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Feature Statistic Mauritius

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
12A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
13 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
191H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
42H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
39H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
33H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
10H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
7H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
6H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
6H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
5H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
5H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
5H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
3H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
3H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
2H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
2H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
1H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
1H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
1H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
1H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
363 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
38L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
20L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
3L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
1L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
63 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
500P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
48P.PPLXsection of populated place
11P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
562 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
2R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
3 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
235S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
40S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
8S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
6S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
5S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
4S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
3S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
3S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
3S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
2S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
2S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
2S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
2S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
2S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
2S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
2S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
1S.THTRtheatera building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
1S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
330 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
120T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
70T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
52T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
41T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
35T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
10T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
5T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
4T.ISLXsection of island
4T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
4T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
4T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
3T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
2T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
2T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
2T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
2T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
2T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
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.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
1T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
1T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
370 Total for T

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