[Talk-GB] Are Northern Ireland, Wales & England 'states'?

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Sun Aug 20 21:57:06 UTC 2017


I will revert

DaveF

On 12/08/2017 22:39, Andrew Black wrote:
>
>
> On 12 August 2017 at 13:12, Dave F <davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com 
> <mailto:davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com>> wrote:
>
>     Hi
>     I'm unsure if Northern Ireland, Wales & England should be tagged
>     as 'states'.
>
>     A new user's changeset comment:
>     Adding more info. is_in:country_code was missing. Also classified
>     Northern Ireland as a state so it appears in the same priority as
>     Wales. Was unclassified before
>
>
> Doesn't make sense to me.
>
> "A high-level sub-national political entity 
> (Wikipedia-16px.png Federated state 
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Federated_state>) in several large 
> countries such as USA ("State"), Australia ("State"), Canada 
> ("Province"). May also be applicable in other countries and languages, 
> "Provincia", "Estado", "Land" - whether is should be used is up to you 
> and mappers in your own country."
>
>  We are not a federated country. Suggest we revert it. Why is Wales a 
> state in the first place.

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