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Feature Statistic Uruguay

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
112A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
19A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
133 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
2,252H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
535H.STMIintermittent stream
31H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
23H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
21H.STMXsection of stream
20H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
18H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
16H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
13H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
13H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
8H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
7H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
5H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
5H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
4H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
3H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
2H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
2H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
2H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
1H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
1H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
1H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
1H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.RSVIintermittent reservoir
1H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.DCKBdocking basina part of a harbor where ships dock
2,987 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
372L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
36L.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
9L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
7L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
2L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
1L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
1L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
440 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
994P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
60P.PPLXsection of populated place
18P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1,077 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
4R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
4 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
237S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
215S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
209S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
196S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
142S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
118S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
107S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
45S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
34S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
25S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
22S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
21S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
20S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
16S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
13S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
13S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
11S.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.
11S.TOLLtoll gate/barrierhighway toll collection station
9S.AIRQabandoned airfield
8S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
8S.RSTPQabandoned railroad stop
8S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
8S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
5S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
5S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
5S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
4S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
3S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
3S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
3S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
3S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
3S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
3S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
3S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
3S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
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.THTRtheatera building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
2S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
2S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
2S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
2S.DCKDdry docka dock providing support for a vessel, and means for removing the water so that the bottom of the vessel can be exposed
2S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
2S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
2S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
1S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
1S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
1S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
1S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
1S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
1S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
1S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
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.MOLEmolea massive structure of masonry or large stones serving as a pier or breakwater
1S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
1S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
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.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
1S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
1S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
1S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
1S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1,580 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
749T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
382T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
299T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
159T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
104T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
55T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
46T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
20T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
14T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
13T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
13T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
8T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
7T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
6T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
6T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
4T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
2T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
1T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
1T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
1,890 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
1V.VINvineyarda planting of grapevines
1 Total for V

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