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Feature Statistic Comoros

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
3A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
4 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
128H.STMIintermittent stream
101H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
5H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
4H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
4H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
4H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
3H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
2H.WLLwella cylindrical hole, pit, or tunnel drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface
2H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
2H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
2H.STMXsection of stream
1H.LKIintermittent lake
1H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.DTCHIirrigation ditcha ditch which serves to distribute irrigation water
1H.WHRLwhirlpoola turbulent, rotating movement of water in a stream
1H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
262 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
42L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
2L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
1L.CLGclearingan area in a forest with trees removed
1L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
46 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
385P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
7P.PPLXsection of populated place
2P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
396 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
8S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
4S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
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
2S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
2S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
1S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
1S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1S.UNIVuniversityAn institution for higher learning with teaching and research facilities constituting a graduate school and professional schools that award master's degrees and doctorates and an undergraduate division that awards bachelor's degrees.
1S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
26 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
91T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
70T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
49T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
33T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
24T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
24T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
17T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
11T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
8T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
6T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
5T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
5T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
4T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
3T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
3T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
3T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
3T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
3T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
2T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
2T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
2T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
2T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
2T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
1T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
1T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
1T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
378 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
8V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
7V.GROVEgrovea small wooded area or collection of trees growing closely together, occurring naturally or deliberately planted
3V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
3V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
1V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
22 Total for V

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