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Feature Statistic Papua New Guinea

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
87A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
42A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
22A.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
3A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
159 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
3,141H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
488H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
341H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
138H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
114H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
82H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
66H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
57H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
55H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
46H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
28H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
24H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
22H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
15H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
14H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
14H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
9H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
8H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
7H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
7H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
6H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
5H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
4H.STMXsection of stream
3H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
3H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
3H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
3H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
3H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
2H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
2H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
2H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
1H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
1H.LKIintermittent lake
1H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
4,718 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
16L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
5L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
4L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
2L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
2L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
2L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
1L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
1L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
1L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
34 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
11,425P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
73P.PPLQabandoned populated place
71P.PPLXsection of populated place
23P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
20P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
4P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
2P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
2P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
1P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
11,622 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
9R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
5R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
2R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
1R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
17 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
458S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
303S.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
301S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
65S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
47S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
27S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
22S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
14S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
13S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
11S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
10S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
8S.ESTXsection of estate
8S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
8S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
6S.PSTPpatrol posta post from which patrols are sent out
5S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
5S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
4S.HSPLleprosariuman asylum or hospital for lepers
4S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
4S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
4S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
4S.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.
4S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
3S.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
3S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
3S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
3S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
3S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
2S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
2S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
2S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
2S.CMPQabandoned camp
2S.AIRQabandoned airfield
2S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
2S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
2S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
1S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
1S.MNAUgold mine(s)a mine where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
1S.MNQabandoned mine
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1S.STNEexperiment stationa facility for carrying out experiments
1S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
1S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
1S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
1S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
1S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
1S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
1S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
1S.ESTRrubber plantationan estate which specializes in growing and tapping rubber trees
1S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
1S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
1,387 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1,407T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
903T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
682T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
165T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
164T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
120T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
97T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
59T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
43T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
35T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
23T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
18T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
17T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
17T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
13T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
11T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
11T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
11T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
11T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
10T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
10T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
9T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
9T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
6T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
6T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
5T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
4T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
4T.DVDdividea line separating adjacent drainage basins
4T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
4T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
2T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
2T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
1T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
1T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
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.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
1T.ISLXsection of island
3,888 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
5U.CNYUcanyona relatively narrow, deep depression with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope
5U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
4U.BSNUbasina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
2U.TRNUtrencha long, narrow, characteristically very deep and asymmetrical depression of the sea floor, with relatively steep sides
1U.RFSUreefssurface-navigation hazards composed of consolidated material
1U.TNGUtonguean elongate (tongue-like) extension of a flat sea floor into an adjacent higher feature
1U.VALUvalleya relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradient
1U.SHLUshoala surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
1U.DEPUdeepa localized deep area within the confines of a larger feature, such as a trough, basin or trench
1U.PLTUplateaua comparatively flat-topped feature of considerable extent, dropping off abruptly on one or more sides
1U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
23 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
3V.GROVEgrovea small wooded area or collection of trees growing closely together, occurring naturally or deliberately planted
1V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
1V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
5 Total for V

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