Bothawui is a cosmopolitan planet, located in the center of Bothan Space, serving as the homeworld of the Bothan race as well as a major hub for information trafficking. The Bothan Spynet is widely agreed-upon to be the best in the galaxy and much of the information it carries comes through Bothawui at some point. The Imperial name for the planet is Bothawui Proper. The planet is home to both industry and grain farms. The planet is mined for indigenous ores such as lidium.
The planet is an old member of the Old Republic — Bothese is one of the languages from which Basic developed. The Bothans colonized many nearby worlds and Bothawui became the capital of the Bothan Federation.
In 14 ABY, Bothawui and her colonies joined the Galactic Empire as a concession of the Dacan Pandemic. Imperial occupation over the system has been relatively light and suspiciously lax, without the normal Imperial aggressive behavior or garrison policies, thanks in part to Danik Kreldin's insistence that the Bothans be well-treated.