Their remote location makes the spaceports of Tatooine havens for the varied masses from across the galaxy. At the seedy Mos Eisley spaceport, this variety is more than evident at the main hangout, Chalmun's Cantina.
The most loathsome of Mos Eisley's population can regularly be found there, including Imperial Sandtroopers, who are deployed by the Empire to quell outbursts with brutal efficiency. In the days before the Galactic Empire, the spaceport of Mos Espa hosted a similar reputation as a "wretched hive of scum and villainy." From the outdoor markets to the junk shops, overseen by the gambling crime lords, the Hutts. Mos Espa was a place where a nine-year old boy could learn the ways of the universe.