Property talk:P2046

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area occupied by an object
Represents area (Q11500)
Data type Quantity
Allowed units square kilometre, hectare, square metre, square centimetre, acre, square mile, square versta, square foot, square inch, rai, dessiatin, square millimetre and dunam
Example Carcaixent (Q1771128) → 59.25 square kilometre
Tracking: usage Category:Pages using Wikidata property P2046 (Q20989795)
Tracking: local yes, WD no Category:Area not in Wikidata, but available on Wikipedia (Q24194646)
See also length (P2043), width (P2049), watershed area (P2053)
Proposal discussion Property proposal/Archive/34#P2046
Current uses 280,890
[create] Create a translatable help page (preferably in English) for this property to be included here
Units: “square kilometre (Q712226), hectare (Q35852), square metre (Q25343), square centimetre (Q2489298), acre (Q81292), square mile (Q232291), square versta (Q21074767), dessiatin (Q669931), square foot (Q857027), square inch (Q1063786), rai (Q935614), are (Q185078), square millimetre (Q2737347): value unit must be one of listed.
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P2046#Units
Qualifiers “applies to part (P518), point in time (P585), start time (P580), including (P1012), excluding (P1011), end time (P582), sourcing circumstances (P1480), determination method (P459), end cause (P1534): this property should be used only with the listed qualifiers.
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P2046#Allowed qualifiers, SPARQL
This property is being used by:

Please notify projects that use this property before big changes (renaming, deletion, merge with another property, etc.)



Also use for surface area?[edit]

Should this property also be used for surface area of, for example, planets? --Yair rand (talk) 03:28, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

@Yair rand: I see no reason why it cannot be used for astronomical bodies. -- Innocent bystander (talk) 18:13, 4 November 2015 (UTC)


Do we have any good standard for how we should describe different types of area? Örebro Municipality (Q297718) for example, has

  • 1,373.02 km2 land area
  • 50.60 km2 lake/river water except the four great lakes
  • 196.97 km2 the four great lakes
  • 0.00 km2 sea water[1]

-- Innocent bystander (talk) 18:30, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

I don't really know what is best, to create new properties or by adding qualifiers. If I take Trois-Pistoles (Q142151), the Quebec "répertoires des municipalités" give two type of area[1]:
  • 9.66 km2 total area
  • 7.62 km2 land area
It's also easy to have the sea water area of most protected areas in Canada. --Fralambert (talk) 03:06, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
My proposal:
Land area: Use P2046 with P518:land (we have to agree about which item for land though)
Water area: same as above
Sea water area: same as above
River/lake water area: same as above
Special cases, like the Swedish example above: Use special designed items in P518.
Total area: Use P2046 without any P518
-- Innocent bystander (talk) 09:16, 5 November 2015 (UTC)