EU4 population Console Command

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population Command
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This command adds the specified amount of population to the province with the specified provice ID. Note that this command only works for provinces that are a part of a colony.

population [Province ID] [Amount]


The province ID of a province where you want to add population.


The amount of population you want to add.

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Quick Overview

The population command in Europa Universalis IV allows you to increase the number of inhabitants in a specific province.

This command can be utilized only for colonies. By using this, the player can speed up the process of a colony becoming self-sustaining. It may also increase the manpower and tax base of the colony.

How to Open the Command Console

In EU4, cheats are executed from the command console, a text box that you type commands into.

To open the command console press the ~(tilde) key, which is typically located under ESC (escape).

If your keyboard does not have that key, or pressing ~ does not work, try the following keys:

  • ~
  • SHIFT + 2
  • SHIFT + 3
  • ALT + 2 + 1

Type your command into the console, and then press ENTER .