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Mountains are a base terrain in Civilization VI. They are found on all types of land tiles. Many Mountains stand alone, but they usually form ranges that cover up to several dozen tiles.

Mountains are an unusable terrain. They contain no resources or other features of any kind, though mountain ranges often appear at the head of a River. Districts and Wonders (except for Machu Picchu) cannot be placed on Mountains tiles.

Note that the game has different types of mountains depending on the surrounding terrain, but from a gameplay standpoint they are identical.


Mountains are valuable terrains, as not only do they provide a defensive bulwark but also provide adjacency bonuses to the Campus and Holy Site districts. Building them in "valleys" surrounded by Mountains may boost their performance right from the start.

But even more importantly, Mountains may be used as a source of Fresh Water with the Aqueduct District! You just need to found your city close enough (within 2 tiles of a Mountain), and as soon as you manage to build the Aqueduct it will enjoy the full Housing6 Housing bonus provided by bodies of water such as Rivers and Lakes.

Mountains themselves are a base terrain, and all of them, despite differences in appearance depending on their surrounding terrain, are functionally identical. Therefore, a Mountain spawned in Desert areas is not counted as Desert and does not interact with Mali's civ ability, a Mountain in Tundra/Snow does not provide the Ice Hockey Rink extra Civ6Culture Culture, and a Mountain in Snow does not count as a Snow tile for the purpose of doubling the Amundsen-Scott Research Station's bonuses.

Finally, Mountains have a base Appeal of 4, and they grant +1 Appeal to adjacent tiles, making them ideal to include in National Parks. Appeal bonuses or penalties from adjacent terrain, districts, and tile improvements (such as Woods, Entertainment Complexes, and Mines) do not affect Mountains, but the bonuses provided by the Eiffel Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Great Engineers Alvar Aalto and Charles Correa do serve to increase Mountains' Appeal.

Mountain Range Names Edit

Gathering Storm introduced a new mechanic in which Mountains can have different names based on the first civilization that finds them. Below is the list of the names and civilization of origin, all named after real mountain ranges.

Mountain Range Names Civilization Notes
Ahmar Mountains Ethiopia
Akaishi Mountains Japan
Aladagh Mountains Persia, Ottomans
Aladağlar Mountains
Alaskan Range America
Alay Mountains Scythia
Alborz Mountains Persia
Aleutian Range America
Alps France, Germany, Rome
Altai Mountains Mongolia
Amaro Mountains Ethiopia
Andes Mapuche, Inca, Gran Colombia
Annamite Mountains Khmer
Antilibanus Mountains Phoenicia
Apennine Mountains Rome
Appalachian Mountains America
Arakan Mountains
Aravalli Range India
Arrochar Alps Scotland
Arsi Mountains Ethiopia
Asir Mountains Arabia
Atlas Mountains Phoenicia
Baekdudaegan Korea
Baikal Mountains Russia
Bale Mountains Ethiopia
Baleles Mountains Zulu
Balkan Mountains
Bambouk Mountains Mali
Bandiagara Escarpment Mali
Bargylus Mountains Phoenicia
Barisan Mountains Indonesia
Beskidy Mountains Poland
Bieszczady Mountains Poland
Black Forest Mountains Germany
Blue Mountains Australia
Bükk Mountains Hungary
Cairngorms Scotland
Cantabrian Mountains Spain
Carpathian Mountains Poland, Hungary
Cascade Range Canada, America
Caucasus Mountains Georgia, Ottomans, Russia
Chersky Range Russia
Cheviot Hills England
Chianti Mountains Rome
Coast Mountains Canada, America
Cordillera Central Gran Colombia
Cordillera de la Costa Gran Colombia
Cordillera de Mérida Gran Colombia
Cordillera de Queule Mapuche
Cordillera del Cóndor Inca
Cordillera del Mahuidanche Mapuche
Cordillera Occidental Gran Colombia
Cordillera Oriental Gran Colombia
Cordilleras Béticas Spain
Crystal Mountains Kongo
Cuillin Scotland
Cumbrian Fells England
Dâmrei Mountains Khmer
Dângrêk Mountains Khmer
Dinaric Alps Rome
Dolomites Rome
Dongdae Mountains Korea
Dovrefjell Norway
Drakensberg Zulu
Espinhaço Mountains Brazil
Gagra Range Georgia
Galician Massif Spain
Gebel al-Ain Nubia
Ghats India
Gissar Range Scythia
Grampian Mountains Scotland
Great Dividing Range Australia
Guatemalan Highlands Mayan
Guiana Highlands Gran Colombia
Gwazhał Canada, America
Hamersley Range Australia
Hamrin Mountains Sumer
Hardangervidda Norway
Harz Germany
Hengduan Mountains China
Hida Mountains Japan
Hijaz Mountains Arabia
Himalayas China, India
Hindu Kush China
Hoggar Mountains
Hombori Mountains Mali
Hondsrug Netherlands
Huiarau Range Māori
Iyang-Argapura Mountains Indonesia
Jabal Haraz Arabia
Jebel Abyad Plateau Nubia
Jebel Nagashush Nubia
Jotunheimen Norway
Jura Mountains France
Kaçkar Mountains Ottomans
Kaikoura Range Māori
Kaimai Range Māori
Kamikōchi Japan
Kananaskis Range Cree
Karakoram Range China, India
Karkas Mountains Persia
Karkonosze Mountains Poland
Kebnekaise Massif Sweden
Khangai Mountains Mongolia
Khentii Mountains Mongolia
Khingan Mountains China
Kiso Mountains Japan
Kopet Dag Range Persia
Kőszeg Mountains Hungary
Köýtendag Range Scythia
Krâvanh Mountains Khmer
Kunlun Mountains China
Lebanon Mountains Phoenicia
Lebombo Mountains Zulu
Lefka Ori Greece
Likhi Range Georgia
Lower Rhine Heights Netherlands
MacDonnell Range Australia
Mackenzie Mountains Canada
Manding Mountains Mali
Mantiqueira Mountains Brazil
Massif Central Brazil
Mátra Mountains Hungary
Maya Mountains Mayan
Meratus Mountains Indonesia
Meskheti Range Georgia
Monadh Liath Scotland
Mont Blanc Massif France
Montes de Toledo Spain
Nahuelbuta Range Mapuche
Neblina Massif France
Nikanassin Range Cree
Norra Storfjället Sweden
North York Moors England
Nuba Mountains Nubia
Nur Mountains Ottomans
Ore Mountains Germany
Owen Stanley Range
Pacaraima Mountains Brazil
Pamir Mountains China, Scythia
Patkai Range India
Pelion Range Australia
Pennines England
Pindus Mountains Macedon, Greece
Pir Panjal Range India
Pontic Alps Ottomans
Purvanchal Range India
Putorana Plateau Russia
Pyrenees France, Spain
Qandil Mountains Sumer
Qinling China
Raukumara Range Māori
Red Sea Hills Egypt
Rhodope Mountains Macedon, Greece
Rimutaka Range Māori
Rocky Mountains Cree, Canada, America
Rondane Massif Norway
Rwenzori Mountains
Sallandse Hill Ridge Netherlands
Sarawat Mountains Arabia
Satpura Range India
Sayan Mountains Mongolia, Russia
Scandes Sweden, Norway
Semien Mountains Ethiopia
Serra da Chela Kongo
Serra da Leba Kongo
Serra do Mar Brazil
Serra do Môco Kongo
Serra dos Órgãos Brazil
Serra Londanuima Kongo
Shropshire Hills England
Sibillini Mountains Rome
Sierra Chichinautzin Aztec
Sierra de las Minas Mayan
Sierra de los Cuchumatanes Mayan
Sierra de Los Tuxtlas Aztec
Sierra de Tamaulipas Aztec
Sierra Madre Aztec, America
Sierra Madre de Chiapas Mayan
Sierra Nevada America, Spain
Sinai High Mountains Egypt
Sinjar Mountains Sumer
Snowy Mountains Australia
Sobaek Mountains Korea
Stanovoy Mountains Russia
Sylan Sweden, Norway
Taebaek Mountains Korea
Talysh Mountains Persia
Tararua Range Māori
Tatra Mountains Poland
Taurus Mountains Ottomans
Taygetus Massif Greece
Tengger Massif Indonesia
Thuringian Forest Mountains Germany
Tibesti Mountains
Tian Shan China
Tiritiri-o-te-moana Māori
Titiwangsa Mountains
Trialeti Range Georgia
Ural Mountains Russia
Urupampa Range Inca
Utrecht Hill Ridge Netherlands
Veluwe Netherlands
Verkhoyansk Khrebet Russia
Vermilion Range Cree
Vermio Mountains Macedon
Vindhaya Range India
Voras Mountain Range Macedon
Vosges France
Waytapallana Walla Inca
Waywash Walla Inca
Willkanuta Range Inca
Willkapampa Range Inca
Wollo Highlands Ethiopia
Yana Walla Inca
Yeongnam Alps Korea
Yuraq Walla Inca
Zagros Mountains Persia, Sumer
Zarafshan Range Scythia
Zempoaltépetl Aztec

Civilopedia entryEdit

As far as history is concerned, mountains are inhospitable obstacles to movement, and provide little to no benefit to a civilization ... other than as barriers against invasion. Thus, they are appealing only to photographers, hermits, and mountain-climber sorts.

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