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Plantation (Civ5)

A Cotton Plantation in Civilization V

Game InfoEdit

Advanced agricultural improvement. Requires Calendar.


Plantations allow your empire to make use of a wide variety of luxury resources. They can also be used to improve Bananas resources, but this isn't worth the trouble on many occasions. Even though a Plantation gives +2 20xFood5 Food, building one requires your Workers to cut down the jungle first. As jungle itself provides 1 20xFood5 Food and 1 20xProduction5 Production, and the Plantation loses 1 20xProduction5 Production, building a Plantation nets only +1 20xFood5 Food, or +1 20xProduction5 Production on a hill. At the same time, you will lose the 2 20xScience5 Science potential from the jungle, so consider carefully whether getting 1 extra 20xFood5 Food from the tile or 2 20xScience5 Science from the native jungle is more important to you.

You should also keep in mind that if you have Oral Tradition, you will have to cut down the jungle to gain the bonus 20xCulture5 Culture.

Civilopedia entryEdit

A plantation is a fancy name for a farm. It is generally applied to large estates located in semi-tropical or tropical locations, and especially those which grow crops for export rather than for local consumption. The term has acquired an unsavory flavor because of its association with slavery in the United States and the Caribbean, but there's nothing inherently evil about a well-run plantation which employs free workers.

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