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Feature Statistic Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
4A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
2A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
7 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
783H.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
199H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
196H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
172H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
124H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
80H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
59H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
51H.FJDfjorda long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arm of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coasts
47H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
29H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
26H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
22H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
14H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
13H.BNKXsection of bank
12H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
10H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
7H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
5H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
5H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
4H.CAPGicecapa dome-shaped mass of glacial ice covering an area of mountain summits or other high lands; smaller than an ice sheet
3H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
3H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
2H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
2H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
1H.BOGbog(s)a wetland characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
1H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
1.872 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
49L.SNOWsnowfieldan area of permanent snow and ice forming the accumulation area of a glacier
17L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
67 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
4P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
2P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
2P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
10 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
2R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
1R.RDCUTroad cutan excavation cut through a hill or ridge for a road
1R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
4 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
33S.HUThuta small primitive house
8S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
4S.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.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
2S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
2S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
2S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
1S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
58 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
838T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
559T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
361T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
328T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
226T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
213T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
156T.NTKnunataka rock or mountain peak protruding through glacial ice
91T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
87T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
85T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
83T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
65T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
51T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
51T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
44T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
43T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
27T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
24T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
20T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
20T.MRNmorainea mound, ridge, or other accumulation of glacial till
17T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
13T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
12T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
10T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
10T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
9T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
8T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
5T.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
5T.FANfan(s)a fan-shaped wedge of coarse alluvium with apex merging with a mountain stream bed and the fan spreading out at a low angle slope onto an adjacent plain
4T.INTFinterfluvea relatively undissected upland between adjacent stream valleys
4T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
4T.CRQcirquea bowl-like hollow partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
3T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
3T.ISLXsection of island
3T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
2T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
2T.NTKSnunataksrocks or mountain peaks protruding through glacial ice
1T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
1T.CFTcleft(s)a deep narrow slot, notch, or groove in a coastal cliff
1T.BNCHbencha long, narrow bedrock platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
1T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
3.492 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
7U.SPRUspura subordinate elevation, ridge, or rise projecting outward from a larger feature
6U.BSNUbasina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
4U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
3U.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
3U.TNGUtonguean elongate (tongue-like) extension of a flat sea floor into an adjacent higher feature
2U.EDGUshelf edgea line along which there is a marked increase of slope at the outer margin of a continental shelf or island shelf
25 Total for U

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