New York Features & Landmarks (Physical, Cultural & Historic Features)

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New York Physical Features, Cultural Features & Historical Landmarks

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New York
Physical Features
Arches 2
Areas 16
Bars 203
Basins 23
Bays 605
Beaches 138
Benches 13
Bends 16
Capes 878
Cliffs 76
Falls 168
Flats 89
Forests 66
Gaps 54
Guts 25
Islands 890
Isthmuses 1
Lakes 3,342
Pillars 29
Ranges 30
Rapids 21
Ridges 156
Springs 23
Streams 4,575
Summits 3,493
Swamps 419
Valleys 723
Woods 16
New York
Cultural Features
Airports 634
Bridges 489
Buildings 9,542
Canals 115
Cemeteries 4,866
Channels 183
Churches 9,953
Civil 1,629
Crossings 375
Dams 80
Harbors 153
Hospitals 513
Levees 5
Locales 5,687
Mines 119
Oilfields 2
Parks 3,038
Post Offices 1,198
Reserves 2
Reservoirs 697
Schools 7,386
Towers 593
Trails 91
Tunnels 5
Wells 3
  • Physical Features are the natural features of the Earth's surface.
  • Cultural Features are landscape features that were created or shaped by humans.
  • Historical Features are features that no longer exist on the landscape.
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Information Updates

The Demographic Data for the 3,933 New York cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: August 1, 2014.

The information on the 77,132 New York Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: August 2, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps for 3,994 New York public schools are updated four times per year. Last Update: July 8, 2014.