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Feature Statistic United Kingdom

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
7.730A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
3.871A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
200A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
47A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
29A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
8A.PRSHparishan ecclesiastical district
4A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
11.893 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1.650H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
867H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
784H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
199H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
192H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
192H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
129H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
94H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
75H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
55H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
53H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
47H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
29H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
22H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
22H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
21H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
20H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
19H.MOORmoor(s)an area of open ground overlaid with wet peaty soils
19H.STMXsection of stream
17H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
17H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
17H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
16H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
14H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
12H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
11H.CNLDdrainage canalan artificial waterway carrying water away from a wetland or from drainage ditches
11H.OVFoverfallsan area of breaking waves caused by the meeting of currents or by waves moving against the current
9H.CRNTcurrenta horizontal flow of water in a given direction with uniform velocity
9H.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
9H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
7H.STMIintermittent stream
6H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
5H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
4H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
4H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
4H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
4H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
4H.PNDSpondssmall standing waterbodies
3H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
3H.CNLNnavigation canal(s)a watercourse constructed for navigation of vessels
3H.RCHreacha straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
3H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
2H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
2H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
1H.MRSHNsalt marsha flat area, subject to periodic salt water inundation, dominated by grassy salt-tolerant plants
1H.LKNIintermittent salt lake
1H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
1H.DCKBdocking basina part of a harbor where ships dock
1H.BOGbog(s)a wetland characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
1H.CHNNnavigation channela buoyed channel of sufficient depth for the safe navigation of vessels
1H.CNLQabandoned canal
1H.DTCHDdrainage ditcha ditch which serves to drain the land
1H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
1H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
1H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
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.WHRLwhirlpoola turbulent, rotating movement of water in a stream
1H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
1H.STMSBlost rivera surface stream that disappears into an underground channel, or dries up in an arid area
1H.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
4.702 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
176L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
89L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
72L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
67L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
43L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
41L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
38L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
32L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
24L.CMNcommona park or pasture for community use
9L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
8L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
6L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
6L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
5L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
4L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
4L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
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.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
2L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
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
1L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
1L.CLGclearingan area in a forest with trees removed
1L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.MVAmaneuver areaa tract of land where military field exercises are carried out
640 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
15.104P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
948P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
565P.PPLXsection of populated place
188P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
149P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
74P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
3P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLQabandoned populated place
2P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
1P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
1P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
1P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
17.040 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
190R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
99R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
23R.RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
21R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
17R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
16R.TNLRRrailroad tunnela tunnel through which a railroad passes
14R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
10R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
3R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
3R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
3R.RRQabandoned railroad
2R.RDAancient roadthe remains of a road used by ancient cultures
2R.TNLRDroad tunnela tunnel through which a road passes
1R.RDBroad benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a road
406 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
5.990S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
2.785S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
2.223S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
1.355S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
793S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
666S.MTROmetro stationmetro station (Underground, Tube, or Metro)
654S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
494S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
245S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
226S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
154S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
151S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
128S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
100S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
89S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
84S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
83S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
76S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
72S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
71S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
62S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
44S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
43S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
41S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
41S.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.
38S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
37S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
33S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
28S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
26S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
26S.THTRtheaterA building, room, or outdoor structure for the presentation of plays, films, or other dramatic performances
23S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
22S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
22S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
22S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
22S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
22S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
22S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
21S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
20S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
19S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
17S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
15S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
13S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
13S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
13S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
12S.AIRQabandoned airfield
12S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
11S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
11S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
10S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
9S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
8S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
8S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
8S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
7S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
7S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
7S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
7S.MFGBbreweryone or more buildings where beer is brewed
7S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
7S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
7S.RSTPQabandoned railroad stop
6S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
6S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
6S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
6S.ATMautomatic teller machineAn unattended electronic machine in a public place, connected to a data system and related equipment and activated by a bank customer to obtain cash withdrawals and other banking services.
6S.MLWNDwindmilla mill or water pump powered by wind
6S.RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main track
6S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
5S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
5S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
5S.HMSDhomesteada residence, owner's or manager's, on a sheep or cattle station, woolshed, outcamp, or Aboriginal outstation, specific to Australia and New Zealand
5S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
5S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
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.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
4S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
4S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
3S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
3S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
3S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
3S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
3S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
3S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
3S.DCKYdockyarda facility for servicing, building, or repairing ships
3S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
3S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
3S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
3S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
3S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
2S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
2S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
2S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
2S.AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
2S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
2S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
2S.GRVEgravea burial site
2S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
2S.HSPDdispensarya building where medical or dental aid is dispensed
2S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
2S.MNQabandoned mine
2S.VETFveterinary facilitya building or camp at which veterinary services are available
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.WEIRweir(s)a small dam in a stream, designed to raise the water level or to divert stream flow through a desired channel
2S.WALLAancient wallthe remains of a linear defensive stone structure
1S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
1S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
1S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
1S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
1S.DCKDdry docka dock providing support for a vessel, and means for removing the water so that the bottom of the vessel can be exposed
1S.FRMSfarmstracts of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
1S.BTYDboatyarda waterside facility for servicing, repairing, and building small vessels
1S.STNEexperiment stationa facility for carrying out experiments
1S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
1S.MFGQabandoned factory
1S.MLWTRwater milla mill powered by running water
1S.PGDApagodaa tower-like storied structure, usually a Buddhist shrine
1S.SLCEsluicea conduit or passage for carrying off surplus water from a waterbody, usually regulated by means of a sluice gate
1S.PRKGTpark gatea controlled access to a park
1S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
1S.SNTRsanatoriuma facility where victims of physical or mental disorders are treated
1S.STBLstablea building for the shelter and feeding of farm animals, especially horses
1S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
1S.UNIPuniversity prep schoolUniversity Preparation Schools & Institutions
1S.WALLwalla thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structure
1S.USGEunited states government establishmenta facility operated by the United States Government in Panama
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
17.458 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
840T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
738T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
604T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
422T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
380T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
331T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
324T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
130T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
74T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
51T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
41T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
34T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
33T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
28T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
25T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
23T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
18T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
15T.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
11T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
9T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
7T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
5T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
5T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
3T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
3T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
2T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
2T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
2T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
2T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
2T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
1T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
1T.BCHSbeachesa shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
1T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
1T.PLDRpolderan area reclaimed from the sea by diking and draining
1T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
4.171 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
9U.LDGUledgea rocky projection or outcrop, commonly linear and near shore
5U.DEPUdeepa localized deep area within the confines of a larger feature, such as a trough, basin or trench
4U.HOLUholea small depression of the sea floor
1U.TRGUtrougha long depression of the sea floor characteristically flat bottomed and steep sided, and normally shallower than a trench
19 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
139V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
98V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
9V.HTHheathan upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
3V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
2V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
1V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
252 Total for V

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