Fragments from the Rim
Tatooine is a desert planet located in the Outer Rim Territories. The planet is part of a binary star system. The Hutt Cartel maintains a presence on Tatooine as well, with Jabba the Hutt owning a palace in the desert and Teemo the Hutt owning a palace in Mos Shuuta.
The planet gained the notice of the Empire in 35 GrS when a escape pod carrying two droids in possession of top-secret information launched from the starship Tantive IV and landed on the sandy Outer Rim world.
Due to the lack of surface water, many residents of the planet instead draw water from the atmosphere via moisture farms.