|historic = heritage|
|A building/area/site/monument officially recognized for its historic or cultural value.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
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This tag is intended for any building/area/site/monument that has been officially recognized by an authority as worthy of protection/recognition for its historic or cultural value.
This tagging scheme collides with the more commonly used historic=*. In general, this tag is used in cases where historic=yes would otherwise be used, and the site is a recognized heritage site. Otherwise, one of the other historic=* tags should be used, in combination with heritage=*. In addition, mappers should also set heritage:operator=* to indicate who operates the historic site.