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Feature Statistic France

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
36.552A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
330A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
96A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
45A.ADM5fifth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a fourth-order administrative division
22A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
11A.ADMDHhistorical administrative division a former administrative division of a political entity, undifferentiated as to administrative level
7A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
5A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
37.069 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
3.194H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
490H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
311H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
247H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
234H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
177H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
162H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
144H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
88H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
82H.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
78H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
70H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
63H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
40H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
32H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
29H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
22H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
19H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
16H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
14H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
14H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
12H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
12H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
11H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
11H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
9H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
7H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
7H.CNLNnavigation canal(s)a watercourse constructed for navigation of vessels
7H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
6H.CRNTcurrenta horizontal flow of water in a given direction with uniform velocity
6H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
4H.LKXsection of lake
4H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
4H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
3H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
3H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
2H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
2H.DTCHDdrainage ditcha ditch which serves to drain the land
2H.CHNNnavigation channela buoyed channel of sufficient depth for the safe navigation of vessels
2H.STMXsection of stream
1H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
1H.PNDNsalt ponda small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
1H.PNDSpondssmall standing waterbodies
1H.STMIintermittent stream
1H.LGNSlagoonsshallow coastal waterbodies, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
1H.WHRLwhirlpoola turbulent, rotating movement of water in a stream
1H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
1H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
1H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
1H.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
5.650 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
134L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
69L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
61L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
28L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
21L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
13L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
10L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
7L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
6L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
5L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
5L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
5L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
3L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
2L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
2L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
2L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
1L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
1L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
1L.RNGAartillery rangea tract of land used for artillery firing practice
1L.SNOWsnowfieldan area of permanent snow and ice forming the accumulation area of a glacier
1L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
1L.COLFcoalfielda region in which coal deposits of possible economic value occur
380 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
58.172P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
562P.PPLXsection of populated place
252P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
231P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
74P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
49P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
21P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
18P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
13P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
8P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
7P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
59.408 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
24R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
12R.RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
10R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
3R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
2R.RRQabandoned railroad
2R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
1R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
1R.PRMNpromenadea place for public walking, usually along a beach front
1R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
56 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
10.304S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
9.837S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
3.065S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
843S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
747S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
544S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
295S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
139S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
126S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
120S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
110S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
78S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
59S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
55S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
53S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
44S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
39S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
34S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
32S.HUThuta small primitive house
29S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
26S.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.
25S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
25S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
24S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
23S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
23S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
23S.MOLEmolea massive structure of masonry or large stones serving as a pier or breakwater
22S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
22S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
22S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
20S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
20S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
19S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
19S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
18S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
17S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
15S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
15S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
13S.MTROmetro stationmetro station (Underground, Tube, or Metro)
13S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
12S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
11S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
10S.DIKEdikean earth or stone embankment usually constructed for flood or stream control
9S.AIRQabandoned airfield
8S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
8S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
8S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
6S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
6S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
6S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
6S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
6S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
6S.LOCKlock(s)a basin in a waterway with gates at each end by means of which vessels are passed from one water level to another
5S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
5S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
5S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
4S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
4S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
4S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
4S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
4S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
4S.FRMQabandoned farm
4S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
4S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
3S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
3S.CMPQabandoned camp
3S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
3S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
3S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
3S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
3S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
3S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
3S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
3S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
3S.SLCEsluicea conduit or passage for carrying off surplus water from a waterbody, usually regulated by means of a sluice gate
3S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
3S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
2S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
2S.FRMSfarmstracts of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
2S.HERMhermitagea secluded residence, usually for religious sects
2S.CTRAatomic centera facility where atomic research is carried out
2S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
2S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
2S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
2S.MNQabandoned mine
2S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
2S.AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
2S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
2S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
2S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
1S.BPboundary markera fixture marking a point along a boundary
1S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
1S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
1S.BDGQruined bridgea destroyed or decayed bridge which is no longer functional
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.MLWNDwindmilla mill or water pump powered by wind
1S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
1S.HUTShutssmall primitive houses
1S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
1S.PPQabandoned police post
1S.DARYdairya facility for the processing, sale and distribution of milk or milk products
1S.WALLAancient wallthe remains of a linear defensive stone structure
1S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
1S.SNTRsanatoriuma facility where victims of physical or mental disorders are treated
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1S.ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
1S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
1S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
1S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
1S.OBSRradio observatorya facility equipped with an array of antennae for receiving radio waves from space
1S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
1S.SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
1S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
1S.SCHLlanguage schoolLanguage Schools & Institutions
1S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
27.199 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1.961T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
1.702T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
601T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
591T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
493T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
341T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
270T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
213T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
133T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
97T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
89T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
82T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
72T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
27T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
26T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
25T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
17T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
15T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
13T.ISLXsection of island
12T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
12T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
12T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
11T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
11T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
5T.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
4T.CRQcirquea bowl-like hollow partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
3T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
3T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
2T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
2T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
2T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
2T.REGstony deserta desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones
1T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
1T.MRNmorainea mound, ridge, or other accumulation of glacial till
1T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
1T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
1T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
1T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
1T.RKFLrockfallan irregular mass of fallen rock at the base of a cliff or steep slope
1T.PKSpeakspointed elevations atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic features
1T.PLDRpolderan area reclaimed from the sea by diking and draining
1T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
6.862 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.CNYUcanyona relatively narrow, deep depression with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope
1U.TRNUtrencha long, narrow, characteristically very deep and asymmetrical depression of the sea floor, with relatively steep sides
1U.SMUseamountan elevation rising generally more than 1,000 meters and of limited extent across the summit
3 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
2.605V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
2V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
1V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
1V.VINvineyarda planting of grapevines
2.609 Total for V

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