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Residential area specifically designated for caravans used by traveling people without permanent living place. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
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A halting site is a residential area designated for (static) caravans and mobile homes, as used by Travellers — i.e., persons of various ethnic and cultural descent who live in a caravan, mobile home, or other vehicle rather than a fixed abode.

This tag should not be confused with

  • tourism=camp_site – for tourism, temporary travel for entertainment purposes
  • residential=trailer_park – mobile home park; long term residence in buildings that are technically mobile (popular in USA)


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Term travellers

The term travellers as employed here is broad and generic, and includes  Irish Travellers,  Romani people,  carnies,  gypsies (this term may nowadays be considered pejorative by some but is still in broad use, including in English law and by some within the groups concerned) and in other languages  gens du voyage (French), or  woonwagenbewoner (Dutch, pejoratively and colloquially also known as kampers), and other similar groups.


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