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Feature Statistic Faroe Islands

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
30A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
6A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLDdependent political entity
37 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
146H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
33H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
20H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
16H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
13H.FJDfjorda long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arm of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coasts
13H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
11H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
8H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
7H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
6H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
5H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
4H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
3H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
3H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
3H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
3H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
1H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
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.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
1H.BOGbog(s)a wetland characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
300 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
5L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
1L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
7 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
175P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
5P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2P.PPLXsection of populated place
2P.PPLQabandoned populated place
2P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
187 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
1R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
1R.TNLRDroad tunnela tunnel through which a road passes
2 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
36S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
14S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
4S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
3S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
2S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
2S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
2S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
2S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
1S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
1S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
1S.MOLEmolea massive structure of masonry or large stones serving as a pier or breakwater
1S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
1S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
1S.STNWwhaling stationa facility for butchering whales and processing train oil
1S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
1S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
1S.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.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
79 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
268T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
164T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
126T.CFTcleft(s)a deep narrow slot, notch, or groove in a coastal cliff
86T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
66T.CRQcirquea bowl-like hollow partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
64T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
63T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
62T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
58T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
53T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
44T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
31T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
31T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
25T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
17T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
9T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
9T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
8T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
6T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
3T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
2T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
2T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
2T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
1T.REGstony deserta desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones
1T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
1.203 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
1V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
1 Total for V

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