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Jungle
Jungle (Civ5)

Terrain feature
Food +2 20xFood5
Production 0 20xProduction5
Gold 0 20xGold5
Culture 0 20xCulture5
Faith 0 20xfaith5
Combat modifier +25%
Movement cost 2
Possible resources found Oil, Uranium, Bananas, Gems, Dyes, Spices, Cocoa
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Game InfoEdit

Terrain feature found on plains and grassland tiles.

  • Base yield: 2 20xFood5 Food; additional 2 20xScience5 Science if a nearby city has University.
  • +1 20xCulture5 Culture yield with Sacred Path Religious belief

Permanently removed by the construction of any tile improvement except a Trading Post, Camp, or Brazilwood Camp on its tile. Unlike a forest, does not provide a one-time 20xProduction5 Production bonus to the closest city when cut down.

StrategyEdit

Jungles can provide a wide array of bonuses, so if you manage to get your hands on the Sacred Path Pantheon belief, you might not want to cut your jungles down. Combined with the benefits of a University and thanks to the fact that you can build Trading Posts in jungles, you can turn your jungle tiles into powerhouses which each accumulate vast amounts of 20xScience5 Science, 20xGold5 Gold, 20xCulture5 Culture and 20xFood5 Food the early stages of the game. Moreover, the +25% defensive bonus will allow you to defend your empire with fewer units, letting you focus your attention (and production) on other things. On top of that, if your empire is covered in jungle, the movement cost of 2 essentially provides a slightly watered down version of the effects of a Great Wall without having to build it, making invasions especially cumbersome for potential enemies. Therefore, cities surrounded by jungle are actually ideal for empires going for a scientific or cultural victory.

Historical InfoEdit

Dark, forbidding, and deadly to the uninitiated, jungles are a rich source of food to those with the skill and knowledge to live within them. However, jungles do not provide much in the way of materials, and a growing civilization may be tempted to mine them or turn them into cropland. However, military units situated in jungles receive a significant defensive bonus.

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