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Feature Statistic Mexico

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
2.457A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
32A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
2A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
1A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.LTERleased areaa tract of land leased to another country, usually for military installations
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
2.496 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
4.404H.STMIintermittent stream
3.724H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
3.243H.RSVIintermittent reservoir
935H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
928H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
668H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
206H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
200H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
195H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
195H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
166H.LKIintermittent lake
136H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
61H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
52H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
47H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
46H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
44H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
30H.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
27H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
24H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
17H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
14H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
14H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
14H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
14H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
10H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
10H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
8H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
8H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
7H.CNLIirrigation canala canal which serves as a main conduit for irrigation water
7H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
7H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
6H.LKSIintermittent lakes
6H.LGNXsection of lagoon
6H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
6H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
6H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
5H.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
5H.PNDIintermittent pond
5H.STMIXsection of intermittent stream
5H.STMXsection of stream
4H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
3H.DTCHDdrainage ditcha ditch which serves to drain the land
3H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
3H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
2H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
2H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
2H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
1H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
1H.CNLXsection of canal
1H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
1H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
1H.LKNIintermittent salt lake
1H.POOLIintermittent pool
1H.LKSBunderground lakea standing body of water in a cave
1H.LKSCcrater lakeslakes in a crater or caldera
1H.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.STMQabandoned watercoursea former stream or distributary no longer carrying flowing water, but still evident due to lakes, wetland, topographic or vegetation patterns
1H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
15.542 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
923L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
77L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
66L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
10L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
7L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
7L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
6L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
5L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
3L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
2L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
2L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
1L.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.CLGclearingan area in a forest with trees removed
1L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
1L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
1L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
1L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
1L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
1L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
1L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1.118 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
71.761P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
299P.PPLQabandoned populated place
108P.PPLXsection of populated place
82P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
30P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
8P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
2P.PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
72.294 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
16R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
8R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
3R.TNLRRrailroad tunnela tunnel through which a railroad passes
3R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
2R.TNLRDroad tunnela tunnel through which a road passes
1R.RDBroad benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a road
33 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
4.217S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
2.350S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
1.138S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
754S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
575S.ANSancient sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
266S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
187S.MNQabandoned mine
162S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
125S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
105S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
101S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
94S.MLWNDwindmilla mill or water pump powered by wind
68S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
61S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
60S.AIRQabandoned airfield
51S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
37S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
35S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
28S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
28S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
24S.MNCcoal mine(s)a mine where coal is extracted
24S.OILWoil wella well from which oil may be pumped
22S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
21S.MNAUgold mine(s)a mine where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
18S.STNEexperiment stationa facility for carrying out experiments
17S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
16S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
16S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
15S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
14S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
13S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
13S.RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main track
11S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
9S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
9S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
9S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
9S.CRRLcorral(s)a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing animals
9S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
8S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
8S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
7S.PSTCcustoms posta building at an international boundary where customs and duties are paid on goods
7S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
7S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
7S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
7S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
6S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
6S.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.
6S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
6S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
5S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
5S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
5S.MNCUcopper mine(s)a mine where copper ore is extracted
5S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
4S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
4S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
4S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
3S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
3S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
3S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
3S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
3S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
3S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
3S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
3S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
3S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
3S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
3S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
3S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
3S.CMPMNmining campa camp used by miners
2S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
2S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
2S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
2S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
2S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
2S.OILQabandoned oil well
2S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
2S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
2S.SNTRsanatoriuma facility where victims of physical or mental disorders are treated
2S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
2S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
2S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
2S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
2S.CMPOoil campa camp used by oilfield workers
2S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
2S.DPOFfuel depotan area where fuel is stored
1S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
1S.STNIinspection stationa station at which vehicles, goods, and people are inspected
1S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
1S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
1S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
1S.MFGCUcopper worksa facility for processing copper ore
1S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
1S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
1S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
1S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
1S.SPLYspillwaya passage or outlet through which surplus water flows over, around or through a dam
1S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
1S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
1S.HUTShutssmall primitive houses
1S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
1S.CMPQabandoned camp
1S.ESTXsection of estate
1S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
1S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
1S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
1S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
1S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
1S.FRMQabandoned farm
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.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
1S.DARYdairya facility for the processing, sale and distribution of milk or milk products
1S.CMPLlogging campa camp used by loggers
10.924 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
4.640T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
1.407T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
1.058T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
648T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
434T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
408T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
350T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
325T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
205T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
170T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
116T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
59T.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
55T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
51T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
49T.SINKsinkholea small crater-shape depression in a karst area
48T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
47T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
43T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
39T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
30T.DVDdividea line separating adjacent drainage basins
29T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
24T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
19T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
16T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
13T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
10T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
8T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
8T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
7T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
5T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
5T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
4T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
3T.PKSpeakspointed elevations atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic features
2T.BCHSbeachesa shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
2T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
2T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
1T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
1T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
1T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
1T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
1T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
10.346 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
1V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
1V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
2 Total for V

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