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Andor in 2154
Classification: Class M
Affiliation: Andorian Empire
United Federation of Planets
Dominant Species: Andorian, Aenar
Warp Capable: 1154 AD[1]
Population: 1 billion
Capital: Laibok
Gravity: 1.0 G
Diameter: 10,084 km
Length of day: 30 Hours

Surface details[2]

Andor, also known as Andoria, is the Andorian homeworld and capital of its empire -- a founding member of the United Federation of Planets. A satellite of a gas giant in the Beta quadrant, its capital city is Laikan. (DS9 novel: Andor: Paradigm)

The reference book The Worlds of the Federation gives the native Andorian name of their homeworld as Fesoan.
The short story "The Captain and the King" names Laibok as Andoria's capital.

Andor's population in 2269 was just under 1 billion. (RPG reference book: The Andorians: Among the Clans)



Andor is home to the Andorian race and the subspecies known as Aenar.

The ice cutter Kumari was the first vessel to circumnavigate Andor.(ENT episode: "United")

In early 2154 the Vulcan High Command launched an attack on Andoria but the invasion was aborted when Administrator V'las was deposed. (ENT episode: "Kir'shara")

The moon endures strong magnetic fields around its poles and its circumpolar Northern Wastes. The fields disrupt regional security grids, and have allowed pirates, slavers and others to covertly make planetfall there. (ENT novel: The Good That Men Do)

In 2161 Andor co-founded the United Federation of Planets.(ENT episode: "These are the Voyages")

Several weeks before the beginning of the Dominion War, Kai Winn Adami asked Captain Benjamin Sisko if the United Federation of Planets would be willing to sacrifice Andor to save Bajor from the Dominion. (DS9 episode: "In the Cards")

With the fall of Betazed a year later, several people, including Kira Nerys saw Andor as the Dominion's next possible target. (DS9 episode: "In the Pale Moonlight")

Laibok and much of Andor were devastated by the Borg during their invasion in Febuary 2381. (ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)


Possible locations of Andor include:

Andor is considered one of the core worlds of the Federation and is situated relatively close to both Earth and Vulcan. It is located on the other side of the Federation from Deep Space 9 and particularly distant from the Ferengi Alliance. (DS9 novel: The 34th Rule), (ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)


Surface and system of Andoria (Alternate[3])
The Snowy planes of Andor
Emblem of the Andorian Empire

Andor has a much cooler climate than the class M norm. In the summer months temperatures in the northern polar wastes average around -28°C.

Eighty-five percent of the planet is covered in water with the remaining fifteen percent divided into two continents. Zhevra is the largest of the two and is located in the southern hemisphere. As well as the two continents a series of island chains exist, most notably in the northern hemisphere where the Andorian species is believed to have first evolved.

Many, but not all, cities are located underground to take advantage of geothermal heat. Major population centres include the capital, Laibok, and Harbortown located on the northern islands (DS9 novel: Andor: Paradigm), (ENT episode: "The Aenar"), DS9 episode: "Change of Heart")

The Andorians: Among the Clans alternatively states that poles are covered by two continents, Issa in the north and Tlanek to the south. Of Andor's 35.1% surface landmass, the inhabitants predominantly reside on two equatorial continents, Ka'Thela (also known as Kathela) and Voral, which are linked by the mountainous isthmus Akalath, home to the Tharan Mountains.:

Provinces and cities

  • Gazawahaida
  • Harbortown
  • Laibok
  • Shess
  • Tarsk
  • Thelasa-vei province
  • Wethesa
  • Neshilev Settlement Project

Points of interest and other landmarks

Bodies of water

Anshim Ocean • Bo'ab • Central Canal • Emarnl Lake • Frost River • Khyzhon SeaLa Len Ocean • La'Vor Sea • Lor'Tan Strait • Mar'it • Moss River • Smathl Lake • Thalassa

Natural History




  1. "Star Trek: Star Charts," Reference book
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Andorians: Among the Clans," RPG Guide
  3. "The Worlds of the Federation," Reference book


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For the mirror universe counterpart, see Andoria (mirror).
Andoria (bottom) in orbit of Andor
Star system: Andor
Class: M
Surface: Moderate

Andoria is a frozen class M moon of the gas giant Andor in the Andorian system, inhabited by the Andorians and seat of the Andorian Empire, a member of the United Federation of Planets.

Jonathan Archer was the Federation ambassador to Andoria from 2169 to 2175. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II")

The Andorian homeworld was visited by the USS Exeter in the 2260s, where it was found that Klingon agents had infiltrated the population. (Starship Exeter: "The Savage Empire")

Jean Sinclair was a junior officer at the Federation Embassy on Andoria in the early 2360s. (Star Trek: Pendragon)


Surface of Andoria

Andoria has four continents divided into two landmasses. Covering the northern pole is the Issa ice cap, a coninent of its own. Covering the south pole is the Tlanek ice cap, which links to Voral, which links to Ka'thela. The three primary bodies of water on Andoria are the La'Len and Anshim oceans, and the La'Vor sea. (RPG guide: The Andorians: Among the Clans)

According to another source, Andoria has two continents, with Zhevra being the largest of the two. (Worlds of Deep Space Nine: Andor)

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