Also, there is a general country subdivision project with plenty of
information and current status.  I'm pretty sure OSM community has a lot of
good info to share:

On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 1:28 PM, Yuri Astrakhan <>

> Don't assume such cases are just a freak anomaly - they are not.  OSM
>> and wikidata are two very different projects which developed in very
>> different contexts.  Just another example: For most cities and larger
>> towns (at least in Germany) there exists an admin_level 6/8 unit with
>> the same name and most of these seem to have a single wikidata item
>> while in OSM we have two separate concepts for the populated place
>> (place=city/town) and the administrative unit (boundary relation with
>> boundary=administrative + admin_level=6/8).
>> Christoph, Wikidata community has a project
> Municipalities_of_Germany
> I think if you suggest it there, they will be happy to add it, allowing
> OSM objects to be properly tagged. Or just contribute there :)
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