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Feature Statistic Solomon Islands

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
10A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
2A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
13 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
2.048H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
234H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
144H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
132H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
83H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
78H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
50H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
34H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
25H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
13H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
12H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
10H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
8H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
6H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
4H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
3H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
3H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
3H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
2H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
2H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
1H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
1H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
2.897 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
349L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
315L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
1L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
666 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
2.507P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
528P.PPLQabandoned populated place
22P.PPLXsection of populated place
7P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
6P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
2P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
3.073 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
1R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
2 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
59S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
36S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
14S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
11S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
8S.MSSNmissiona place characterized by dwellings, school, church, hospital and other facilities operated by a religious group for the purpose of providing charitable services and to propagate religion
6S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
5S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
2S.HSPLleprosariuman asylum or hospital for lepers
2S.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.AIRQabandoned airfield
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
1S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
148 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1.169T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
693T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
144T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
80T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
59T.ISLFartificial islandan island created by landfill or diking and filling in a wetland, bay, or lagoon
53T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
51T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
34T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
34T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
23T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
20T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
9T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
8T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
5T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
4T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
4T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
3T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
3T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
2T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
2T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
2.401 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
2U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
1U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
1U.TRNUtrencha long, narrow, characteristically very deep and asymmetrical depression of the sea floor, with relatively steep sides
1U.TRGUtrougha long depression of the sea floor characteristically flat bottomed and steep sided, and normally shallower than a trench
1U.BSNUbasina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
6 Total for U

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