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Feature Statistic Vanuatu

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
6A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
2A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
9 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
304H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
268H.STMIintermittent stream
109H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
104H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
35H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
34H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
25H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
24H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
21H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
14H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
13H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
6H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
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
4H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
4H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
3H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
3H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
2H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
2H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
2H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
1H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
983 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
195L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
6L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
1L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
202 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
1.249P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
16P.PPLQabandoned 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.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1.272 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
45S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
28S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
27S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
6S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
5S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
4S.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
2S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
1S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
1S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
1S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
1S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
1S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
125 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
420T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
258T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
142T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
133T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
74T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
47T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
46T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
24T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
14T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
10T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
10T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
10T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
7T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
7T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
3T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
3T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
3T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
2T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
2T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
2T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
1T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
1T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
1T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
1T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
1.224 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
3U.TRNUtrencha long, narrow, characteristically very deep and asymmetrical depression of the sea floor, with relatively steep sides
1U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
1U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
5 Total for U

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