Yavin (also known as " Yavin Prime ", to distinguish it from its moons) is a fictional planet in the Star Wars galaxy. It first appeared in the 1977 film Star Wars and is depicted as a large red gas giant with an extensive satellite system of moons. The hidden military base of the Rebel Alliance is located on its fourth moon, Yavin 4 .
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In the year 0 BBY, the Millennium Falcon orbited the gas giant to reach Yavin 4, where the headquarters for the Alliance to Restore the Republic were located. Later, Yavin 4 was almost destroyed by the Death Star, a planet-killing battle station designed by the Galactic Empire. Platinum Collection Build Your Own Bundle. Choose up to 7 games Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page. Four years after the destruction of Alderaan, Captain Wedge Antilles and Vanguard Squadron were sent on a mission to Yavin Prime, to steal the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Victorum, which was already in an engagement with Talus Group. The Star Destroyer was needed for the New Republic's secret Project Starhawk.
The gas giant Yavin first appeared in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, the first Star Warsfilm. The Rogue One Ultimate Visual Guide states that Yavin has twenty-six moons. However, Star Wars: Complete Locationsstates that the planet has thirteen moons.
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The surface of Yavin 4 was divided into several continental masses, two of which were Starloft and Wetyin. Notable natural formations included Massassi Valley, Skygazer Hill, and the Ferra Groves. The verdant world had a comfortable, temperate climate but a challenging ecosystem and dangerous predators. The moon's landmasses were covered by dense jungles and rain forests whose flora included purple-barked Massassi trees, grenade fungi, bioluminescent orchids, and climbing ferns. Yavin 4 also had swampy areas. The moon, however, was completely lacking in any mineralresources of significance.
Five thousand years before the Battle of Yavin, the ancient warrior race of the Massassi lived on Yavin 4 and constructed the Great Temple. Being enslaved by the Sith, the Massassi species would be extinct by the time the Alliance to Restore the Republic would utilize the temple during the Galactic Civil War as a base of operations against the then-dominant Galactic Empire. It was from this base that Operation Fracture was dispatched to Jedha. Shortly following this, Alliance snub fighter squadrons with orders to destroy the Death Star were also launched from Yavin 4. After the space battle and the related award ceremony, the rebels evacuatedthe base to escape any retaliatory strike by the Empire. After the temple was abandoned by the rebels, a Special Galaxy Reporterwas sent to Yavin 4 to write a travel advertisement about the ruins. Later, a rebel force was sent to the moon in order to seize leftover data centers from the previous rebel occupation. However, the Empire managed to d...
Yavin 4 first appeared in the 1977 film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, the first installment of the Star Wars original trilogy. The real-world location of Yavin 4 is the ruins of an ancient Mayan city at Tikal, Guatemala. Most of the shots of approaches to Yavin 4 from space are just repeats or copies of the Millennium Falcon approach in A New Hope, the only change being a ship replacement. Yavin 4 is erroneously listed as a planet in the 2016 reference book Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia.
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The Yavin system was part of the Gordian Reach, a sector of the Outer Rim Territories. It consisted of a medium-sized orange star with three worlds orbiting it. The closest to the sun, Fiddanl, was a barren planet covered with mercury seas and instable landmasses. The second orbit was occupied by Stroiketcy, a captured comet, and the last planet in the system was Yavin Prime, a red gas giant. While none of the planets were habitable, twenty-six moons orbited Yavin Prime, the largest three of which were hospitable. Yavin 4 hosted a great variety of flora and fauna in tropical jungles, Yavin 8 was covered in tundras and mountains, while Yavin 13's terrain consisted mostly of rocky plains and deserts. Throughout history, a number of space stationswere also established within the boundaries of the system, most of them orbiting around the gas giant. Although not a part of it, a dense, purple nebula was also located in the vicinity of the Yavin system. This interstellar cloud was christen...
The first known colonists in the Yavin system belonged to the Rakata's Infinite Empire around 30,000 BBY. However, a deadly plague spread among the Rakata in 25,200 BBY, and their Empire fractured. The system then fell into oblivion and was only rediscovered during the Expansionist Era, which started after the establishment of the Galactic Republic in 25,053 BBY.As was customary at the time, the name Yavin was given to both the star and the major world in the system. The first exploration rep...
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However, the Yavin system remained largely unknown and uncharted until millennia later, when the Rebel Alliance set up a major base in the fourth moon of Yavin Prime. Even at the height of the Galactic Civil War, the system did not appear on many astrogation charts, since it was far from the Core Worlds and major hyperlanes. With the establishment of the Alliance's headquarters on Yavin 4, the star system became the site of the Battle of Yavin, during which several Rebel pilots destroyed the...
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In the aftermath of the death of Emperor Palpatine in 4 ABY, the Galactic Empire shattered into several competing factions. At the same time, the Rebel Alliance reorganized into the New Republic, a democratic government the function of which was to replace the Empire. Between 4 and 8 ABY, the Yavin system remained under the control of the Zsinj, former Grand Moff of the Quelii Oversector and leader of his own faction. Following Zsinj's death, his former rival and fellow Imperial Treuten Terad...
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Loudoun County was established in 1757 from Fairfax County. The county is named for John Campbell, Fourth Earl of Loudoun and governor general of Virginia from 1756 to 1759. Western settlement began in the 1720s and 1730s with Quakers, Scots-Irish, Germans and others moving south from Pennsylvania and Maryland, and also by English and enslaved Africans moving upriver from Tidewater. By the time of the American Revolution, it was Virginia's most populous county. It was also rich in agriculture, and the county's contributions of grain to George Washington's Continental Army earned it the nickname "Breadbasket of the Revolution." During the War of 1812, important Federal documents and government archives were evacuated from Washington and stored at Leesburg.Local tradition holds that these documents were stored at Rokeby House. U.S. president James Monroe treated Oak Hill Plantation as a primary residence from 1823 until his death on July 4, 1831. The Loudoun County co...
The county's official motto, I Byde My Time, is borrowed from the coat of arms of the Earl of Loudoun. In the mid to late 20th century, as northerners gradually migrated to Southern suburbs, Loudoun County increasingly shifted to the Republican Party in supporting presidential candidates, and more local ones. Before the 2008 election of Barack Obama, county voters had not supported a Democratic president since Lyndon B. Johnsonin 1964. In recent years, the county's rapid growth in its eastern portion, settled by educated professionals working in or near Washington, D.C., has changed the demographics of the county, and the Democratic Party has become increasingly competitive. After giving Senator Barack Obama nearly 54% of its presidential vote in 2008, the county supported Republican Bob McDonnellin 2009, who received 61% of the gubernatorial vote. Voters also replaced two incumbent Democratic delegates, making Loudoun's state House delegation all Republican. In 2012 county voters a...
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Loudoun County has a total area of 521 square miles (1,350 km2), of which 516 square miles (1,340 km2) is land and 6 square miles (16 km2) (1.1%) is water. It is bounded on the north by the Potomac River; across the river are Frederick, Washington and Montgomery counties in Maryland; it is bounded on the south by Prince William and Fauquier counties, on the west by watershed of the Blue Ridge Mountain across which are Jefferson County, West Virginia and Clarke County, and on the east by Fairfax County. The Bull Run Mountains and Catoctin Mountain bisect the county. To the west of the range is the Loudoun Valley. Bisecting the Loudoun Valley from Hillsboro to the Potomac River is Short Hill Mountain.
Traditionally a rural county, Loudoun's population has grown dramatically since the 1980s. Having undergone heavy suburbanization since 1990, Loudoun has a full-fledged service economy. It is home to world headquarters for several Internet-related and high tech companies, including Verizon Business, Telos Corporation, Orbital Sciences Corporation, and Paxfire. Like Fairfax County's Dulles Corridor, Loudoun County has economically benefited from the existence of Washington Dulles International Airport, the majority of which is in the county along its border with Fairfax. Loudoun County retains a strong rural economy. The equine industry has an estimated revenue of $78 million. It is home to the Morven Park International Equestrian Center which hosts national horse trials. In addition, a growing wine industry has produced several internationally recognized wines. Loudoun now has 40 wineries and over 25 active farms. Loudoun has rich soil and was in the mid-19th centur...
From 1890 to 1940, the county had a decline in population as people moved to cities for more opportunities. The decline was likely highest among African Americans, who had worked in an agricultural economy that was becoming increasingly mechanized. During the first half of the 20th century, African Americans moved out of rural areas to cities in the Great Migration.As of the early 21st century, African Americans now have a much smaller population compared to their historical population in Loudoun County, however, they still make up a significant minority. As of the census of 2010, there were 312,311 people, 104,583 households, and 80,494 families residing in the county. The population density was 606 people per square mile (234/km2). There were 109,442 housing units at an average density of 212 per square mile (82/km2). The racial makeup of the county was: 1. 68.7% White 2. 14.7% Asian (7.90% Indian, 1.74% Filipino, 1.61% Chinese, 1...
The National Transportation Safety Board operates the Ashburn Aviation Field Office in Ashburn, an unincorporated area of Loudoun County. Emergency services are provided by the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Department with the Office of Emergency Management. LCFR is a combination system that utilizes some 500 volunteers and over 600 career firefighters, EMT/paramedics, dispatchers, and support staff. LCFR is one of the largest fire and rescue systems in Virginia. Law enforcement in Loudoun County is served by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, as well as three town police departments: Leesburg Police, Purcellville Police, and Middleburg Police. The Loudoun County Public Library System has eleven branches in the county. The library's Outreach Department of the Loudoun County Public Library is a resource for those who cannot easily access branch services. The public library system has won many awards, and came in 10th place for libraries serving a...
Loudoun County has two airports: the Washington Dulles International and Leesburg Executive.
Loudoun County operates its own bus public transit system, known as Loudoun County Commuter Bus.
The Silver Line of the Washington Metro, will extend into Loudoun County. The on-going extension will include stations at the Dulles International Airport, and two stations in Ashburn, Virginia.
The county is served by Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). LCPS serves over 70,000 students from Kindergarten through 12th grade and is Virginia's fifth largest school system. Loudoun County schools recently ranked 11th in the United States in terms of educational achievement versus funds spent. Loudoun County also sends students to its Loudoun Academy of Science, formerly housed within Dominion High School now within the Academies of Loudoun, and is eligible to send students to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a STEM magnet school in Alexandria, Virginia. Loudoun County is home to ten private schools: Loudoun Country Day School, a Pre-K–8 independent school in Leesburg; Notre Dame Academy, an independent non-denominational day high school in Middleburg; the Foxcroft School, a boarding school for girls located in Middleburg; Dominion Academy, a Non-denominational Christian school, K–8 in Leesburg; Loudoun Classical School, a Protestant classical 7th-12th g...
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James Monroe constructed and resided at Oak Hill near Aldie after his presidency. American Civil War Brigadier General Robert H. Chilton (Chief of Staff under Robert E. Lee) was a native of Loudoun County. World War II general George C. Marshall resided at Dodona Manor in Leesburg. Essayist and journalist Russell Baker grew up in Morrisonville, Virginia and his book Growing Up highlights his childhood in rural Virginia. Entertainer Arthur Godfrey lived near historic Waterford, Virginia. Loudoun County is also the birthplace of Julia Neale Jackson, mother of Stonewall Jackson, and Susan Catherine Koerner Wright, mother of the Wright Brothers. 1. Madeleine Albright(1937–) – U.S. Secretary of State in Clinton Administration 2. William H. Ash (1859–1908) – Former slave who was one of the first African-American politician to be elected to the Virginia House of Delegates 3. Russell Baker (1925–2019) – Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Growing Up(1983, Autobiography) 4. Geraldine Brooks(195...
Loudoun County ( / ˈlaʊdən /) is located in the northern part of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. In 2019, the population was estimated at 413,538, making it Virginia's third-most populous county. Loudoun County's seat is Leesburg. Loudoun County is part of the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV ...
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Ashburn's fire and emergency medical services are provided by a combination of the volunteers of Ashburn Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department and the Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Management. AVFRD is a company under LCFR, and serves Ashburn with Stations 6 and 22, which is located next to Loudoun Hospital.