Greece/Provincial Road Network

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  • defined by ΦΕΚ 47 Α/8.2.1956
  • updated in ΦΕΚ 293Β/1995
  • separated in primary and secondary network.
  • each prefecture has separate road numbering
  • there are no signs for provincial road numbers
  • Prefecture numbers are according to ISO 3166-2:GR, as it is officially used by ΕΛΣΤΑΤ-HSA (formerly ΕΣΥΕ-NSSG until 2010) and ΟΚΧΕ-HEMCO (replaced by ΥΠΕΚΑ-MEE in 2013).
Provincial Road tags
Key Value Notes
highway secondary / tertiary If road is paved (mandatory)
highway unclassified If road is unpaved (mandatory)
name Section name (destination - destination) from the list below, eg Αιτωλικό - Κατοχή or Κατοχή - Αστακός etc.
reg_ref ΕΠ# e.g. ΕΠ4 - do not use ref
source:reg_ref e.g. ΦΕΚ B 1932/26.9.2007 or ΟΚΧΕ/HEMCO optionally
note use this to explain any deviation from the original route (detours, sections missing etc)
Key Value Notes
type route mandatory
route road mandatory
name Destination - Destination - Destination e.g. Αθήνα - Αχαρνές - Πάρνηθα
network GR:provincial:XX e.g. GR:provincial:A1
Replace XX with the province’s ISO code from the list below.
ref #### e.g. 0101
Ensure that is uses Hellenic script only. Do not tag ref on ways.
reg_ref ΕΠ# e.g. ΕΠ1
Ensure that is uses Hellenic script only.
source:ref Law reference e.g. ΦΕΚ B 1932/26.9.2007
role forward/backward used for split ways
role link used for links to the main road
Classification complex examples
The part of the road after village2 is tertiary because it leads to unpaved part. The part of the paved provincial road that serves villages is secondary. If there are no villages in-between the paved part, then the whole paved part must be tertiary (if it leads to unpvaved part).
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Provincial roads by geographical region[1]

Information icon4.svg Clickable names on the map


  1. Not to be confused with Administrative Regions