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Feature Statistic Panama

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
504A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
69A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
12A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
586 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
4,329H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
124H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
92H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
76H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
42H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
39H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
25H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
20H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
15H.RCHreacha straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
14H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
12H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
11H.STMIintermittent stream
7H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
7H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
6H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
6H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
6H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
5H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
4H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
4H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
3H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
3H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
3H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
3H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
2H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
2H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
2H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
1H.CNLNnavigation canal(s)a watercourse constructed for navigation of vessels
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.DCKBdocking basina part of a harbor where ships dock
1H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
1H.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.CNLBcanal benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a canal
1H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
1H.CNLQabandoned canal
1H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
1H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
1H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
1H.STMXsection of stream
1H.CNLXsection of canal
4,876 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
306L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
3L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
3L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
2L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
2L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
2L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
1L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
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
320 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
6,179P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
41P.PPLXsection of populated place
11P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
4P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
3P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
2P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLQabandoned populated place
6,242 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
12R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
3R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
1R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
16 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
81S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
44S.USGEunited states government establishmenta facility operated by the United States Government in Panama
37S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
35S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
19S.AIRQabandoned airfield
10S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
8S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
6S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
5S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
5S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
4S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
4S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
4S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
3S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
3S.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
2S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
2S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
2S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
2S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
2S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
1S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
1S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
1S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
1S.ZNFfree trade zonean area, usually a section of a port, where goods may be received and shipped free of customs duty and of most customs regulations
1S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
1S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
1S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
1S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
295 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1,214T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
659T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
550T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
507T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
105T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
94T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
36T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
35T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
31T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
29T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
28T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
9T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
7T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
6T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
4T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
3T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
3T.ISLXsection of island
2T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
2T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
2T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
2T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
2T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
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.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
1T.SLIDslidea mound of earth material, at the base of a slope and the associated scoured area
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
1T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
1T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
1T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
1T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
1T.ISLMmangrove islanda mangrove swamp surrounded by a waterbody
3,339 Total for T
15,674

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