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Feature Statistic Malta

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
68A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
6A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
75 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
133H.WADwadia valley or ravine, bounded by relatively steep banks, which in the rainy season becomes a watercourse; found primarily in North Africa and the Middle East
52H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
32H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
14H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
14H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
9H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
9H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
8H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
6H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
4H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
3H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
2H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
2H.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.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.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
1H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
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
293 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
1.169L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
7L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
3L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
2L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
2L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
1L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
1L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
1L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
1.186 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
119P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
96P.PPLXsection of populated place
63P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLQabandoned populated place
281 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
1R.PRMNpromenadea place for public walking, usually along a beach front
1R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
2 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
293S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
109S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
80S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
62S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
40S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
30S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
21S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
21S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
13S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
12S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
11S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
9S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
8S.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
8S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
8S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
7S.DCKDdry docka dock providing support for a vessel, and means for removing the water so that the bottom of the vessel can be exposed
7S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
7S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
4S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
4S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
4S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
4S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
4S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
3S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
3S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
3S.AIRQabandoned airfield
3S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
3S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
3S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
3S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
2S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
2S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
2S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
2S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
2S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
2S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
1S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
1S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
1S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
1S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
1S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
1S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
1S.MLWNDwindmilla mill or water pump powered by wind
1S.CSNOcasinoa building used for entertainment, especially gambling
1S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
1S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
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.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
1S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
818 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
94T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
28T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
26T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
21T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
16T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
11T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
8T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
7T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
6T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
5T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
4T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
4T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
3T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
2T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
1T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
1T.SINKsinkholea small crater-shape depression in a karst area
1T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
1T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
1T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
242 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.HOLUholea small depression of the sea floor
1 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
2V.HTHheathan upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
2 Total for V
2.900

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