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Kandake is a form of government from the Gifts of the Nile scenario in Civilization VI. It is unlocked after discovering the Royal Dynasties civic.

Civilopedia entry[]

The rulers of Nubia practiced co-rulership between royal husband and wife. A kandake, or queen, had as much or more power as her husband, with the ultimate form of veto—should the king displease the kandake, she could order him to take his own life.


  • The background of the artwork of Kandake features a ram-headed sphinx similar to those at Karnak, near Luxor.
Civilization VI Governments [edit]
AutocracyCatholic Monarchy1ChiefdomClassical RepublicColonial Government1CommunismCorporate Libertarianism GS-Only.pngDemocracyDigital Democracy GS-Only.pngFascismKandake1Merchant RepublicMonarchyOligarchyPenal Settlement1Pharaoh1State Government1Synthetic Technocracy GS-Only.pngThalassocracy1Theocracy
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GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.