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Khadija-Moschee (Berlin).jpg
A building that was built as a mosque Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
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Group: Buildings
Used on these elements
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Useful combination
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Status: de facto

A building that was built as a  mosque.


Use building=mosque for a building designed and constructed for the five daily prayers of Islam.

Note that this tag does not indicate how the building is currently used. See 'How to map'.

How to map

Ideally, draw an area around the building outline. If that is not possible one may set a node instead. Tag it with building=mosque.

In almost all cases you should also add the tags amenity=place_of_worship + religion=muslim

These indicate the current use of the building. If the mosque is disused or now used for another purpose, do not add this tag.

Note: in historically Muslim lands, some buildings that look like mosques are in fact madrasas (or other amenities). These could be tagged building=madrasa (or as appropriate).

The larger site where the mosque sits (including the mosque, staff residences, madrasa buildings, etc) can be tagged landuse=religious + religion=muslim.

Tags to use in combination


Note that in OSM Carto building=mosque is rendered just like any other building. Rendering as a mosque (displayed below) is only triggered by amenity=place_of_worship and religion=muslim.

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