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20xPopulation5 Population is a term used in Civilization V to represent the Citizen Citizens living in each of the population centers (cities) of the civilization. Citizen Citizens are the main laborers of the empire, working the tiles of terrain around the city, as well as the Specialist Specialist slots, to obtain yields. As such, they're paramount for the productivity of each city, and the empire as a whole.

20xPopulation5 Population is represented by a number that indicates both the number of Citizen Citizens inhabiting a city and its general size. This number is not literal, and is instead used for gameplay purposes: an individual Citizen Citizen can work one tile, or use one Specialist Specialist slot, or be Unemployed (Civ5) Unemployed. If a city has 1 20xPopulation5 Population, or a single Citizen Citizen, it does not mean there is literally only one person living there; it means the city is a very small village. A city with a 20xPopulation5 Population of 10 is a concentrated urban area, and a city with a 20xPopulation5 Population of 20 or more is a major metropolitan area. The size differences between cities are represented graphically as well: whereas a newly founded village will barely occupy the middle of its tile, a sprawling metropolis will appear to spill over into neighboring tiles.

Each new city starts with a 20xPopulation5 Population of 1, or 1 Citizen Citizen. This means that it can work one nearby tile (in addition to the tile the city is placed upon, which is worked for free). It can subsequently grow or shrink its 20xPopulation5 Population according to the rules of Food Food consumption and distribution, though it will always have at least 1 Citizen Citizen.

Apart from producing tile yields, Citizen Citizens also contribute to Science Science production at the rate of 1 Science Science per Citizen Citizen without additional buildings. Each unit of 20xPopulation5 Population produces 1 Unhappiness (Civ5) Unhappiness, and so 20xHappiness5 Happiness serves to cap the number of Citizen Citizens in the empire.

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