Laikan was the capital city of the Andorian Empire.


According to Andorian tradition peace was made between the Andorian clans in the city, on the site that would become the Plaza of Freedom. Thalisar the Last later died there. (DS9 - Worlds of DS9 novel: Andor: Paradigm)

In 2155, Thoris contacted Gora bim Gral from his office in Laikan to discuss highly sensitive matters. The city was later targeted for attack by Romulan forces during the Battle of Andoria in early 2156. (ENT - The Romulan War novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)

In November of 2165, a monument was erected in Laikan's central park in honor of the recently destroyed USS Vol'Rala and her crew who gave their lifes to cover the evacuation of the evacuation of the planet Cotesc. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Live by the Code)

The city of Laikan had a large population disaffected immigrants, most of them were miners from the neighboring system of Charulh who had lived on Andor for seven generations. The Andorians were not very hospitable to outworlders which caused some friction between the Charulhans and the Andorians. In 2280 a small group of Charulhans attempted to force the Andorians to allow them to have a voice in the government by taking several influential citizens hostage. This included the son of Laikan's governor. The human diplomat to Andor St. John Talbot, believing himself to be in the top of his form, refused any cultural advisers. He sent a message intended to defuse the situation. However, thanks to Talbot's limited knowledge of Charulhan culture, the message had the opposite effect and insulted the hostage takers. The immediate response was to kill the Governor's only son and dump his body on the road outside of Talbot's office. The human diplomat was the first to find the child's body, and the first to inform the Governor, whom Talbot had been working with closely. It was Talbot's first failure. (TOS novelization: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

Laikan was not mentioned by name in the Star Trek V novelization. It was refereed to as the Andorian capital city.

In 2376 Laikan was the site of several protests over claims the Andorian genome was being re engineered into a two gender species. A year later a bombing in the city destroyed much of Therin Park, though it was subsequently rebuilt. (DS9 - Worlds of DS9 novel: Andor: Paradigm) (CoE eBook: Remembrance of Things Past, Book I)

The capital was destroyed in the Borg attack on Andor as part of their invasion of the Federation in 2381.(ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)


The city was located on the Zhevra continent, at was considered the more temperate latitudes of Andor. Temperatures during the summer months averaged a few degrees above zero. (DS9 - Worlds of DS9 novel: Andor: Paradigm) (ST - Myriad Universes novel: The Tears of Eridanus)

The capital's skyline was made up of slanted high rise offices and residences. The city was home to the Parliament Andoria, centred around the octagonal Plaza of Freedom. Therin Park was a well known landmark in the city. (DS9 - Worlds of DS9 novel: Andor: Paradigm)



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