|place = state|
|A large sub-national political/administrative area.|
|Used on these elements|
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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.
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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=*.
Related terms: <territory> <union> <state> <land> <environment>