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A large sub-national political/administrative area. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: places
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
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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 (e.g. "Provincia", "Estado", "Land"). place=province is an alternative option and is currently in use in a few countries - the choice of which to use is at your discretion and that of mappers in your respective 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=*.

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!


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

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