Chandrila was the second planet in the Chandrila system of the Bormea Sector of the Core Worlds, along the Perlemian Trade Route. The agricultural planet's two main continents were covered with rolling, grassy plains. The inhabitants of Chandrila had a remarkably low birth rate, keeping the world's population of 1.2 billion in check, and tended to live in scattered, small communities instead of large metropolises. ChandrilTech was headquartered on Chandrila.
All citizens had a direct voice in government, and were known for vociferously arguing politics among each other. The planet was ruled by the democratic Chandrilan House.
During the rule of the Galactic Republic, Legislative Youth Program, a mock senate for children, met on Chandrila. The planet remained loyal to the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars, and native Senator Mon Mothma was appointed to the Loyalist Committee. Mon Mothma's mother was Governor Tanis Mothma; Mon's father was the arbiter-general of the Republic.
Under the New Order, the Chandrilan House was overseen by Imperial Governor Grandon Holleck, eventually replaced by the aloof Gerald Weizel; Weizel ruled from the Imperial base on the outskirts of Hanna, Chandrila's capital. Weizel answered to Moff Kohl Seerdon, himself a Chandrilan.
Sights on the planet included the attractive Gladean State Parks, a wild game reserve near Hanna, Brionelle Memorial Military Academy, and a dacha owned by Alliance founder Mon Mothma on the shores of Lake Sah'ot. The Chandrilans also keep elaborate gardens and many other symbols of natural beauty.
Canna Omonda was named Chandrila's representative to the Imperial Senate after Mon Mothma's "resignation" from that office. When Senator Omonda criticized the Emperor for disbanding the Senate, Palpatine charged Omonda with treason and sent three Star Destroyers to Chandrila to seize her; her public execution was scheduled during Coruscant's Fete Week.
Later, the Empire placed stiff agricultural tariffs on the Bormea Sector which were clearly designed to hurt Chandrila, one of the largest agricultural exporters in the Core Worlds.
Chandrila became a prominent member of the New Republic during the Galactic Civil War, even becoming the Republic's capital after the Imperial conquest of Coruscant. In 14 ABY, Chandrila was conquered during the Imperial Blitzkrieg, and the planet became a hotbed of insurgent activity for many months.
In 21 ABY a powerful and mysterious force ritual wreaked havoc on the planet. In its wake, the New Republic moved in its forces recovering the beleaguered world from the Empire.