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Feature Statistic Madagascar

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
17,464A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
1,577A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
119A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
23A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
9A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
1A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
19,194 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
2,415H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
356H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
150H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
143H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
107H.STMIintermittent stream
44H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
44H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
43H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
22H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
15H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
15H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
14H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
12H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
8H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
7H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
6H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
6H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
5H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
4H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
4H.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
4H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
3H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
3H.PNDSpondssmall standing waterbodies
3H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
2H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
2H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
2H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
2H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
2H.LKIintermittent lake
1H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
1H.WLLSwellscylindrical holes, pits, or tunnels drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface
1H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
1H.SEAseaa large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
3,447 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
801L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
25L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
17L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
14L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
12L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
10L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
7L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
3L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
1L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
891 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
24,069P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
61P.PPLXsection of populated place
21P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
11P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
9P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLQabandoned populated place
24,174 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
1R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
1 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
131S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
55S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
44S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
44S.AIRQabandoned airfield
41S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
35S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
13S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
7S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
6S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
6S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
6S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
4S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
4S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
3S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
3S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
2S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
2S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
2S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
2S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
1S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
1S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
1S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
1S.HMSDhomesteada residence, owner's or manager's, on a sheep or cattle station, woolshed, outcamp, or Aboriginal outstation, specific to Australia and New Zealand
1S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
1S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
1S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.PRKHQpark headquartersa park administrative facility
1S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
425 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1,071T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
800T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
211T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
206T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
56T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
52T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
51T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
39T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
16T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
16T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
15T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
14T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
13T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
12T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
10T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
9T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
8T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
5T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
5T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
4T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
4T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
3T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
2T.CRDRcorridora strip or area of land having significance as an access way
2T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
2T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
1T.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
1T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
1T.DVDdividea line separating adjacent drainage basins
1T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
2,632 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
2U.TRNUtrencha long, narrow, characteristically very deep and asymmetrical depression of the sea floor, with relatively steep sides
2 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
133V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
133 Total for V

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