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Feature Statistic South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
1A.PCLDdependent political entity
1 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
58H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
41H.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
31H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
12H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
5H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
5H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
5H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
3H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
3H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
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.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.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
1H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
1H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
1H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
1H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
1H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
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.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
176 Total for H
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLQabandoned populated place
2 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
1S.STNWwhaling stationa facility for butchering whales and processing train oil
1 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
86T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
43T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
35T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
26T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
23T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
20T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
18T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
12T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
6T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
4T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
4T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
3T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
3T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
3T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
2T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
1T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
1T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
292 Total for T

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