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Feature Statistic Costa Rica

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
474A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
82A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
7A.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
565 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
2.211H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
862H.STMIintermittent stream
167H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
70H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
52H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
43H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
42H.LKIintermittent lake
20H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
11H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
10H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
9H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
6H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
5H.STMXsection of stream
4H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
3H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
3H.PNDIintermittent pond
3H.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.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
2H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.RCHreacha straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
1H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
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.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
1H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
3.535 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
375L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
46L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
40L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
7L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
6L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
4L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
4L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
4L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
4L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
3L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
2L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
1L.CMNcommona park or pasture for community use
1L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
1L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.RESAagricultural reservea tract of land reserved for agricultural reclamation and/or development
500 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
2.924P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
89P.PPLXsection of populated place
72P.PPLQabandoned populated place
12P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
8P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
7P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
6P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
3.122 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
2R.RDCUTroad cutan excavation cut through a hill or ridge for a road
1R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
1R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.RRQabandoned railroad
1R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
6 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
1.001S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
733S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
622S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
340S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
86S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
36S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
31S.BPboundary markera fixture marking a point along a boundary
29S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
29S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
28S.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.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
21S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
17S.AIRQabandoned airfield
14S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
12S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
10S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
8S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
6S.MLSGsugar milla facility where sugar cane is processed into raw sugar
6S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
6S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
6S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
5S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
5S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
5S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
5S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
4S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
4S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
4S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
4S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
3S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
3S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
2S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
2S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
2S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
2S.MNQabandoned mine
2S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
2S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
2S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
2S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
1S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
1S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
1S.ZNFfree trade zonean area, usually a section of a port, where goods may be received and shipped free of customs duty and of most customs regulations
1S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
1S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
1S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
1S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
1S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
1S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
1S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
1S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
1S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
1S.BLDAapartment buildinga building containing several individual apartments
1S.SNTRsanatoriuma facility where victims of physical or mental disorders are treated
1S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
1S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1S.THTRtheatera building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
1S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
3.146 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
508T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
340T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
195T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
177T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
108T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
97T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
79T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
56T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
53T.CUETcuesta(s)an asymmetric ridge formed on tilted strata
30T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
18T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
18T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
15T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
14T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
11T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
11T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
8T.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
5T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
4T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
3T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
2T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
2T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
2T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
1T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
1T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
1.759 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.APNUaprona gentle slope, with a generally smooth surface, particularly found around groups of islands and seamounts
1U.FLTUflata small level or nearly level area
1U.PRVUprovincea region identifiable by a group of similar physiographic features whose characteristics are markedly in contrast with surrounding areas
3 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
1V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
1 Total for V

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