Why can't I build a campus in the middle of these mountains?

Some items of note: I harvested some stone off of that tile. I annexed the tile into my city using a great merchant that allows me to do so.

Can't build campus in the middle of these mountains

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You can only build districts in a 3 tile radius around your city, and that tile is 4 tiles away.


You cannot place districts in other cities' territory, even if these other cities belong to you and the tile in question is up to three tiles away from the City Center

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    As a side note, almost everything else to do with cities respects the three-tile distance: working tiles, buying tiles, placing wonders, and culture bombing (because it adds tiles to the city). Only unit actions and effects - placing improvements, open/closed borders, and effects that care if you're in friendly or enemy territory - count tiles that are "yours" but away from your cities.
    – Cadence
    Jun 15, 2020 at 16:22
  • The good thing though is that you can harvest bonus resources and remove features (forests, rainforests) 4 and 5 tiles away from the city center if the tile belongs to the city
    – Demarsch
    Dec 28, 2020 at 20:04

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