[Tagging] tagging capitals

Peter Wendorff wendorff at uni-paderborn.de
Fri Jan 21 17:35:17 GMT 2011

As long as the DDR existed, Berlin was the capital of Germany, but not 
the seat of government.
The government moved to Bonn meanwhile due to practical reasons (hard to 
move to and from Western Berlin across the DDR etc.).


Am 21.01.2011 15:59, schrieb john at jfeldredge.com:
> 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.
> -------Original Email-------
> 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.
> cheers,
> Martin
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