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Heinävesi Church 5.jpg
A building that was built as a church. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Buildings
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: de facto


A building that was built as a church. It includes cases where building is no longer used for original purpose.

Note that some places regularly used as a place of Christian worship were not constructed as churches and may not qualify for that tag, for example an adapted residential building used a meeting place for a congregation.

How to map

Draw as an area along the building outline. In cases where it is impossible one may use a node instead.

Tag it with building=church.

Tags to use in combination


Typically no special rendering compared to building=yes. Sometimes buildings with amenity=place_of_worship are rendered specially - like the right example below.

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