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A fortification used to defend settlements in ancient to modern times. Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: Barriers
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

A city wall is a fortification used to defend a city or settlement from potential aggressors. In ancient to modern times, they were used to enclose settlements.

How to map

ElementWay.png Element citywall rend.png barrier=city_wall Behaves same as natural=cliff, that is no crossing as left-right are different height.
Lower side on right side of way direction, marked with dots.
ElementWay.png Element citywall2sided rend.png barrier=city_wall
both sides same height, marked with dots on both sides.

Use historic=yes for historic city walls.

See also