The surface of Bajor
|Affiliation:||Republic of Bajor,
United Federation of Planets (as of 2376)
|Moon(s):||Endalla, Derna, Penraddo, Jeraddo, The Prodigal|
|Length of day:||26 hours|
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 suffered under Cardassian occupation and oppression for over 60 years, ending in the year 2369. Shortly after the Cardassian withdrawal, the Bajoran Provisional Government petitioned the United Federation of Planets for relief efforts.
Agrobiology camps were set up on Bajor in the years following the Cardassian withdrawal, in order to help the Bajorans learn how to live off their ravaged planet, with the goal of making the world as fertile as it was before the environmental damage of the Cardassian mining operations. In late 2371 a Federation agrobiology camp on Bajor was the scene of a dramatic showdown when a secret Obsidian Order strike team landed nearby in order to recover a temporal disruptor that was sealed in a nearby mine. The chroniton subatomic particle flux from the released temporal device caused ripples in time that caused several alternate timelines to form, as well as a massive radiation release that caused sickness across the camp. (DS9 comic: "No Time Like the Present")
Dahkur Province • Ducrain Province • Hedrikspool Province • Hill Province • Janitza Province • Kendra Province • Lotha Province • Musilla Province • Rakantha Province • Tozhat Province • Wyntara Mas Province
Bajoran arctic • Cliffs of Undahar • Dahkur Hills • Fire Caves • Janitza Mountains • Kaladrys Valley • Kendra Valley • Kola Mountain • Northwest peninsula • Okana Desert • Perikian Peninsula • Ratosha Pass • Sahving Valley • Southern islands • Tanis Canyon • Trilar Peninsula • Yadozi Desert
Bajor is the home of one of the Alpha Quadrant's oldest, and most spiritual, civilizations. Bajoran history stretches back more than fifty millennia. In ancient times, Bajor had an impact on several worlds in nearby sectors, including Cardassia. In recent times, however, it was only in the late 24th century that the world became a major player on the galactic scale, and then, only after the long dark night of the Cardassian Occupation from 2328 to 2369.
With the discovery of the Bajoran wormhole shortly after the Cardassian withdrawal, Bajor was catapulted to strategic prominence, and gradually entered galactic politics. Applying for Federation membership in 2369, Bajor was officially accepted in 2373, however membership was delayed by the Dominion War.
Dahkur is one of Bajor's major cities. There are three major continents on the planet.
Due to a slight green tint in the planet's atmosphere, Bajor's seas appear green when viewed from space.