Tag:place=country

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Public-images-osm logo.svg place = country
Osm element tag.svg
Description
Nation states and other high-level national political/administrative areas.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodes
should not be used on ways
should not be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: Unspecified

For tagging countries. Most but not all are nation states.

How to Map

Add the place=country to a node and name it using name=<Country Name>.

Other useful information about the country can also be added, see the examples.

Example

place=country
is_in:continent=Europe
population=10666866


name=België - Belgique - Belgien - Default name for the country, English or main national language recommended.
int_name=Belgium - How the country should appear on international maps, English is recommended.
name:en=Belgium - Name in English, recommended.
official_name:en=Kingdom of Belgium - Full official name of the country
name:cs=Belgie - Name in another language, as many as possible for easy searching.
name:cy=Gwlad Belg
name:da=Belgien
name:de=Belgien
...


These are useful tags but are not currently part of Map Features:

country_code_iso3166_1_alpha_2=BE
country_code_fips=BE
geonames:id=2802361
capital_city=Brussels

See also