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Unique building of the Persian civilization. Requires Market. Replaces the Bank.


The Satrap's Court is slightly more effective at increasing the city's output of wealth than a normal Bank, and it also increases the civilization's happiness. This bonus happiness helps you reach Golden Age Golden Ages faster which, as the Persians, is extra important. The city must have a Market before the Satrap's Court may be constructed.

Civilopedia entry[]

A "satrap" is the title of a provisional governor of the Achaemenian Empire of Persia. The satraps were supported by the king, and were usually members of the royal family. A powerful figure, the satrap collected taxes and was the supreme judicial figure in the province. He was responsible for raising and maintaining an army, and therefore had to be highly trusted by the monarch. As the central power of the Persian empire weakened during the 5th century BC, the Satraps grew more independent, and some were in fact more powerful than the king they allegedly answered to.

Alexander maintained the satrapal administration after he conquered Persia, sometimes replacing the Satraps with his generals and sometimes retaining the existing governors if they maintained the peace and kept paying their taxes.

Civilization V Buildings [edit]
Airport BNW-onlyAmphitheater GodsKings5 clearAqueductArmoryArsenalBank (Hanse BNW-onlySatrap's Court) • Barracks (Ikanda BNW-onlyKrepost) • Bomb Shelter GodsKings5 clearBroadcast TowerCaravansary BNW-onlyCastle (Mughal Fort) • Cathedral GodsKings5 clearCircusColosseumConstabulary GodsKings5 clearCourthouseFactoryForgeGarden (Candi BNW-only) • GranaryHarborHospitalHotel BNW-onlyHydro PlantLibrary (Paper MakerRoyal Library BNW-only) • LighthouseMarket (Bazaar) • Medical LabMilitary AcademyMilitary BaseMintMonastery GodsKings5 clearMonument (Stele GodsKings5 clear) • Mosque GodsKings5 clearMuseumNuclear PlantObservatoryOpera House (Ceilidh Hall GodsKings5 clear) • Pagoda GodsKings5 clearPolice Station GodsKings5 clearPublic SchoolRecycling Center GodsKings5 clearResearch LabSeaportShrine GodsKings5 clear (Pyramid GodsKings5 clear) • Solar PlantSpaceship FactoryStable (Ducal Stable BNW-only) • StadiumStock ExchangeStone WorksSupermarket2Temple (Burial TombMud Pyramid Mosque) • TheatreUniversity (Wat) • Walls (Walls of Babylon1) • Water Mill (Floating Gardens) • Windmill (Coffee House GodsKings5 clear) • Workshop (Longhouse) • Zoo BNW-only
1 Requires a DLC2 Сut from the game

GodsKings5 clear Added in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only Added in the Brave New World expansion pack.