[Tagging] tagging capitals

john at jfeldredge.com john at jfeldredge.com
Fri Jan 21 14:59:39 GMT 2011

I was a little surprised by this, until I looked up the definition of capital given in Wikipedia (primary city, as opposed to seat of government).  In American usage, the capital of a nation or sub-national region is its seat of government, whether or not that is the primary city in terms of population.  For example, Nashville is termed the capital of Tennessee, because it is the seat of the state government, even though Memphis, Tennessee is larger, and has been larger for most of Tennessee's history.

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Subject :Re: [Tagging] tagging capitals
From  :mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com
Date  :Fri Jan 21 08:42:23 America/Chicago 2011

2011/1/21 Lennard <ldp at xs4all.nl>:

> And what about the Seat of Government. Do we record that anywhere? This
> isn't always located in the country capital either.

AFAIK we don't. How did you tag "Den Haag"? I think we should indeed
have a method to tag this.


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