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Feature Statistic Suriname

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
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
11 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
884H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
177H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
56H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
50H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
16H.STMIintermittent stream
10H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
7H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
3H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
3H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
2H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.STMXsection of stream
1.210 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
119L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
4L.CNSconcession areaa lease of land by a government for economic development, e.g., mining, forestry
4L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
1L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
1L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
131 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
447P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
64P.PPLXsection of populated place
8P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
524 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
39R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
39 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
106S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
47S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
28S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
11S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
5S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
3S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
3S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
2S.SLCEsluicea conduit or passage for carrying off surplus water from a waterbody, usually regulated by means of a sluice gate
1S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
1S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
1S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1S.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
1S.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
1S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
1S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
217 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
107T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
27T.PLDRpolderan area reclaimed from the sea by diking and draining
23T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
21T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
16T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
11T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
7T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
5T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
4T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
3T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
1T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
226 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
7V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
4V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
11 Total for V

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