<state> State or Province

The name of a state, province, territory or other political unit used in an address. This is a lower-level subdivision than a country, but higher than a city, county, or parish. The names for such a unit vary geopolitically.


This element is typically part of an address or a location element such as <conf-loc> or <publisher-loc>. BITS users may choose to tag to this level of granularity or not.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
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Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more
Expanded Content Model


Tagged Sample


 <institution>Settles-Young Research Corporation</institution>
 <addr-line>283 Hawthorne Drive</addr-line>
 <addr-line>Suite 310</addr-line>
 <addr-line><city>Lexington</city>, <state>KY</state> 
 <phone>(859) 273-8543</phone>
 <fax>(859) 299-4683</fax>