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A large sub-national political/administrative area. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Places
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Useful combination
Status: in use


place=state - a high-level sub-national political entity (Federated state) in several large countries such as USA ("State"), Australia ("State"), Mexico ("State"), Canada ("Province").

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=*.


name:en=Province of Ontario
name:fr=Province de Ontario

See also

Related terms: ‹ territory › ‹ union › ‹ state › ‹ land › ‹ environment ›