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Feature Statistic American Samoa

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
73A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
16A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
5A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
5A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
1A.TERRterritory
100 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
144H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
61H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
8H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
7H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
5H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
5H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
5H.OVFoverfallsan area of breaking waves caused by the meeting of currents or by waves moving against the current
1H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
1H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
1H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
238 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
14L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
2L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
2L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
1L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
1L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
20 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
121P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
22P.PPLQabandoned populated place
2P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
148 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
33S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
7S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
4S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
4S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
3S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
2S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
2S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
1S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
1S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
1S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
1S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
1S.WHRFwharf(-ves)a structure of open rather than solid construction along a shore or a bank which provides berthing for ships and cargo-handling facilities
1S.null
65 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
189T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
95T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
61T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
42T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
10T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
7T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
4T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
4T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
3T.BARbara shallow ridge or mound of coarse unconsolidated material in a stream channel, at the mouth of a stream, estuary, or lagoon and in the wave-break zone along coasts
2T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
1T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
1T.BNCHbencha long, narrow bedrock platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
1T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
420 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.SMSUseamountselevations rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
1 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
1V.GRVCcoconut grovea planting of coconut trees
1 Total for V
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