|Indicates the type of a political boundary|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 5|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
This key is used on ways and relations for describing the specific type of a political boundary (boundary=political). It is conceptually similar to admin_level=* for boundary=administrative, but uses keyword values instead of numeric values.
Examples for use in different countries have been listed below. Feel free to document any other values used on the appropriate wiki page (it will appear below automatically).
The following values don't have separate wiki pages yet:
||insular_council||Insular council||Intermediate administrative and geographic boundary (which is also electoral), between the province (admin_level=6) and the comarca (admin_level=7), dividing the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, created to fully cover one major island and minor islands and unpopulated islets plus their maritime domain within the same territorial waters. Question: Could this become political_division=subregion, to unify similar regional subdivisions created by autonomous communities (tagged as regions) ?|
||àmbit_funcional_territorial||Àmbit funcional territorial||This is the official denomination in Catalan (in Spanish ámbito funcional territorial, roughly translatable as functional territorial domain).
It is the current transitory administrative status for the later evolution into veguerias, and it is part of Pla territorial de Catalunya (see the wikipedia article and its external references). It is an an administrative status still in construction, but referenced and used officially by the Catalan Institute of Statistics (IDESCAT), already effective and with their own councils, recognized by the governemnt of Catalunya. It is an alternative specific to Catalunya to the Spanish administrative subdivision in provinces (and may replace those in some unspecified future).
The value of this tag is provisional. Question: Could this become political_division=subregion, to unify similar regional subdivisions created by autonomous communities (tagged as regions) ?
||canton||Canton||Election of the conseillers départementaux (Conseil départemental, anciennement Conseil général). See FR:Cantons in France, and map|
||circonscription_législative||Circonscription législative||Election of the députés (Assemblée nationale). See FR:Circonscriptions législatives in France, and map|
Note that this map currently does not distinguish the different types which are overlaid (but still use the same colors). This should change with an additional filter.
||county_division||County Council Electoral Division||Are often the same as the district wards, but not always.|