Tag:place=village

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Description
A smaller distinct settlement, smaller than a town with few facilities available with people traveling to nearby towns to access these. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Places
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
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Status: de facto

A smaller distinct settlement, smaller than a town, with few facilities available, with people traveling to nearby towns to access these. Population may vary by country. For smaller isolated settlements consider using place=hamlet or place=isolated_dwelling; for larger settlements consider place=town.

How to Map

Place a node at the center of the village, like the central square, a central administrative or religious building or a central road junction and tag it place=village.

Additional tags:

  • name=*: for the name of the settlement in the primary language for the territory.
  • population=*: for the population of the settlement, if known.

Mapping villages as areas

The most common method of mapping villages is with a node placed at the center. Some mappers however map villages with an area instead of using a node. Villages often do not have a verifiable outline though and different interpretations of the meaning of areas representing populated places exist - more details can be found on the place key page. This method also loses the information on the village center which is important for data users, in particular for routing. Data users should not expect the area geometries of villages to have a particular meaning.

Examples

Simple example:

place=village
name=Marshfield

Or you can expand with more information to help searching:

place=village
name=Marshfield
name:cy=Maerun
population=2319

See Also

  • place=neighbourhood - A neighbourhood is a smaller named, geographically localised place within a suburb of a larger city or within a town or village
  • place=suburb - A part of a town or city with a well-known name and often a distinct identity.
  • place=isolated_dwelling - The smallest kind of settlement (1-2 households).
  • place=hamlet - A smaller rural community, typically with fewer than 100-200 inhabitants, and little infrastructure.
  • place=town - An important urban centre, between a place=village and a place=city in size.

Related terms: ‹ village ›