GeoNames Home | Postal Codes | Download / Webservice | About 

Countries » French Polynesia »

Feature Statistic French Polynesia

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
48A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
37A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
5A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
3A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
1A.PCLDdependent political entity
94 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
369H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
351H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
191H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
89H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
37H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
34H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
23H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
13H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
12H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
9H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
9H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
7H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
7H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
6H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
5H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
2H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
1H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
1H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
1H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
1H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
1H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
1.169 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
135L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
18L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
4L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
3L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
2L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
163 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
370P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
19P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
8P.PPLXsection of populated place
2P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
403 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
70S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
51S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
12S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
6S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
6S.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
6S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
4S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
3S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
3S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
2S.WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
2S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
2S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
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.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
1S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
1S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
1S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
1S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
177 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
726T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
496T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
357T.ISLXsection of island
227T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
119T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
84T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
74T.ATOLatoll(s)a ring-shaped coral reef which has closely spaced islands on it encircling a lagoon
60T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
32T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
31T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
24T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
10T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
9T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
9T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
5T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
5T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
5T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
4T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
4T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
4T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
2T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
2T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
1T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
1T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
1T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
2.292 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1 Total for U

Countries » French Polynesia »
Administrative Division
Feature Statistic
Largest Cities
Highest Mountains
Other Country Names