Kamino is an ocean exoplanet, not unlike Mon Calamari and Manaan. It was here that the Army of the Republic was generated. It is inhabited by a race of tall, elegant, long-necked creatures, called Kaminoans, who keep to themselves and are known for their cloning technology. 10 years before the Clone Wars, Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas secretly funded the production of an army for the Republic. This army would be used to defend the Republic against the Separatists, and then, would be used by the Emperor against the Jedi incursion.

The Kaminoans have continually rebuilt the Clone Army of the Republic over the course of the Clone Wars, partially because that was the arrangement with the Republic, and partially because they worry about what the galaxy will become without a Republican government overseeing the worlds in the galaxy.

The largest surface city is Tipoca. Tipoca City is the capital of the planet of Kamino. It is the home of Lama Su, the prime minister of Kamino. Tipoca City is also known as the largest cloning facility on Kamino. It has architecture unlike any other city in the Star Wars universe. This architecture is built to withstand the high winds and constant storms on Kamino. It is also built on stilts to protect it from the powerful waves of the ocean below.