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Feature Statistic Micronesia

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
78A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
4A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLFfreely associated state
83 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
134H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
91H.RFCcoral reef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of coral
39H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
35H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
33H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
22H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
13H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
11H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
9H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
7H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
5H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
5H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
4H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
3H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
3H.LGNSlagoonsshallow coastal waterbodies, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
2H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
2H.LGNXsection of lagoon
2H.SEAseaa large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
1H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
1H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
1H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
1H.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
1H.OCNoceanone of the major divisions of the vast expanse of salt water covering part of the earth
427 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
60L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
6L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
3L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
3L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
2L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
1L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
1L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
1L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
77 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
406P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
45P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
9P.PPLXsection of populated place
6P.PPLQabandoned populated place
4P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
471 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
20R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
1R.RRQabandoned railroad
21 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
157S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
104S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
71S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
33S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
29S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
22S.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
21S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
16S.AIRQabandoned airfield
15S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
12S.WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
12S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
10S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
10S.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
10S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
10S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
9S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
7S.CMPQabandoned camp
7S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
6S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
5S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
5S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
4S.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
4S.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.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
4S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
4S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
4S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
4S.SCHNmaritime schoola school at which maritime sciences form the core of the curriculum
4S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
4S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
3S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
3S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
3S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
3S.HSPDdispensarya building where medical or dental aid is dispensed
3S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
3S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
3S.OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
2S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
2S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
2S.MNQabandoned mine
2S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
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
2S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
2S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
2S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
2S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
2S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
2S.STNCcoast guard stationa facility from which the coast is guarded by armed vessels
2S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
2S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
1S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
1S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
1S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
1S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
1S.DCKYdockyarda facility for servicing, building, or repairing ships
1S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
1S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
1S.LNDFlandfilla place for trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land
1S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
1S.MFGPHphosphate worksa facility for producing fertilizer
1S.MFGQabandoned factory
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
1S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
1S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
1S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
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.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
674 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
300T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
147T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
136T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
51T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
35T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
14T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
7T.ISLXsection of island
6T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
6T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
5T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
4T.ISLFartificial islandan island created by landfill or diking and filling in a wetland, bay, or lagoon
3T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
2T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
2T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
2T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
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.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
1T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
1T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
1T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
1T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
726 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
45U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
16U.TMTUtablemount (or guyot)a seamount having a comparatively smooth, flat top
6U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
2U.RFSUreefssurface-navigation hazards composed of consolidated material
2U.PLTUplateaua comparatively flat-topped feature of considerable extent, dropping off abruptly on one or more sides
2U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
2U.RISUrisea broad elevation that rises gently, and generally smoothly, from the sea floor
2U.TRNUtrencha long, narrow, characteristically very deep and asymmetrical depression of the sea floor, with relatively steep sides
1U.KNLUknollan elevation rising generally more than 500 meters and less than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
1U.DEPUdeepa localized deep area within the confines of a larger feature, such as a trough, basin or trench
1U.TRGUtrougha long depression of the sea floor characteristically flat bottomed and steep sided, and normally shallower than a trench
1U.SHSUshoalshazards to surface navigation composed of unconsolidated material
81 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
22V.GRVCcoconut grovea planting of coconut trees
21V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
10V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
2V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
1V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
56 Total for V

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