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Feature Statistic French Guiana

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
22A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
14A.ADM3Hhistorical third-order administrative divisiona former third-order administrative division
2A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
1A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
1A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLDdependent political entity
41 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1,144H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
403H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
26H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
25H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
20H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
17H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
13H.STMXsection of stream
10H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
10H.STMIintermittent stream
6H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
6H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
6H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
5H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
5H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
4H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
4H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
2H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
2H.CNLQabandoned canal
2H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
1H.RSVIintermittent reservoir
1H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.LKOoxbow lakea crescent-shaped lake commonly found adjacent to meandering streams
1H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
1H.RCHreacha straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
1H.CUTFcutoffa channel formed as a result of a stream cutting through a meander neck
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
1H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
1,720 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
376L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
7L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
6L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
2L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
2L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
2L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
1L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
397 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
477P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
170P.PPLXsection of populated place
70P.PPLQabandoned populated place
10P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
6P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
736 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
19R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
14R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
9R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
42 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
99S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
19S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
12S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
11S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
11S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
7S.ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
7S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
5S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
5S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
4S.DIKEdikean earth or stone embankment usually constructed for flood or stream control
4S.AIRQabandoned airfield
4S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
3S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
3S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
3S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
3S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
2S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
2S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
2S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
2S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
2S.PRNQabandoned prison
2S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
2S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
1S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
1S.MNQabandoned mine
1S.CTRSspace centera facility for launching, tracking, or controlling satellites and space vehicles
1S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
1S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
1S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
1S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
1S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
1S.ARCHVarchivea place or institution where documents are preserved
1S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
1S.WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
1S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.HMSDhomesteada residence, owner's or manager's, on a sheep or cattle station, woolshed, outcamp, or Aboriginal outstation, specific to Australia and New Zealand
229 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
99T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
83T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
45T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
43T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
38T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
36T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
20T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
20T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
16T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
13T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
9T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
6T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
4T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
3T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
1T.PLDRpolderan area reclaimed from the sea by diking and draining
1T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
438 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
69V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
36V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
105 Total for V

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