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Feature Statistic South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
1A.PCLDdependent political entity
1 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
68H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
61H.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
54H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
15H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
11H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
8H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
7H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
6H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
5H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
5H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
5H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
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.PNDponda small standing waterbody
2H.DOMGicecap domea comparatively elevated area on an icecap
2H.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.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
1H.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.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
1H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
1H.CAPGicecapa dome-shaped mass of glacial ice covering an area of mountain summits or other high lands; smaller than an ice sheet
263 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
2L.SNOWsnowfieldan area of permanent snow and ice forming the accumulation area of a glacier
2 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLQabandoned populated place
2 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
1S.STNWwhaling stationa facility for butchering whales and processing train oil
1S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
2 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
160T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
59T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
59T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
52T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
51T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
29T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
23T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
18T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
15T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
11T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
10T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
8T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
8T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
8T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
7T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
4T.PKSpeakspointed elevations atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic features
4T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
3T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
3T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
2T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
2T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
2T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
1T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
1T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
1T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
543 Total for T

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