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Feature Statistic French Guiana

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
22A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
2A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
1A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
1A.PCLDdependent political entity
1A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
27 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
908H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
361H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
38H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
22H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
11H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
11H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
10H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
5H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
5H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
5H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
5H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
3H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
3H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
2H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
2H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
1H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
1H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
1H.CUTFcutoffa channel formed as a result of a stream cutting through a meander neck
1H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
1H.RCHreacha straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1.400 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
80L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
3L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
83 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
539P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
50P.PPLQabandoned populated place
40P.PPLXsection of populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
630 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
7R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
8 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
52S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
11S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
10S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
10S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
7S.ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
7S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
5S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
3S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
3S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
3S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
2S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
1S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
1S.MNQabandoned mine
1S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
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.PRNQabandoned prison
1S.HMSDhomesteada residence, owner's or manager's, on a sheep or cattle station, woolshed, outcamp, or Aboriginal outstation, specific to Australia and New Zealand
1S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
1S.CTRSspace centera facility for launching, tracking, or controlling satellites and space vehicles
1S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
1S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
125 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
74T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
71T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
43T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
32T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
28T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
22T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
18T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
17T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
16T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
9T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
6T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
5T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
1T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
345 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
56V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
5V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
61 Total for V

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