|natural = hill|
|A hill is a landform that is elevated above the surrounding terrain, but is smaller than a mountain.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
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A hill is a landform that is elevated above the surrounding terrain, but is smaller than a mountain.
Hills vs peaks, ridges and mountain ranges
The difference between natural=hill and natural=peak is not clear, and the classification might be contended. Many hills might also be mapped as a linear feature with the tag natural=ridge, if the name of the hill does not refer to a single summit or peak.
Hills often have a lower height (ele=*), and may be less steep than a mountain. Note that "mountain" is not an established tag, but natural=mountain_range is in use for long ranges of several mountains and ridges.
Some mappers have attempted to use natural=hill for peaks with lower topographical prominence, however, this is not the most common meaning.