Geographical Feature Type

The numbers following some generic terms are solely for the purpose of distinguishing the generic terms which may have one or more definitions. They do not indicate a duplication of the generic term.


Entity code Feature type Generics included
PROV / PROV Province / Province Province
TERR / TERR Territory / Territoire Territory, Territoire (2)
Populated Places
CITY / VIL1 City / Ville City, Cité, Ville (2)
TOWN / VIL2 Town / Ville Town, Separated Town, Municipality, Municipalité de village
VILG / VILG Village / Village Village (1), Community (1), Resort Municipality, Resort Village, Municipalité, Municipalité de village naskapi, Municipalité de village cri, Municipalité de village nordique, Municipalité de paroisse, Municipalité de cantons unis, Municipalité de canton, Urban Community (1), Northern Village, Summer Village
HAM / HAM Hamlet / Hameau Hamlet (1), Organized Hamlet, Charter Community, Northern Settlement, Northern Hamlet
MUN1 / AZM1 Other municipal / district area - major agglomeration /
Autre zone municipale / de district - agglomération majeure
Metropolitan Municipality, Specialized Municipality, Municipal District, Regional Municipality, County (1), County Municipality, Regional District, Region (1), Metropolitan Corporation, Région administrative, Municipal County, Municipalité régionale de comté, Communauté urbaine, Communauté régionale, Restructured County, District Municipality
MUN2 / AZM2 Other municipal/district area - miscellaneous /
Autre zone municipale /
de district - divers
Local Government District, Territoire non organisé, Township Municipalities, Special Area, Local Improvement District, Indian Government District; Land Unit, Rural Municipality, Local District Municipality, Rural District, District judiciaire, Township Municipality, Circonscription électorale provinciale, Circonscription électorale municipale, Improvement District
UNP / LNO Unincorporated area /
Lieu non organisé
Hamlet (2), Village (2), Police Village, Rural Village, Settlement (1), Compact Rural Community, Locality, Lieu-dit, Railway Point, Station, Post Office, Landing (1), Fort, Community (2), Dispersed Rural Community, Hameau, Bureau de poste, Jonction, Indian Government District, Local Service District, Bureau de poste militaire, Centre de villégiature, Weather Station, Customs Point, Metis Settlement, Northern Community, Centre de ski, Vacated or Seasonal Settlement, Former Locality, Former Post Office, Village forestier, Station de chemin de fer, Établissement amérindien, Parc de maisons mobiles, Arrêt ferroviaire, Settlement Corporation, Station de recherche, Native Community, Village naskapi, Metropolitan Area, Neighbourhood (1), Indian Village, Cannery, Indian Settlement, Trading Post, Abandoned Locality, Resort, Village (3), Village cri, Gare de triage, Former Railway Point, Urban Community (2), Neighbourhood (2), Suburban Community, Industrial Park, Industrial Area, Secteur résidentiel, Subdivision, Parc industriel, Local Urban District, Quartier, Secteur
IR / RI Indian Reserve /
Réserve indienne
Indian Reserve, Réserve indienne
GEOG / GÉOG Geographical area /
Zone géographique
Arrière-fief, Division d'enregistrement, Seigneurie, Fief, Canton, Lot, Settlement (2), Territoire (1), Division de recensement, Region, Région, Region (2), Land District, Abouts, Geographic County, Royalty, Paroisse, County (2), Parish (1), Geographic Township, Geographic District
PARK / PARC Conservation area /
Zone de préservation
Réserve de la biosphère, Zone d'exploitation contrôlée, Zone d'aménagement et de conservation, Réserve de pêche, Protected Area, Provincial Natural Park, Jardin zoologique, Ecological Reserve, Parc national, Provincial Historic Park, Réserve écologique, Regional Park, Parc international, International Park, Provincial Historic Village, Site du patrimoine mondial, World Heritage Site, Aire marine nationale de conservation, National Marine Conservation Area, Refuge faunique, Voie navigable, Waterway, Parc fédéral, Federal Park, Village historique provincial, Provincial Recreation Area, Réserve de parc national, National Park Reserve, Wilderness Area, Provincial Marine Park, Wildlife Management Unit, Recreation Site, Réserve faunique, Canal (4), Lieu historique provincial, Provincial Historic Site, Municipal Park, Provincial Game Sanctuary - Waterfowl, Provincial Forest, Provincial Game Sanctuary, Provincial Wayside Park, Provincial Heritage Property, Base de plein air, Game Preserve, Conservation Area, Provincial Park Reserve, Réserve de chasse et pêche, Parc public, Wildlife Management Area, Provincial Heritage Park, Picnic Area, Wildlife Refuge, Provincial Wildlife Management Area, Provincial Recreation Park, Site historique, Refuge, Parc de récréation, Parc de conservation, Provincial Park, National Park, Provincial Wilderness Park, National Historic Site, Lieu historique national, Territorial Park, Game Sanctuary
MIL / MIL Military area /
Réserve militaire
Canadian Forces Base, Base des Forces canadiennes, Canadian Forces Station, Station des Forces canadiennes, C.M.F.C., C.F.T.A., Réserve militaire, Base militaire
Physical Features
RIV / CDE River / Cours d'eau River, Brook, Creek (1), Outlet, Pup (1), Fleuve, Canal (1), Branch, Segment de rivière, Channel (1), Cours d'eau agricole, Gully (1), Millstream / Mill Stream, Ruisseau (1), Run (1), Runoff, Stream, Rivière, Branche, Burn, Dribble, Feeder, Fourche, Inlet (1), Ditch (1), Gulch (1), Channel (2), Guzzle (1), Runround, Snye, Fork (1), Coulée (1), Creeks, Runs (1), Gullies (1), Rivers, Brooks, Rivières, Coulee (1), Rigole, Gut (1)
RIVF / EFLV River feature /
Entité fluviale
Bend (1), River Junction, Forks, Reach, Embouchure, Lieux de pêche, Lieu de pêche, Shallows, River Mouth, Courbe, Fork (2), Fosse à saumon, Crossing (2), Courant, Slough (1), Ford, Dump, Flumes, Bends, Pools (1), Deadwaters, Stillwaters, Basin (1), Horseshoe, Méandre, Coude, Méandres, Stretch, Confluence, Confluent, Turns, Turn, Padou, Pothole (1), Hole (1), Elbow, Crossing (1), Cove (1), Bogan, Stillwater, Deadwater, Pool (1), Oxbow
FALL / CHUT Falls / Chute Falls, Waterfall, Chutes, Sault, Cascade, Cascades, Fall, Chute
LAKE / LAC Lake / Lac Lake, Gully (2), Lac, Sloughs (1), Mare, Mal Bay, Pughole / Pug Hole, Pothole (2), Pool (2), Basin (2), Lough, Potholes, Gullies (2), Barachois, Étang, Lagune, Lacs, Tarn, Waters, Mares, Steadies, Steady, Étangs, Ponds (2), Holes (1), Partie de réservoir, Partie de lac, Pond (2), Aboiteau (1), Réservoir, Lacs artificiels, Lac artificiel, Tarns, Millpond / Mill Pond, Lochan, Loch, Hole (2), Flowage, Barasway, Lagoon, Slough (2), Pond (1), Ponds (1), Lakes, Reservoir
SPRG / SRCE Spring / Source Spring, Hotsprings / Hot Springs, Source, Hotspring / Hot Spring, Fumarole, Springs
SEA / MER Sea / Mer Ocean, Océan, Mer, Sea
SEAF / EMAR Sea feature /
Entité maritime
Rip (2), Tidal Rapids, Tidal Flow, Rips (2), Tittle, Tickles
SEAU / SMER Undersea feature /
Entité sous-marine
Abyssal Plain - Plaine, Canyon - Canyon, Continental Rise - Glacis continental, Escarpment - Talus, Cordillera - Cordillère, Reef - Récif, Plateau - Plateau, Pingo - Pingo, Peak - Pic, Pass - Col, Median Valley - Vallée axiale, Marginal Trough - Cuvette marginale, Lobe - Lobe, Seamount - Mont, Seamount Chain - Chaîne de monts, Saddle - Col, Rocks - Roches, Rock - Roche, Rise - Massif, Ridge - Dorsale, Reefs - Récifs, Slope - Pente, Sill - Seuil, Shoals - Hauts-fonds, Shoal - Haut-fond, Shoal - Basse, Shelf - Plate-forme, Shelf - Plate-forme continentale, Seamounts - Monts sous-marins, Bars - Barres, Valley - Vallée, Troughs - Cuvettes, Trough - Cuvette, Trench - Fossé, Terrace - Terrasse, Spur - Éperon, Spit - Flèche littorale, Ledges - Chaussées, Ledge - Chaussée, Knolls - Dômes, Knoll - Dôme, Guyot - Guyot, Gap - Passage, Fracture Zone - Zone de fractures, Pingos - Pingos, Fan - Cône, Continental Margin - Marge continentale, Borderland - Bordure continentale, Banks - Bancs, Bar - Barre, Basin - Bassin, Bank - Banc
CHAN / CHEN Channel / Chenal Canal (2), Channel (3), Channels, Strait, Pass (1), Tickle, Gut (2), Opening, Creek (2), Run (3), Inlet (2), Hole (3), Guzzle (2), Gulch (2), Gap (1), Entrance, Dugway, Runs (3), Détroit, Chenal, Passe, Cut, Thoroughfare, Way, Sluice, Chenaux, Passes, Gully (3), Goulet (1), Bassin (1), Basin (6), Chokey, Passage, Sound (1), Narrows
RAP / RAP Rapids / Rapide Whirlpool, Cataract, Rapide, Riffle, Eddy, Whirlpools, Runs (2), Run (2), Remous, Rattle, Rapids, Rip (1), Rapides, Rips (1), Rapid
BAY / BAIE Bay / Baie Bay, Road (1), Arm, Fiord, Gulf, Gut (3), Backside, Bras morts, Bottom (1), Bassins, Baies, Anses, Gulches, Gulch (3), Basin (3), Gullies (3), Roads, Harbours, Soi, Port (1), Hole (4), Haven, Gully (4), Goulet (2), Harbour (1), Anchorage, Bays, Golfe, Estuaire, Bras mort, Bras, Bite, Mouillage, Bassin (2), Pool (3), Rade, Havre, Fjord, Baie, Anse, Ruisseau (2), Lead, Sound (2), Cove (2), Coves, Motion, Creek (3), Inlet (3), Bight, Crique (2)
CAPE / CAP Cape / Cap Cape, Head (1), Isthmus, Peninsula, Point, Promontory, Headland, Foreland, Côtes (1), Arches, Langue de terre, Pointes, Hummocks, Heads, Capes, Promontoire, Tête, Seaside, Sand Point, Nose, Neck, Hummock (1), End, Côte (1), Segment de côte, Arch, Delta, Péninsule, Caps, Cap (1), Presqu'île, Pointe, Bill, Spit, Points, Heights, Land
BCH / PLAG Beach / Plage Beach, Sand Bar, Dune (1), Flats (1), Plage, Shore, Flèche, Battures, Barres, Beaches, Éperon, Barre, Sandspit, Grève, Strand, Estran, Flat (1), Batture, Breakers, Bar (1), Breaker
SHL / H-FD Shoal / Haut-fond Bank (2), Bancs de pêche, Hummock (2), Bar (2), Rocks (1), Lump, Basin (4), Rise, Peak (1), Patch, Knoll (1), Grounds, Ground, Chuckle, Bosse, Trough, Back (1), Bank (3), Récif, Banc de sable, Banc de pêche, Récifs, Roche (1), Haut-fond, Patches, Sunkers, Channel (4), Sand Banks / Sandbanks, Ledges, Bars, Deeps, Bantam, Plate-forme insulaire, Fosse, Écueil, Banc, Bancs de sable, Cordon litteral, Bancs, Hauts-fonds, Brisants, Canyon (1), Bottom (2), Sand Bank / Sandbank, Sunker, Spot, Rock (1), Ridge (1), Reef, Reefs, Shoals, Ledge (1), Shoal, Banks (1)
ISL / ÎLE Island / Île Island, Cap (2), Islets, Îlot / Ilot, Îles / Iles, Île / Ile, Mound (1), Îlette / Ilette, Thrumcap / Thrum Cap, Thrum, Nubble, Îlots / Ilots, Rochers, Thrums, Crab, Roches, Rock Pile, Rocher, Archipel, Group (1), Brandies, Cay, Islands, Isles, Archipelago, Islet, Isle
CLF / ESC Cliff / Escarpement Bank (1), Bluffs (1), Crag, Côte (2), Ramparts, Cliffs (2), Cliff (2), Escarpment, Blow-Me-Down / Blow Me Down, Berge, Falaises, Cliffs (1), Falaise, Bluff (1), Cliff (1), Abrubts, Pont naturel, Escarpement, Buffalo Jump, Coteau, Wall, Coteaux, Corniches, Crags, Corniche, Scarp
MTN / MNT Mountain / Mont Range (2), Mountain, Mountains, Peak (2), Esker, Dune (2), Butte, Point (2), Highland, Tower (1), Spire, Dome, Roche (2), Group (2), Foothills, Rock (2), Rim, Monts, Domes, Summits, Knob, Moraine, Sand Hills, Sommet, Piémont, Monument, Crêtes, Chaîne de montagnes, Pic, Paroi, Eskers, Cairns, Slide, Rocks (2), Lookouts, Head (2), Sommets, Versant, Belvédère, Abrupt, Knolls, Towers, Spires, Chaîne, Tolt, Massif, Dunes, Montagnes, Bank (4), Arête, Slope, Crête, Cone, Buse, Brow, Back (2), Rock (3), Montagne, Colline, Knoll (2), Pinnacles, Pinnacle, Highlands, Buttes, Ridges, Pingo, Bluffs (2), Pointu, Lookout, Spur, Collines, Mount, Mont, Lookoff, Ledge (2), Ranges, Summit, Bluff (2), Ridge (2), Peaks, Hill, Hills
VALL / VALL Valley / Vallée Ravine, Coulée (2), Valley (1), Gulch (4), Canyon (2), Gorge, Gully (5), Gorges, Pup (2), Glen, Hollow (1), Pass (2), Vault, Notch, Basin (5), Depression, Gap (2), Trench, Saddle, Ravin, Vallée, Niche, Col, Vale, Kettle, Drook, Vallon, Coulee (2), Cirques, Hollow (2), Cirque, Crevasse, Draw, Défilé
PLN / PLNE Plain / Plaine Plateau, Plains (1), Flats (2), Terrace, Plaine, Plaines, Terrasse, Crossing Place, Lowland, Bench, Uplands, Flat (2), Plain (2)
CAVE / CAV Cave / Caverne Cave, Grotte, Caves, Caverne
CRAT / CRAT Crater / Cratère Crater (2), Crater (1), Cratère météorique, Volcanoes
GLAC / GLAC Glacier / Glacier Glacier, Icefield, Ice Cap / Icecap, Névé, Ice Shelf, Glaciers, Snowfield
FOR / FOR Forest / Forêt Forest, Bluff (3), Wooded Area, Woods, Grove, Forêt expérimentale, Bosquet, Bois, Forêt, Pépinière, Cédrière, Verger
VEGL / VÉGB Low vegetation /
Végétation basse
Meadow (1), Meadows, Barren, Barrens (1), Haymarsh, Hay Meadow, Pré, Savannah, Prairie, Marsh, Marshes, Swamp, Bog, Fen, Flat (3), Flats (3), Glade, Heath, Intervale, Slough (3), Swale, Meadow (2), Barrens (2), Mocauque, Plain (3), Marais, Tourbière, Fondrière, Marécage, Savane, Muskeg, Plains (2), Swales, Bogs, Glades, Hole (6), Platin, Savanes, Champ, Bleuetière, Champs, Marécages, Bottom (3), Sloughs (2)
MISC / DIV Miscellaneous /
Divers
Generating Station, Mine, Carrière, Camp forestier, Pit, Centrale hydroélectrique, Station forestière, Carrières, Dépôt forestier, Digue, Dyke (2), Camp sportif, Fossé, Barrage, Camp saisonnier, Dyke (1), Drain (2), Ponceau, Well, Landmark, Pont-tunnel, Route (1), Camp minier, Mining Camp, Unclassified, Generic Pending, Gate, Site, Pier, Path, Railway Yard, Landing (2), Causeway, Canal de dérivation, Barrages, Terrain de jeu, Station de ski, Domaine, Commune, Colonie de vacances, Centre d'interprétation de la nature, Floodway, Camp de plein air, Camps saisonniers, Terrain de camping, Camp de vacance, Ferme, Sanctuaire, Control Structure, Diversion, Ditch (2), Cairn (2), Dam, Camp, Amusement Park, Historical Route, Phare, Sentier, Hydrobase, Wharf, Aéroport, Quai, Écluses, Écluse, Port (2), Canal (3), Breakwater, Tunnel, Ponts, Pont couvert, Côte (3), Piste, Chemin, Deepwater Terminal, Portages, Airfield, Débarcadère, Pont, Bassin portuaire, Aérodrome, Steamer Landing, Highway, Port de plaisance, Airport, Harbour (2), Portage, Road (2), Trail, Ferry, Bridge