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=== Footnotes ===
 
=== Footnotes ===
 
; footnotes        : (optional) text to display next at bottom of infobox (no heading)
 
; footnotes        : (optional) text to display next at bottom of infobox (no heading)
 
=== Latitude and longitude ===
 
These parameters are use to place [[geographic coordinates]] in the upper right corner of the page (outside the infobox) via the {{tl|coord}} template. The [[latitude]] and [[longitude]] must be whole [[Geographic coordinate system#Degrees: a measurement of angle|degrees and minutes]] (displayed 38°25′N, 76°05′W). If entering degrees only, the minutes default to zero.
 
 
NOTE: These parameters do not currently support [[decimal degrees]] (displayed 38.42, -76.08) or whole degrees with decimal minutes (displayed 38°25.9', -76°05.4' or 38°25.9'N, 76°05.4'W).
 
 
; lat deg          : (optional) degrees of latitude North, i.e. 38
 
; lat min          : (optional) minutes of latitude North, i.e. 25 (defaults to zero if omitted)
 
; long deg          : (optional) degrees of longitude West, i.e. 76 or 076 (do not prefix this with "-" as that will display latitude East)
 
; long min          : (optional) minutes of longitude West, i.e. 5 or 05 (defaults to zero if omitted)
 
 
In some cases it may be preferable to omit the latitude/longitude parameters and manually add the {{tl|coord}} template to the article. The following is an example that includes decimal degrees, displays them in D/M/S format, and notes the source of the coordinates:
 
:<code><nowiki>{{coord|38.42|-76.08|format=dms|display=title|type:adm2nd_region:US-MD_source:UScensus1990}}</nowiki></code>
 
  
 
== Microformat ==
 
== Microformat ==

Revision as of 07:18, 10 August 2009

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Contents

{{Infobox U.S. County}} is the standard infobox used for all county articles in the United States.

Other templates that are helpful for U.S. County articles:

  • USCensusPop - lists the population of the county per decade.
  • Coord - a cool template that displays the coordinates of the county. Notes about this one:

View Template:Infobox U.S. County/Sample to see how this infobox is rendered.

Usage

This blank template excludes some optional parameters that must be omitted if not used (will not work properly if left blank), plus some older parameters that still work but have been replaced by newer parameter names. See the parameter documentation below for more details.

The parameters are listed in the order displayed by the infobox. The exception is latitude and longitude which are not placed in the infobox, but are displayed on the upper right side of the page via the {{coord}} template.

{{Infobox U.S. County
| county             = 
| county_map         =
| state              = 
| state_map          =
| seal               = 
| founded year       = 
| founded date       = 
| seat wl            = 
| motto              = 
| web                = 
| named for          = 
| flag               = 
| logo               = 
| ex image           = 
| ex image cap       = 
| footnotes          = 
}}

Parameters

The parameters below are listed in the order displayed by the infobox. The exception is latitude and longitude which are not placed in the infobox, but are displayed on the upper right side of the page via the {{coord}} template.

Name

These parameters specify the name of the county and state and are displayed in the infobox title as "County, State" (IMPORTANT: do not WikiLink these with [[ ]] because they are used for other purposes in the template code).

county  
the county name including the word "County", i.e. Dorchester County
state  
the state name, i.e. Maryland

County seal

An image of the county seal can be displayed near the top of the infobox, immediately below the title. Use only the file name, without the Image: or File: prefix.

seal  
(optional) County seal image (name only), i.e. Dorchester County md seal.png
seal size  
(optional) Allows changing image size from 75px default (IMPORTANT: omit this parameter if not used; leaving it blank will cause the image to display full size)

Location maps

These parameters are used to specify the image file to be displayed.

county_map  
the image name (name only), i.e. Or-baker.png
state_map  
the image name (name only), i.e. Oregon.png

Date founded

The old way of specifying this was via the founded parameter. Although that still works, the new method is via the following parameters. The year and date use the {{AutoLink}} template to automatically generate a WikiLink if an article with a matching name exists.

founded year  
if you include a reference, the auto-wikilink won't work, so add [[ ]] around the year
founded date  
(optional) syntax is: February 1
founded title  
(optional) text to replace the default heading "Founded" (IMPORTANT: omit this parameter if not used; leaving it blank will cause a blank box to left of year)

County seat

The old way of specifying this was via the seat parameter. Although that still works, a new method that automatically generates the WikiLink is shown below.

seat wl  
name of county seat; the wikilink is created for you: "City" results in "[[City, State|City]]"

County motto

motto  
(optional) the county motto

Official county web site

web  
(optional) url for website, without "http://" and brackets, i.e. www.LaPorteCounty.org (template automatically generates external link)

Source of county name

named for  
(optional) text describing meaning of county's name

County flag

An image of the county flag can be displayed near the bottom of the infobox. Use only the file name, without the Image: or File: prefix.

flag  
(optional) county flag image (name only), i.e. Dorchester County flag.png
flag size  
(optional) allows changing image size from 100px default (IMPORTANT: omit this parameter if not used; leaving it blank will cause the image to display full size)

An image of the county logo can be displayed near the bottom of the infobox. Use only the file name, without the Image: or File: prefix.

logo  
(optional) county logo image (name only), i.e. Dorchester County logo.png
logo size  
(optional) allows changing image size from 100px default (IMPORTANT: omit this parameter if not used; leaving it blank will cause the image to display full size)

Extra image

An additional image can be displayed near the bottom of the infobox. Use only the file name, without the Image: or File: prefix.

ex image  
(optional) extra image (name only), i.e. Dorchester County courthouse.jpg
ex image size  
(optional) allows changing image size from 200px default (IMPORTANT: omit this parameter if not used; leaving it blank will cause the image to display full size)
ex image cap  
(optional) a caption displayed in small text below the extra image

Footnotes

footnotes  
(optional) text to display next at bottom of infobox (no heading)

Microformat

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