[talk-ph] When to use"Saint" or "St." in place names

Jherome Miguel jheromemiguel at gmail.com
Wed Jun 14 11:37:59 UTC 2017

After reading this OSM Help thread (
this has raised this question for place names in the Philippines starting
with "Saint" and "St.". While there is consensus on OSMPH to use "San" over
"Sn." and "Santa" over "Sta.", the case of "Saint" and "St." is unclear. I
have tended to spell out "St." on place names (including street names)
using them in the beginning to "Saint" with this lack of consensus, but,
after reading the linked OSM Help thread, I am made aware about the use
"Saint" or "St." in place names which start with those. If the sign uses
"Saint", then use it, and that is the same case for "St.", but this may be
troublesome for names which may be spelled out with "Saint" or "St."
(something I encountered with the name of Basilica of St. Martin of Tours,
where it can be written with "St." or "Saint"). Can that be used when
choosing to use "Saint" or "St."?
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