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Feature Statistic Philippines

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
1.541A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
136A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
17A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
1A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1.697 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
9.637H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
1.082H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
873H.STMIintermittent stream
294H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
281H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
239H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
175H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
167H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
131H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
62H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
54H.STMXsection of stream
49H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
47H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
36H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
34H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
31H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
30H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
30H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
19H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
19H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
19H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
15H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
12H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
11H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
11H.SEAseaa large body of salt water more or less confined by continuous land or chains of islands forming a subdivision of an ocean
7H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
7H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
6H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
6H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
5H.STMIXsection of intermittent stream
4H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
4H.STMQabandoned watercoursea former stream or distributary no longer carrying flowing water, but still evident due to lakes, wetland, topographic or vegetation patterns
3H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
3H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
2H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
2H.RFCcoral reef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of coral
2H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
2H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
2H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
2H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
2H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
1H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
1H.PNDSFfishpondsponds or enclosures in which fish are kept or raised
1H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
1H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
1H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
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
1H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.CHNLlake channel(s)that part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
1H.SPNSsulphur spring(s)a place where sulphur ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.LKIintermittent lake
1H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
13.429 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
295L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
49L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
19L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
17L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
14L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
11L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
5L.CLGclearingan area in a forest with trees removed
5L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
3L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
3L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
3L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
2L.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
2L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
1L.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
1L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
1L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
1L.RGNEeconomic regiona region of a country established for economic development or for statistical purposes
1L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
1L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
434 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
41.922P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
1.123P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
743P.PPLXsection of populated place
22P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
14P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
13P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
3P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
43.842 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
2.070R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
172R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
4R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
4R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
2R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
1R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
1R.RRQabandoned railroad
2.254 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
815S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
607S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
258S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
221S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
131S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
128S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
122S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
91S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
77S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
71S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
67S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
60S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
46S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
36S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
34S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
31S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
30S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
27S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
24S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
23S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
21S.AIRQabandoned airfield
19S.MTROmetro stationmetro station (Underground, Tube, or Metro)
19S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
18S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
17S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
17S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
15S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
14S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
13S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
13S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
12S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
12S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
11S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
11S.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
10S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
9S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
9S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
8S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
8S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
8S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
8S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
7S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
7S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
7S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
7S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
7S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
6S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
6S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
6S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
6S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
6S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
6S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
5S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
5S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
5S.MLSGsugar milla facility where sugar cane is processed into raw sugar
4S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
4S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
4S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
4S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
4S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
4S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
4S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
4S.MNAUgold mine(s)a mine where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
3S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
3S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
3S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
3S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
3S.CMPMNmining campa camp used by miners
3S.LNDFlandfilla place for trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land
3S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
3S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
3S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
3S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
3S.RLGRretreata place of temporary seclusion, especially for religious groups
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.NOVnovitiatea religious house or school where novices are trained
2S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
2S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
2S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
2S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
2S.MNCRchrome mine(s)a mine where chrome ore is extracted
2S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
2S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
2S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
2S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
2S.RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
2S.MNQabandoned mine
2S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
1S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1S.PRNJreformatorya facility for confining, training, and reforming young law offenders
1S.MNFEiron mine(s)a mine where iron ore is extracted
1S.RKRYrookerya breeding place of a colony of birds or seals
1S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
1S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
1S.SPLYspillwaya passage or outlet through which surplus water flows over, around or through a dam
1S.HERMhermitagea secluded residence, usually for religious sects
1S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
1S.SLCEsluicea conduit or passage for carrying off surplus water from a waterbody, usually regulated by means of a sluice gate
1S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
1S.ESTRrubber plantationan estate which specializes in growing and tapping rubber trees
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.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
1S.HSPLleprosariuman asylum or hospital for lepers
1S.AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
1S.DIKEdikean earth or stone embankment usually constructed for flood or stream control
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
1S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
1S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
1S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
1S.MSSNmissiona place characterized by dwellings, school, church, hospital and other facilities operated by a religious group for the purpose of providing charitable services and to propagate religion
1S.OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
1S.SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
1S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
3.376 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
4.133T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
2.606T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
1.840T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
775T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
250T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
200T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
192T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
191T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
162T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
76T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
68T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
63T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
52T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
36T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
27T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
22T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
19T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
17T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
12T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
11T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
9T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
7T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
3T.ISLMmangrove islanda mangrove swamp surrounded by a waterbody
3T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
2T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
2T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
2T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
2T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
2T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
2T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
2T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
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.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
1T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
1T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
10.794 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
3U.SHLUshoala surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
1U.RFSUreefssurface-navigation hazards composed of consolidated material
1U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1U.BKSUbankselevations, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for safe surface navigation
6 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
22V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
6V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
1V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
1V.GRVCcoconut grovea planting of coconut trees
30 Total for V

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