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Feature Statistic Northern Mariana Islands

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
12A.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
1A.PCLDdependent political entity
17 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
14H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
9H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
8H.RFCcoral reef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of coral
6H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
5H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
4H.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
4H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
4H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
4H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
3H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
2H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
1H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
1H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
1H.OCNoceanone of the major divisions of the vast expanse of salt water covering part of the earth
1H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
1H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
1H.SEAseaa large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
74 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
14L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
9L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
9L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
6L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
4L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
2L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
2L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
2L.MVAmaneuver areaa tract of land where military field exercises are carried out
1L.CMNcommona park or pasture for community use
1L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
50 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
28P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
7P.PPLXsection of populated place
5P.PPLQabandoned populated place
3P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
45 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
8R.RRQabandoned railroad
4R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
13 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
68S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
29S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
26S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
16S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
15S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
12S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
9S.AIRQabandoned airfield
8S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
7S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
7S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
6S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
6S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
6S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
5S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
5S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
4S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
4S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
4S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
4S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
4S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
3S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
3S.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
3S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
3S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
3S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
3S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
3S.OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
3S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
3S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
2S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
2S.CSNOcasinoa building used for entertainment, especially gambling
2S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
2S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
2S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
2S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
2S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
2S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
2S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
2S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
2S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
2S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
2S.WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
2S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
2S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
2S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
2S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
1S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
1S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
1S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
1S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
1S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
1S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
1S.MNQabandoned mine
1S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
1S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
1S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
1S.STNCcoast guard stationa facility from which the coast is guarded by armed vessels
1S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
322 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
44T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
25T.CLDAcalderaa depression measuring kilometers across formed by the collapse of a volcanic mountain
23T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
22T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
20T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
20T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
17T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
16T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
15T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
15T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
13T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
10T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
7T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
6T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
5T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
5T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
3T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
2T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
2T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
2T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
2T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
1T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
1T.BCHSbeachesa shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.BLHLblowhole(s)a hole in coastal rock through which sea water is forced by a rising tide or waves and spurted through an outlet into the air
1T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
1T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
1T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
1T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
1T.PKSpeakspointed elevations atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic features
1T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
284 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
62U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
11U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
6U.TMTUtablemount (or guyot)a seamount having a comparatively smooth, flat top
6U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
3U.TRGUtrougha long depression of the sea floor characteristically flat bottomed and steep sided, and normally shallower than a trench
2U.TRNUtrencha long, narrow, characteristically very deep and asymmetrical depression of the sea floor, with relatively 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.HOLUholea small depression of the sea floor
92 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
6V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
4V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
4V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
4V.GRVCcoconut grovea planting of coconut trees
1V.BUSHbush(es)a small clump of conspicuous bushes in an otherwise bare area
1V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
1V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
21 Total for V

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