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The Consulate is a basic diplomatic building in Civilization VI. It is built in the Diplomatic Quarter district.


The Consulate is quite a useful building, dedicated to earning Envoy Envoys faster and counter-espionage. 2 Influence points Influence points may sound small, but that bonus enhances the speed of earning Envoy Envoys dramatically, especially for Tier 1 and Tier 2 governments. Later in the game, this building enhances your counter-espionage in this city and every city with an Encampment. Most civilizations need to build Encampments only in their major cities (like their major Production Production centers when going for a Scientific Victory, or their Tourism Tourism hub to which their Tourism Tourism-boosting Governor Governor is assigned when going for a Cultural Victory), which means Vietnam - the only civilization that should build Encampments in every city - absolutely loves this building. Their incentives to surround the Thành in each city with District Districts makes counterespionage very efficient for them, and this building just adds an additional layer on top of that.

The major challenge of the Consulate is deciding when to build it, since the Diplomatic Quarter is not usually high on the priority list and tends to get ignored for a while after being unlocked. This district should be constructed early if you're going for a Diplomatic Victory and/or have Monarchy as your government, in which case the Consulate should be built immediately afterwards. Otherwise, this district and building can wait until later into the game when Spies start to get active.

Civilopedia entry[]

A consulate refers quite simply to the place of work of a consul – in this meaning, a lesser version of an ambassador and intended to carry out the functions of an embassy on a smaller scale. A country might set up a consulate in New York, for instance, in order to help its citizens who live or visit there, whereas the main embassy might be in Washington, D.C. Here, “consulate” refers not necessarily to this, but to a facility constructed to house foreign dignitaries close to the capital – and close under watch.

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R&F-Only Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.