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Feature Statistic Turks and Caicos Islands

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
1A.PCLDdependent political entity
1 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
36H.PNDNsalt ponda small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
33H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
20H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
17H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
15H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
14H.CUTFcutoffa channel formed as a result of a stream cutting through a meander neck
11H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
10H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
10H.WLLwella cylindrical hole, pit, or tunnel drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface
8H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
7H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
5H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
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
3H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
3H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
3H.MFGNsalt evaporation pondsdiked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt
2H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
2H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
2H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
2H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
2H.CNLQabandoned canal
1H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
1H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
1H.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.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.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
1H.WLLSwellscylindrical holes, pits, or tunnels drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface
216 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
4L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
1L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
1L.MILBmilitary basea place used by an army or other armed service for storing arms and supplies, and for accommodating and training troops, a base from which operations can be initiated
6 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
33P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
3P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
3P.PPLXsection of populated place
2P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
42 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
60S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
9S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
8S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
7S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
6S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
5S.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
3S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
2S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
1S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
102 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
88T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
51T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
43T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
23T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
15T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
9T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
7T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
3T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
2T.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
2T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
1T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
245 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.HOLUholea small depression of the sea floor
1 Total for U

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