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Group: Properties
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: deprecatedPage for proposal


The place_name=* tag was proposed for setting a name on a place=* when it is drawn as an area. It's definition is worded as such : Only for areas. For nodes use 'name' instead. It may do no harm to use both, though.

The usage of this tag remained controversial and a voting about removing the recommendation was successful. It was successfully deprecated - on 2012-11-08 it was used more than 35k times.