Citizens to amount of Inhabitants?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Holmium, Jun 24, 2013.

1. HolmiumChieftain

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So I ques there is already a thread for this question even though I couldn't find it, but my question is: How do you know how many inhabitants there are in a city based on the number of citizens?

The reason why I'm asking is because about a hour ago I played as Spain and I was in a war with the Chinese peps. My plan for winning the war (and the game) was to build some Atomic Bombs and drop them on some high priority Chinese cities. >25 turns later I had a aircraft carrier filled with nukes in "Beijing Bay" and let the destruction rain upon the citizens of Beijing . After I'd nuked the city with 3 a-bombs and then conquered it the once 28 capitol only had one citizen left . I am trying to imagine the horror and devastation I've caused with my evil, evil deeds and I would like to know exactly how many innocent persons I've killed that day in 1983 (the year I nuked 'em).

So if anyone could be so polite and give me a way to calculate the amount of inhabitants in a city based on its citizens or link me another thread that already explains this,that would be great.

2. IrkallaENTP POWWWEEEEEER

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Take your city size, and raise it to the 2.8th. Multiply this by 1000. Then round the product to the nearest thousand.

round1000( 1000 * CitySize ^ 2.8 )

You killed over 11 million people that day. Or precisely, 11,273,000 people.

3. HolmiumChieftain

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Wow, 11 000 000 persons, that's more than my country's total population .
Btw, I imagined it would take my forces more than a day to arrive at and conquer Beijing even though I pulverized the city. So it's rather
11 251 000 persons in a day. But that's still a impressive number, no offense imaginary former inhabitants of in-a-game-of-civilization 5 Beijing .

4. Musketeer935AoEIII Fan

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Where did they come up with such a wild equation to calculate the population?

5. Walter RGreat Engineer

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...well the next time I get penalised for having a couple of specialists I'm going to think "Cmon, surely 12 million of you can support these two guys?!!"

seriously, thanks for the answer - I've often wondered but couldn't be bothered to note values and regress.

6. pilot00King

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Yup 1/6 of the casualties of WW2. You must be proud man

Though if you have nuked Beijing in truth you would need to multiply this tenfold or so