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Feature Statistic South Korea

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
3.638A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
2.472A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
229A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
68A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
17A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
16A.ADM4Hhistorical fourth-order administrative divisiona former fourth-order administrative division
5A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
2A.ADM3Hhistorical third-order administrative divisiona former third-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
6.449 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
8.631H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1.241H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
1.181H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
174H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
135H.RSVIintermittent reservoir
115H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
93H.MFGNsalt evaporation pondsdiked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt
87H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
62H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
58H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
56H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
54H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
24H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
19H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
19H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
19H.PNDIintermittent pond
19H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
16H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
12H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
11H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
10H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
9H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
7H.STMXsection of stream
6H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
4H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
3H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
3H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
3H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
2H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
2H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
2H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
1H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
1H.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
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
1H.RCHreacha straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
1H.LKIintermittent lake
1H.CRNTcurrenta horizontal flow of water in a given direction with uniform velocity
1H.STMSBlost rivera surface stream that disappears into an underground channel, or dries up in an arid area
1H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
12.085 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
6.285L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
538L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
189L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
152L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
57L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
6L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
4L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
4L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
4L.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
3L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
3L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
3L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
2L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
1L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
1L.FLDIirrigated field(s)a tract of level or terraced land which is irrigated
1L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
1L.RNGAartillery rangea tract of land used for artillery firing practice
1L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
7.255 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
58.142P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
1.933P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
861P.PPLXsection of populated place
152P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
28P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
16P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
15P.PPLQabandoned populated place
5P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
2P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
1P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
61.157 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
347R.TNLRDroad tunnela tunnel through which a road passes
308R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
164R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
108R.TNLRRrailroad tunnela tunnel through which a railroad passes
73R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
15R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
10R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
6R.RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
2R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
1.033 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
7.576S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
7.411S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
3.760S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
2.025S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1.033S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
911S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
652S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
517S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
460S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
383S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
378S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
350S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
300S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
240S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
238S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
212S.TOLLtoll gate/barrierhighway toll collection station
156S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
142S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
136S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
126S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
125S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
123S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
120S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
118S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
114S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
85S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
82S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
73S.DIKEdikean earth or stone embankment usually constructed for flood or stream control
70S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
59S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
55S.RLGRretreata place of temporary seclusion, especially for religious groups
50S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
43S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
43S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
43S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
40S.FYTferry terminala place where ferries pick-up and discharge passengers, vehicles and or cargo
32S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
29S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
28S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
27S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
22S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
21S.WALLAancient wallthe remains of a linear defensive stone structure
20S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
20S.PGDApagodaa tower-like storied structure, usually a Buddhist shrine
19S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
18S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
17S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
17S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
16S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
15S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
15S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
14S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
14S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
14S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
13S.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.
13S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
13S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
13S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
12S.SNTRsanatoriuma facility where victims of physical or mental disorders are treated
12S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
12S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
11S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
11S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
10S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
10S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
8S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
7S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
7S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
6S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
6S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
6S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
6S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
5S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
4S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
4S.LNDFlandfilla place for trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land
4S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
4S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
3S.GRVEgravea burial site
3S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
3S.MNCcoal mine(s)a mine where coal is extracted
3S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
3S.PRNJreformatorya facility for confining, training, and reforming young law offenders
3S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
2S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
2S.PRKHQpark headquartersa park administrative facility
2S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
2S.AIRQabandoned airfield
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.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
2S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
2S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
2S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
2S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
2S.OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
2S.STNIinspection stationa station at which vehicles, goods, and people are inspected
1S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
1S.LEPCleper colonya settled area inhabited by lepers in relative isolation
1S.MNFEiron mine(s)a mine where iron ore is extracted
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1S.MSSNmissiona place characterized by dwellings, school, church, hospital and other facilities operated by a religious group for the purpose of providing charitable services and to propagate religion
1S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
1S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
1S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
1S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
1S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
1S.RDINintersectiona junction of two or more highways by a system of separate levels that permit traffic to pass from one to another without the crossing of traffic streams
1S.CTRSspace centera facility for launching, tracking, or controlling satellites and space vehicles
1S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
1S.CMPLlogging campa camp used by loggers
1S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
1S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
1S.SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
1S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
1S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
1S.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
1S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
1S.STNEexperiment stationa facility for carrying out experiments
1S.BDGQruined bridgea destroyed or decayed bridge which is no longer functional
1S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
1S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
1S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1S.AQCaquaculture facilityfacility or area for the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, especially fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater agriculture
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
28.874 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
3.186T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
2.654T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
2.624T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
2.220T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
2.100T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
1.191T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
604T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
243T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
176T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
118T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
97T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
84T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
77T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
68T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
13T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
12T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
12T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
8T.ISLXsection of island
6T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
5T.LEVleveea natural low embankment bordering a distributary or meandering stream; often built up artificially to control floods
2T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
1T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
1T.FANfan(s)a fan-shaped wedge of coarse alluvium with apex merging with a mountain stream bed and the fan spreading out at a low angle slope onto an adjacent plain
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
1T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
1T.ISLETisletsmall island, bigger than rock, smaller than island.
1T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
15.510 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
27V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
2V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
1V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
30 Total for V

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