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Feature Statistic Taiwan

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
7,851A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
368A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
29A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
22A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
5A.ADMDHhistorical administrative division a former administrative division of a political entity, undifferentiated as to administrative level
4A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
4A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
1A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
8,285 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1,429H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
213H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
201H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
129H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
118H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
114H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
43H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
29H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
25H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
24H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
23H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
19H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
17H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
13H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
13H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
12H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
10H.STMXsection of stream
10H.PNDSFfishpondsponds or enclosures in which fish are kept or raised
8H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
7H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
6H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
5H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
5H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
4H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
4H.CNLSBunderground irrigation canal(s)a gently inclined underground tunnel bringing water for irrigation from aquifers
4H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
3H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
2H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
2H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
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.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
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
2,497 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
191L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
103L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
96L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
78L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
18L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
17L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
12L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
3L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
2L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
1L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
1L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
1L.MVAmaneuver areaa tract of land where military field exercises are carried out
1L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
1L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
1L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.RNGAartillery rangea tract of land used for artillery firing practice
529 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
15,636P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
421P.PPLXsection of populated place
22P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
3P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
2P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
16,089 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
140R.TNLRRrailroad tunnela tunnel through which a railroad passes
134R.TNLRDroad tunnela tunnel through which a road passes
78R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
29R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
18R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
13R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
4R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
2R.RRQabandoned railroad
2R.RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
1R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
422 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
5,819S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
2,637S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
1,484S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
917S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
495S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
369S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
342S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
280S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
203S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
144S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
69S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
56S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
54S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
50S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
49S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
46S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
43S.MNCcoal mine(s)a mine where coal is extracted
34S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
33S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
33S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
33S.STNIinspection stationa station at which vehicles, goods, and people are inspected
30S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
27S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
25S.MFGSGsugar refinerya facility for converting raw sugar into refined sugar
25S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
24S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
24S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
22S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
21S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
20S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
19S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
17S.PGDApagodaa tower-like storied structure, usually a Buddhist shrine
15S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
15S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
15S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
14S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
13S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
12S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
11S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
10S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
9S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
8S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
8S.OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
7S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
7S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
7S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
7S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
6S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
6S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
6S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
6S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
5S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
5S.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
5S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
4S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
3S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
3S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
3S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
3S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
3S.AIRQabandoned airfield
3S.PRKHQpark headquartersa park administrative facility
3S.DCKYdockyarda facility for servicing, building, or repairing ships
2S.CMPLlogging campa camp used by loggers
2S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
2S.DIKEdikean earth or stone embankment usually constructed for flood or stream control
2S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
2S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
2S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
2S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
2S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
2S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
2S.SLCEsluicea conduit or passage for carrying off surplus water from a waterbody, usually regulated by means of a sluice gate
1S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
1S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
1S.MFGBbreweryone or more buildings where beer is brewed
1S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
1S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
1S.ESTXsection of estate
1S.MNAUgold mine(s)a mine where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
1S.SNTRsanatoriuma facility where victims of physical or mental disorders are treated
1S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
1S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
1S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
1S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
1S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
1S.MNQabandoned mine
1S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
1S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
1S.MNCUcopper mine(s)a mine where copper ore is extracted
1S.PRNJreformatorya facility for confining, training, and reforming young law offenders
1S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
13,709 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1,853T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
695T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
420T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
268T.LEVleveea natural low embankment bordering a distributary or meandering stream; often built up artificially to control floods
179T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
141T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
126T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
122T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
62T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
25T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
20T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
19T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
17T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
14T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
13T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
12T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
8T.PLDRpolderan area reclaimed from the sea by diking and draining
6T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
5T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
5T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
4T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
4T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
4T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
3T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
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.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
4,028 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.SLPUslopethe slope seaward from the shelf edge to the beginning of a continental rise or the point where there is a general reduction in slope
1 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
3V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
2V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
1V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
6 Total for V

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