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Feature Statistic India

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
642A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
155A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
36A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
16A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
3A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
853 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
2.883H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
1.005H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
302H.PNDIintermittent pond
296H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
282H.STMIintermittent stream
147H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
146H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
116H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
74H.CNLIirrigation canala canal which serves as a main conduit for irrigation water
73H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
55H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
53H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
52H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
45H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
39H.CNLDdrainage canalan artificial waterway carrying water away from a wetland or from drainage ditches
35H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
30H.LKIintermittent lake
24H.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
21H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
18H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
17H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
16H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
15H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
15H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
14H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
12H.STMXsection of stream
11H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
11H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
10H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
8H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
6H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
6H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
6H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
6H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
5H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
4H.CHNNnavigation channela buoyed channel of sufficient depth for the safe navigation of vessels
4H.PNDSpondssmall standing waterbodies
3H.CNLQabandoned canal
3H.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
3H.RSVIintermittent reservoir
2H.PNDSIintermittent ponds
2H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
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.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
2H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
2H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
2H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
1H.CNLXsection of canal
1H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
1H.DTCHDdrainage ditcha ditch which serves to drain the land
1H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
1H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1H.LGNSlagoonsshallow coastal waterbodies, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
5.891 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
1.669L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
223L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
190L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
29L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
24L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
15L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
9L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
7L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
6L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
4L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
4L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
3L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
3L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
2L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
2L.COLFcoalfielda region in which coal deposits of possible economic value occur
1L.CMNcommona park or pasture for community use
1L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
2.194 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
59.354P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
318P.PPLXsection of populated place
115P.PPLQabandoned populated place
59P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
33P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
19P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
13P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
9P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
6P.PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
3P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
1P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
59.933 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
37R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
27R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
11R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
4R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
3R.RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
2R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
1R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
85 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
3.238S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
2.299S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
172S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
127S.HLThalting placea place where caravans stop for rest
127S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
99S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
53S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
45S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
42S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
27S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
26S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
25S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
25S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
24S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
23S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
20S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
19S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
18S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
18S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
15S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
15S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
15S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
14S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
13S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
12S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
11S.ESTTtea plantationan estate which specializes in growing tea bushes
11S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
10S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
9S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
9S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
8S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
8S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
8S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
7S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
7S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
7S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
7S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
7S.WHRFwharf(-ves)a structure of open rather than solid construction along a shore or a bank which provides berthing for ships and cargo-handling facilities
7S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
6S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
6S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
4S.AIRQabandoned airfield
4S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
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.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
4S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
4S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
3S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
3S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
3S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
3S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
3S.HUThuta small primitive house
3S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
3S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
3S.MTROmetro stationmetro station (Underground, Tube, or Metro)
3S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
3S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
3S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
3S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
3S.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.
2S.CTRSspace centera facility for launching, tracking, or controlling satellites and space vehicles
2S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
2S.GHATghata set of steps leading to a river, which are of religious significance, and at their base is usually a platform for bathing
2S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
2S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
2S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
2S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
2S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
2S.SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
2S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
2S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
2S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
1S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
1S.BTYDboatyarda waterside facility for servicing, repairing, and building small vessels
1S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
1S.HUTShutssmall primitive houses
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
1S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
1S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
1S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
1S.MFGBbreweryone or more buildings where beer is brewed
1S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
1S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
1S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
1S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
1S.MNAUgold mine(s)a mine where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main track
1S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
1S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
1S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1S.STNSsatellite stationa facility for tracking and communicating with orbiting satellites
1S.TWOtemp work officeTemporary Work Offices
1S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
1S.VETFveterinary facilitya building or camp at which veterinary services are available
6.768 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
501T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
297T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
281T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
278T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
256T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
220T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
145T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
118T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
99T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
77T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
48T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
47T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
43T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
23T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
16T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
15T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
14T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
11T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
10T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
9T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
9T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
8T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
5T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
4T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
3T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
3T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
2T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
2T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
2T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
2T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
2T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
2T.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.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
1T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
1T.CFTcleft(s)a deep narrow slot, notch, or groove in a coastal cliff
1T.ERGsandy desertan extensive tract of shifting sand and sand dunes
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
2.558 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
553V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
4V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
2V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
559 Total for V

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