|Head of State:||Emperor|
|Head of Government:||Chancellor|
|Major Species:||Klingons (dominant)|
|Military:||Klingon Defense Force|
|Intelligence Service:||Imperial Intelligence|
|Population:||approx. 250 billion (estimated)|
The Klingon Empire is one of the largest political entities in the known Alpha and Beta Quadrants, second only to the United Federation of Planets. Founded in the 9th Century by the unification of Qo'nos by Kahless the Unforgettable, the Empire has expanded by conquest and incorporation by its dominant species, the Klingons.