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Feature Statistic Saint Helena

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
3A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLDdependent political entity
4 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
39H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
15H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
11H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
4H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
4H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
3H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
3H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
3H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
2H.MOORmoor(s)an area of open ground overlaid with wet peaty soils
1H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
1H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
1H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
89 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
12L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
4L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
1L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
1L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
18 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
10P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
2P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
13 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
38S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
35S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
26S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
15S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
3S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
2S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
2S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
2S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
2S.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.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1S.RKRYrookerya breeding place of a colony of birds or seals
1S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
1S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
130 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
86T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
55T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
49T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
41T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
33T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
27T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
20T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
18T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
17T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
12T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
9T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
7T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
5T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
4T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
3T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
2T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
2T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
1T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
1T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
1T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
1T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
396 Total for T

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