Some districts (e.g. Factories, Zoos) and the Colosseum wonder have an effect that is stated to extend to cities within a range of 6 tiles.

Will this distance be calculated from the district itself or from its city center?

example: city A is 5 tiles away from city B - does A always get all ranged effects from B's districts? Or could districts on the far side of B fail to influence A?

Conversely, could a district on the near side of city C (itself 7+ tiles from A) influence A?

  • Pretty sure it's the city center, not the district, but no way to back that up right now
    – Wipqozn
    Oct 26, 2016 at 13:38
  • I've actually been taking for granted it was the district / wonder itself. Can't check right now sadly
    – CoqPwner
    Oct 26, 2016 at 14:16

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EDIT: As of the wnter update, it seems it no longer works the same way. From the patchnotes:

Cities can no longer receive yields from more than one regional building per type; they take the highest (ex. production from multiple Factories)

Cities can no longer receive amenities from more than one regional building per type; they take the highest (ex. amenities from multiple Stadiums)

I came back home and tested it, it just so happens that I have a perfect example to answer this in my current game.

TL;DR : The bonus extends from the District itself, not the city center.

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As you can see here, both Kwila and Kwango have industrial districts. By hovering over the city's production, I can see that Kwila receives a +6 from factory while Kwango only receives +3 from factory.

Both cities are 7 tiles from each other, and no other cities or districts of my own are within range of Kwila, so we must assume that Kwila is getting its +3 bonus from Kwango's industrial district, which is exactly 6 tiles away. Meanwhile, Kwango does NOT receive a +3 bonus from Kwila's factory, which is in the industrial district 7 tiles away (which is poorly placed, in hindsight), like the city center.

I will also assume this will work the same way with wonders, though I have no way to back it up right now. It also makes sense IMO, as it makes positioning of your districts and wonders a lot more important.

  • thanks a lot. Makes district placement more of a headache, but at least the method is clear
    – Chieron
    Oct 26, 2016 at 22:19
  • @Chieron Yes, but it adds a lot of depth to city/district placement and requires planning much earlier. It's a nice little mini-game. :) Dec 19, 2016 at 3:55
  • @DavidHarkness true. And I appreciate it. If only the map allowed markers, so that proper planning could be done. Or show the range when placing. I absolutely loathe to count this repeatedly. Doesn't help that I prefer Germany as civ..
    – Chieron
    Dec 19, 2016 at 11:34
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    @Chieron Check out the Quick UI mod. It adds a bunch of district pins and much more. You still have to count, but people have made some cool new lenses, and I'd bet we'll see a city/district planning lens soon. Dec 19, 2016 at 12:36
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    I think that cities can only receive the bonus from one copy of each building in a district, so even if Kwila's factory was in range of Kwango's City Center, Kwango would only get the benefit from one factory. This changed back in the Winter update: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/289159/…
    – JamesCW
    Apr 12, 2017 at 14:38

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