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Rainforests (sometimes called Jungles) are a terrain feature in Civilization VI. Rainforests appear on Plains and Plains Hills tiles near the equator of the map, often in thick belts which form an impenetrable barrier.


Rainforests provide growth and protection for civilizations living within them, and provide adjacency bonuses to Campuses due to their rich biodiversity. They also house many useful resources, such as Bananas (Civ6) Bananas and Dyes (Civ6) Dyes. Note that in Civilization VI you do not need to cut down the Rainforest to access resources in it!

Both Brazil and Kongo especially benefit from cities near Rainforests due to their unique traits.

Originally, it was not possible to improve Rainforests. The June 2019 Update allowed Lumber Mill improvements to be built on Rainforest tiles after discovering the Mercantilism civic, greatly increasing their Civ6Production Production output.

Large patches of Rainforest can be chopped to force a city to grow, which is especially useful if the city was already at its Housing6 Housing cap. The larger Citizen6 Population may also enable the city to build more districts. The player needs to strike a balance between the short term Civ6Production Production and growth benefit of removing the Rainforest versus the Civ6Production Production potential of a mid-game Lumber Mill. Note that removing features will anger any leaders you've met that follow the Environmentalist agenda.

The main drawback of Rainforests is that they decrease Appeal (unlike Woods), making them unsuitable for Neighborhoods or tourist attractions. They also differ from Woods in that they cannot be replanted once removed.

Bronze WorkingEdit

Rainforests are of limited use until Bronze Working has been researched. Once that has occurred each Rainforest can be:

Civilopedia entryEdit

Dark, forbidding, trackless, deadly – rainforests are only for those explorers with the skill and stamina to survive them … and natives with poisoned darts. Rainforests in Asia, Africa, and South America have provided all sorts of wealth and food, and now expensive pharmaceuticals to modern civilization.


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