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The Federal District, also called the Senate District or Legislative District and informally as the Core of Coruscant or Core Square, was the central government district on the planet Coruscant. It was the location of the Senate Building, the Senate Office Building, the Avenue of the Core Founders, 500 Republica, the Jedi Temple which became the Imperial Palace, the COMPNOR arcology which contained the ISB Central Offices, and the Naval Intelligence headquarters.


Under the Galactic Republic it was mostly referred to as the Senate District or Legistlative District[4] the focal point of which was the Senate Building that served as the meeting place of the Galactic Senate. In front of the Senate was Senate Plaza whose Avenue of the Core Founders held statues dedicated to the Republic's founding members. It was also here within the Senate Office Building that the Supreme Chancellor maintained a suite of offices. The Senate District also was the location for 500 Republica, a prestigious and exclusive residential tower where Sheev Palpatine maintained an apartment while he was senator of Naboo. The Jedi Temple served as the home of the Jedi Order.[1]

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The Imperial Palace, formerly the Jedi Temple, the focal point of the Federal District under the Empire

With the fall of the Republic and establishment of the Galactic Empire, the Jedi Temple was turned into the Imperial Palace[1] and the term "Federal District" became the primary name over Senate District. Informally the Federal District was referred to by Coruscanti as the "Core of Coruscant" or "Core Square."[5] The area surrounding the former Jedi Temple became a focal point of the so-called "supreme triangle" of the newly named Imperial Palace together with the Naval Intelligence headquarters and the COMPNOR arcology[2] that housed the Central Offices of the Imperial Security Bureau.[3] It was also within the Federal District that the Imperial Military constructed a combined headquarters of the Imperial Army and the Imperial Navy.[5] The district was covered with towering skyscrapers and its skies were kept clear via weather control.[2]


In the days of the Republic, the term "Senate District" was synonymous with the business and power of the galactic government.[2] The Clone Wars brought about great changes to the district and it saw a massive build up of structures to house the increase in government agencies created in support of the Republic's war effort.[4] The Senate District saw terrorist attacks[6] and a rampage by a freed Zillo Beast from the planet Malastare.[7]

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Celebrations in the Federal District with the death of Palpatine

During the execution of Order 66, Imperial forces secured the Jedi Temple. The Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Sidious, known publicly as Galactic Emperor Sheeve Palpatine, took the Temple and rebuilt it as the Imperial Palace, seat of the Empire.[1] The palace became the focal point of the Federal District known as the "supreme trianlge" along with the other Imperial government structures built around it.[2]

After the death of Palpatine at the Battle of Endor at the end of the Galactic Civil War between the Empire and the Alliance to Restore the Republic, the ISB under the direction of Imperial Grand Vizier Mas Amedda seized control of Coruscant in an effort to put down the revolution that had erupted on the planet.[8] As the Imperial forces were driven back across the galaxy by the New Republic, Amedda was put under house arrest by his own forces who were steadily driven back, barely holding on to the upper levels of the Federal District. After the Empire's remnants defeat at the Battle of Jakku, Amedda formerly surrendered the Galactic Empire.[9]



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