|The place tag is used on a single node to mark the centre of a named settlement as well as on the whole area to mark its extent.|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 26|
|Status: De facto|
|Tools for this tag|
Main article: Places
Used to indicate that a particular location is known by a particular name, to indicate what sort of "place" it is. A place tag should exist for every significant human settlements (city, town, suburb, etc.) and also for notable unpopulated, named places.
You can also define a boundary for a place by creating an Area and tagging it with the place=* tag.
|Note: as of early 2016, many areas tagged with the place=* tag do not render in the openstreetmap-carto stylesheets. This is a known issue, documented at openstreetmap-carto's GitHub project.|
If you have a way of knowing the population of a place (from a free data source), the population=* tag typically is added to the same object the place tag appears on.
See below for the main tag values