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Place Types

This page lists the supported values for the types property in the Google Places API. Table 1 lists the types you can use in place searches and place additions. Table 2 lists the additional types that may be returned in the place search results. Table 3 lists the types you can use in place autocomplete requests.

Table 1: Types supported in place search and addition

You can use the following values in the types filter for place searches and when adding a place.

  • accounting
  • airport
  • amusement_park
  • aquarium
  • art_gallery
  • atm
  • bakery
  • bank
  • bar
  • beauty_salon
  • bicycle_store
  • book_store
  • bowling_alley
  • bus_station
  • cafe
  • campground
  • car_dealer
  • car_rental
  • car_repair
  • car_wash
  • casino
  • cemetery
  • church
  • city_hall
  • clothing_store
  • convenience_store
  • courthouse
  • dentist
  • department_store
  • doctor
  • electrician
  • electronics_store
  • embassy
  • establishment
  • finance
  • fire_station
  • florist
  • food
  • funeral_home
  • furniture_store
  • gas_station
  • general_contractor
  • grocery_or_supermarket
  • gym
  • hair_care
  • hardware_store
  • health
  • hindu_temple
  • home_goods_store
  • hospital
  • insurance_agency
  • jewelry_store
  • laundry
  • lawyer
  • library
  • liquor_store
  • local_government_office
  • locksmith
  • lodging
  • meal_delivery
  • meal_takeaway
  • mosque
  • movie_rental
  • movie_theater
  • moving_company
  • museum
  • night_club
  • painter
  • park
  • parking
  • pet_store
  • pharmacy
  • physiotherapist
  • place_of_worship
  • plumber
  • police
  • post_office
  • real_estate_agency
  • restaurant
  • roofing_contractor
  • rv_park
  • school
  • shoe_store
  • shopping_mall
  • spa
  • stadium
  • storage
  • store
  • subway_station
  • synagogue
  • taxi_stand
  • train_station
  • travel_agency
  • university
  • veterinary_care
  • zoo

Table 2: Additional types returned by the Places service

The following types may be returned in the results of a place search, in addition to the types in table 1 above.

  • administrative_area_level_1
  • administrative_area_level_2
  • administrative_area_level_3
  • administrative_area_level_4
  • administrative_area_level_5
  • colloquial_area
  • country
  • floor
  • geocode
  • intersection
  • locality
  • natural_feature
  • neighborhood
  • political
  • point_of_interest
  • post_box
  • postal_code
  • postal_code_prefix
  • postal_code_suffix
  • postal_town
  • premise
  • room
  • route
  • street_address
  • street_number
  • sublocality
  • sublocality_level_4
  • sublocality_level_5
  • sublocality_level_3
  • sublocality_level_2
  • sublocality_level_1
  • subpremise
  • transit_station

Table 3: Types supported in place autocomplete requests

You may restrict results from a Place Autocomplete request to be of a certain type by passing a types parameter. The parameter specifies a type or a type collection, as listed in the supported types below. If nothing is specified, all types are returned. In general only a single type is allowed. The exception is that you can safely mix the geocode and establishment types, but note that this will have the same effect as specifying no types. The supported types are:

  • geocode instructs the Place Autocomplete service to return only geocoding results, rather than business results. Generally, you use this request to disambiguate results where the location specified may be indeterminate.
  • address instructs the Place Autocomplete service to return only geocoding results with a precise address. Generally, you use this request when you know the user will be looking for a fully specified address.
  • establishment instructs the Place Autocomplete service to return only business results.
  • The (regions) type collection instructs the Places service to return any result matching the following types:
    • locality
    • sublocality
    • postal_code
    • country
    • administrative_area_level_1
    • administrative_area_level_2
  • The (regions) type collection is not supported in Google Places API for Android.

  • The (cities) type collection instructs the Places service to return results that match locality or administrative_area_level_3. The (cities) type collection is not supported in Google Places API for Android.

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