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Feature Statistic Kiribati

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
33A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
4A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
3A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
41 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
34H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
31H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
19H.RFCcoral reef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of coral
18H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
13H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
9H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
5H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
5H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
4H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
2H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
2H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
2H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
2H.PNDSFfishpondsponds or enclosures in which fish are kept or raised
2H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
1H.OVFoverfallsan area of breaking waves caused by the meeting of currents or by waves moving against the current
1H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
1H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
1H.CHNNnavigation channela buoyed channel of sufficient depth for the safe navigation of vessels
1H.BOGbog(s)a wetland characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
1H.LGNSlagoonsshallow coastal waterbodies, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
1H.OCNoceanone of the major divisions of the vast expanse of salt water covering part of the earth
155 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
8L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
5L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
4L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
2L.MILBmilitary basea place used by an army or other armed service for storing arms and supplies, and for accommodating and training troops, a base from which operations can be initiated
1L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
20 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
177P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
15P.PPLQabandoned populated place
12P.PPLXsection of populated place
1P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
207 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
20R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
6R.RRQabandoned railroad
26 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
92S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
35S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
19S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
13S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
12S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
11S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
10S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
10S.MNQabandoned mine
9S.AIRQabandoned airfield
9S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
9S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
8S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
6S.WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
6S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
5S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
4S.WHRFwharf(-ves)a structure of open rather than solid construction along a shore or a bank which provides berthing for ships and cargo-handling facilities
4S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
4S.DIPdiplomatic facilityoffice, residence, or facility of a foreign government, which may include an embassy, consulate, chancery, office of charge d'affaires, or other diplomatic, economic, military, or cultural mission
4S.MFGQabandoned factory
4S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
4S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
4S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
4S.CMPQabandoned camp
3S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
3S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
3S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
3S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
3S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
2S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
2S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
2S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
2S.OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
2S.STNSsatellite stationa facility for tracking and communicating with orbiting satellites
2S.BTYDboatyarda waterside facility for servicing, repairing, and building small vessels
1S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
1S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
1S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
1S.SCHNmaritime schoola school at which maritime sciences form the core of the curriculum
1S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
1S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
1S.STNCcoast guard stationa facility from which the coast is guarded by armed vessels
1S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
1S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
1S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1S.MOLEmolea massive structure of masonry or large stones serving as a pier or breakwater
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.CTRSspace centera facility for launching, tracking, or controlling satellites and space vehicles
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.BPboundary markera fixture marking a point along a boundary
1S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
333 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
57T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
32T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
31T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
20T.ISLXsection of island
18T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
7T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
2T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
2T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
1T.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
1T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
176 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
49U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
5U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
3U.TMTUtablemount (or guyot)a seamount having a comparatively smooth, flat top
2U.SMSUseamountselevations rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
2U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
1U.BNKUbankan elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation
1U.HLLUhillan elevation rising generally less than 500 meters
1U.BSNUbasina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
64 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
35V.GRVCcoconut grovea planting of coconut trees
7V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
5V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
5V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
3V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
2V.BUSHbush(es)a small clump of conspicuous bushes in an otherwise bare area
1V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
58 Total for V
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