Cognito is surrouned by Machina to the north, Varagog Village to the south, and Seasonstill Park and Hero Square to the west.
The streets of Cognito change every day, making one building in a different place every day. Only the residents know their way around Cognito, to their own homes. It is unclear whether or not Stendeval himself knows his way to anywhere other than his own home. The only reason the residents know their way around is that the Secreteers put a map of where their home is in the person's head, and also what time the borough is going to shift and switch streets and houses.
The houses of Cognito are all plain white building's with windows randomly spaced throughout the sides of the homes. The buildings are all different shapes and sizes, but other than that there is no way of knwoing the difference between homes. The only exception is the orange hand that is on the front door of Stendeval's home.
Many residents of Cognito are the Secreteers and the Mysterri, and they are the primary residents of the borough. Though many superheroes and supervillians have their hideouts and secret lairs. Jack Blank himself lives in Cognito after Jazen is killed and Jack made the hero of Imagine Nation when he takes on Revile one on one.
The newspaper of Cognito is the Cipher. The Cipher can only be read if one solves a puzzle or riddle that is the only legible thing on the front page. One example is "A judge says to a boy,'If you lie, we'll hang you. If you tell the truth, we'll shoot you.' What can the boy say to stay alive?". This is the riddle on the front page during the third day of the five day Secret War period. The answer to this riddle was "The boy can say 'You will hang me'". For with this answer he is both lying and telling the truth at the same time, so the judge has no choice but to let him live.