Proposed features/Municipality

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Status: Abandoned (inactive)
Proposed by: JacekPliszka
Tagging: municipality=*
Applies to: node
Definition: Lowest level of government (municipality,commune)
Rendered as: *
Drafted on:
Proposed on: 2008-12-17
RFC start: 2008-12-17
Vote start: *
Vote end: *

Proposed new tag: place=municipality


In many countries county or its corresponding entity is not the lowest level of division. To include the information about it in OSM we need the proper tag for this.


New place=municipality - similar to region and county tags.

Tagging examples

Example for my home country Poland: country: Poland, region: mazowieckie,county: pruszkowski,municipality: Michałowice,village: Reguły would be:

name=Michałowice county=pruszkowski region=mazowieckie country=Poland

Key: name

Contains name of the municipality

Key: county

Name of the county

Key: region

Name of the region

Key: country

Name of the country

Key: state

Name of the state


Like county/region.



Further ideas and discussion

  • maybe name commune is better? Wikipedia suggests municipality...


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