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Specifies the type of place=locality Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: places
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)use on relations unspecified
Documented values: 2
Status: de facto

locality=* is used in combination with place=locality to specify the type of locality.

By far the predominant use is in Ireland with the tag value locality=townland.