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Capital (Civ5)

Cusco, the Incan capital, is benefiting from a large 20xPopulation5 Population and the nearby tile improvements, including Mines and Terrace Farms.

Your Capital Capital is the city that contains your Palace, the center of your empire and your power as ruler. As the capital is your civilization's first and greatest city, it is also the most glorious and productive city in your empire. The first city you settle will automatically become your capital in the beginning of the game, and is also considered your "Original Capital" for the purposes of a domination victory.

If your capital is captured, the Palace (as well as the Capital Capital status) will move to your next largest city.

You can connect other cities to your capital to form the internal trade network of your empire, using the appropriate infrastructural connections. These links are called Trade Route Trade Routes (or City Connection City Connections in Brave New World). Each connected city will then generate Gold Gold each turn thanks to trade, which will be applied straight to your treasury for purposes of local Gold Gold-boosting buildings.

Many bonuses from social policies apply only to your capital, as does the "Friend" level bonus of a Maritime City-State City-State (whereas the "Ally" level bonus applies to all cities).

Only players in control of their original capitals are eligible for a domination victory.

List of capitals[]

Civilization Capital
American American Washington
Arabian Arabian Mecca
Assyrian Assyrian Assur
Austrian Austrian Vienna
Aztec Aztec Tenochtitlan
Babylonian Babylonian Babylon
Brazilian Brazilian Rio de Janeiro
Byzantine Byzantine Constantinople
Carthaginian Carthaginian Carthage
Celtic Celtic Edinburgh
Chinese Chinese Beijing
Danish Danish Copenhagen
Dutch Dutch Amsterdam
Egyptian Egyptian Thebes
English English London
Ethiopian Ethiopian Addis Ababa
French French Paris
German German Berlin
Greek Greek Athens
Hunnic Hunnic Attila's Court
Incan Incan Cusco
Indian Indian Delhi
Indonesian Indonesian Jakarta
Iroquois Iroquois Onondaga
Japanese Japanese Kyoto
Korean Korean Seoul
Mayan Mayan Palenque
Mongolian Mongolian Karakorum
Moroccan Moroccan Marrakech
Ottoman Ottoman Istanbul
Persian Persian Persepolis
Polish Polish Warsaw
Polynesian Polynesian Honolulu
Portuguese Portuguese Lisbon
Roman Roman Rome
Russian Russian Moscow
Shoshone Shoshone Moson Kahni
Siamese Siamese Sukhothai
Songhai Songhai Gao
Spanish Spanish Madrid
Swedish Swedish Stockholm
Venetian Venetian Venice
Zulu Zulu Ulundi

See also[]

Civilization V [edit]
Gods & KingsBrave New World
† Only in vanilla Civ5
‡ Only in Gods & Kings and Brave New World