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New Sardinia, the fourth planet of the G0 star Sigma Corsicus, is one of eight Provincial Capitals of the First Terran Empire. The world was first settled in TE 37. When the Imperial planet-naming program came up with "Nusardina," settlers quickly altered the pronunciation to "New Sardinia" and the new name stuck.
With a diameter 79% of Terra and a mass 58% of Earth, the surface gravity of New Sardinia is 0.87 gees. The New Sardinian day lasts 21.30 standard hours, and the year is 193.15 local days (171.42 standard days). New Sardinia has five small moons.
Throughout the Empire, New Sardinia is particularly known for the quality of its arts, especially music. The annual Sardinian Arts Festival, coinciding with the Imperial holiday Walpurgis, is renowned throughout the galaxy. New Sardinia also boasts many five-nova restaurants, including Tariki's and the Redstar Room. Haussner's Ramatiad is often cited as the best gourmet restaurant in the Human galaxy.
Iglesias, New Sardinia's capital city, consists of a single tower 750 meters tall.Other important cities include the Imperial Navy base at Sardinnisport and the tropical paradise Ramatiad. The natural beauties of the Reva Nin mountain range are breathtaking; the entire range has been set aside as an Imperial Park and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the galaxy.