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This template, {{coord}}, produces a link to a list of map sources, based on the geographical coordinates and other parameters, and provides a standardized notation for the coordinates.

The template is for WGS84 geographical coordinates (latitude;longitude) on Earth, which can be entered in either decimal notation, or degrees/minutes/seconds parameters, with the appropriate precision.

It links to, then displays the coordinates. Clicking the blue globe Image:Erioll world.svg activates the WikiMiniAtlas (needs Javascript).

The template outputs data in:

  • Degree/minutes/seconds ("DMS", precision is degrees, or degrees/minutes, or degrees/minutes/seconds, based on input)
  • Decimal (precision by number of decimal places, based on input)

{{coord}} is used by tools which parse the raw Wikipedia database dumps, such as Google Earth. The template must not be modified without prior discussion.

See also Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates.


Superseded templates

This single template supersedes {{coor d}}, {{coor dm}}, {{coor dms}}, {{coor at d}}, {{coor at dm}}, {{coor at dms}}, {{coor title d}}, {{coor title dm}}, and {{coor title dms}}. All parameters can be used as before - see Usage.


{{coord|12|34|N|45|33|W|display=title}}Replaces {{coor title dm|12|34|N|45|67|W}}
{{coord|12|34|12|N|45|33|45|W|display=inline,title}}Replaces {{coor at dms|12|34|12|N|45|33|45|W}}
{{coord|10.2|-20.3|display=inline}} or {{coord|10.2|-20.3}}Replaces {{coor d|10.2|N|-20.3|E}}


By default coordinates are displayed in the format in which they are specified.

To always display coordinates as DMS values, add this to your monobook.css:

.geo-default { display: inline } .geo-nondefault { display: inline }
.geo-dec { display: none } .geo-dms { display: inline }

To always display coordinates as decimal values, add this to your monobook.css:

.geo-default { display: inline } .geo-nondefault { display: inline }
.geo-dec { display: inline } .geo-dms { display: none }

To display coordinates in both formats, add this to your monobook.css:

.geo-default { display: inline } .geo-nondefault { display: inline }
.geo-dec { display: inline } .geo-dms { display: inline }
.geo-multi-punct { display: inline }

If CSS is disabled, or you have an old copy of MediaWiki:Common.css cached, you will see both formats. (The cache for Common.css takes 31 days to expire, and the changes were made 2007-04-04. You can either clear your cache or manually refresh this URL: [1].)

See also Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Geographical coordinates.


  • display, which is optional, can be one of the following:
    • inline (default): display the coordinate inline
    • title: display the coordinate by the article title, right-justified (replaces {{coor title dms}} family)
    • inline,title: display both inline and at title (replaces {{coor at dms}} family)

Note: using the title attribute indicates that the coordinates apply to the article, and not just one of (perhaps many) places mentioned in it — so it should only be omitted in the latter case. It will be used to add the article to services such as Google Earth layers.


(These are live geo-microformats and should be detected on this page by parsers)


43°39′04″N 79°22′00″W 43.651234, -79.383333

Toronto - Fully decimal - N & W

43°39′N 79°23′W 43.65, -79.38

Toronto - less precise

43°39′00″N 79°22′48″W 43.6500, -79.3800

Toronto - medium precision with trailing zeroes

43°39′04″N 79°22′00″W 43.651234, -79.383333

Toronto - decimal with Northing & Westing

43°29′N 79°23′W 43.483, -79.383

Toronto - degrees & minutes

43°29′4″N 79°23′0″W 43.48444, -79.38333

Toronto - degrees, minutes & seconds

43°29′4.5″N 79°23′0.5″W 43.484583, -79.383472

Toronto - degrees, minutes, seconds & fractions of seconds

55°45′08″N 37°36′56″E 55.752222, 37.615556

Moscow - N & E
{{coord|55.752222|N|37.615556|E|format=dms}} 55°45′08″N 37°36′56″E 55.752222, 37.615556
{{Coord|39.098095|-94.587307|format=dms}}39°05′53″N 94°35′14″W 39.098095, -94.587307 Decimal conversion without N/S/E/W
{{coord|55.752222|N|37.615556|E|format=dec}} 55°45′08″N 37°36′56″E 55.752222, 37.615556

33°55′S 18°25′E -33.917, 18.417

Capetown - S & E

22°54′30″S 43°14′37″W -22.90833, -43.24361

Rio - S & W

22°S 43°W -22, -43

A degree confluence
{{coord|52|28|59|N|1|53|37|W |display=inline,title|region:GB_type:city}} 52°28′59″N 1°53′37″W 52.48306, -1.89361Coordinates: 52°28′59″N 1°53′37″W 52.48306, -1.89361 Birmingham - with display and parameter settings; note display also in title of this page.

Class names

The class names geo, latitude and longitude are used to generate the microformat and MUST NOT be changed.

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