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Feature Statistic Bahamas

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
32A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
9A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
42 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
139H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
42H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
38H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
37H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
36H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
24H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
23H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
22H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
21H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
19H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
18H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
18H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
13H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
12H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
11H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
9H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
9H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
2H.MFGNsalt evaporation pondsdiked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt
2H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
1H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
1H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
1H.PNDIintermittent pond
1H.PNDNsalt ponda small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
1H.RCHreacha straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
501 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
11L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
8L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
2L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
1L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
23 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
315P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
20P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
10P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
3P.PPLXsection of populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
1P.PPLQabandoned populated place
351 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
135S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
40S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
20S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
13S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
5S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
5S.AIRQabandoned airfield
3S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
3S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
3S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
3S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
2S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
2S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
1S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
239 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
595T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
277T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
198T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
89T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
66T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
30T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
12T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
9T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
7T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
7T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
7T.PENXsection of peninsula
5T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
4T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
2T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
1T.CFTcleft(s)a deep narrow slot, notch, or groove in a coastal cliff
1T.ISLXsection of island
1T.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
1.313 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
4U.HOLUholea small depression of the sea floor
1U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
5 Total for U
2.474

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