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Lakarian City was a settlement on Cardassia Prime and was located on the coast of the continent of South Forbella. (DS9 - Mission: Gamma novel: Cathedral)

Lakarian City featured a number of religious-themed murals. Doctors Leonard McCoy and Jo Stern were familiar with these artworks. (TLE novel: Well of Souls)

It's unclear whether Federation representatives had visited Cardassia Prime prior to this period (2336), or if McCoy and Stern were familiar only through images of these works.

At some point in the past, Lakarian served the purpose of centralizing the planetary government in a more subtle and aesthetic manner until Cardassia City was created which became a more appropriate seat of power for the empire. Many of the buildings dated back to the early stages of the Republic with even a number of Hebitian ruins being present that somehow survived the almost complete eradication of that culture. (DS9 short story: "The Calling")

As a young boy Elim Garak and his father Tolan visited the remains of a Hebitian city just outside of Lakarian. The ruins were then in a dire state, and what was left was removed shortly afterwards and sold by Romulan art dealers throughout the quadrant. (DS9 novel: A Stitch in Time)

Sometime in the mid 24th century, there was a civilian insurgence in Lakarian City against the Cardassian government. This uprising was quickly put down by an officer named Korven. (DS9 - Worlds of Deep Space Nine novel: Cardassia: The Lotus Flower)

Gul Skrain Dukat was to take his son Mekor to Lakarian in 2371. (DS9 episode: "Defiant")

The Dominion destroyed Lakarian City in late 2375, in response to the Cardassian people turning against them. The destruction of Lakarian convinced Ekoor to turn against the Dominion and assist Legate Corat Damar and his Rebellion. (DS9 novelization: What You Leave Behind)

Elim Garak was in Lakarian City in mid-2376, helping in the reconstruction efforts. Yevir Linjarin visited the city with Ekosha in that year. Akellen Macet accompanied them, where he encountered his nephew Mekor. (DS9 novel: Cathedral)

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Lakarian City, also known by its native Cardăsda name as Lakariy'ane, was a city on Cardassia Prime that was once one of the greatest cultural and religious centers on the planet. Before the Cataclysm, it was one of the great centers of the Oralian Way, the most prominent Cardassian religion. The Oralians' holy text, the Hebitian Records, were composed using the local language spoken in this region at the time: Lhai'khar. (Terok Nor trilogy, Star Trek: Sigils and Unions Catacombs of Oralius--The Desolate Vigil)

In modern times, however, it is known as the starting point of the Dominion attempt to utterly annihilate the Cardassian people. The city was summarily destroyed by the Dominion in retaliation for Cardassian rebellion by orbital bombardment in 2375, and nearly all of its two million inhabitants killed. This atrocity, far from breaking the Cardassian spirit, became a rallying cry that sparked the Cardassian people to rebel at large and eventually overthrow the Dominion--though this freedom came at a ghastly price. (DS9: "What You Leave Behind"; Terok Nor trilogy)

Lakarian City also once boasted an amusement park, to which Gul Dukat once promised to take his son, Mekor Dukat. (DS9: "Defiant")

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Alternate universes

In the Star Trek: Sigils and Unions Catacombs of Oralius universe, Lakarian City was home to the Catacombs of the Shaping, a place of worship that doubled as a museum to the evolution of the Cardassian race. Representatives of prehistoric ancestors of the Cardassians have been interred here with the same respect given to modern Cardassians, and detailed holograms are available for visitors to view. The Catacombs were tended to by Oralian clerics. To believers in the Oralian Way, this is both an opportunity for learning and worship, as modern Oralians see no opposition between science and faith. It is unknown whether the Catacombs of the Shaping ever existed in the canon universe. (Star Trek: Sigils and Unions Catacombs of Oralius--"The Desolate Vigil")

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