Kamino was the central planet of the Kamino system, located in the Wild Space region near the Rishi Maze. The planet orbited two suns, Kamino I and Kamino II, and was itself orbited by the moon Atlantica. The surface of the planet was completely covered with water following the Great Flood, which took place circa 1,022 BBY.
The planet's native species was the Kaminoans. The Kaminoan people once governed a multi-world empire called the Kingdom of Kamino, with Kamino as its capital planet, which emphasized the importance of religion in Kaminoan society. Following the Great Flood, Kaminoan Emperor Bacatine dissolved the kingdom and instituted a science-based society. The Kaminoans became cloners, and the new cities of Kamino were built above the water to contain the Kaminoans themselves as well as their cloning operations. A clone army was built for the Galactic Republic beginning in 32 BBY in Tipoca City, Kamino's capital.
- Star Wars: Episode I - The Chosen One (First appearance)