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Is there a limit to the number of tiles a city can work? I've noticed that I can purchase and use tiles several spaces away from my city. How far can I go?

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Tiles up to three away from the city center can be selected to be worked.

Additionally, the number of citizens is the limiting factor for worked tiles. Let's assume a newly settled city has one citizen. Even if you buy tiles for that city, only one tile will be worked since the city only has one citizen.

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Do note, however, that tiles that are not being worked on can provide adjacency for worked tiles. So buying/improving land that you cannot immediately(or in case of 4 space away, ever) work on can be beneficial, thou the return is significantly reduced. Furthermore, strategic/luxury resource does not need to be worked on to provide you the resource, so improvements on those are good anytime and any distance away.

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    Hi and welcome to Arqade! Unfortunately, this would be better as a comment than an answer. – Vemonus Nov 1 '16 at 19:20
  • "or in case of 4 space away, ever)" - can you elaborate? Why ever? – Filip Bartuzi Feb 19 '17 at 11:09
  • because you cannot work on tiles 4 spaces away, ever. Well, unless there is mod to change that – BigName Feb 20 '17 at 2:03
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Just like in Civ V, the maximum distance that can be worked is 3 tiles away from the city center.

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