[Tagging] capital and state_capital: how are they being used in your country?

Matthijs Melissen info at matthijsmelissen.nl
Thu May 15 12:23:33 UTC 2014


> It is currently used in states to indicate where to place the node of the
state name, because the administrative centre of a state tends to be the
same as it's capital city administrative centre.
>  (example of the label role: https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/539668890)

Not necessarily though. For example, Amsterdam is the capital of the
Netherlands and located in North Holland province, but not the capital of
that province (which is Haarlem).

Some more strange cases:

- The administratively centre is not always equal to the ceremonial
capital. For example, Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, but The
Hague is the administrative centre.

- The administrative centre of a region might be licated outside the region
in administers. For example, the city of Częstochowa is the administrative
centre of Częstochowa county, but the city is not part of the county (the
county forms a ring around the city).

-- Matthijs
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