I know one can name points, which is used in naming places, hamlets, etc.

Is there a way to specify a name for a valley, or a mountain ridge, which usually extend for a few kilometers. In printed maps, these usually show up a long, spaced names along the running of the valley.

compare http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=46.8674&lon=11.7551&zoom=12&layers=M (the original) versus this mockup: http://yfrog.com/03valleynamesp

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There is 2 points in your question.

1 - Tagging - How tag natural region area ?

There is not tagging schema yet. Some old proposals are available, but no really in use :

This kind of place are often fuzzy.

2 - Map display

Display problem depends on renderer, there is many renderer and many way to do this job. Look at Renderer on wiki

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I have been asking myself about this too as it's interesting for watersheds (maybe someday mapping of watersheds and natural landforms will be well integrated to OSM). The tags natural=ridge and natural=valley are now documented on the wiki and have a fair number of use, so I'm going for them.

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I have been using natural=ridge and natural=valley along with name=* to map ridges and valleys/canyons.

Not sure what renderers are picking that up, but the maps that I make for myself render ways tagged that way.

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