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Feature Statistic Belize

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.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
9 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
369H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
39H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
36H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
35H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
25H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
24H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
20H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
11H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
10H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
10H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
8H.STMIintermittent stream
8H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
7H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
6H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
5H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
3H.WHRLwhirlpoola turbulent, rotating movement of water in a stream
3H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
2H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
1H.POOLpool(s)a small and comparatively still, deep part of a larger body of water such as a stream or harbor; or a small body of standing water
1H.PNDIintermittent pond
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.LKIintermittent lake
1H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
627 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
152L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
30L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
15L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
8L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
5L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
3L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
3L.RESAagricultural reservea tract of land reserved for agricultural reclamation and/or development
2L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
219 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
450P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
5P.PPLQabandoned populated place
5P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLXsection of populated place
1P.PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
1P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
1P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
467 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
1R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
1 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
199S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
100S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
84S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
70S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
45S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
28S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
19S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
14S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
12S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
9S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
7S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
5S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
5S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
4S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
4S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
3S.AIRQabandoned airfield
3S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
3S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
3S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
2S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
2S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
2S.MFGSGsugar refinerya facility for converting raw sugar into refined sugar
2S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
2S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
1S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
1S.CMPLlogging campa camp used by loggers
1S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
1S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
1S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
1S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
1S.THTRtheatera building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
636 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
180T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
52T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
39T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
30T.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
6T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
5T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
4T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
3T.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
3T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
3T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
3T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
2T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
2T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
2T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
2T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
2T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
1T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
1T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
1T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
1T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1T.SINKsinkholea small crater-shape depression in a karst area
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
351 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
2U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1U.HOLUholea small depression of the sea floor
3 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
1V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
1 Total for V

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