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The Granary is a basic Citizen Population building in Civilization VI. It is built in the City Center.


The Granary is one of the first buildings in the game, built in the City Center, and takes care of the city's early Housing Housing needs. It is useful for any city, but it is especially so for cities which have no access to Fresh Water. In such cities, it should be either the first, or one of the first buildings constructed, in order to allow the city's Citizen Population to grow to any useful size.

Civilopedia entry[]

Once farming really took off, someplace was needed to put that surplus grain to keep it safe from rats, insects, and other humans. The oldest granaries yet uncovered date back to the pre-pottery Neolithic period in the Jordan Valley, c. 9500 BC. In the Indus Valley, the oldest date to 6000 BC, and the Egyptians were storing surplus grain in “silo” pits as a hedge against poor harvests by this time as well. In East Asia, the Yangshao in China were building elevated granaries along the Yellow River around 5000 BC, and eventually the Koreans (c. 1000 BC) and the Japanese (c. 800 BC) figured it out as well. In modern times, granaries – like all else – have gotten larger, automated, and more complex; the rich farmlands of the United States and Russia, especially, are dotted with huge silos and grain elevators to help feed the teeming masses of civilization.

Civilization VI Buildings [edit]
City Center Buildings PalaceGranaryMonument (Old God Obelisk3) • Water Mill (Palgum1) • Ancient WallsMedieval WallsRenaissance Walls (Tsikhe R&F-Only.png) • SewerFlood Barrier GS-Only.pngFortress2Headquarters2Nilometer2Obelisk2
Campus Buildings LibraryUniversity (Alchemical Society3MadrasaNavigation School1) • Research Lab
Theater Square Buildings Amphitheater (Marae GS-Only.png) • Archaeological MuseumArt MuseumBroadcast Center (Film Studio)
Holy Site Buildings ShrineTemple (Prasat1Stave Church) • CathedralDar-e MehrGurdwaraMeeting HouseMosquePagodaStupaSynagogueWat
Encampment Buildings Barracks (Basilikoi Paides1) • Stable (Ordu R&F-Only.png) • ArmoryMilitary Academy
Commercial Hub Buildings Market (Sukiennice1) • Bank (Gilded Vault3Grand Bazaar GS-Only.png) • Stock ExchangeGuildhall2
Harbor Buildings LighthouseShipyardSeaport
Industrial Zone Buildings WorkshopFactory (Electronics Factory) • Power PlantCoal Power Plant GS-Only.pngOil Power Plant GS-Only.pngNuclear Power Plant GS-Only.png
Preserve1 Buildings Grove1Sanctuary1
Entertainment Complex Buildings Arena (Tlachtli) • Zoo (Thermal Bath GS-Only.png) • Stadium
Water Park R&F-Only.png Buildings Ferris Wheel R&F-Only.pngAquarium R&F-Only.pngAquatics Center R&F-Only.png
Neighborhood Buildings Food Market R&F-Only.pngShopping Mall R&F-Only.png
Dam GS-Only.png Building Hydroelectric Dam GS-Only.png
Aerodrome Buildings HangarAirport
Government Plaza R&F-Only.png Buildings Ancestral Hall R&F-Only.pngAudience Chamber R&F-Only.pngWarlord's Throne R&F-Only.pngForeign Ministry R&F-Only.pngGrand Master's Chapel R&F-Only.pngIntelligence Agency R&F-Only.pngQueen's Bibliotheque GS-Only.pngNational History Museum R&F-Only.pngRoyal Society R&F-Only.pngWar Department R&F-Only.png
Diplomatic Quarter1 Buildings Consulate1Chancery1
Walled Quarter2 Buildings Keep2Mass Grave2Plague Hospital2
1 Requires a DLC2 Specific scenarios only • 3 Secret Societies mode only

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