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Feature Statistic Ecuador

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
1.037A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
221A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
24A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
3A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
1.286 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
3.476H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
406H.STMIintermittent stream
107H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
58H.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
41H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
39H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
27H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
20H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
10H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
9H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
9H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
7H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
6H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
6H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
6H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
6H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
5H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
4H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
3H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
2H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
2H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
2H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
1H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
1H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
1H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
1H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.MFGNsalt evaporation pondsdiked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.STMXsection of stream
4.260 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
94L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
33L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
25L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
18L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
14L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
11L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
5L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
5L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
3L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
2L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
1L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
1L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
1L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
214 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
7.247P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
55P.PPLXsection of populated place
23P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
5P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
4P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
4P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
7.339 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
1R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
1R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
3 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
117S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
95S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
49S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
44S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
32S.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.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
14S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
8S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
5S.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.
4S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
4S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
4S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
4S.BPboundary markera fixture marking a point along a boundary
4S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
3S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
2S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
2S.AIRQabandoned airfield
2S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
2S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
2S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
2S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
2S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
2S.OILWoil wella well from which oil may be pumped
1S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
1S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided 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.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
1S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
1S.MSSNmissiona place characterized by dwellings, school, church, hospital and other facilities operated by a religious group for the purpose of providing charitable services and to propagate religion
1S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
1S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
1S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
1S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
1S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
1S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
1S.STNEexperiment stationa facility for carrying out experiments
1S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
450 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
553T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
182T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
159T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
115T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
32T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
30T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
20T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
20T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
17T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
17T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
14T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
11T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
9T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
7T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
6T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
4T.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
4T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
3T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
3T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
2T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
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
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
1T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
1T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1.215 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
2V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
2 Total for V
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