Feature Designation Code Lookup

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Feature Designation CodeFeature Designation NameFeature Designation TextCollection GuidanceFeature Class
PPLQabandoned populated placeabandoned populated placeCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a political entity, undifferentiated as to administrative levelCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
ZNBbuffer zonea delimited area separating two, or more, political entities or territories, within which certain activities are limited or prohibitedCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
PPLCcapital of a political entitycapital of a political entityCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)P - Populated Place
PCLDdependent political entitydependent political entityCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)A - Administrative Region
PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by warCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activitiesCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United StatesCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)A - Administrative Region
ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative divisionCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former primary administrative divisionCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)A - Administrative Region
PCLHhistorical political entitya former political entityCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)A - Administrative Region
PCLIindependent political entityindependent political entityCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)A - Administrative Region
STLMTIsraeli settlementIsraeli settlementCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
LTERleased areaa tract of land leased by the United Kingdom from the People's Republic of China to form part of Hong KongCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
PRSHparishan ecclesiastical districtCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
PCLpolitical entitypolitical entityCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)A - Administrative Region
PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildingsCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and workCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupationsCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
ADMSschool districtschool districtCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a primary administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)Center of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)P - Populated Place
PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative divisionseat of a fourth-order administrative divisionCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative divisionseat of a second-order administrative divisionCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative divisionseat of a third-order administrative divisionCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative divisionCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
PCLIXsection of independent political entitysection of independent political entityCenter of Feature (changes to primary name or designation require BGN/FNC approval)A - Administrative Region
PPLXsection of populated placesection of populated placeCenter of FeatureP - Populated Place
TERRterritoryterritoryCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region
ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative divisionCenter of FeatureA - Administrative Region