|The boundary tag is used to mark the borders of areas, mostly political, but possibly also of other administrative areas.|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 27|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
- See also Boundaries
Boundaries mark the borders of areas, mostly political, but also of other administrative areas. See Boundaries for more details.
See below for the main values of the boundary key:
|boundary||aboriginal_lands||A boundary representing official reservation boundaries of recognized aboriginal / indigenous / native peoples.|
|boundary||administrative||An administrative boundary. Subdivisions of areas/territories/jurisdictions recognised by governments or other organisations for administrative purposes. These range from large groups of nation states right down to small administrative districts and suburbs, as indicated by the 'admin_level=*' combo tag.|
|boundary||hazard||A designated hazardous area, with a potential source of damage to health, life, property, or any other interest of value.|
|boundary||maritime||Maritime boundaries which are not administrative boundaries: the Baseline, Contiguous Zone and EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone).|
|boundary||marker||A boundary marker, border marker, boundary stone, or border stone is a robust physical marker that identifies the start of a land boundary or the change in a boundary, especially a change in direction of a boundary. See also historic=boundary_stone|
|boundary||national_park||Area of outstanding natural beauty, set aside for conservation and for recreation (Other languages).|
|boundary||postal_code||Postal code boundaries|
|boundary||protected_area||Protected areas, such as for national parks, marine protection areas, heritage sites, wilderness, cultural assets and similar.|
|boundary||special_economic_zone||A government-defined area in which business and trade laws are different.|
|boundary||user defined||All commonly used values according to Taginfo|
|admin_level||(number)||Applies to boundary=administrative and is usually in the range 1 to 10, except for several countries (Bolivia, Germany, Mozambique, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Turkmenistan, Venezuela) where it is in the range 1 to 11 – see boundary.|
|border_type||*||To distinguish between types of boundary where admin_level isn't enough. Used in several different ways e.g in maritime contexts.|
|start_date||(date)||Useful if the boundary is very recent (or if it will become effective in a near future).|
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Relation:boundary for boundary relations.