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Feature Statistic Argentina

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
529A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
52A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
24A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
607 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
3.377H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
1.220H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
680H.STMIintermittent stream
518H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
346H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
309H.LKIintermittent lake
217H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
184H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
132H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
123H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
73H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
66H.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
65H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
62H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
47H.STMQabandoned watercoursea former stream or distributary no longer carrying flowing water, but still evident due to lakes, wetland, topographic or vegetation patterns
45H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
44H.PNDIintermittent pond
36H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
34H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
31H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
29H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
19H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
19H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
18H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
17H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
16H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
15H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
15H.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
14H.LKNIintermittent salt lake
13H.PNDNsalt ponda small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
12H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
10H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
7H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
7H.DCKBdocking basina part of a harbor where ships dock
6H.STMXsection of stream
6H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
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.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
4H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
4H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
4H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
3H.LKXsection of lake
2H.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
2H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
2H.CHNLlake channel(s)that part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
2H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
1H.DTCHDdrainage ditcha ditch which serves to drain the land
1H.BOGbog(s)a wetland characterized by peat forming sphagnum moss, sedge, and other acid-water plants
1H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
1H.CRNTcurrenta horizontal flow of water in a given direction with uniform velocity
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.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
1H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
1H.NRWSnarrowsa navigable narrow part of a bay, strait, river, etc.
1H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.STMSstreamsbodies of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
1H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
1H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
7.879 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
2.510L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
550L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
117L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
65L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
40L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
16L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
10L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
6L.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
5L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
3L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
3L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
3L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
3L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
2L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
2L.RGNLlake regiona tract of land distinguished by numerous lakes
2L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
1L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
1L.SNOWsnowfieldan area of permanent snow and ice forming the accumulation area of a glacier
3.339 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
6.428P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
458P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
137P.PPLXsection of populated place
23P.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
4P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
3P.PPLQabandoned populated place
3P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
1P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
1P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
7.072 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
24R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
21R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
7R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
7R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
2R.TNLRRrailroad tunnela tunnel through which a railroad passes
1R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
64 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
9.223S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
7.129S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1.845S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
522S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
516S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
477S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
419S.BPboundary markera fixture marking a point along a boundary
418S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
257S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
219S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
169S.RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main track
149S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
133S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
102S.DARYdairya facility for the processing, sale and distribution of milk or milk products
81S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
71S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
69S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
60S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
52S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
34S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
27S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
24S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
22S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
22S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
14S.RSTPQabandoned railroad stop
14S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
13S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
11S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
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
11S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
11S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
10S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
10S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
10S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
9S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
9S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
9S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
9S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
8S.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.
7S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
7S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
7S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
7S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
7S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
6S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
6S.AIRQabandoned airfield
6S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
5S.HUThuta small primitive house
5S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
5S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
4S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
4S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
4S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
3S.MSSNQabandoned mission
3S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
3S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
3S.SNTRsanatoriuma facility where victims of physical or mental disorders are treated
3S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
3S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
2S.CSNOcasinoa building used for entertainment, especially gambling
2S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
2S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
2S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
2S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
2S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
2S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
2S.PRKGTpark gatea controlled access to a park
2S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
1S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
1S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
1S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
1S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
1S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
1S.AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
1S.RSGNLrailroad signala signal at the entrance of a particular section of track governing the movement of trains
1S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
1S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
1S.MNAUgold mine(s)a mine where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
1S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
1S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
1S.THTRtheatera building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
1S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
1S.CTRAatomic centera facility where atomic research is carried out
1S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
1S.UNIPuniversity prep schoolUniversity Preparation Schools & Institutions
1S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
1S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
1S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
1S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
1S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
1S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
1S.HSPLleprosariuman asylum or hospital for lepers
1S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
1S.SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
1S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
1S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
1S.FRMSfarmstracts of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.STBLstablea building for the shelter and feeding of farm animals, especially horses
1S.DIKEdikean earth or stone embankment usually constructed for flood or stream control
1S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
22.351 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
3.708T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
952T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
529T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
456T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
453T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
362T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
301T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
272T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
241T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
166T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
117T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
117T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
100T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
89T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
81T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
70T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
49T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
46T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
34T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
28T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
24T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
24T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
17T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
15T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
12T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
9T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
8T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
7T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
3T.ISLXsection of island
3T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
3T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
2T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
2T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
2T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
2T.BDLDbadlandsan area characterized by a maze of very closely spaced, deep, narrow, steep-sided ravines, and sharp crests and pinnacles
1T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
1T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
1T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.ISLFartificial islandan island created by landfill or diking and filling in a wetland, bay, or lagoon
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.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
1T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
8.314 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.LDGUledgea rocky projection or outcrop, commonly linear and near shore
1U.VALUvalleya relatively shallow, wide depression, the bottom of which usually has a continuous gradient
1U.BDLUborderlanda region adjacent to a continent, normally occupied by or bordering a shelf, that is highly irregular with depths well in excess of those typical of a shelf
3 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
40V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
2V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
1V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
1V.HTHheathan upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
44 Total for V

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