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Feature Statistic Tuvalu

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
8A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
1A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
10 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
13H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
11H.RFCcoral reef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of coral
9H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
7H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
5H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
5H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
5H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
5H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
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.PNDSpondssmall standing waterbodies
1H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
1H.CHNNnavigation channela buoyed channel of sufficient depth for the safe navigation of vessels
64 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
6L.CMNcommona park or pasture for community use
2L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
9 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
13P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
7P.PPLXsection of populated place
5P.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.PPLQabandoned populated place
27 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
6R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
6 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
12S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
9S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
8S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
8S.AIRQabandoned airfield
6S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
5S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
5S.WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
3S.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.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
3S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
2S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
2S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
2S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
2S.CMPQabandoned camp
2S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
1S.STNSsatellite stationa facility for tracking and communicating with orbiting satellites
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
1S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
1S.SCHNmaritime schoola school at which maritime sciences form the core of the curriculum
1S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
1S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
1S.MNQabandoned mine
1S.DPOFfuel depotan area where fuel is stored
1S.DIPdiplomatic facilityoffice, residence, or facility of a foreign government, which may include an embassy, consulate, chancery, office of charge d'affaires, or other diplomatic, economic, military, or cultural mission
1S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
1S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
1S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
1S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
1S.UNIVuniversityAn institution for higher learning with teaching and research facilities constituting a graduate school and professional schools that award master's degrees and doctorates and an undergraduate division that awards bachelor's degrees.
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
1S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
1S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
1S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
1S.STNCcoast guard stationa facility from which the coast is guarded by armed vessels
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
99 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
44T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
39T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
6T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
5T.ISLXsection of island
3T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
2T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
1T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
100 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
3U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
2U.SMSUseamountselevations rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
1U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1U.TMTUtablemount (or guyot)a seamount having a comparatively smooth, flat top
7 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
14V.GRVCcoconut grovea planting of coconut trees
3V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
2V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
19 Total for V

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