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Public-images-osm logo.svg boundary = postal_code
Postal code-hamburg-de.png
A postal code boundary Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: boundaries
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Status: de facto

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Similar pages for structural reference: Tag:railway=tram, Tag:waterway=dock.

boundary=postal_code is used to specify a dedicated type=boundary area with a consistent national postcode.

This tag should not be used in countries where a postal code does not represent a precise area (for example, in the United States). It also may not be verifiable in many countries.

How to map

Using a relation, add these tags:


This kind of postal mapping is widely used at least in Germany and Belgium.

Possible Tagging Mistakes

  • addr:postcode=* ‒ addr:postcode is used on buildings and nodes as part to indicate the address. A relation to outline the postal code boundary should use postal_code=* instead
If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
Automated edits are strongly discouraged unless you really know what you are doing!

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