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Feature Statistic Palau

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
16A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
1A.PCLFfreely associated state
18 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
47H.RFCcoral reef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of coral
40H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
18H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
12H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
12H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
11H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
9H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
6H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
5H.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.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
4H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
3H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
3H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
3H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
2H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
2H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
2H.SEAseaa large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
2H.OCNoceanone of the major divisions of the vast expanse of salt water covering part of the earth
1H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
1H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
188 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
34L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
25L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
5L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
2L.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.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
1L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
70 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
59P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
16P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
7P.PPLXsection of populated place
2P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
86 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
7R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
3R.RRQabandoned railroad
2R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
1R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
13 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
37S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
26S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
18S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
11S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
10S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
8S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
6S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
5S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
5S.AIRQabandoned airfield
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.MNQabandoned mine
4S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
3S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
3S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
3S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
3S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
3S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
3S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
3S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
3S.WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
2S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
2S.STNCcoast guard stationa facility from which the coast is guarded by armed vessels
2S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
2S.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
2S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
2S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
2S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
1S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
1S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
1S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
1S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
1S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
1S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
1S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
1S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
1S.MFGQabandoned factory
195 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
70T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
57T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
52T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
19T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
12T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
8T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
8T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
5T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
4T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
4T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
2T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
1T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
1T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
1T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
245 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
9U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
2U.TRNUtrencha long, narrow, characteristically very deep and asymmetrical depression of the sea floor, with relatively steep sides
1U.TMTUtablemount (or guyot)a seamount having a comparatively smooth, flat top
12 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
2V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
2V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
4 Total for V

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