Ceres is the defacto capital of the asteroid belt. Despite the full colonization of the dwarf planets surface it only holds a population of 10 million inhabitants, 4 million of whom are not permanent residents. This is mostly due to the constant changing of workers on other asteroids in the region.
The vast majority of the the buildings on Ceres are built within heated domes and have interconnecting bridges to facilitate travel. This causes many people to describe the planet as claustrophobic and unnerving.
Ceres is the official headquarters of the Asteroid Belt Economic Coalition (ABEC) and has been used as the location for many negotiations regarding trade between the inner and outer planets.