Almar was a tropical planet in the Elrood Sector's Almaran system with beaches, marmaw-inhabited oceans, rain-forests, and wide plains of orange grass. The planet was dedicated to the tourist trade. Its surface was called Almar Downside. The planet was orbited by the station Almar Upside, considered Almar's capital.
The planet was first discovered by outsiders prior to 3,951 BBY and was known as the source of Noris roots. Nooris dye was used by ancient Jedi to make Noris robes.
The Rebel Alliance was able to erase their data files in Almar Upside's central computers before the Galactic Empire invaded the Elrood Sector. The planet remained outside Imperial control. The Alliance set up dummy corporations for cover and set up listening posts.