The planet Chandilar is the racial homeworld of the Shi'ar.  Currently, it is the capital of the New Shi'ar Imperium.

In the Old Universe, Chandilar was also capital of the original Shi'ar Imperium, which spanned thousands of galaxies.  As a result, the planet became more cosmopolitan as dozens of non-Shi'ar races settled on Chandilar (such as the Saurians) and established permanent populations well before the planet entered one of the Wormholes and entered the Pocket Universe. It ended up in the Alpha Quadrant.

In the current year (Year 12,100 of the New Shi'ar Calendar), only 45 to 50 percent of the global population on Chandilar is actually Shi'ar.