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Public-images-osm logo.svg boundary = civil
A cultural boundary (for example ethnic), different from all official administrative boundaries Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: boundaries
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Status: in use

boundary=civil is meant for regions, which never had or don't anymore have respective administrative boundaries while still having a cultural meaning. For official regions you may use boundary=administrative.

This may include


As this data is very subjective it is dubious whatever it should be added to the OSM database.