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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, ...)
122H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
35H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
30H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
26H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
21H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
20H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
20H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
19H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
17H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
16H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
15H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
14H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
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
9H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
7H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
7H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
5H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
2H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
1H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
1H.MFGNsalt evaporation pondsdiked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt
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
403 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
6L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
1L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
1L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
9 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
313P.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)
11P.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
349 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
133S.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
21S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
5S.AIRQabandoned airfield
5S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
5S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
3S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
3S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
3S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
2S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
2S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
1S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
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.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
228 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
496T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
245T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
178T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
80T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
55T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
30T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
11T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
6T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
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
3T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
2T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
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
1T.CFTcleft(s)a deep narrow slot, notch, or groove in a coastal cliff
1T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
1T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
1T.ISLXsection of island
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1.121 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

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