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Feature Statistic British Virgin Islands

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
1A.PCLDdependent political entity
1 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
135H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
43H.STMIintermittent stream
28H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
11H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
10H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
7H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
6H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
3H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
2H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
2H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
2H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
2H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
2H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
2H.STMIXsection of intermittent stream
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
256 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
3L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
1L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
1L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
5 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
12P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
9P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
22 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
23S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
3S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
1S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
1S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
30 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
131T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
45T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
28T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
10T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
9T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
9T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
7T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
6T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
4T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
3T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
2T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
2T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
257 Total for T
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