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Since a tag for the isolated dwellings has been approved, I think it could be useful tagging the lesser hamlets (1 to 20-100 inhabitants) specifically whenever they are not found into some outback.

  • either by introducing a specific tag : little hamlet or any equivalence (seems a little complicated)
  • or putting them on the same level as "locality" : no use of establishing a hierarchy for the routing at those levels , but keeping efficiency, as the routing softwares know this tag. In fact, they create a useful and trouble free typographic hierarchy .

--Ch. Rogel 22:17, 28 September 2011 (BST)

Hamlets in Brazil

In Brazil, the hamlets are inside the admin_level=10, whereas OSM (nominatim) shows the hamlet inside the admin_level=7. That is to me hard to understand. It's like if hamlets were independent from municipalities (admin_level=8), what in Brazil, is impossible. What's the explanation about that?

Santamariense (talk) 16:14, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Hamlet vs Village

Tag:place=hamlet currently says "an isolated settlement, typically with less than 100-200 inhabitants, although this may vary by country." Meanwhile, Tag:place=village says "A settlement with between 1,000 and 10,000 inhabitants, although this may vary by country." But this leaves a big gap for settlements with between 200 and 1,000 inhabitants. Which tag is typically appropriate for these? Unless there's another tag in between, I think the maximum typical number for "hamlet" should be the same as the minimum typical number for "village". Can this be clarified? Krubo (talk) 16:57, 2 November 2018 (UTC)