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Feature Statistic Bulgaria

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
2,589A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
265A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
59A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
28A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
5A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
2,947 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1,352H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
525H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
60H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
35H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
26H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
24H.STMIintermittent stream
18H.STMXsection of stream
15H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
12H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
10H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
9H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
8H.STMSBlost rivera surface stream that disappears into an underground channel, or dries up in an arid area
8H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
6H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
5H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
3H.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
3H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
3H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
2H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
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.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1H.LKNIintermittent salt lake
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.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
1H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
1H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
2,133 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
457L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
121L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
22L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
7L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
6L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
6L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
4L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
3L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
3L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
3L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
2L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
2L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
2L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
1L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
1L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
1L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
1L.COLFcoalfielda region in which coal deposits of possible economic value occur
642 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
5,844P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
1,088P.PPLXsection of populated place
87P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
72P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
70P.PPLQabandoned populated place
26P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
11P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
8P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
1P.PPLCHhistorical capital of a political entitya former capital of a political entity
1P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
7,209 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
2R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
2R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
5 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
1,139S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
145S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
59S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
58S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
44S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
23S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
21S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
19S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
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
10S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
8S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
8S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
8S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
8S.AIRQabandoned airfield
8S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
8S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
7S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
7S.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.
6S.HUThuta small primitive house
6S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
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.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
5S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
5S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
5S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
4S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
4S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
4S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
4S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
4S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
4S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
4S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
3S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
3S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
3S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
3S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
3S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
3S.THTRtheatera building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
2S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
2S.TWOtemp work officeTemporary Work Offices
2S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
2S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
2S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
2S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
2S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
2S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
1S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
1S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
1S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
1S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
1S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
1S.MLWTRwater milla mill powered by running water
1S.MNCcoal mine(s)a mine where coal is extracted
1S.MNQabandoned mine
1S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
1S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
1S.MTROmetro stationmetro station (Underground, Tube, or Metro)
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
1S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
1S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
1,714 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
925T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
899T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
805T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
222T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
156T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
141T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
106T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
51T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
45T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
39T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
26T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
16T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
15T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
13T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
11T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
10T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
9T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
8T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
7T.KRSTkarst areaa distinctive landscape developed on soluble rock such as limestone characterized by sinkholes, caves, disappearing streams, and underground drainage
4T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
3T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
3T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
2T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
2T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
2T.SINKsinkholea small crater-shape depression in a karst area
1T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
1T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
1T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
1T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
1T.CRQcirquea bowl-like hollow partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
3,525 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
15V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
12V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
2V.VINvineyarda planting of grapevines
1V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
1V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
31 Total for V

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