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Feature Statistic Norway

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
356A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
92A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
15A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
15A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
11A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
4A.PRSHparishan ecclesiastical district
2A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
496 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
50,859H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
46,597H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
38,730H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
21,862H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
12,477H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
3,850H.MOORmoor(s)an area of open ground overlaid with wet peaty soils
3,158H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1,617H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
1,396H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1,294H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
718H.FJDfjorda long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arm of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coasts
539H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
464H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
448H.GLCRglacier(s)a mass of ice, usually at high latitudes or high elevations, with sufficient thickness to flow away from the source area in lobes, tongues, or masses
408H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
305H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
181H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
140H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
102H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
69H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
35H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
34H.BOGbog(s)a wetland characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
32H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
31H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
25H.STMXsection of stream
18H.LKXsection of lake
13H.CAPGicecapa dome-shaped mass of glacial ice covering an area of mountain summits or other high lands; smaller than an ice sheet
11H.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
11H.STMIintermittent stream
8H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
7H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
7H.DTCHIirrigation ditcha ditch which serves to distribute irrigation water
6H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
6H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
6H.CHNLlake channel(s)that part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
6H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
3H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
2H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
2H.SEAseaa large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
1H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.CNLNnavigation canal(s)a watercourse constructed for navigation of vessels
1H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
1H.CRNTcurrenta horizontal flow of water in a given direction with uniform velocity
1H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
1H.BAYSbayscoastal indentations between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
1H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
1H.BNKXsection of bank
1H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
1H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
1H.PNDIintermittent pond
185,489 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
442L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
65L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
41L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
28L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
27L.CLGclearingan area in a forest with trees removed
25L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
17L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
13L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
12L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
10L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
8L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
4L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
3L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
3L.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
3L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
2L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
2L.GVLgravel areaan area covered with gravel
1L.PEATpeat cutting areaan area where peat is harvested
1L.CMNcommona park or pasture for community use
1L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
1L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
1L.RGNLlake regiona tract of land distinguished by numerous lakes
1L.RNGAartillery rangea tract of land used for artillery firing practice
1L.NVBnaval basean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for troops and naval personnel, a port for naval vessels, and from which operations are initiated
713 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
12,013P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
798P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
616P.PPLXsection of populated place
363P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
16P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
7P.PPLQabandoned populated place
5P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
1P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
13,820 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
311R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
20R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
12R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
11R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
3R.TNLRRrailroad tunnela tunnel through which a railroad passes
2R.PRMNpromenadea place for public walking, usually along a beach front
2R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
2R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
2R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
1R.RDBroad benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a road
1R.TNLRDroad tunnela tunnel through which a road passes
367 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
123,007S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
9,640S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1,734S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
1,686S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
943S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
614S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
572S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
444S.HUThuta small primitive house
194S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
163S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
141S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
80S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
70S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
63S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
49S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
39S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
34S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
30S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
27S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
25S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
24S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
19S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
17S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
16S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
14S.AIRQabandoned airfield
13S.FRMQabandoned farm
13S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
12S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
12S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
12S.MTROmetro stationmetro station (Underground, Tube, or Metro)
11S.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
11S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
10S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
10S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
10S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
10S.FRMSfarmstracts of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
10S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
10S.THTRtheatera building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
9S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
9S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
8S.SNTRsanatoriuma facility where victims of physical or mental disorders are treated
8S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
6S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
6S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
6S.FRMTfarmsteadthe buildings and adjacent service areas of a farm
6S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
5S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
5S.AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
5S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
5S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
5S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
5S.BTYDboatyarda waterside facility for servicing, repairing, and building small vessels
5S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
5S.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.
5S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
5S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
5S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
5S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
5S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
5S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
4S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
4S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
4S.BLDAapartment buildinga building containing several individual apartments
4S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
4S.LOCKlock(s)a basin in a waterway with gates at each end by means of which vessels are passed from one water level to another
3S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
3S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
3S.MNQabandoned mine
3S.WALLwalla thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structure
3S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
3S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
3S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
3S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
3S.RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
3S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
3S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
3S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
2S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
2S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
2S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
2S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
2S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
2S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
2S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
2S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
2S.HUTShutssmall primitive houses
2S.DCKYdockyarda facility for servicing, building, or repairing ships
2S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
2S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
2S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
2S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
2S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
2S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
2S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
1S.RLGRretreata place of temporary seclusion, especially for religious groups
1S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
1S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
1S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
1S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
1S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
1S.RSTPQabandoned railroad stop
1S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
1S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
1S.FYTferry terminala place where ferries pick-up and discharge passengers, vehicles and or cargo
1S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
1S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
1S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
1S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
1S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
1S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
1S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
1S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
1S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
1S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
1S.SYGsynagoguea place for Jewish worship and religious instruction
1S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
1S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
1S.CRRLcorral(s)a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing animals
1S.HMSDhomesteada residence, owner's or manager's, on a sheep or cattle station, woolshed, outcamp, or Aboriginal outstation, specific to Australia and New Zealand
1S.RDINintersectiona junction of two or more highways by a system of separate levels that permit traffic to pass from one to another without the crossing of traffic streams
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
140,035 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
133,890T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
32,504T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
20,871T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
17,943T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
15,745T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
12,150T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
10,562T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
8,502T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
5,162T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
2,982T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
2,678T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
950T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
576T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
347T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
211T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
183T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
180T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
128T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
80T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
62T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
59T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
29T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
22T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
20T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
20T.INTFinterfluvea relatively undissected upland between adjacent stream valleys
15T.ISLXsection of island
13T.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
11T.CRQcirquea bowl-like hollow partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
11T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
5T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
5T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
5T.PKSpeakspointed elevations atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic features
5T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
3T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
3T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
3T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
2T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
2T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
2T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.CFTcleft(s)a deep narrow slot, notch, or groove in a coastal cliff
1T.VALGhanging valleya valley the floor of which is notably higher than the valley or shore to which it leads; most common in areas that have been glaciated
1T.VALXsection of valley
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
265,947 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
4U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
2U.BSNUbasina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
2U.SHLUshoala surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
2U.VALUvalleya relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradient
1U.TRGUtrougha long depression of the sea floor characteristically flat bottomed and steep sided, and normally shallower than a trench
1U.TRNUtrencha long, narrow, characteristically very deep and asymmetrical depression of the sea floor, with relatively steep sides
1U.SLPUslopethe slope seaward from the shelf edge to the beginning of a continental rise or the point where there is a general reduction in slope
1U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
14 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
371V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
166V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
6V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
3V.HTHheathan upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
3V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
1V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
550 Total for V

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