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Feature Statistic Argentina

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
514A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
24A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
5A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
544 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
3.337H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
1.221H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
650H.STMIintermittent stream
518H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
346H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
308H.LKIintermittent lake
217H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
132H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
120H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
116H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
70H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
66H.WLLwella cylindrical hole, pit, or tunnel drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface
65H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
62H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
44H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
41H.PNDIintermittent pond
35H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
34H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
30H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
29H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
18H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
18H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
17H.GLCRglacier(s)a mass of ice, usually at high latitudes or high elevations, with sufficient thickness to flow away from the source area in lobes, tongues, or masses
16H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
15H.LKNIintermittent salt lake
14H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
13H.PNDNsalt ponda small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
12H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
9H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
8H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
6H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
6H.STMXsection of stream
4H.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.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
3H.LKXsection of lake
3H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
2H.CHNLlake channel(s)that part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
2H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
2H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
2H.POOLpool(s)a small and comparatively still, deep part of a larger body of water such as a stream or harbor; or a small body of standing water
2H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
1H.BOGbog(s)a wetland characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
1H.CHNNnavigation channela buoyed channel of sufficient depth for the safe navigation of vessels
1H.DTCHDdrainage ditcha ditch which serves to drain the land
1H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
1H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
1H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
1H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.STMSstreamsbodies of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
1H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
7.628 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
2.510L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
547L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
117L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
56L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
16L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
6L.NVBnaval basean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for troops and naval personnel, a port for naval vessels, and from which operations are initiated
6L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
6L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
4L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
3L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
3L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
2L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
2L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
2L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
2L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1L.SNOWsnowfieldan area of permanent snow and ice forming the accumulation area of a glacier
3.283 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
6.301P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
461P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
111P.PPLXsection of populated place
23P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
10P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
3P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
2P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLCHhistorical capital of a political entitya former capital of a political entity
1P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
6.915 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
24R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
22R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
7R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
6R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
2R.TNLRRrailroad tunnela tunnel through which a railroad passes
1R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
64 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
8.852S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
7.131S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1.537S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
524S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
469S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
464S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
414S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
254S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
169S.RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main track
151S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
133S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
81S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
65S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
60S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
59S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
52S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
47S.DARYdairya facility for the processing, sale and distribution of milk or milk products
23S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
21S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
21S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
16S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
15S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
14S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
12S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
11S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
10S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
10S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
10S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
9S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
9S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
9S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
9S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
7S.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.
7S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
7S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
6S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
6S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
6S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
5S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
5S.AIRQabandoned airfield
5S.HUThuta small primitive house
4S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
4S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
4S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
3S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
3S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
3S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
3S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
2S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
2S.AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
2S.CSNOcasinoa building used for entertainment, especially gambling
2S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
2S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
2S.PRKGTpark gatea controlled access to a park
2S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
2S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
2S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
1S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
1S.SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
1S.SNTRsanatoriuma facility where victims of physical or mental disorders are treated
1S.STBLstablea building for the shelter and feeding of farm animals, especially horses
1S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
1S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
1S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
1S.UNIPuniversity prep schoolUniversity Preparation Schools & Institutions
1S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
1S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
1S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
1S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
1S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
1S.DIKEdikean earth or stone embankment usually constructed for flood or stream control
1S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
1S.FRMSfarmstracts of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
1S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
1S.HSPLleprosariuman asylum or hospital for lepers
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.MNAUgold mine(s)a mine where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
1S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
1S.MSSNQabandoned mission
1S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
1S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
1S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
1S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
1S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.RSGNLrailroad signala signal at the entrance of a particular section of track governing the movement of trains
20.789 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
3.664T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
950T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
524T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
445T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
430T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
360T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
302T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
261T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
239T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
165T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
117T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
117T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
98T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
88T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
81T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
69T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
49T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
46T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
36T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
28T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
24T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
24T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
15T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
15T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
11T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
8T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
7T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
3T.ISLXsection of island
3T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
2T.BDLDbadlandsan area characterized by a maze of very closely spaced, deep, narrow, steep-sided ravines, and sharp crests and pinnacles
2T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
2T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
2T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
1T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
1T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
1T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
1T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
8.196 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.BDLUborderlanda region adjacent to a continent, normally occupied by or bordering a shelf, that is highly irregular with depths well in excess of those typical of a shelf
1U.LDGUledgea rocky projection or outcrop, commonly linear and near shore
1U.VALUvalleya relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradient
3 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
40V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
2V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
1V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
43 Total for V

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