Is there a limit to the number of tiles a city can use in Civ 5?

  • 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?

  • Up to 3 hexes away, 36 hexes total

    Plus one more for the hex the city is on.

    Civilization 5

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    All of the previous games in the Civilization Series used squares for the grid, and the maximum city radius was 2ish squares away. Take a look at the image below for what I mean by 2ish. (In words, the exact city radius is a 3x3 grid centered on the city, with one square from each corner removed.) That was a total of 20 squares, plus one more for the city square.

    Civilization 4, and earlier

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    I'm guessing this is where the "you should have a 20 pop city" advice comes from?

    Below someone implies that you can go up to 5 hexes in your capital or other situations? I want a luxury resource that is 4 hexes away - in my capital. Will I ever be able to buy or reach it?

    @niico Your borders can stretch 2 hexes beyond this. But your population won't work the hex. IE: You'll get the happiness from the luxury, but not the $$.

    Interesting - same with strategic resources?

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