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This template is used to mark articles without geolocation data (coordinates) and is easily converted, by adding them, into {{coord}}.


{{Coord missing|region name}}


  • region name

Either one of the country names used in the subcategories of Category:Articles missing geocoordinate data by country, or a smaller area, such as a state or province, where that sub-subcategory exists or is warranted. Where a particular country cannot be identified, one of the continent names used in the subcategories of Category:Articles missing geocoordinate data by continent should be used instead.

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Removal of template

The template should be removed when coordinates are added to the article.

A bot occasionally removes it from all articles that already use {{coor URL}}.

Template Data

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TemplateData for Coord missing

This template is used to mark articles without geolocation data (coordinates). Use the {{coord}} template to add geographical data.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
Region name 1

The name of the area this article details. Please refer to 'Category:Articles missing geocoordinate data by country' and its subcategories for accepted values.

Auto value
String optional

Adding coordinates

Quick how to
To add 57°18′22″N 4°27′32″W / 57.30611°N 4.45889°W / 57.30611; -4.45889 to the top of an article, use {{Coord}}, thus:

These coordinates are in degrees, minutes, and seconds of arc.

"title" means that the coordinates will be displayed next to the article's title at the top of the page and before any other text or images.

To add 44°06′43″N 87°54′47″W / 44.112°N 87.913°W / 44.112; -87.913 to the top of an article, use either

(which does not require minutes or seconds but does require the user to specify north/ south and east/west) or


(in which the north and east are presumed by positive values while the south and west are negative ones) These coordinates are in decimal degrees.

  • Degrees, minutes and seconds, when used, must each be separated by a pipe ("|").
  • Map datum must be WGS84 (except for off-earth bodies).
  • Avoid excessive precision (0.0001° is <11 m, 1″ is <31 m).
  • Maintain consistency of decimal places or minutes/ seconds between latitude and longitude.
  • Latitude (N/S) must appear before longitude (E/W).
Optional coordinate parameters follow the longitude and are separated by an underscore ("_"):

Other optional parameters are separated by a pipe ("|"):

  • display
    |display=inline (the default) to display in the body of the article only,
    |display=title to display at the top of the article only, or
    |display=inline,title to display in both places.
  • name
    name=X to label the place on maps (default is PAGENAME)

Thus: {{Coord|44.117|-87.913|dim:30_region:US-WI_type:event

|display=inline,title|name=accident site}}

Use |display=title (or |display=inline,title) once per article, for the subject of the article, where appropriate.

See also

commons:Template:Location possible

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