Luxury resource found from Grassland, Plains, Desert
Cotton (Civ5)
Revealed by


Resource value

0 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5, +2 20xGold5


Plantation, available with Calendar

Plantation value

+1 (w/Fertilizer) 20xFood5, 0 20xProduction5, +1 20xGold5

Required for Units: None

Buildings: None

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Game InfoEdit

Luxury resource.

  • Base yield:
    • 2 20xGold5 Gold
  • Modifiers:


Cotton is found in "hot" climates, most commonly in or near deserts. It is accessed via a Plantation.

Historical InfoEdit

Cotton is a plant that has been cultivated for centuries. It produces a fibrous "boll" around the seed which can be spun into yarn or thread and used to make cloth for clothing, ship sails, and other valuable material. First cultivated in India some seven thousand years ago, cotton is still the most widely used natural material for clothing manufacture today.