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Available languages — Tag:place=locality
Public-images-osm logo.svg place = locality
Osm element tag.svg
A named place that has no population.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Useful combination
See also
Status: Approved

The place=locality tag can be used to name unpopulated place which is not associated with any extant feature to which such a tag could be associated. For populated places see place=*. For a name that is associated with a natural or physical feature it is normally better to add a name=* to the element that describes that feature. As more and more feature are taken into account in the agreed tag guidelines, the number of "localities" should decrease.

Currently [early 2012], nearly three quarters of the items using this tag came from Spanish NGBE data.

How to map

Place a node at the appropriate location and add a place=locality tag together with name=* and optionally also wikipedia=* or note=* etc.

When not to use this tag

To define any feature that already has a suitable tag schema in OpenStreetMap. For example:

Examples, current and former