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A place where people (or sometimes animals) are buried, usually close to a place of worship. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
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Group: Religion
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Status: de facto

At places tagged with amenity=grave_yard people (or sometimes animals) were buried. They are usually close to a amenity=place_of_worship (e.g. located within a churchyard), are often significantly smaller than cemeteries (landuse=cemetery) and are often no longer used.


You can add religion=* and denomination=* tags for more information.

The whole area or campus, containing the graveyard, the religious building (place_of_worship), buildings for staff residence or education, bell towers, workshops, etc., can be tagged with landuse=religious.

For a burial ground separate from a place of worship for regular services, typically use landuse=cemetery — especially if it's still used for burials.


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