Difference between revisions of "Area"

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:::Island is used for islands and atolls which don't form subdivisions of their own, e.g. [[area:d572815d-3a09-4091-9b32-7784020f1438|Skye]].
   
 
=== Begin and end dates ===
 
=== Begin and end dates ===
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=== Aliases ===
 
=== Aliases ===
The [[Aliases|aliases]] are used to store alternate names or mispellings.
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The [[Aliases|aliases]] are used to store alternate names or misspellings.
   
 
=== MBID ===
 
=== MBID ===

Revision as of 02:45, 16 September 2014

Areas are geographic regions or settlements. See Wikidata for details on how areas are added and updated.

Properties

Name

The name of the area.

Type

The type of area. Possible values are:

Country
Country is used for areas included (or previously included) in ISO 3166-1, e.g. United States.
Subdivision
Subdivision is used for the main administrative divisions of a country, e.g. California, Ontario, Okinawa.
City
City is used for settlements of any size, including towns and villages.
Municipality
Municipality is used when it is not clear whether subdivision or city would be appropriate.
District
District is used for a division of a large city, e.g. Queens.
Island
Island is used for islands and atolls which don't form subdivisions of their own, e.g. Skye.

Begin and end dates

See the page about dates for more information.

ISO 3166 codes

The ISO 3166 codes are the codes assigned by ISO to countries and subdivisions.

Aliases

The aliases are used to store alternate names or misspellings.

MBID

See the page about MBIDs for more information.

Annotation

See the page about annotations for more information.