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The wikipedia page of subject commemorated in the name of an element. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: names
URL pattern$1
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)may be used on relations
Status: de facto

Link to the wikipedia page of subject commemorated in the name of an element.

For streets or other features named after people, other places, events, birds, etc.

Please check reliable sources; do not assume!

Related tagging

wikidata=* can also be used in addition. Note that data consumers can get a linked Wikipedia article from the Wikidata page or linked Wikidata item from a linked Wikipedia article.

wikidata=* are more likely to be stable, wikipedia=* are human-readable without special support and fetching descriptions from Wikidata database.

Implementation notes

Editors and data consumers may need to special-case this key and other subkeys of name=* that do not represent localized versions of the name=* key. [1]

See also

Possible tagging mistakes

If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!