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Public-images-osm logo.svg place = country
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A nation state or other high-level national political/administrative area. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: places
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: in use

For tagging countries. Most but not all are nation states.

How to map

Add the place=country to a node and name it using name=<Country Name>. Locate the node on a neutral spot (preferably on public land), so as not to draw attention to private properties or to their owners.

Other useful information about the country can also be added, see the examples.



name=België - Belgique - Belgien - Default name for the country, English or main national language recommended.
int_name=Belgium - How the country should appear on international maps, English is recommended.
name:en=Belgium - Name in English, recommended.
official_name:en=Kingdom of Belgium - Full official name of the country
name:cs=Belgie - Name in another language, as many as possible for easy searching.
name:cy=Gwlad Belg

These are useful tags but are not currently part of Map Features:


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!

See also