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

John Packer john.packer7 at gmail.com
Thu May 15 12:54:21 UTC 2014


Sorry, I meant the adminstrative centre of the state's capital city
"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 *the state's *capital city administrative centre."


2014-05-15 9:23 GMT-03:00 Matthijs Melissen <info at matthijsmelissen.nl>:

>
> > 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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