All this data is potentially out of date, and should be taken with a truckload of salt
The Mannar are one of the four founding races of the Gallente Federation alongside the Intaki, Caldari and the Gallente themselves. Their home system, Mannar, is located in the Everyshore region of the Federation. Their home planet, Mannar VIII, is now a barren wasteland, following an unspecified calamity.
First contact with the Gallente was made 15 years after Gallente-Intaki first contact<ref>Gallente Timeline: http://www.eveonline.com/races/gallente_timeline.asp</ref> and today they are spread far and wide through Federation systems.
Many modern Mannar associate with the Hawk political bloc of Federation politics, a group that advocates nationalistic attitudes and a militaristic approach to foreign policy.