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The Government Plaza is a specialty District District in Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, dedicated to administrative and bureaucratic affairs. It requires the State Workforce civic.


Three buildings can be constructed in a Government Plaza. The player is presented with several choices on what these buildings could be:

Tier Buildings

Each building tier becomes available only after you adopt the respective tier of government. For example, Tier 1 buildings will become available after you adopt Oligarchy, Classical Republic, or Autocracy; Tier 2 buildings after you adopt Monarchy or another Tier 2 government, etc.

Constructing one of the buildings will also reward a Legacy Wildcard of the current Government (this wildcard provides the primary bonus of the government and will be available for use when switching to another government). Constructing a higher tier building than the current government supports, which is unintended, will not award a Legacy Wildcard (this can happen when the game is started in later eras and the government building was under construction when switching to a lower tier government). If you want a specific Tier 1 government Legacy Wildcard you need to start with a Tier 1 government regardless of starting era.

If you advance to the next government tier before completing construction of the previous tier's government building, upon completion that building will award the Legacy Wildcard of the last government matching that tier that you adopted. For example, if you upgrade to a Tier 2 government before constructing a Tier 1 Government Plaza building, and your previous tier was Oligarchy, upon completing the respective Tier 1 Government Plaza building you will be awarded the Oligarchy Legacy Wildcard regardless of what your current Tier 2 government is.


The Government Plaza allows you to construct a variety of buildings that provide bonuses relevant to your play style and victory condition of choice. Each time you adopt a more advanced form of government, three new buildings become available, each of which awards a Governor Governor Title and permanent bonuses when built. Remember that the three buildings on each tier are mutually exclusive, so think carefully about your short-term and long-term strategy before deciding which of the three you want.

The Government Plaza is also important as a strategic placement asset! Its bonus to Loyalty makes it ideal to place in frontier cities, close to other empires, so that it can resist their mounting Loyalty pressure in the future. Its lower Production Production cost in comparison to other districts makes it possible to build in record time even in newly-founded cities, so consider placing your second or third city aggressively close to your neighbor's territory, then build your Government Plaza immediately to enjoy the Loyalty bonus and start working towards these unique buildings to get their awesome bonuses!

More importantly, the Government Plaza actually provides a +1.5 bonus (1 from its innate ability, 0.5 from being a district) to all adjacent districts' yields (at least to those which benefit from adjacency bonuses). This makes it a trump card when considering placement of all such districts. Build it two tiles away from the City Center and surround it with specialty districts for maximum effect. This also allows a Spy stationed in the Government Plaza to protect all of the surrounding districts when performing a Counterspy mission.

The Government Plaza can never be captured. If the parent city changes ownership, it will always be deleted along with any building inside, even if the new owner has not built this District District anywhere else in their empire.

Civilopedia entry[]

While a government may exist in the hearts and minds and consent of the governed, the actual execution of government requires desks to work on, archives to store records, and meeting rooms to discuss the affairs of state. It helps if the government can set aside space somewhere for dedicated scribes, civil servants, sinecure holders, and politicos to work efficiently, so that the matters of state can be conducted in a timely way. Throughout history, many civilizations have consolidated their bureaucracies in central areas, creating Government Plazas with clustered office dedicated to governance. Westminster in London, or the Kremlin in Moscow, or Eixo Monumental in Brazil might all be considered examples of the Government Plaza.


Related achievements[]

Completely surround your Government Plaza with districts or wonders you own at the start of the turn.
A metroplex, also called a conurbation, is a region of multiple cities that have grown into one contiguous mass.
Civilization VI Districts [edit]
AerodromeAqueduct (Bath) • Campus (Observatory1Seowon R&F-Only.png) • Canal GS-Only.pngCity CenterCommercial Hub (Suguba GS-Only.png) • Dam GS-Only.pngDiplomatic Quarter1Encampment (Ikanda R&F-Only.pngThành1) • Entertainment Complex (Street CarnivalHippodrome1) • Government Plaza R&F-Only.pngHarbor (Cothon GS-Only.pngRoyal Navy Dockyard) • Holy Site (Lavra) • Industrial Zone (HansaOppidum1) • Neighborhood (Mbanza) • Preserve1SpaceportTheater Square (Acropolis) • Walled Quarter2Water Park R&F-Only.png (Copacabana R&F-Only.png)
1 Requires a DLC2 The Black Death scenario only

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