The city is located on the edge of an expansive desert area known as Kurab, on a landmass known as Lower Rivçal. (Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius--"The Desolate Vigil")
- Gul Dukat of the main Star Trek: Sigils and Unions continuity may be a native of Culat as well--that is, if he was born and raised in the same place as his Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius alternate. However, the Pocket Book novels name him as a native of Lakat. Given the 500-year separation between the two universes, one of the two Dukat families could easily have relocated from its ancestral home.
In the Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius continuity, the city of Culat was the birthplace and childhood home of future resistance fighter Skrain Dukat. The city was also the location a large campus of Yavenn Pretam University--one of the leading faith-based universities. (Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius--"The Desolate Vigil")
During the Occupation of Cardassia by the Bajorans, these universities were targets of attacks. At least one of them, the University of Culat, was converted by the Bajorans into an indoctrination center. This center was attacked by Skrain Dukat on a solo mission--and this is where he was captured. (Sigils and Unions: Catacombs of Oralius--"Exits in the Haze")