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Feature Statistic Venezuela

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
335A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
91A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
25A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
452 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
10.066H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
4.966H.STMIintermittent stream
1.013H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
244H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
161H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
121H.LKIintermittent lake
120H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
118H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
115H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
90H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
87H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
76H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
62H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
57H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
47H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
43H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
41H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
34H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
21H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
19H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
12H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
11H.PNDIintermittent pond
8H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
7H.STMXsection of stream
7H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
7H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
7H.LKOoxbow lakea crescent-shaped lake commonly found adjacent to meandering streams
6H.PNDNsalt ponda small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
5H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
4H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
3H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
3H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
3H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
2H.MRSHNsalt marsha flat area, subject to periodic salt water inundation, dominated by grassy salt-tolerant plants
2H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
2H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
2H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
2H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
1H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
1H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
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.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
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.MFGNsalt evaporation pondsdiked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt
1H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
1H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
1H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
1H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
17.604 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
2.092L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
1.271L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
189L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
66L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
51L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
41L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
29L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
20L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
17L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
11L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
9L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
5L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
5L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
4L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
4L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
2L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
1L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
1L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
1L.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
1L.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
1L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
1L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
3.822 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
20.185P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
2.608P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
2.205P.PPLXsection of populated place
312P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
47P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
23P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLCHhistorical capital of a political entitya former capital of a political entity
1P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
25.386 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
4R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
3R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
2R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
1R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
1R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
1R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
12 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
8.402S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1.785S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
476S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
234S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
183S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
178S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
97S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
65S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
47S.DARYdairya facility for the processing, sale and distribution of milk or milk products
40S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
27S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
27S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
22S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
21S.BPboundary markera fixture marking a point along a boundary
20S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
20S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
20S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
19S.CRRLcorral(s)a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing animals
17S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
17S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
16S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
14S.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
13S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
12S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
10S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
8S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
7S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
7S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
6S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
5S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
5S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
5S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
5S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
5S.CMPOoil campa camp used by oilfield workers
5S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
4S.FRMQabandoned farm
4S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
4S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
4S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
4S.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
4S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
3S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
3S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
3S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
3S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
3S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
3S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
2S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
2S.AIRQabandoned airfield
2S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
2S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
2S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
2S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
2S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
2S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
2S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
2S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
2S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
2S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
1S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
1S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
1S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
1S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
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.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
1S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
1S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
1S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
1S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
1S.OILWoil wella well from which oil may be pumped
1S.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.
1S.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
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
11.922 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
3.694T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
1.158T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
917T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
813T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
795T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
404T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
368T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
301T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
201T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
138T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
118T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
87T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
77T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
75T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
56T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
48T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
45T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
39T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
23T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
11T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
9T.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
9T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
8T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
6T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
5T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
4T.SBEDdry stream beda channel formerly containing the water of a stream
4T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
4T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
3T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
3T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
2T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
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.
1T.CUETcuesta(s)an asymmetric ridge formed on tilted strata
1T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
1T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
1T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
1T.PTSpointstapering pieces of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
1T.ASPHasphalt lakea small basin containing naturally occurring asphalt
1T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
9.436 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
250V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
60V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
1V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
311 Total for V

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