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Feature Statistic Vanuatu

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
6A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
2A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
9 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
304H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
268H.STMIintermittent stream
111H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
106H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
35H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
34H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
25H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
24H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
23H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
14H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
13H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
7H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
6H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
4H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
4H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
4H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
3H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
3H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
2H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
2H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
2H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
1H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
995 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
194L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
6L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
200 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
1.298P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
16P.PPLQabandoned populated place
7P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
5P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2P.PPLXsection of populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1.329 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
45S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
28S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
28S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
10S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
8S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
6S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
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
4S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
3S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
3S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
3S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
1S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
1S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
1S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
1S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
1S.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.
1S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
1S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
1S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
1S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
1S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
157 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
436T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
260T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
144T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
140T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
74T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
47T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
46T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
24T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
14T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
10T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
10T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
10T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
8T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
6T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
5T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
4T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
3T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
2T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
2T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
2T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
1T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
1T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
1T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
1T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
1.254 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
3U.TRNUtrencha long, narrow, characteristically very deep and asymmetrical depression of the sea floor, with relatively steep sides
1U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
1U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
5 Total for U
3.949

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