Kirdo III was located within a star system in the Tamarin sector of the Outer Rim Territories region of the galaxy, situated on the Sanrafsix Corridor between Sevarcos and Ma'ar Shaddam. Its surface consisted of barren, sandy desert, oceans of red, cracked mud, and escarpments of yellow-orange hills, with quicksand and caves also present. It had an arid climate and winds often blew at speeds of 400-kilometers-per-hour or more. Rainfall occurred once a decade, and when it came it lasted several days, forming lakes and filling dry riverbeds. Herds of migrating chooba grazed on sulfaro plants and were hunted by the Kitonaks, a primitive sentient species native to the planet.