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Feature Statistic Guyana

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
48A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
10A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
59 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
2,526H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
281H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
130H.STMIintermittent stream
89H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
47H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
40H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
35H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
12H.CUTFcutoffa channel formed as a result of a stream cutting through a meander neck
11H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
11H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
4H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
4H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
3H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
2H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
2H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
2H.RCHreacha straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
2H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
1H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
1H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
1H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
1H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
1H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
1H.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
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
1H.STMIXsection of intermittent stream
1H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
1H.STMXsection of stream
3,212 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
177L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
34L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
20L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
7L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
3L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
2L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
2L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
1L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
247 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
486P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
63P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
59P.PPLXsection of populated place
9P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
619 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
13R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
7R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
2R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
1R.PTGEportagea place where boats, goods, etc., are carried overland between navigable waters
1R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
24 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
943S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
86S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
82S.ESTSGsugar plantationan estate that specializes in growing sugar cane
57S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
56S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
30S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
11S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
11S.AIRQabandoned airfield
7S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
4S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
4S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
4S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
3S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
2S.SLCEsluicea conduit or passage for carrying off surplus water from a waterbody, usually regulated by means of a sluice gate
2S.MSSNmissiona place characterized by dwellings, school, church, hospital and other facilities operated by a religious group for the purpose of providing charitable services and to propagate religion
1S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
1S.LOCKlock(s)a basin in a waterway with gates at each end by means of which vessels are passed from one water level to another
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
1S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
1S.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.
1S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
1S.CMPMNmining campa camp used by miners
1S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
1,319 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
175T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
142T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
104T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
42T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
38T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
25T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
18T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
14T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
8T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
7T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
5T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
5T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
4T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
1T.PLDRpolderan area reclaimed from the sea by diking and draining
1T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
1T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
590 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
3V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
3 Total for V

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