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Feature Statistic New Caledonia

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
33A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
8A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
3A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLDdependent political entity
45 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
893H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
237H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
173H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
103H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
48H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
27H.STMIintermittent stream
20H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
16H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
10H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
9H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
8H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
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
5H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
5H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
2H.STMXsection of stream
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.BAYSbayscoastal indentations between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
1H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
1H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
1H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
1H.PNDIintermittent pond
1H.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
1H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.RFXsection of reef
1H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
1H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
1H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
1H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
1,577 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
382L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
89L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
6L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
4L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
4L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
2L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
1L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
1L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
1L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
491 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
669P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
49P.PPLXsection of populated place
19P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
3P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLQabandoned populated place
745 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
29S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
26S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
14S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
8S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
7S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
6S.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
4S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
4S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
4S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
4S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
3S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
3S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
2S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
2S.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
2S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
2S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
2S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
2S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
2S.CMPMNmining campa camp used by miners
2S.AIRQabandoned airfield
2S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
2S.MOLEmolea massive structure of masonry or large stones serving as a pier or breakwater
2S.MNQabandoned mine
1S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
1S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
1S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
1S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
1S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
1S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
1S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
1S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
1S.MNCRchrome mine(s)a mine where chrome ore is extracted
1S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
1S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
1S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
152 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
451T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
422T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
375T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
342T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
156T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
152T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
116T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
54T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
33T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
26T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
26T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
24T.SINKsinkholea small crater-shape depression in a karst area
21T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
20T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
17T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
14T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
13T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
13T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
8T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
6T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
6T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
5T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
2T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
2T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
1T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
1T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
2,308 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
2U.PLTUplateaua comparatively flat-topped feature of considerable extent, dropping off abruptly on one or more sides
1U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
1U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1U.SHFUshelfa zone adjacent to a continent (or around an island) that extends from the low water line to a depth at which there is usually a marked increase of slope towards oceanic depths
1U.TRGUtrougha long depression of the sea floor characteristically flat bottomed and steep sided, and normally shallower than a trench
6 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
11V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
11 Total for V

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