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Feature Statistic Costa Rica

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
473A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
81A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
7A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
563 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
998H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
58H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
33H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
14H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
12H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
4H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
3H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
2H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
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
1H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.STMIintermittent stream
1H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
1H.STMXsection of stream
1H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
1H.LKIintermittent lake
1H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
1H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
1.136 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
43L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
36L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
6L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
3L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
3L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
3L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
3L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
2L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
2L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
2L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
1L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
1L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
1L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.RESAagricultural reservea tract of land reserved for agricultural reclamation and/or development
1L.CMNcommona park or pasture for community use
108 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
2.280P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
22P.PPLXsection of populated place
12P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
8P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
6P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
6P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
2.338 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
1R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
1R.RRQabandoned railroad
1R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.RDCUTroad cutan excavation cut through a hill or ridge for a road
1R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
5 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
729S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
623S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
36S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
28S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
28S.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.
27S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
22S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
21S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
15S.BPboundary markera fixture marking a point along a boundary
12S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
10S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
6S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
6S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
5S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
5S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
5S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
5S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
4S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
3S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
3S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
2S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
2S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
2S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
2S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
2S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
2S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
2S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
1S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
1S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
1S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
1S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
1S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
1S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
1S.SNTRsanatoriuma facility where victims of physical or mental disorders are treated
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
1S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
1S.ZNFfree trade zonean area, usually a section of a port, where goods may be received and shipped free of customs duty and of most customs regulations
1S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1.624 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
199T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
118T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
55T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
50T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
41T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
14T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
12T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
11T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
9T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
9T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
8T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
6T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
5T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
4T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
3T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
2T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
2T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
2T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
1T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
1T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
553 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.APNUaprona gentle slope, with a generally smooth surface, particularly found around groups of islands and seamounts
1U.FLTUflata small level or nearly level area
1U.PRVUprovincea region identifiable by a group of similar physiographic features whose characteristics are markedly in contrast with surrounding areas
1U.TNGUtonguean elongate (tongue-like) extension of a flat sea floor into an adjacent higher feature
4 Total for U
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