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Feature Statistic Democratic Republic of the Congo

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
198A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
64A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
26A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
5A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
2A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
1A.ADM5fifth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a fourth-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
297 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
24.920H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
417H.STMIintermittent stream
172H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
62H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
37H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
36H.STMXsection of stream
28H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
24H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
11H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
10H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
10H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
9H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
8H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
7H.WADwadia valley or ravine, bounded by relatively steep banks, which in the rainy season becomes a watercourse; found primarily in North Africa and the Middle East
6H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
4H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
4H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
3H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
3H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
2H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
1H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
1H.GLCRglacier(s)a mass of ice, usually at high latitudes or high elevations, with sufficient thickness to flow away from the source area in lobes, tongues, or masses
1H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
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.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.WHRLwhirlpoola turbulent, rotating movement of water in a stream
25.780 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
68L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
13L.CNSconcession areaa lease of land by a government for economic development, e.g., mining, forestry
9L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
8L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
8L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
6L.RESHhunting reservea tract of land used primarily for hunting
3L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
3L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
2L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
1L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
1L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
122 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
36.569P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
23P.PPLXsection of populated place
18P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
5P.PPLQabandoned populated place
3P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
2P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
36.622 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
3R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
3 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
1.369S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
155S.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
91S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
75S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
74S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
52S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
47S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
43S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
24S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
14S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
11S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
10S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
9S.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.
8S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
7S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
6S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
6S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
6S.ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
5S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
5S.BPboundary markera fixture marking a point along a boundary
5S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
4S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
4S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
3S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
3S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
3S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
3S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
2S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
2S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.HUThuta small primitive house
1S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
1S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
1S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
1S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
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.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
1S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
2.060 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
274T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
257T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
165T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
86T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
26T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
19T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
12T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
8T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
7T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
7T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
5T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
5T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
2T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
2T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
2T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
1T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
1T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
883 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
16V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
1V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
17 Total for V
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