakes (various)