Facebook Page Categories

A quick piece of info about Facebook Categories. A page’s category differs based on what API you use to access the page. I’ll give a few examples to illustrate my point:

PageId: 138834692818669

Name: Q-Management

Category (via Graph API): Local Business.

Category (via FQL): Modeling Agency (more accurate)

PageId: 100383549148

Name: Bouley

Category via Graph API: Restaurant/cafe

Category via FQL: French Restaurant / Fine Dining Restaurant

This behavior is bugging me a lot. There’s an authoritative list of categories you can get if you’re just sticking with the Graph API. But if you need finer resolution (and honestly, more accurate), that’s obviously not enough.

I’ve written a python script that takes a set of coordinates and gets a list of the categories of the closest 1000 places to those coordinates. It was heavily biased towards the USA and NY / SF in particular because I expect that is the target audience for an app I’m making. If you’d like to run it with a different set of coordinates, I’ll leave the code up on github.

But anyway, to save you some frustration, here’s an authoritative list of categories as far as I could find. Please let me know if I’m missing anything down in the comments (along with the page_id) and I’ll happily add it.

 

Trade School 1
Lodge 1
Buddhist Temple 1
Insurance Agent 1
Region 1
Toy Store 1
Patio/Garden 1
State 1
Entertainment Consultant 1
Bridal Shop 1
Automotive 1
Pub 1
Health/Medical/Pharmaceuticals 1
Specialty Food Store 1
Lutheran Church 1
Antiques & Vintage 1
Church 1
Transport/Freight 1
Home Cleaning 1
Animal Shelter 1
Home 1
Consulate/Embassy 1
Bike Shop 1
Just For Fun 1
Tattoo & Piercing 1
Dermatologist 1
Commercial & Industrial Equipment 1
Health Food Restaurant 1
Public Relations 1
Event Planner 1
Computers & Electronics 1
Library 1
Inn 1
Housewares 1
Scandinavian Restaurant 1
Educational Research 1
Brewery 1
OBGYN 1
Thrift or Consignment Store 1
Mobile Phone Shop 1
Social Services 1
Sports Club 1
Russian Restaurant 1
Scuba Diving 1
Korean Restaurant 1
Music Store 1
Gift Shop 1
Personal Trainer 1
Locksmith 1
Limo Service 1
Comic Book Store 1
Hunting and Fishing 1
Accountant 1
Outlet Store 1
App Page 1
Convenience Store 1
Public Transportation 1
Railroad 1
Candy Store 1
TV Network 1
Alternative & Holistic Health 1
Health Agency 1
Shoe Store 1
Sports Instruction 1
Swimwear 1
Church of God 1
Health/Wellness Website 1
Ethiopian Restaurant 1
Women’s Health 1
Music Lessons & Instruction 1
Taxi 1
Camera Store 1
Airport Shuttle 1
Pet Store 1
Medical Research 1
Attraction 1
Computer Training 1
Insurance Broker 1
Bank 1
Restaurant Wholesale 1
Advertising Service 1
Sports Arena 1
Bridge 1
Gay Bar 1
Hawaiian Restaurant 1
Sportswear 1
Insurance Company 1
Musical Instrument Store 1
Hotel Supply Service 1
Studio 1
German Restaurant 1
Entertainment Service 1
Kosher Restaurant 1
Clinic 1
Mattresses & Bedding 1
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) 1
Synagogue 1
Fruit & Vegetable Store 1
Janitorial Service 1
Asian Fusion Restaurant 1
Rental Shop 1
African Restaurant 1
Senior Center 1
Blood Bank 1
Circus 1
Commercial Real Estate 1
Collectibles Store 1
Swimming Pool 1
Health Care Administration 1
Casino 1
Meat Shop 1
Language School 1
Food Consultant 1
Small Business 1
Business Consultant 1
Photographer 1
Tennis 1
Email Marketing 1
Petting Zoo 1
Music Production 1
Episcopal Church 1
Cooking Lesson 1
Social Club 1
Mediterranean Restaurant 1
Antique Store 1
Ramen Restaurant 1
Aerospace/Defense 1
Tour Guide 1
Beach Resort 1
Pregnancy & Childbirth Service 1
Karaoke 1
Community Center 1
Law Practice 1
Malaysian Restaurant 1
Pharmacy 1
Writing Service 1
Home Improvement 1
Greek Restaurant 1
Family Medicine Practice 1
Kitchen Supplies 1
Accessories Store 1
Race Track 1
Research Service 1
Asian Restaurant 1
Web Development 1
Religious Book Store 1
Tutoring 1
Barber Shop 1
Technical Institute 1
Parking 1
City Hall 1
Highway 1
Nondenominational Church 1
Food & Beverage Service & Distribution 1
Airline 1
Airport Lounge 1
Tex-Mex Restaurant 2
Dessert Restaurant 2
Pool & Billiards 2
Professional Sports Team 2
Medical Spa 2
Educational Service 2
School Sports Team 2
Deli 2
Hospital/Clinic 2
Furniture Store 2
Brazilian Restaurant 2
Attractions/Things to Do 2
Modern Art Museum 2
Diner 2
Train Station 2
Hair Salon 2
Veterinarian 2
Auction House 2
Legal/Law 2
Subway/Light Rail Station 2
Pet Service 2
Sports Center 2
Vietnamese Restaurant 2
Tours & Sightseeing 2
Wine Bar 2
Police Station 2
Caribbean Restaurant 2
Health Food Store 2
Sporting Goods Store 2
Online Advertising Service 2
Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant 2
Tapas Bar/Restaurant 2
Ice Cream Parlor 2
Physical Fitness 2
Shopping Service 2
Medical School 2
Market 2
Medical Center 2
Physical Therapist 2
Cultural Gifts Store 2
Christian Church 2
Wedding Planning 2
Counseling & Mental Health 2
Florist 2
Entertainer 2
Playground 2
Recreation Center 2
Party Center 2
Newspaper 2
Tour Company 2
Broadcasting & Media Production 2
Donuts & Bagels 2
Book & Magazine Distribution 2
Yoga & Pilates 2
Acupuncture 2
Spanish Restaurant 2
Public Square 2
Vacation Home Rental 2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2
Cemetery 2
Funeral Service 2
DVD & Video Store 2
Dim Sum Restaurant 2
Outdoor Gear/Sporting Goods 3
Spa 3
Interior Designer 3
Automobiles and Parts 3
Winery/Vineyard 3
Culinary School 3
Apartment/Condo Building 3
Department Store 3
Video Games 3
Hair & Beauty Supply 3
Modeling Agency 3
Photographic Services & Equipment 3
Arts & Marketing 3
Courthouse 3
Skin Care 3
Marketing Consultant 3
Latin American Restaurant 3
Charity Organization 3
Bands & Musicians 3
Architect 3
Residence & Other 3
Convention Center 3
Performing Arts Education 3
Liquor Store 3
Graphic Design 3
Business Center 3
Makeup Artist 3
Dance Club 3
Catholic Church 3
Event Planning 4
Jewelry Store 4
Specialty Grocery Store 4
Publisher 4
High School 4
Golf Course 4
Barbecue Restaurant 4
Web Design 4
Outdoor Recreation 4
Tourist Information 4
Nightlife 4
Tea Room 4
Martial Arts 4
Cosmetics & Beauty Supply 4
Advertising Agency 4
Children’s Clothing Store 4
Music 4
Transportation Service 4
Airport 4
Thai Restaurant 4
Bank/Financial Institution 4
National Park 4
Educational Organization 4
Workplace/Office 4
Street 4
Art Museum 5
Museum/Art Gallery 5
Electronics Store 5
Pediatrics 5
Fast Food Restaurant 5
Community & Government 5
Seafood Restaurant 5
Women’s Clothing Store 5
Nail Salon 5
Dentist 5
Roller Coaster 5
Bakery 5
Arcade 5
Outdoors 5
Sports Bar 5
Real Estate Service 6
Zoo & Aquarium 6
Water Park 6
Beauty Salon 6
Book Store 6
Burger Restaurant 6
Grocery Store 6
Startup 6
Real Estate Agent 6
Bar & Grill 6
Spa, Beauty & Personal Care 7
Doctor 7
Corporate Office 7
French Restaurant 7
New American Restaurant 7
Lounge 7
Consulting/Business Services 7
Beach 7
Pizza Place 7
Religious Center 7
Sushi Restaurant 8
Steakhouse 8
Retail and Consumer Merchandise 8
Event Venue 8
Sandwich Shop 8
Performance Venue 8
Computers/Technology 8
Japanese Restaurant 8
Real Estate 8
Dance Instruction 8
Gym 8
Media/News/Publishing 8
Radio Station 8
Mexican Restaurant 8
Airport Terminal 9
Fine Dining Restaurant 9
Movie Theatre 9
Historical Place 9
Lodging 9
Religious Organization 9
Shopping District 9
Food & Grocery 9
Breakfast & Brunch Restaurant 10
Concert Venue 10
Food & Restaurant 10
Organization 10
Clothing Store 10
Event 10
Shopping Mall 11
Theatre 11
Health/Beauty 11
Business Services 11
Museum 11
Public School 12
Coffee Shop 13
Travel Agency 13
Art Gallery 13
Community Organization 13
Hospital 13
Chinese Restaurant 13
Amusement Park Ride 14
Italian Restaurant 14
Fitness Center 14
Park 14
Food/Beverages 14
Landmark 15
Night Club 15
Internet/Software 15
Family Style Restaurant 16
Medical & Health 16
American Restaurant 17
Cafe 17
Government Organization 18
School 18
Amusement 19
Sports & Recreation 20
Resort 21
Sports Venue/Stadium 21
Public Places & Attractions 22
City 25
Company 32
Hotel 32
Professional Services 33
Arts & Entertainment 34
Education 34
Theme Park 36
College/University 36
Shopping & Retail 42
Bar 43
Tourist Attraction 46
Non-Profit Organization 49
Restaurant 59
Neighborhood 66
Local Business 89

Happy Coding!

Teja

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