GeoNames Home | Postal Codes | Download / Webservice | About 

Countries » Greece »

Feature Statistic Greece

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
325A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
125A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
54A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
42A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
14A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
5A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
2A.ADM3Hhistorical third-order administrative divisiona former third-order administrative division
1A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
1A.ADMDHhistorical administrative division a former administrative division of a political entity, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
570 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1,098H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
993H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
125H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
88H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
80H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
66H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
58H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
57H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
37H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
35H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
32H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
30H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
26H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
18H.STMIintermittent stream
15H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
11H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
11H.STMXsection of stream
10H.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.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
7H.SEAseaa large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
6H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
5H.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
5H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
4H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
4H.PNDSFfishpondsponds or enclosures in which fish are kept or raised
4H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
3H.LKIintermittent lake
3H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
3H.CNLNnavigation canal(s)a watercourse constructed for navigation of vessels
3H.HBRXsection of harbor
2H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
2H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
2H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
2H.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
2H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.DTCHDdrainage ditcha ditch which serves to drain the land
1H.LKSIintermittent lakes
1H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
1H.STMQabandoned watercoursea former stream or distributary no longer carrying flowing water, but still evident due to lakes, wetland, topographic or vegetation patterns
1H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
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.MFGNsalt evaporation pondsdiked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt
1H.RSVIintermittent reservoir
2,872 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
170L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
86L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
85L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
16L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
14L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
6L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
4L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
4L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
2L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
1L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
1L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
1L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
1L.RGNEeconomic regiona region of a country established for economic development or for statistical purposes
392 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
13,713P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
657P.PPLXsection of populated place
416P.PPLQabandoned populated place
254P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
125P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
97P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
93P.PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
40P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
13P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
10P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
9P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
4P.PPLCHhistorical capital of a political entitya former capital of a political entity
1P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
15,433 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
3R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
1R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.RDAancient roadthe remains of a road used by ancient cultures
5 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
7,989S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
1,163S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
349S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
323S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
208S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
95S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
79S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
69S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
55S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
39S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
33S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
32S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
28S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
21S.THTRtheatera building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
21S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
21S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
20S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
18S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
17S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
17S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
16S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
16S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
15S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
12S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
12S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
11S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
11S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
11S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
11S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
10S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
10S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
9S.FRMSfarmstracts of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
8S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
8S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
7S.WALLAancient wallthe remains of a linear defensive stone structure
7S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
7S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
7S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
6S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
6S.HLThalting placea place where caravans stop for rest
6S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
6S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
5S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
5S.AIRQabandoned airfield
4S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
4S.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.
4S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
3S.WHRFwharf(-ves)a structure of open rather than solid construction along a shore or a bank which provides berthing for ships and cargo-handling facilities
3S.DPOFfuel depotan area where fuel is stored
3S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
3S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
3S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
3S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
3S.MOLEmolea massive structure of masonry or large stones serving as a pier or breakwater
3S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
3S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
3S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
3S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
2S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
2S.HUThuta small primitive house
2S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
2S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
2S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
2S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
2S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
2S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
2S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
2S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
2S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
2S.RSTPQabandoned railroad stop
2S.BTYDboatyarda waterside facility for servicing, repairing, and building small vessels
2S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
2S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
2S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
2S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
2S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
1S.CSNOcasinoa building used for entertainment, especially gambling
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
1S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
1S.BDGQruined bridgea destroyed or decayed bridge which is no longer functional
1S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
1S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
1S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
1S.FRMQabandoned farm
1S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
1S.DCKYdockyarda facility for servicing, building, or repairing ships
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
1S.WALLwalla thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structure
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
1S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
1S.MLOolive oil milla mill where oil is extracted from olives
10,919 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1,089T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
1,036T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
991T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
817T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
561T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
493T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
351T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
296T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
121T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
113T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
86T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
66T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
48T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
40T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
40T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
30T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
26T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
19T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
18T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
16T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
11T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
7T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
5T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
4T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
4T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
4T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
3T.BCHSbeachesa shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
3T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
2T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
1T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
1T.PLNXsection of plain
1T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
1T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
1T.CRQcirquea bowl-like hollow partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
1T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
6,308 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
2 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
7V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
3V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
3V.GROVEgrovea small wooded area or collection of trees growing closely together, occurring naturally or deliberately planted
2V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
1V.HTHheathan upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
1V.VINvineyarda planting of grapevines
17 Total for V

Countries » Greece »
Administrative Division
Feature Statistic
Largest Cities
Highest Mountains
Other Country Names