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Feature Statistic Canada

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
1.474A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1.112A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
131A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
13A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
2.734 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
104.660H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
48.880H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
11.331H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
7.281H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
5.377H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
3.235H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
1.941H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
1.926H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
1.532H.OVFoverfallsan area of breaking waves caused by the meeting of currents or by waves moving against the current
1.195H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
1.094H.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
670H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
571H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
552H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
470H.CNLDdrainage canalan artificial waterway carrying water away from a wetland or from drainage ditches
266H.PNDSpondssmall standing waterbodies
186H.BOGbog(s)a wetland characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
177H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
156H.FJDfjorda long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arm of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coasts
134H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
119H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
103H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
60H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
42H.SEAseaa large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
9H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
4H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
3H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
3H.STMXsection of stream
2H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
2H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
2H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
2H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
1H.CAPGicecapa dome-shaped mass of glacial ice covering an area of mountain summits or other high lands; smaller than an ice sheet
1H.CHNLlake channel(s)that part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
1H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
1H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
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
1H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
1H.STMSBlost rivera surface stream that disappears into an underground channel, or dries up in an arid area
1H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
191.993 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
12.170L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
3.843L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
2.584L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1.849L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
147L.MILBmilitary basea place used by an army or other armed service for storing arms and supplies, and for accommodating and training troops, a base from which operations can be initiated
4L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
2L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
2L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
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.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
1L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
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.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
1L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
20.609 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
14.357P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
4.688P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
253P.PPLXsection of populated place
13P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
5P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
5P.PPLQabandoned populated place
3P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
3P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
1P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
19.334 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
614R.PTGEportagea place where boats, goods, etc., are carried overland between navigable waters
21R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
12R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
5R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
3R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
655 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
3.761S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
1.429S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
845S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
793S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
482S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
461S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
164S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
123S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
116S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
91S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
66S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
46S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
45S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
36S.AIRQabandoned airfield
35S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
34S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
26S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
23S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
22S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
20S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
14S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
14S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
12S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
12S.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.
10S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
10S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
9S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
9S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
8S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
8S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
7S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
6S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
6S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
6S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
6S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
5S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
4S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
4S.HUThuta small primitive house
4S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
4S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
4S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
3S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
3S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
3S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
3S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
3S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
3S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
3S.MTROmetro stationmetro station (Underground, Tube, or Metro)
3S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
3S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
3S.PSTPpatrol posta post from which patrols are sent out
3S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
3S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
2S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
2S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
2S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
2S.DCKYdockyarda facility for servicing, building, or repairing ships
2S.MFGBbreweryone or more buildings where beer is brewed
2S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
2S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
2S.SCHLlanguage schoolLanguage Schools & Institutions
1S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
1S.AQCaquaculture facilityfacility or area for the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, especially fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater agriculture
1S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
1S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
1S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
1S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
1S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
1S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
1S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
1S.DARYdairya facility for the processing, sale and distribution of milk or milk products
1S.DIPdiplomatic facilityoffice, residence, or facility of a foreign government, which may include an embassy, consulate, chancery, office of charge d'affaires, or other diplomatic, economic, military, or cultural mission
1S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.HUTShutssmall primitive houses
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.LNDFlandfilla place for trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land
1S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
1S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
1S.PRKHQpark headquartersa park administrative facility
1S.PSTCcustoms posta building at an international boundary where customs and duties are paid on goods
1S.RLGRretreata place of temporary seclusion, especially for religious groups
1S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
1S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
1S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
1S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
1S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
8.860 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
19.326T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
12.806T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
8.924T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
3.346T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1.560T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1.555T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1.550T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
1.401T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
1.270T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1.195T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
918T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
805T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
573T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
554T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
511T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
404T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
157T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
112T.PKSpeakspointed elevations atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic features
106T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
9T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
7T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
4T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
4T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
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.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
1T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.SLIDslidea mound of earth material, at the base of a slope and the associated scoured area
1T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
57.104 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
7.212U.SHSUshoalshazards to surface navigation composed of unconsolidated material
504U.LDGUledgea rocky projection or outcrop, commonly linear and near shore
271U.GLYUgullya small valley-like feature
14U.SHLUshoala surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
3U.BNKUbankan elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation
1U.FLTUflata small level or nearly level area
8.005 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
111V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
2V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
1V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
1V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
1V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
116 Total for V

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