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Feature Statistic Ireland

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
68A.PRSHparishan ecclesiastical district
31A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
7A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
4A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.ADM5fifth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a fourth-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
112 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1,617H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
918H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
279H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
74H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
61H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
41H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
41H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
41H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
18H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
16H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
15H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
15H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
14H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
12H.BOGbog(s)a wetland characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
12H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
11H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
10H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
10H.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
9H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
8H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
7H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
7H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
5H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
3H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
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.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
2H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
2H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
1H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
1H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
1H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
1H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
1H.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.MOORmoor(s)an area of open ground overlaid with wet peaty soils
1H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
1H.FJDfjorda long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arm of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coasts
1H.PNDNsalt ponda small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
1H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
3,266 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
3,380L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
61L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
16L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
15L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
12L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
4L.CMNcommona park or pasture for community use
4L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
3L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
3L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
2L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
1L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
1L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
1L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.RNGAartillery rangea tract of land used for artillery firing practice
1L.RGNLlake regiona tract of land distinguished by numerous lakes
3,505 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
8,058P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
3,869P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
162P.PPLXsection of populated place
25P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
7P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
4P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
1P.PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
12,129 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
74R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
11R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
8R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
5R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
2R.PRMNpromenadea place for public walking, usually along a beach front
2R.RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
2R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
1R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
1R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
106 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
2,095S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
1,516S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
1,443S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
291S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
263S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
169S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
163S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
122S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
85S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
69S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
35S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
31S.RDINintersectiona junction of two or more highways by a system of separate levels that permit traffic to pass from one to another without the crossing of traffic streams
27S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
26S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
25S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
23S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
23S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
21S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
19S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
18S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
13S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
13S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
12S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
11S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
10S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
9S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
8S.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.
8S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
8S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
8S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
7S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
7S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
7S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
5S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
5S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
5S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
5S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
5S.THTRtheatera building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
5S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
4S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
4S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
4S.GRVEgravea burial site
4S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
4S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
4S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
3S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
3S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
3S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
3S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
3S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
3S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
3S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
3S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
2S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
2S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
2S.MFGBbreweryone or more buildings where beer is brewed
2S.DCKYdockyarda facility for servicing, building, or repairing ships
2S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
2S.AIRQabandoned airfield
2S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
2S.STBLstablea building for the shelter and feeding of farm animals, especially horses
2S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
1S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
1S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
1S.HSPDdispensarya building where medical or dental aid is dispensed
1S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
1S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
1S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
1S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
1S.PPQabandoned police post
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.SCHLlanguage schoolLanguage Schools & Institutions
1S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
1S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
1S.AQCaquaculture facilityfacility or area for the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, especially fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater agriculture
1S.CMPLlogging campa camp used by loggers
1S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
1S.UNIPuniversity prep schoolUniversity Preparation Schools & Institutions
1S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
1S.WEIRweir(s)a small dam in a stream, designed to raise the water level or to divert stream flow through a desired channel
1S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
1S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
1S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
6,708 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
770T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
701T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
623T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
463T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
211T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
164T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
56T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
51T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
46T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
43T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
40T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
34T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
31T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
26T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
20T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
14T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
13T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
12T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
10T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
9T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
9T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
8T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
7T.BARbara shallow ridge or mound of coarse unconsolidated material in a stream channel, at the mouth of a stream, estuary, or lagoon and in the wave-break zone along coasts
4T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
4T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
3T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
3T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
3T.ISLXsection of island
2T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
2T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
2T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
1T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
1T.FSRfissurea crack associated with volcanism
1T.PLDRpolderan area reclaimed from the sea by diking and draining
1T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
1T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
3,389 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
115V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
2V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
1V.GROVEgrovea small wooded area or collection of trees growing closely together, occurring naturally or deliberately planted
118 Total for V

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