Tag:place=state

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Description
A large sub-national political/administrative area.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodes
should not be used on ways
may be used on areas
use on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: unspecified

A high-level sub-national political entity (Wikipedia:State_(administrative_division)) in several large countries such as USA ("State"), Australia ("State"), Canada ("Province"). May also be applicable in other countries and languages, "Provincia", "Estado", "Land" - whether is should be used is up to you and mappers in your own country.

How to Map

Add the place=state to the appropriate the area or node and name it using name=<Name of State>.

If mapping as a node, you might also want to add other useful information such as what what country it is in is_in:country=*, name in other languages, abbreviation, if any, and what the approximate population is population=*.

Example

place=state
name=Ontario
name:en=Province of Ontario
name:fr=Province de Ontario
is_in:country=Canada
is_in:country_code=CA
ref=ON
state_code=ON
population=13425124

See also

Related terms: <territory> <union> <state> <land> <environment>