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Feature Statistic Switzerland

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
2.356A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
173A.ADM3Hhistorical third-order administrative divisiona former third-order administrative division
153A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
28A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
26A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
18A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
2A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
2.757 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
168H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
81H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
10H.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
8H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
7H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
5H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
3H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
3H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
2H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
2H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
2H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
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.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
293 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
11L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
10L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
10L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
7L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
5L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
5L.SNOWsnowfieldan area of permanent snow and ice forming the accumulation area of a glacier
2L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
1L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
1L.RGNLlake regiona tract of land distinguished by numerous lakes
52 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
6.155P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
1.353P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
975P.PPLXsection of populated place
71P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
70P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
25P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
8.651 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
10R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
7R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
4R.RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
3R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
2R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
1R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
1R.TNLRRrailroad tunnela tunnel through which a railroad passes
28 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
1.979S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1.659S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
1.151S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
570S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
182S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
90S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
48S.MLWNDwindmilla mill or water pump powered by wind
46S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
34S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
24S.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.
22S.HUThuta small primitive house
21S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
14S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
13S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
12S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
12S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
11S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
11S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
8S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
7S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
7S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
7S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
7S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
6S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
6S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
6S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
5S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
5S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
5S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
5S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
4S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
4S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
4S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
3S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
3S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
3S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
2S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
2S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
2S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
2S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
2S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
2S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
2S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
2S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
2S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
1S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
1S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
1S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
1S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
1S.CTRSspace centera facility for launching, tracking, or controlling satellites and space vehicles
1S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
1S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
1S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
1S.HLThalting placea place where caravans stop for rest
1S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
1S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
1S.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
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
1S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
1S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
1S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
1S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
1S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
1S.AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
1S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
1S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
1S.BPboundary markera fixture marking a point along a boundary
1S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
6.043 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
6.123T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
343T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
122T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
108T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
38T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
27T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
17T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
11T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
5T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
4T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
4T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
3T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
3T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
2T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower 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
1T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
1T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
1T.PKSpeakspointed elevations atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic features
1T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
6.818 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
23V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
1V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
24 Total for V

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