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The Wiki entry says that this term was invented by a real life Greek city planner. Is it ever even used in the SW universe? JimRaynor55 05:42, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)

  • I've never seen it, myself. Anyone? jSarek 11:04, 11 Oct 2005 (UTC)
  • I don't think it matters whether or not it is used in the SW universe; it's an English word that is used to describe something. – Aidje talk 23:04, 11 Oct 2005 (UTC)
  • Is there an in-universe term for this kind of thing? Like "City World" or something? JimRaynor55 21:54, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
    • I've only heard of city planet. VT-16 23:05, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

JoleeEdit

Added a cute (and I like to think, relevant) quote of Jolee Bindo, but I don't remember the exact wording. Anyone who has access to the dialogues, should fix it. Thanks MoffRebus 04:39, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Eh, somewhat relevant. I was gonna source it, but now contemplating deleting it. Up for debate, I suppose. Enochf 05:47, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Known Ecumenopoli Edit

Mygeeto is on this list. How can it be an Ecumenopolis when this sentence, The few cities on Mygeeto were sunken into the crystalline surface., is used in the article? - JMAS 21:52, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

  • I agree the same thing was said on the planet page, and I removed it. I would consider it more of a hoth-like planet than an Ecumenopolis


    • Why is Hosk Station listed? It's not even a planet, but a spacestation.
      • It covers a planetary surface, essentially. And please sign your post. VT-16 09:59, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Move? Edit

Since the word ecumenopolis appears in no canon sources, as far as I know (seems to be a real-world term adopted by the fan community), would any one object to moving this to "city planet"? —Silly Dan (talk) 17:31, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

But is city planet canonical either? Given the choice, I opt for ecumenopolis — it is a much less awkward term than the noun phrase alternative. Raifʻhār Doremítzwr 02:54, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
Only thing I can remember is "The entire planet is one big city!" - Ric Olie. Do we really need that? >P VT-16 09:59, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
  • We could add a {{conjecture}} tag to this article. -- Riffsyphon1024 05:49, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
  • I'm not a member here, so maybe my opinion doesn't count, your "conjecture tag" is really an eyesore on the article's talk page and honestly not needed. Does it matter if the word was used in the SW universe? It is a word, it describes the object, and it does a damn fine job of it. 74.241.153.86 13:55, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Well, thanks to Jedi Twilight, "ecumenopolis" is now used in canon. - Lord Hydronium 04:38, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
    • Glad to hear it. That makes me feel much more comfortable about using the term here. jSarek 05:27, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

AccuracyEdit

Strictly speaking if you really want to describe a planet-encompassing city,in Greek,Planetopolis would be the word,with Planetopoloi (Plan-net-top-oh-lee) being the plural form of it.Sochwa 03:11, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps, but ecūmenē (from Greek οἰκουμένη, "the inhabited world") seems to emphasize the fact that the whole planet is inhabited. Also, your plural isn't correct because -πολις/-polis is not of Greek's and Latin's second declension, but rather of their third. The transliterated Greek plural is -poleis and the Latinized version is -polēs - Diaphanus. 142.166.245.145 06:21, January 24, 2012 (UTC)

Return of the Jedi Edit

  • My memory might be failing me but I dont remember a city planet in ROTJ.—DarthtylerTalk 04:06, 28 July 2007 (UTC)
    • Coruscant is seen at the end of the movie, in both the SE and DVD editions. QuentinGeorge 04:44, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Origins within the fandom? Edit

Does anyone know when SW fandom started applying the word "ecumenopolis" to Coruscant et. al.? I was muttering about it being a Saxtonism the other day on the IRC channel, but he doesn't seem to use it on SWTC. (In one page, he uses the term cosmopolis to describe Coruscant instead.) —Silly Dan (talk) 14:36, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

  • This page was started in 2005. It might have been the origin. -LtNOWIS 20:24, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
    • A Wookieepedianism? Even worse! 8) —Silly Dan (talk) 23:40, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Source for listed planets? Edit

Can anyone provide a source for the the following planets being city worlds?

  • Vorzyd V
    • According to our page this planet has plains as a major terrain.
  • Karideph
    • The page says that it is mainly a garden world.
  • Lianna
    • Page says it has multiple cities and the map shows natural terrain.
  • Grizmallt, Gerrenthum, and Carratos.
    • I haven't found a source that says they're true city planets, though I could easily have missed something.
  • Green Coruscant
    • Is there anything that indicates this represents a in-universe location?
  • Christophsis (or at least that's what I assume "Christolphis"is supposed to be.)
    • Multiple cities and natural terrain.

If anyone can find a source for these I'd be most appreciative, otherwise they need to be removed from the list. Thanks. --The Master Bane - the Death Star - useful weapon for destroying shielded planets or overcompensation? 19:20, October 17, 2011 (UTC)

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