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Feature Statistic Greenland

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
15A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
5A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
3A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
1A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
1A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.PCLDdependent political entity
26 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
399H.FJDfjorda long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arm of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coasts
394H.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
324H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
246H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
236H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
210H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
136H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
52H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
50H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
41H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
37H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
29H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
17H.CAPGicecapa dome-shaped mass of glacial ice covering an area of mountain summits or other high lands; smaller than an ice sheet
7H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
7H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
5H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
3H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
3H.SEAseaa large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
3H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
2H.STMIintermittent stream
2H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
1H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
1H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
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
1H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
1H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
2.209 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
114L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
44L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
22L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
20L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
15L.SNOWsnowfieldan area of permanent snow and ice forming the accumulation area of a glacier
1L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
216 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
203P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
44P.PPLQabandoned populated place
4P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
1P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
254 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
1R.PTGEportagea place where boats, goods, etc., are carried overland between navigable waters
1 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
67S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
49S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
39S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
15S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
12S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
9S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
9S.HUThuta small primitive house
8S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
5S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
5S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
5S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
5S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
4S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
3S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
3S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
2S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
2S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.CMPQabandoned camp
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
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.MNQabandoned mine
248 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1.237T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
930T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
525T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
466T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
281T.NTKnunataka rock or mountain peak protruding through glacial ice
215T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
176T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
136T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
131T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
73T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
72T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
51T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
36T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
33T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
30T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
25T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
25T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
24T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
23T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
20T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
15T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
13T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
12T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
9T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
6T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
3T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
1T.CFTcleft(s)a deep narrow slot, notch, or groove in a coastal cliff
1T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
1T.NTKSnunataksrocks or mountain peaks protruding through glacial ice
1T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
4.572 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
1V.HTHheathan upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
1 Total for V

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