User:TagaSanPedroAko/Philippines Tagging/Political boundaries

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This is largely based on Philippines/Mapping conventions/Local government, but with minor modifications. Some, like poblacion boundaries, may be transferred to the current WikiProject Philippines' LGU mapping page to serve as a standard for such boundaries.

Administrative levels

Administrative levels
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Philippines Region Provinces Provincial congressional districts Cities/municipalities City/municipal legislative districts City/municipal administrative districts; Poblacion areas divided into barangays Barangay zone (Manila, Pasay, and Caloocan) Barangay Sitio/purok

Quezon City districts

Quezon City has informal administrative districts that are used in addresses. Although informal and approximate (some district boundaries can be extrapolated through existing boundaries or features like roads or rivers/creeks, like the case of Santa Mesa Heights), their boundaries fall on admin_level=8, like the city designated districts.


Administrative division Admin level is_in=* Place type admin_type:PH=* Description
Cities (Lungsod) 6 is_in:province=[name of Province] (on cities on Metro Manila, use is_in:region=Metro Manila instead) place=city
Municipality (Bayan/Munisipyo) 6 is_in:province=[name of province, except Pateros, which is tagged with is_in:region=Metro Manila place=town municipality The main division of a province. Municipalities are divided into small barangays, which are mainly small villages. Municipalities resembles US counties, but in the case of the Philippines, they are more close to towns than to counties)
City/Municipal administrative district 8 is_in:city=[name of city,is_in:municipality=* place=suburb district They lie between the city/municipality and barangay. Also, they have no government on their own, but, designated by the city/municipality for administrative purposes or addressing. Examples include Tondo (in Manila), Cubao and Diliman (in Quezon City), Grace Park (in Caloocan), Jaro (in Iloilo City) and Talomo (in Davao City). City administrative districts in the Philippines resemble the 5 boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island}}. Pasay has so-called districts, like Reclamation Area ("Bay City"), San Rafael, San Isidro, Don Carlos Village, Malibay, Villamor, Domestic Area, and the like, but are unofficial city districts, and are usually omitted from addresses.
Barangay (formerly Barrio or Bo.) 10 is_in:city=[name of city,is_in:municipality=*/is_in:town=* (if on a city or municipality divided into districts, include is_in:district=[name of district] place=village barangay The smallest division of local government in the Philippines. Most cities and municipalities are divided into barangays, but, in some cases, they are inside city administrative districts (like in Manila, Iloilo City, and Davao City) or barangay zones (like in Manila, Pasay, and Caloocan). Barangays are included on the address, but some barangays,like numbered barangays or barangays inside a city administrative district or poblacion are usually omitted on addresses, and are usually replaced with "poblacion" or the administrative district name.
Sitio/purok 11 is_in:barangay=[name of barangay]/is_in:village=[name of barangay] and is_in:city=[[Tag:is_in:city=[name of city|[name of city]] or is_in:municipality=*/is_in:town=* place=neighbourhood (possibly to be changed to place=hamlet) sitio or purok The smaller divisions of a barangay, but they do not their formal government and are designated for administrative and addressing purposes.

Boundary member roles

Role Description
outer The outer limits of the government unit.
inner The inner limits of the government unit, which defines also the boundary of an enclave government unit
admin_centre The center (for cities/municipalities and below)/capital (for provinces) of the local government unit or, sometimes, the location of the offices of its government.

Naming rules

  • Remove Province from the province name. The only exception to this rule is Mountain Province
  • Remove Barangay from the barangay name. The rule also applies to numbered barangays.
  • Remove Sitio from the sitio name, except when "sitio" becomes a part of the common name used by residents.
  • Leave Purok as is for numbered ones, but for named ones, it can be left or removed, on a case-by-case basis.