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Feature Statistic Guinea-Bissau

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
39A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
9A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
49 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
791H.STMIintermittent stream
686H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
535H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
48H.PNDIintermittent pond
32H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
31H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
10H.LKIintermittent lake
10H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
8H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
6H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
5H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
2H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
2H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
2H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
1H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
2,171 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
20L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
7L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
6L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
34 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
3,869P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
415P.PPLQabandoned populated place
8P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
4,296 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
25S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
7S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
4S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
3S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
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.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
46 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
106T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
105T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
80T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
9T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
5T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
4T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
4T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
3T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
2T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
319 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
12V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
4V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
16 Total for V

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