A country has a land connection from one province to a second province if there exists a sequence of provinces from the first province, through any number of its own provinces, to the second province, each one adjacent to that before and after it in the sequence. Provinces count as adjacent if they are connected via a strait.
Land Connections to a Country
When a province is connected by land to a country, the following benefits apply:
- When attempting to establish a new colony, there is no penalty for too many colonies.
- When attempting to establish a new trading post, there is no penalty for too many trading posts.
- Religious conversion attempts cost half as much, and have slightly better chances to succeed.
- The country can draw manpower from the province.
Land Connections to a Port
In the computation of province taxes, there is the notion of a "land connection to a port". A province has a land connection to a port in two conditions:
- It is a port city, or a port colony.
- It has a land connection to a owned port city (not colony).