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Feature Statistic Falkland Islands

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
1A.PCLDdependent political entity
1 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
91H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
77H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
60H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
29H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
17H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
16H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
13H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
10H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
10H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
9H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
8H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
7H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
5H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
5H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
4H.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.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
1H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
1H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
365 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
11L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
3L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
14 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
55P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
56 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
6S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
3S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
2S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
2S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
1S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
1S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
18 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
196T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
178T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
91T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
41T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
39T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
31T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
24T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
16T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
15T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
9T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
7T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
7T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
6T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
5T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
3T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
3T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
672 Total for T

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