Tag:place=country

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Political map of the World (November 2011).png
Description
A nation state or other high-level national political/administrative area. Edit or translate this description.
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
Useful combination
Wikidata
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.

Example

place=country
is_in:continent=Europe
population=10666866


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
name:da=Belgien
name:de=Belgien
...


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

country_code_iso3166_1_alpha_2=BE
country_code_fips=BE
geonames:id=2802361
capital_city=Brussels

See also