Utaru is a Mathenite colony world located in the Alpha Quadrant.
- Date Founded: 2089
- Population: 250 Milion (Mathenite) 2 Million (Cardassian) 1 Million (Bajoran)
- Capital: Delia-Voe
- % of Surface Under Mathenite Control: 100%
Utaru is the Mathenite colony located closest to Cardassian space and boasts a small population of both Cardassians and Bajorans. Utaru is linked to the outer Jieran System by a subspace corridor, which is why, despite it being farther than the Mathenite Homeworld than all other colonies save the Outer Colonies and Nuradem, it has a Homeworld designation.
Utaru grew rich from mining and trade, and the export of a rare isotope of the rare element Bilitrium, which can be used as a potent energy source. During the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor, a sizable number of Bajoran refugees came to Utaru, living in refugee camps and accepted as guests of the new Mathenite Confederacy, eager to twist any dagger they could in the side of their old enemy, the Cardassians. After the occupation ended, most returned to Bajor, and even more returned after the end of the Dominion War. During this time, Utaru also became a haven for expatriate Cardassian dissidents and many enjoyed a comfortable existence as guests of the state. Like the Bajoran community, most have since returned to Cardassia, though many have remained, liking their comfortable lives on the wealthy Mathenite world.
Points of interest
- Varshaan Peninsula
- Ysara Delta
- Terria Cape