Rising out of the northern Tanaris desert, Gadgetzan is the capital city of the Steamwheedle Cartel, the largest of the goblin cartels. The city was once surrounded by desert, but since the Cataclysm it is now a prime beachfront property.
Some of the best goblin engineers, miners and alchemists ply their trade here. The goblins believe in profit above loyalty, thus Gadgetzan is considered neutral territory in any Horde-Alliance conflict. Anyone with a fat wallet or services to offer is welcomed in Gadgetzan. Both governments officially recognize goblin neutrality, and for those who don't, the streets are heavily patrolled by goblin bruisers ready to pound to a pulp anyone disrupting their trade by instigating conflict.