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Feature Statistic British Indian Ocean Territory

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
1A.PCLDdependent political entity
1 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
8H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
6H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
5H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
4H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
3H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
2H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
28 Total for H
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
3P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
4 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
1S.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.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
1S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
1S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
4 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
51T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
11T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
4T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
3T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
1T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
70 Total for T

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