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Feature Statistic Cuba

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
167A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
16A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
2A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
1A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
187 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1,218H.STMIintermittent stream
1,055H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
405H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
273H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
199H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
194H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
191H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
147H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
115H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
104H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
82H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
71H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
68H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
67H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
60H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
56H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
53H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
42H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
31H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
31H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
24H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
23H.PNDIintermittent pond
16H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
11H.LKIintermittent lake
9H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
8H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
8H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
7H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
7H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
7H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
5H.RSVIintermittent reservoir
5H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
5H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
4H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
3H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
2H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
2H.STMXsection of stream
2H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
2H.STMQabandoned watercoursea former stream or distributary no longer carrying flowing water, but still evident due to lakes, wetland, topographic or vegetation patterns
2H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
1H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
1H.DTCHMditch mouth(s)an area where a drainage ditch enters a lagoon, lake or bay
1H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
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.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
1H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
1H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
1H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
4,623 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
19,136L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
30L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
10L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
7L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
6L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
3L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
2L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
1L.RESHhunting reservea tract of land used primarily for hunting
19,196 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
6,704P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
6,566P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
302P.PPLXsection of populated place
117P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
18P.PPLQabandoned populated place
15P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
13,725 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
18R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
12R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
1R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
31 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
581S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
558S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
433S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
244S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
219S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
192S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
157S.MLSGsugar milla facility where sugar cane is processed into raw sugar
136S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
132S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
87S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
52S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
30S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
21S.MLSGQformer sugar milla sugar mill no longer used as a sugar mill
19S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
16S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
16S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
13S.AIRQabandoned airfield
12S.FRMQabandoned farm
12S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
11S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
9S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
8S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
7S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
5S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
4S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
3S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
3S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
3S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
3S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
3S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
2S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
2S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
2S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
2S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
2S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
2S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
2S.STBLstablea building for the shelter and feeding of farm animals, especially horses
1S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
1S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
1S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
1S.AQCaquaculture facilityfacility or area for the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, especially fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater agriculture
1S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
1S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
1S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
1S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
1S.RSTPQabandoned railroad stop
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
1S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
1S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
1S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
1S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
1S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1S.THTRtheatera building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
1S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
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.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
3,024 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1,218T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
842T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
505T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
237T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
191T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
171T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
123T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
82T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
62T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
51T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
43T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
29T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
20T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
18T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
17T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
10T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
8T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
7T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
3T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
3T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
2T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
2T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
2T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
2T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
1T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
1T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
1T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
1T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
1T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
3,653 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.BSNUbasina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
1U.SHSUshoalshazards to surface navigation composed of unconsolidated material
2 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
26V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
1V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
1V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
28 Total for V

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