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Feature Statistic French Southern Territories

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
5A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
5A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
1A.PCLIXsection of independent political entity
1A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
12 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
108H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
81H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
67H.GLCRglacier(s)a mass of ice, usually at high latitudes or high elevations, with sufficient thickness to flow away from the source area in lobes, tongues, or masses
55H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
54H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
42H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
32H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
22H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
22H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
10H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
8H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
8H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
5H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
5H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
4H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
4H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
3H.FJDfjorda long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arm of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coasts
2H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
2H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
1H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
1H.PNDIintermittent pond
1H.DOMGicecap domea comparatively elevated area on an icecap
1H.CAPGicecapa dome-shaped mass of glacial ice covering an area of mountain summits or other high lands; smaller than an ice sheet
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.BOGbog(s)a wetland characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
1H.STMIintermittent stream
1H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
1H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
543 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
6L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
6L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
3L.SNOWsnowfieldan area of permanent snow and ice forming the accumulation area of a glacier
3L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
19 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
2 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
2R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
2 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
17S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
4S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
4S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
3S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
3S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
2S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
2S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
2S.CRRLcorral(s)a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing animals
2S.HUThuta small primitive house
2S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
2S.RKRYrookerya breeding place of a colony of birds or seals
1S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
1S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1S.WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
47 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
167T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
145T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
124T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
68T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
60T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
50T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
41T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
39T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
36T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
35T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
31T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
30T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
23T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
19T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
18T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
16T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
12T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
12T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
11T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
9T.NTKnunataka rock or mountain peak protruding through glacial ice
8T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
8T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
7T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
7T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
6T.CRQcirquea bowl-like hollow partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
5T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
5T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
4T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
3T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
2T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
2T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
2T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
2T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
2T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
1T.CLDAcalderaa depression measuring kilometers across formed by the collapse of a volcanic mountain
1T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
1T.FSRfissurea crack associated with volcanism
1T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
1T.BLHLblowhole(s)a hole in coastal rock through which sea water is forced by a rising tide or waves and spurted through an outlet into the air
1T.CFTcleft(s)a deep narrow slot, notch, or groove in a coastal cliff
1,016 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
2U.FURUfurrowa closed, linear, narrow, shallow depression
1U.PLTUplateaua comparatively flat-topped feature of considerable extent, dropping off abruptly on one or more sides
3 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
2V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
1V.HTHheathan upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
3 Total for V

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