4.1.2. Adding attributes to administrative divisions

Rules for entering administrative division attributes for Russia and the majority of the former Soviet republics are listed below:

4.1.2.2.1. Type (level)

Choose the type (level) of an administrative division from the drop-down list in the upper panel:

The available types of administrative divisions form a hierarchy: every division includes divisions of an equal or greater level within it:

Country → Region → District → Locality → City district → Block

Note.

Administrative divisions at the first level (“Country”) and second level (“Region”) can not be created or edited on Yandex Map Editor. They function solely as items that lower-level administrative divisions can be linked to.

Descriptions of general rules are found in section 3.2.2.1. Type (level).

For a detailed description of every type and rules for building the hierarchy of administrative divisions, see below.

4.1.2.2.2. Name

When you enter values for any of the “Name” attribute types for various types of administrative divisions, you must follow the general rules:

4.1.2.2.2.1  Rules for entering various types of names
  • Official — mandatory name type. Rules for writing names of this type are found in section 4.1.2.2.2.2.
  • For caption on map — used if the item's caption on the map should differ from the official name. Rules for writing names of this type are found in section 4.1.2.2.2.3.

  • The address contains — at present there are rules and standards for setting these names for administrative divisions of the city, municipality, and city region types:

    • Localities with the city status. Only enter the item's proper name (without the type) for the in address name.

      For example, official name — City of Moscow, in address — Moscow.

    • Municipality. Enter the item's proper name and a shortened form of the “district” type for the in address name.

      For example, official name — Noginsky municipal district, in address — Noginsky district.

    • City districts that the locality type in their official names. This type is omitted from the in address name.

      For example, official name — City Region of Chkalovsk, in address — Chkalovsk City Region.

  • Abbreviated — see section 3.1.3.1.4. Abbreviated.
  • Previously called — see section 3.1.3.1.5. Previously called.
  • Also known as, historical — see section 3.1.3.1.6. Also known as, historical
4.1.2.2.2.2. 4.1.1.1.2 Rules for entering “Official names”
4.1.2.2.2.2.1

Official names must contain the type of administrative divisions (by level, while taking the laws of that country into account).

For example: Yamalo-Nenetsky Autonomous Area, Uralsky Federal Area, Tyumenskaya Region, Russian Federation, Village of Vysokaya Gora, Subdistrict of Zelyony Ostrov, Village of Marshal Zhukov.

Administrative divisions that are named territories are exception to this rule: you can enter the item type in the official name field.

4.1.2.2.2.2.2
Uppercase/lowercase letters in official names:
  • Always capitalize administrative division types.

  • All words in names should be capitalized.“”“”

    For example: Village of Vysokaya Gora, Subdistrict of Zelyony Ostrov, Village of Marshal Zhukov, Village of Karl Liebknecht, Village of 50 let Oktyabr, Village of 1905.

4.1.2.2.2.2.3
Official name composition:
4.1.2.2.2.2.3.1. For the “locality” and “block” levels, put the type indication in the following position:
  • At the end of names, if the name includes an ordinal number. For example, “3rd block”.

  • In the middle of the name, if the name includes an ordinal number and noun (or adjective) in the [type + name] combination. For example: 2nd Village of Mashinostroenie, 9th Subdistrict of Tyopliy Stan.

    For blocks: if the name combination [type + name] includes an ordinal number and adjective that indicates district order. For example: 1st Zavodskoi Village.

  • Before the name in all other cases. For example: Block 25А, Village of Sverdlov, Village of Matveyevskoe, Village of Radishchevo, Village of Vysokaya Gora, Village of Severny, Village SU-4, etc.

4.1.2.2.2.2.3.2. For the “city district” level, put the type indication in the following position:
  • Before the name if the name consists of a noun, such as District of Sokol, District of Vnukovo.

    This also applies if the name is a combination of an adjective and noun (for example: District of Maiskaya Gora, District of Sokolinaya Gora.

  • At the end of the name if the name consists of an adjective (including possessives) or has the “ск” or “цк” suffix in Russian. For example: Krasnoselsky District, Ostankinsky District.

4.1.2.2.2.2.4
Writing official names:
  • Do not shorten names. All words should be fully written-out. You may, however, include well-known acronyms.
  • You should not expand acronyms and all letters should be capitalized. For example: CPSU Village.

    Territories that include gardening areas: if you know the form of ownership, then you can include it in the official name instead of the item type (written either as an acronym, or with lowercase letters). For example: XXX If you don't know the form of ownership, then you can enter “gardening area” (with no abbreviation) in the official name.

  • In memorial names that consist of either a first and last name, a title and last name, or a profession and last name, write out the first name, title and profession completely and put the last name after all these other elements. For example: Akademik Korolyov Village.
  • If the the name contains an ordinal number, write the appropriate ending without a space. For example: 4th Village.
  • Use official sources to verify rules for writing numbers (i.e. if a number should be written in digit form or using letters). For example: XX Partsyezda St..
  • Don't use quotation marks in official names.
4.1.2.2.2.2.5
Names of cottage settlements that are included on billboards, builders' sites, etc. (i.e. “brand” names) take priority over official names because they tend to be more well-known. Enter this name in the “Official” field. In these cases, enter the official name of a village along with the business structure in the “Also known as, historical” field.
Write names in English. XXX
Brand names or legal names of cottage settlements don't relate to geographic names. Write all parts of the name using uppercase letters.
For example: official name — Yupiter Cottage Settlement, For caption on map — Yupiter, Also known as — Vatutinki 11 Developer Collective.
4.1.2.2.2.3. Rules for writing names in the “For caption on map field”

Rules differ for the following types of administrative divisions:

  • “Locality” (4) and “Block” (7), see point  4.1.2.2.2.3.1.

  • “District” (3) — for urban and rural settlements and city districts, see point 4.1.2.2.2.3.2.

4.1.2.2.2.3.1. Locality (4) and Block (7)

Generally, you should only include the map item name (without its type) in the “For caption on map” field for administrative divisions of type 4 “Locality” and 7 “Block”, but there are exceptions to this rule.

4.1.2.2.2.3.1.1

Generally, caption names should only include the map item's proper name without its type:

Official

Name

Name

For caption on map

City of Voronezh

Voronezh

Village of Severny

Severny

Solnechny Gardening Co-op

Solnechny

Gardening Co-op

Solnechny

Solnechny

4.1.2.2.2.3.1.2

The caption name includes the type and proper name in the following cases:

Naming particulars Official name Name for caption on map

The proper name is in the genetive case *)

Lenin Village

Lenin Village

The proper "name" is a number *)

Sub-district 25А

Subdistrict 25А

Proper name is an acronym *)

Village SU-4

Village NIIRP

Village SU-4

Village NIIRP

The proper name is a name that has been used historically and includes the item type

Sloboda Coast

Sloboda Coast

The name refers to a residential complex within a locality.

Enter the full name of the “residential complex” for the official name.“”

Zvezda Residential Complex

Zvezda

For any type of localities, blocks, or districts whose name may be perceived as an indication that a type of industrial activity takes place there, that a military base is located nearby, etc. *) Village of Aerodromny Village of Aerodromny
If a “locality” is marked “Doesn't have an official status” and is located near another locality with the same name *) Village of Variksolovo and the Cottage Settlement of Variksolovo

Variksolovo and

CS of Variksolovo

Any localities located next to other localities with the same name that have a larger population *) Two villages named Krasnaya Pakhra

Krasnaya Pakhra

Krasnaya Pakhra

For nameless gardening collectives.

“XXX”

gardening sections XXX

Plots of land (territories of former localities without buildings or remnants of buildings).

XXX“”

Alekseyevskoe Land Plot Alekseyevskoe Land Plot
Proper name consists of a kilometer designation *) Village of 29th kilometer 29th km Village
Note.

XXX

  • XXX“”
  • “”“”XXX
  • “”“”XXX
  • “”XXX
  • “”XXX
  • “”XXX
  • “”XXX
  • XXX
  • XXX

Additionally, the caption name should include the type and proper name if a gardening co-op or cottage settlement map item has the same name as a locality that is nearby.

XXX

Name for caption on map of gardening and cottage settlements:

  1. If the item type is an abbreviation in the official name, then don't enter a caption name (in this case the caption doesn't differ from the official name and the caption name will be taken from the official one).

    For example:

    • Official name — GC Solnechny.

    • For caption on map — don't enter anything.

  2. If the official name is entered in its entirety, then the caption name can include a shortened version of the name or a well-known acronym.“”“”“”“”

    For example:

    • Official name — Solnechny Gardening Co-op.

    • For caption on map — Solnechny GC.

    Or:

    • XXX

    • XXX

“”“XXX”

For example:

  • XXX

  • XXX XXX

4.1.2.2.2.3.2. District (Level 3)

Rules for naming administrative divisions at the “District” level (3), which includes urban and rural settlements, city districts, and municipal areas, are given below.

Examples are given in the table below:

Attention.

This section does not include rules for entering “captions” for municipalities of federal cities.

4.1.2.2.2.3.2.1. City district

Enter complete names of city districts in the caption.

In other words, if a municipality is a city district, then you should enter the caption name in this format: “N-th city district”.

For example: Starookolsky City District.

If the proper name of a city district has the [locality type + name of locality] format, then leave the type out for the caption name.

For example:

  • Official name — Tula City District.
  • For caption on map — Тула District.
4.1.2.2.2.3.2.2. Municipalities

If the official name of a district includes the word “municipality”, don't include that word in the caption.

For example:

  • Official name — Shchyolkovsky Municipality.
  • For caption on map — Shchyolkovsky District.

If ab equivalent of “district” is used (from one of the Russian national republics), then translate those as district just as you would from Russian: “улус (кожуун, аймак) => district”.

For example:

  • Official name — Megino-Kangalassky District; Ulug-Khemsky District
  • For caption on map — Megino-Kangalassky District; Ulug-Khemsky District.
4.1.2.2.2.3.2.3. Urban and Rural Settlements

If a municipality has the status of an urban or rural settlement, then don't write the type of settlement for the caption.

For example:

  • Official name — Taldom Urban Settlement.
  • For caption on map — Taldom Settlement.

Maintain the word order for the caption that exists in the official name.

For example:

  • Official name — Barvikhinskoe Village Settlement.
  • For caption on map — Barvikhinskoe Settlement.

If a municipality with the “urban settlement” or “rural settlement” type does not include the word “settlement” in the official name (in other words, it is a “municipality” and the official name follows the N-th Municipality format), then write the caption name as follows: Nth Settlement.

For example:

  • Official name — Municipality of Urdomskoe.
  • For caption on map — Urdomskoe Settlement.

If the proper name of a settlement has the [locality type + name of locality] format, then leave the type out for the caption name.

For example:

  • Official name — Yerdenyovo Village Settlement.
  • For caption on map — Yerdenyovo Settlement.
Example names for urban and rural settlement and city districts (the “District” administrative division type, level 3)
Official name Name for caption on map
Starookolsky City District Starookolsky City District
Domodedovo City District Domodedovo City District
Tula City District Tula City District
Shchelkovsky Municipality Shchelkovsky District
Leninsky Municipality Leninsky District
Municipality of Alekseyevsky District and the City of Alekseyev Alekseyevsky District
Megino-Kangalassky District Megino-Kangalassky District
Novodevyatkinskoe Urban Settlement Novodevyatkinskoe Settlement
Barvikhinskoe Rural Settlement Barvikhinskoe Settlement
Taldom Urban Settlement Taldom Settlement
Novodmitrievsky Village Council Novodmitrievsky Village Council
Municipality of Karsky Village Council Karsky Village Council
Municipality of Urdomskoe Urdomskoe Settlement
Dubrovenskaya Parish Village Settlement Dubrovenskaya Parish
Yerdenyovo Village Settlement Yerdenyovo Settlement

4.1.2.2.3. Parent division

The “Parent division” panel indicates the administrative division that the item you are adding is subordinate to (i.e. the division that the item contains).

Descriptions of general rules are found in section 3.2.2.3. Parent division.

Keep in mind that some items may have two positions in the administrative division hierarchy. For example, Moscow is both a level 4 (locality) and a level 2 (sub-federal unit).

Additionally, sometimes levels can be skipped in the hierarchy.

There are seven hierarchy levels for administrative divisions on Yandex Map Editor. Follow these rules when working with hierarchies:

4.1.2.2.3.1. Country (Level 1)

Divisions at this level can not be created or edited on Yandex Map Editor.

4.1.2.2.3.2. Region (Level 2)

In Russia, this level includes federal subjects, regions, provinces, autonomous regions, republics, federal/republic cities, and federal districts.

Second-level administrative divisions at this level can be nested. For example: Central Federal District (2) → Moscow Region (2).

Attention.

Administrative divisions at the first and second level can not be created or edited on Yandex Map Editor. They function solely as items that lower-level administrative divisions can be linked to.

4.1.2.2.3.3. District (Level 3)

“District” is the general term that refers to districts, provinces, republics, and autonomous areas. Municipal areas of Russia that are divided into urban and rural settlements, city regions in Russia, mayorats in Kazakhstan, and regional districts of various countries all belong to this level.

The parent division for districts is the region (level 2, “Regions”).

Likewise, level 3 divisions (urban and rural settlements that form part of a municipal district, or city districts) are the parent entities for the individual localities (level 4 “Localities”) on their territories.

For example:
  • The Russian Federation (Level 1) → Northwest Federal Area (2) → Arkhangelsk Region (2) → Primorsky Municipality (3) → Village of Malye Korely (4)

  • Russian Federation (Level 1) → Northwest Federal Area (2) → Arkhangelsk Region (2) → City District of Arkhangelsk (3) → Village of Talazhsky Aviagorodok (4).

Divisions at this hierarchical level can be nested: for all urban/rural settlements (level 3), the parent divisions are the municipal districts they are located in (also level 3).

For example: Kamyshinsky Municipality (3) → Verkhnedobrinskoe Village Settlement (3).

If there is no data for the urban or rural settlements, then you can also enter the municipalities (level 3) as the parent divisions for individual localities (level 4).

However, city districts (level 3) can't be parent divisions for other items that are at the same level.

When building the hierarchy of administrative divisions in Russia, keep the following in mind:
  • Some districts in Russian national republics are not officially called “districts”, but for all intents and purposes they are, so they should be assigned to level 3 in the hierarchy. For example, part of the districts in Yakutia are called “uluses” (see https://www.sakha.gov.ru/administrativno-territorialnoe-delenie), and the districts in Tyva are called “kozhuuns”.
  • Some Russian rural settlements are not officially called rural settlements, but for all intents and purposes they are, so they should be assigned to level 3 in the hierarchy. For example, some rural settlements (uluses) in Yakutia are called “naslegs”, there are rural settlements in Pskovskaya Region called “volosts” (parishes), and some rural settlements in the Russian regions are “village councils”.“”
  • The Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative districts in Moscow are also level 3 divisions.
4.1.2.2.3.4. Locality (level 4)

This level of the hierarchy comprises localities that are officially registered as legal subjects of the Russian Federation that are officially registered in the OKATO database (i.e. the Russian classification system for administrative divisions) and are not part of other localities. Such localities include cities, villages, etc. This level always includes gardening co-ops and rural (dacha)settlements.

In sparsely populated, widespread territories that are far from urban areas, this level also includes individual homes that have names. Mark these homes using Center of administrative division placemarks (don't draw them using polygons).

Note.

This level also includes territories of former localities that still have addresses and streets (such as in the Chernobyl zone).

Level 3 (“District”) map items are the parent divisions of independent localities (level 4 items) in all countries (including Russia). The former is made up of the urban and rural settlements whose territory is occupied by localities. If there are no urban or rural settlements, then the municipal district or city region that the locality is located on will function as the parent item.

Likewise, Level 4 items are the parents of level 5 administrative divisions (City districts) and level 7 divisions (Blocks). Localities within other localities are also classified as Level 7 divisions.

You can nest items at this level: gardening co-ops located on the territories of localities will form a "level" within the locality level. For example: city of Penze (4) → Ivushka gardening co-op (4).

Localities on the territories of federal cities are classified according to their own rules.

For example:
  • Russian Federation (Level 1) → Central Federal Area (2) → Moscow Region (2) → City District of Balashikh (3) → City of Balashikh (4)

  • Russian Federation (Level 1) → Northwest Federal Area (2) → Arkhangelsk Region (2) → Yamalo-Nenetsky Autonomous Area (2) → Municipality of Zapolyarny (3) → Township of Iskateley (4)

  • Russian Federation (Level 1) → Central Federal Area (2) → Ivanovskaya Region (2) → Kineshma City District(3) → City of Kineshma (4) → Stroitel Gardening Co-op (4)

Attention.

The cadastral address is descriptive of the function and does not determine what administrative division belongs to a locality. The cadastral address of a gardening co-op generally includes the name of the closest locality, but it's often the case that the co-op is not part of the locality.

You must look at the land-use category (“Characteristics”) to determine how the co-op relates to other divisions.

Localities may only contain territories of the “Locality grounds” categories.

All gardening co-ops located on agricultural lands can not be considered part of localities (the Russian Federation land codex does not allow for this). Indicate the municipality, city district, or urban/rural settlement (but not locality) for these gardening co-ops using the “Parent division” attribute.

4.1.2.2.3.5. City district (Level 5)

City districts have their own hierarchical level separate from that for subdistricts and blocks.

In the Russian Federation, this level includes:

  1. In the federal city of Moscow: administrative regions (other than Novomoskovsky and Troitsky) and districts.

  2. In the federal city of Saint Petersburg: administrative regions and municipalities

  3. In the federal city of Sevastopol: Gagarinsky, Leninsky regions and Nakhimov Municipal City District.

  4. City administrative districts (areas) that are officially recognized in district legislation are included in the appropriate registers for that administrative division.

Note.

Assign territorial divisions and items that don't meet the conditions listed above (even if their names contain the word “district”) to level 6 (named territory) or 7 (block).

4.1.2.2.3.6. Named territory (level 6)

This level of the hierarchy includes:

  1. Unofficial territories within localities that have borders and established informal or historical names.

    In other words, they are not "type" names such as "private," but rather proper names.

    For example: Ivanovskaya Gorka (Moscow), Slavonsky Konets Historical District (Veliky Novgorod), Kirzavod Block (Davlekanovo), Kaloshino and Choboty Territories in Moscow (whose names refer to the villages formerly located there whose names but are not formally part of the address) train station area, hospital area, Center (in many small towns).

  2. Tracts of land that were settled at some point (former localities or agricultural areas) with or without remnants of structures that serve to identify the area.

    Note. Similarly uninhabited areas that still have addresses and streets (such as the Chernobyl zone) are classified as localities (level 4).
  3. Former localities that were previously inhabited but have since been deserted.

    These items are represented using placemarks (not polygons).

Enter an “Official” name for these types of territories (even though they don't have official names per se, which their level classification attests to).

Nesting of named territories is not allowed: parent divisions for levels 6 items always have to be located at a higher hierarchy level. Even in cases where the named territory (level 6) is located in an unofficial district that is also a level 6 item, the locality is still the parent item for both of them.

For example, Stary Oskol locality is on the historical site of “Uglinskaya Gora” (level 6) and is located wholly on the territory of the “Yezdotskaya Sloboda” (level 6) historical area, but the parent map item for both of them is the “City of Stary Oskol” (level 4).

Attention.

Level 6 items can not have daughter items; addresses and roads can not be linked to them.

4.1.2.2.3.7. Blocks (level 7)

This level of the hierarchy includes:

  1. Former villages, farmsteads, towns, and cities that are located within the borders of larger localities whose names are used in addresses.

    For example: the former city of Klimovsk that borders the city of Podolsk has its own addressing system; the former "working village" of Pirogovsky that borders the city of Mytishch has its own addressing system; the village of Ivakino that borders the city of Khimki has its own addressing system.

  2. Former villages, farmsteads, towns, and cities that are located within the borders of larger localities whose names are not used in addresses, but still have isolated structures and are referenced when navigating the area.

    For example: the villages of Chebaks and Kulsitovo in Kazan, the villages of Shchibrovo and Burtsevo in Moscow, the rural (dacha) village of Bakovka in Odintsovo, the rural (dacha) village of Rastorguevo in Vidnom.

  3. Residential areas, towns, and villages located on the territory of localities that do not have an official status but are referenced as citywide landmarks in official documents (for designation purposes) and used in transport stop names, media, and advertising (by officially registered mass media organizations and advertising agencies). If you are not sure what an item's type is, give preference to whatever one is used in local government documents.

    For example: the village of Klement in Sergiev Posad, the towns of Koposovo and Vysokovo in Nizhny Novgorod, the Voznesenskoe residential development in Kazan.

  4. Architectural planning divisions that have the “subdistrict” or “block” types in their names may be located within localities or outside of them.

    For example: the Burnakovsky subdistrict in Nizhny Novgorod, the Novo-Syrovo subdistrict in Podolsk, the 7-th subdistrict.

  5. Named individual homes and small structures on farms that don't have numbered addresses other than proper names. Also see point 3.2.1.4.5.

    Note.

    The exception is named residential buildings and broad, sparsely populated areas, see point 3.2.2.3.4.

  6. Residential complexes ─ blocks, individual buildings, and groups of buildings that are at least three stories high, usually share a common architectural plan, are fenced off from other buildings in the area, and have their own brand name.

  7. Territories of sports complexes (including ski trails, race tracks, recreation parks), recreation areas (resorts, country hotels), industrial parks, factory clusters, and active military cities that contain named passageways and addresses within the item itself.

Note.

Check the official status of a map item using cadastral maps and other tools used to enter items in the state address register (in Russia this is the Rosreestr and Registers of localities and other formations (FIAS)).

The parent items for this level are the following:

The administrative division with the smallest territory (other than those of the named territory type) that completely encompasses the block in question.

4.1.2.2.4. Center

Section 3.2.2.4. Center.

4.1.2.2.5. City

Section 3.2.2.5. City.

4.1.2.2.6. Municipality

See section 3.2.2.6. Municipality.

4.1.2.2.7. Doesn't have an official status

Section 3.2.2.7. Doesn't have an official status.

Check the Has no official status box for administrative divisions of the following types:

  • “Locality”: gardening collective, dachas (village homes), rural settlements, free-standing homes or groups of homes that have proper names, other individual localities that are not included in official registers of localities.

    For example:

    • Gardening or dacha co-ops and all types of associations, gardening plots, and similar map items — Berezka Gardening Co-op, Rus Co-op

    • All cottage settlements — Ravissant Cottage Settlement

    • Free-standing homes groups of homes that have proper names; fishing villages in the Baltic States, cabins in the Extreme North and similar map items — Slavnoe Settlement, Mirnoe Ancestral Estate, Bovanenkovo Base Camp, 1038 Kilometer Home, 7031 Kilometer Railway Barracks

  • “City District”: city districts that have no official status; in cities with no official district divisions — major parts of cities that are commonly referred to as districts but are not included in the register of administrative divisions.

    For example: Stary Oskola Central Railway District.

  • “Block”: all residential complexes.

    For example: Vega Residential Complex, Parus Residential Complex.

Attention.

Don't check the Has no official status box for any other administrative divisions.

This includes items of the “named territory” type: by definition these items already have no official status.

4.1.2.2.8. Population

Section 3.2.2.8. Population.