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Feature Statistic Tonga

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
5A.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
8 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
100H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
16H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
7H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
6H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
5H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
5H.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.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
2H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
1H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
1H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
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.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
1H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
1H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
149 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
3L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
2L.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
6 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
137P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
4P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
143 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
2R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
2 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
28S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
13S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
7S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
6S.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.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
3S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
2S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
2S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
2S.WHRFwharf(-ves)a structure of open rather than solid construction along a shore or a bank which provides berthing for ships and cargo-handling facilities
1S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
1S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
1S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
73 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
210T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
34T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
24T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
18T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
11T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
9T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
4T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
4T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
2T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
2T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
1T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
1T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.BLHLblowhole(s)a hole in coastal rock through which sea water is forced by a rising tide or waves and spurted through an outlet into the air
1T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
322 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
3U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
2U.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.BSNUbasina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
1U.TRGUtrougha long depression of the sea floor characteristically flat bottomed and steep sided, and normally shallower than a trench
8 Total for U
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