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Feature Statistic Ireland

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
68A.PRSHparishan ecclesiastical district
33A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
4A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
3A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
109 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1.550H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
898H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
233H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
72H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
58H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
41H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
40H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
39H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
17H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
16H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
15H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
15H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
11H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
10H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
10H.BOGbog(s)a wetland characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
10H.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
9H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
6H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
5H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
4H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
3H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
2H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
2H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
1H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
1H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
1H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
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.MOORmoor(s)an area of open ground overlaid with wet peaty soils
1H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
1H.POOLpool(s)a small and comparatively still, deep part of a larger body of water such as a stream or harbor; or a small body of standing water
1H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
1H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
1H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1H.FJDfjorda long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arm of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coasts
3.081 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
3.312L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
35L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
13L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
12L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
4L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
4L.CMNcommona park or pasture for community use
3L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
2L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
1L.RNGAartillery rangea tract of land used for artillery firing practice
1L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
1L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
3.388 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
7.720P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
1.970P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
162P.PPLXsection of populated place
24P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
3P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
9.883 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
74R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
6R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
2R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
2R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
2R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
1R.RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
1R.PRMNpromenadea place for public walking, usually along a beach front
88 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
2.104S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
1.513S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
1.445S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
257S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
159S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
143S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
125S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
120S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
73S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
47S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
25S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
20S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
19S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
19S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
18S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
14S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
10S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
10S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
8S.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.
8S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
8S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
7S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
6S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
5S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
5S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
5S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
4S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
4S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
4S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
4S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
4S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
4S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
4S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
3S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
3S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
3S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
3S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
3S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
3S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
2S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
2S.GRVEgravea burial site
2S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
2S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
2S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
2S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
2S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
1S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
1S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
1S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
1S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
1S.DCKYdockyarda facility for servicing, building, or repairing ships
1S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
1S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
1S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
1S.HSPDdispensarya building where medical or dental aid is dispensed
1S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
1S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.MFGBbreweryone or more buildings where beer is brewed
1S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
1S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
1S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
1S.PPQabandoned police post
1S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
1S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
1S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
1S.UNIPuniversity prep schoolUniversity Preparation Schools & Institutions
1S.WEIRweir(s)a small dam in a stream, designed to raise the water level or to divert stream flow through a desired channel
1S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1S.null
6.257 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
750T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
698T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
594T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
425T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
209T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
164T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
51T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
51T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
45T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
42T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
34T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
31T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
30T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
25T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
18T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
14T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
13T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
10T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
10T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
9T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
9T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
8T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
6T.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
3T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
3T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
3T.ISLXsection of island
2T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
2T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
2T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
1T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
1T.PLDRpolderan area reclaimed from the sea by diking and draining
1T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
1T.FSRfissurea crack associated with volcanism
1T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
1T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
3.267 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
103V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
2V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
105 Total for V
26.178

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