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Feature Statistic Norway

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
428A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
19A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
15A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
4A.PRSHparishan ecclesiastical district
2A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
2A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
471 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
50.818H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
46.548H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
38.500H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
21.814H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
12.423H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
3.849H.MOORmoor(s)an area of open ground overlaid with wet peaty soils
3.152H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1.559H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
1.443H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1.253H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
673H.FJDfjorda long, narrow, steep-walled, deep-water arm of the sea at high latitudes, usually along mountainous coasts
580H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
455H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
452H.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
388H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
284H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
226H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
93H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
61H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
34H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
32H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
31H.BOGbog(s)a wetland characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
15H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
11H.CAPGicecapa dome-shaped mass of glacial ice covering an area of mountain summits or other high lands; smaller than an ice sheet
9H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
7H.CHNLlake channel(s)that part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
7H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
7H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
4H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
3H.BNKXsection of bank
3H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
2H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
2H.STMXsection of stream
1H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
1H.CNLNnavigation canal(s)a watercourse constructed for navigation of vessels
1H.SEAseaa large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
1H.LKXsection of lake
1H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
1H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
1H.CRNTcurrenta horizontal flow of water in a given direction with uniform velocity
184.747 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
38L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
26L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
23L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
22L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
8L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
7L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
3L.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
2L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.RGNLlake regiona tract of land distinguished by numerous lakes
1L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
1L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
1L.CMNcommona park or pasture for community use
1L.NVBnaval basean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for troops and naval personnel, a port for naval vessels, and from which operations are initiated
1L.RNGAartillery rangea tract of land used for artillery firing practice
1L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
137 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
10.760P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
786P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
496P.PPLXsection of populated place
410P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
17P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
3P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
12.477 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
3R.TNLRRrailroad tunnela tunnel through which a railroad passes
3R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
3R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
2R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
2R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
1R.PRMNpromenadea place for public walking, usually along a beach front
1R.RDBroad benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a road
15 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
122.779S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
9.626S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1.706S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
1.689S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
876S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
627S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
269S.HUThuta small primitive house
134S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
81S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
70S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
58S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
28S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
27S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
23S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
13S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
12S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
12S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
11S.MTROmetro stationmetro station (Underground, Tube, or Metro)
11S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
10S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
10S.FRMSfarmstracts of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
9S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
9S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
9S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
9S.SNTRsanatoriuma facility where victims of physical or mental disorders are treated
6S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
6S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
5S.BTYDboatyarda waterside facility for servicing, repairing, and building small vessels
5S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
5S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
5S.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.
4S.FRMTfarmsteadthe buildings and adjacent service areas of a farm
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.AIRQabandoned airfield
4S.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
4S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
4S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
4S.FRMQabandoned farm
4S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
4S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
4S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
4S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
3S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
3S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
3S.AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
3S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
3S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
3S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
2S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
2S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
2S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
2S.HUTShutssmall primitive houses
2S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
2S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
2S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
2S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
2S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
2S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
2S.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
2S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
2S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
2S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
2S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
2S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
1S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
1S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
1S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
1S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
1S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
1S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
1S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
1S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
1S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
1S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
1S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
1S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
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.RLGRretreata place of temporary seclusion, especially for religious groups
1S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
1S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
1S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
1S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
138.258 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
133.265T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
32.296T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
20.812T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
17.818T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
15.742T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
12.102T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
10.566T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
8.494T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
5.053T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
3.041T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
2.665T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
944T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
340T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
179T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
157T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
115T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
62T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
52T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
25T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
23T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
17T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
15T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
14T.INTFinterfluvea relatively undissected upland between adjacent stream valleys
14T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
11T.CRQcirquea bowl-like hollow partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
11T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
10T.ISLXsection of island
5T.PKSpeakspointed elevations atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic features
5T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
3T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
2T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
2T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
2T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
1T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
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.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
1T.VALGhanging valleya valley the floor of which is notably higher than the valley or shore to which it leads; most common in areas that have been glaciated
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
263.869 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
6U.BSNUbasina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
5U.RDGUridgea long narrow elevation with steep sides
2U.SLPUslopethe slope seaward from the shelf edge to the beginning of a continental rise or the point where there is a general reduction in slope
2U.VALUvalleya relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradient
1U.SPRUspura subordinate elevation, ridge, or rise projecting outward from a larger feature
1U.TRGUtrougha long depression of the sea floor characteristically flat bottomed and steep sided, and normally shallower than a trench
1U.TRNUtrencha long, narrow, characteristically very deep and asymmetrical depression of the sea floor, with relatively steep sides
18 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
7V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
5V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
3V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
1V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
16 Total for V

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