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Feature Statistic Belgium

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
581A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
43A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
13A.ADM4Hhistorical fourth-order administrative divisiona former fourth-order administrative division
11A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
3A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.ADM5fifth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a fourth-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
655 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1.351H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
128H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
90H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
69H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
61H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
30H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
22H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
19H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
11H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
9H.CNLNnavigation canal(s)a watercourse constructed for navigation of vessels
6H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
4H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
3H.DCKBdocking basina part of a harbor where ships dock
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.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
3H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
2H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
2H.MOORmoor(s)an area of open ground overlaid with wet peaty soils
2H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
1H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
1H.STMXsection of stream
1H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
1H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
1.823 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
33L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
17L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
16L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
15L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
10L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
6L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
3L.RGNEeconomic regiona region of a country established for economic development or for statistical purposes
3L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
3L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
1L.RGNLlake regiona tract of land distinguished by numerous lakes
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
1L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
1L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
110 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
12.416P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
175P.PPLXsection of populated place
21P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
17P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
10P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
6P.PPLA5seat of a fifth-order administrative division
5P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
5P.PPLQabandoned populated place
2P.PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
1P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
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
1P.PPLGseat of government of a political entity
1P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
12.663 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
30R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
6R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
4R.RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
1R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
1R.PRMNpromenadea place for public walking, usually along a beach front
1R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
1R.TNLRDroad tunnela tunnel through which a road passes
50 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
1.239S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
981S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
274S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
211S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
73S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
56S.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.
55S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
43S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
26S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
25S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
24S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
24S.DIKEdikean earth or stone embankment usually constructed for flood or stream control
22S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
21S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
20S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
18S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
12S.MLWNDwindmilla mill or water pump powered by wind
11S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
10S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
9S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
7S.HLThalting placea place where caravans stop for rest
7S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
7S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
7S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
6S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
6S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
6S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
5S.LOCKlock(s)a basin in a waterway with gates at each end by means of which vessels are passed from one water level to another
5S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
5S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
5S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
5S.MFGBbreweryone or more buildings where beer is brewed
5S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
5S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
5S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
5S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
4S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
4S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
4S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
4S.MLWTRwater milla mill powered by running water
3S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
3S.MTROmetro stationmetro station (Underground, Tube, or Metro)
3S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
3S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
3S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
3S.THTRtheatera building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
3S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
3S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
2S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
2S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
2S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
2S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
2S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
2S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
2S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
2S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
2S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
1S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
1S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
1S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
1S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
1S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
1S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
1S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
1S.CSNOcasinoa building used for entertainment, especially gambling
1S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
1S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
1S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
1S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
1S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
1S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
1S.STNCcoast guard stationa facility from which the coast is guarded by armed vessels
1S.STNEexperiment stationa facility for carrying out experiments
1S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1S.FRMSfarmstracts of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
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.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
3.330 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
81T.PLDRpolderan area reclaimed from the sea by diking and draining
77T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
8T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
5T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
4T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
3T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
2T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
2T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
2T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
1T.SINKsinkholea small crater-shape depression in a karst area
187 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
1.421V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
38V.HTHheathan upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
1V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
1V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
1.461 Total for V

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