|place = state|
|A large sub-national political/administrative area.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
May also be applicable in other countries and languages, "Provincia", "Estado", "Land" - whether is should be used is up to you and mappers in your own country.
How to map
Add the place=state to the appropriate the area or node and name it using name=<Name of State>. Place the node on a neutral spot (preferably public land), to prevent drawing attention to private properties or their owners.
If mapping as a node, you might also want to add other useful information such as name in other languages, abbreviation, if any, and what the approximate population is population=*.