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Public-images-osm logo.svg place = province
A subdivision of a country similar to a state. 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
See also
Status: in use

place=province is a subdivision of a country similar to a state. Some countries have provinces rather than states.

How to map

When the province boundaries are unknown, it's possible to represent a province as a node tagged with place=province along with name=*.

If the boundaries are known, a more common approach is to map provinces using a relation tagged as type=boundary, boundary=administrative, and admin_level=*.

When representing the province as a boundary relation, it is not recommended to use place=province on the relation itself. However, it can be included on a separate Role label node to indicate the placement of the province label.

Refer to:

Actual usage

Some of the actual uses of this tag include:

Discouraged usage

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!