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Feature Statistic Burkina Faso

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
50A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
45A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
13A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
109 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
497H.STMIintermittent stream
125H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
29H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
23H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
19H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
5H.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
2H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
2H.STMIXsection of intermittent stream
1H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.LKIintermittent lake
1H.PNDIintermittent pond
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.STMXsection of stream
708 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
64L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
51L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
9L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
2L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
1L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
1L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
130 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
9.069P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
32P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
12P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
12P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
7P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
3P.PPLXsection of populated place
1P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
9.137 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
364S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
31S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
18S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
18S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
10S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
3S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
3S.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.
2S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
2S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
1S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
1S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
455 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
132T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
56T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
29T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
14T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
11T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
3T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
2T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
2T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
2T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
1T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
1T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
1T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
1T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
256 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
10V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
2V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
1V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
13 Total for V
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