Say I have an address like:
123 Main St., Bldg. #456
Schenectady, NY, 12345
I know the chunk I put on first line is called the "Street Address", but what is the chunk I put on the second line called? I just call it the "City/State/Zip", but I want a more general term, especially for international addresses where there aren't states or zip codes, like:
PO Box 4001 Stn A
Victoria BC V8X 3X4
1-5-3 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
3 Edgar Buildings, George Street
Bath, England, BA1 2FJ
I find that most addresses, if not all, can be separated into these two parts:
- A very granular piece that answers questions like "What building on what street?" and "What room in that building?" It's usually no less precise than a hundred meters and can stand alone without any more information to pinpoint a location.
- A very general piece that answers questions like "What part of what country?" "What district?" This one's usually no more precise than a few kilometers, and can generally be exposed publicly without violating privacy.
I was spurred to find this term when tasked with creating a form where a customer must input their address. I started by modelling it off established paper and online forms like these, which have "Home address", "Address Line n", or "Street address" in distinctly separate fields from the city, state/province/city, and zip/postal code:
Ad nauseum. The examples are easy to find by Googling "example _______ form".