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Feature Statistic Malaysia

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
232A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
144A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
48A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
16A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
4A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
445 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
24,210H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
1,477H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
785H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
670H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
586H.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
584H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
367H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
297H.STMIintermittent stream
254H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
213H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
200H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
113H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
110H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
99H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
96H.RCHreacha straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
90H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
88H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
84H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
48H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
41H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
26H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
21H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
19H.STMXsection of stream
18H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
15H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
15H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
15H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
14H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
13H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
11H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
10H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
7H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
5H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
4H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
3H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
3H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
3H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
2H.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
2H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
2H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
1H.LKOoxbow lakea crescent-shaped lake commonly found adjacent to meandering streams
1H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
1H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.HBRXsection of harbor
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
30,627 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
974L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
799L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
428L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
205L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
120L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
98L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
61L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
42L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
28L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
23L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
20L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
12L.RESAagricultural reservea tract of land reserved for agricultural reclamation and/or development
10L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
10L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
10L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
8L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
6L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
5L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
4L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
1L.CMNcommona park or pasture for community use
1L.CNSconcession areaa lease of land by a government for economic development, e.g., mining, forestry
1L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
2,867 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
20,056P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
96P.PPLXsection of populated place
35P.PPLQabandoned populated place
13P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
10P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
7P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
6P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
3P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
3P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
2P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
1P.PPLGseat of government of a political entity
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
20,233 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
30R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
21R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
5R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
1R.RDBroad benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a road
1R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
1R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
59 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
3,213S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
1,568S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
630S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
143S.ESTXsection of estate
118S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
89S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
87S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
86S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
60S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
59S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
47S.ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
47S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
34S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
29S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
29S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
27S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
27S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
24S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
21S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
19S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
17S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
17S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
16S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
14S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
14S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
14S.WHRFwharf(-ves)a structure of open rather than solid construction along a shore or a bank which provides berthing for ships and cargo-handling facilities
13S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
13S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
13S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
12S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
11S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
11S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
11S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
9S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
9S.ESTRrubber plantationan estate which specializes in growing and tapping rubber trees
8S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
8S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
7S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
7S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
6S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
6S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
6S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
4S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
4S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
4S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
3S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
3S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
3S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
3S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
3S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
3S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
3S.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
3S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
3S.ZNFfree trade zonean area, usually a section of a port, where goods may be received and shipped free of customs duty and of most customs regulations
3S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
3S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
3S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
2S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
2S.GRVEgravea burial site
2S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
2S.BPboundary markera fixture marking a point along a boundary
2S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
2S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
2S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
2S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
2S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
2S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
2S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
2S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
1S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
1S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
1S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
1S.BLDAapartment buildinga building containing several individual apartments
1S.ESTOoil palm plantationan estate specializing in the cultivation of oil palm trees
1S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
1S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
1S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
1S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
1S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
1S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
1S.FRMSfarmstracts of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
1S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
1S.DCKYdockyarda facility for servicing, building, or repairing ships
1S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
1S.STNCcoast guard stationa facility from which the coast is guarded by armed vessels
1S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1S.MNAUgold mine(s)a mine where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
1S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
1S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
1S.OBSRradio observatorya facility equipped with an array of antennae for receiving radio waves from space
1S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
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.PRKHQpark headquartersa park administrative facility
1S.WALLwalla thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structure
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
6,702 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
3,371T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1,627T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
1,141T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
948T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
213T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
128T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
106T.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
82T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
51T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
44T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
39T.RDGBbeach ridgea ridge of sand just inland and parallel to the beach, usually in series
37T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
25T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
24T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
19T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
10T.ISLXsection of island
10T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
8T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
6T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
5T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
4T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
3T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
3T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
2T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
2T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
1T.ISLMmangrove islanda mangrove swamp surrounded by a waterbody
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
1T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
1T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
1T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
7,914 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
4U.SHLUshoala surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
2U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1U.BNKUbankan elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation
1U.MTUmountaina well-delineated subdivision of a large and complex positive feature
8 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
302V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
235V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
13V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
2V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
552 Total for V

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