Permanent Population: 3.5 Billion
Imports: People, medical supplies.
Exports: Food, manufactured goods.
Mars has been adopted as the agricultural capital of the Sol system. Their hydroponics technology is unrivaled and their food output is nearly twice what is required to feed the entire Sol system. Over the last hundred years or so they have turned their technical expertise to the manufacture of goods as well as food and have rapidly become the center of production as well. The planet is dotted with large archologies that house all of the technical facilities and provide residence for the people as well. The two largest cities on the planet are Hector and Achilles, each resting on opposite ends of a massive, three-thousand mile long crevice known as the Valles Marineris. Hector is the manufacturing capital of the planet, and Achilles is the agricultural capital.
The red planet has been heavily populated, in similar fashion to the Earth’s moon. Thousands of large, domed structures house the cities and facilities of the people that live there. The primary industries on Mars are agriculture and manufacturing of spaceship and space station components for export off-world.
The population of Mars is near four billion, nearly all of which are permanent residents. Mars is viewed by many people as a sort of trailer park community that is unpalatable to most people’s senses. Most attribute this fact to the dull light and ruddy color of the surface of the planet, saying that it induces depression and sloth in human beings. Most of the people who live there however, tend to like it and stay there by choice for the most part, so it is difficult to say where the feeling of dislike for the planet really originates.
Features/Places of Note
The two largest cities on Mars are Achilles, and Hector.