A major city on the planet Vulcan, established during ancient, pre-Surak times. Located on the edge of the desert known as Vulcan's Forge, not far from the L-Langon Mountains, the city of ShiKahr is surrounded by irrigated and cultivated land as a buffer from the arid conditions that prevail across much of Vulcan. Spock was born in this city in 2230 (approximately 8867 On the Vulcan calendar) and grew up here in his family's ancestral home.