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Feature Statistic Marshall Islands

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
33A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
14A.LTERleased areaa tract of land leased to another country, usually for military installations
1A.PCLFfreely associated state
48 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
101H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
31H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
23H.RFCcoral reef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of coral
18H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
8H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
3H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
2H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
1H.OCNoceanone of the major divisions of the vast expanse of salt water covering part of the earth
1H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
1H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
1H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
190 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
19L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
9L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
2L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
30 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
86P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
23P.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.PPLGseat of government of a political entity
1P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
113 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
43S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
24S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
23S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
19S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
15S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
8S.CTRAatomic centera facility where atomic research is carried out
8S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
8S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
6S.WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
6S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
4S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
3S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
3S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
3S.DIPdiplomatic facilityoffice, residence, or facility of a foreign government, which may include an embassy, consulate, chancery, office of charge d'affaires, or other diplomatic, economic, military, or cultural mission
3S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
3S.STNSsatellite stationa facility for tracking and communicating with orbiting satellites
2S.AIRQabandoned airfield
2S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
2S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
2S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
2S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
2S.DPOFfuel depotan area where fuel is stored
2S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
2S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
1S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
1S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
1S.OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
1S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
1S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
1S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
1S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
1S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
1S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
1S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
1S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
1S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
1S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
1S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
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.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
216 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
457T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
154T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
29T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
14T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
12T.ISLXsection of island
5T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
3T.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
2T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
677 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
33U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
5U.TMTUtablemount (or guyot)a seamount having a comparatively smooth, flat top
1U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
1U.SMSUseamountselevations rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
41 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
1V.GRVCcoconut grovea planting of coconut trees
1 Total for V

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