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Feature Statistic Eritrea

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
48A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
6A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
5A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
60 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
917H.STMIintermittent stream
467H.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
99H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
29H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
23H.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
20H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
10H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
10H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
8H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
7H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
5H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
5H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
5H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
4H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
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
3H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
2H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
2H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
1H.LKIintermittent lake
1H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
1H.MRSHNsalt marsha flat area, subject to periodic salt water inundation, dominated by grassy salt-tolerant plants
1H.LKSCcrater lakeslakes in a crater or caldera
1H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
1H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
1H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
1.626 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
341L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
300L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
1L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
642 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
1.350P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
5P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
2P.PPLXsection of populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
1P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1.363 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
115S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
33S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
10S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
10S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
9S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
6S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
4S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
4S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
4S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
4S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
4S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
3S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
3S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
3S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
2S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
2S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
2S.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
2S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
2S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
2S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
2S.DPOFfuel depotan area where fuel is stored
1S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
1S.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.
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
1S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
1S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
1S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
1S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
1S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
239 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1.420T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
314T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
208T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
53T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
53T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
49T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
46T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
43T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
30T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
18T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
18T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
17T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
15T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
13T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
12T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
11T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
10T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
6T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
6T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
5T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
5T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
4T.VALXsection of valley
3T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
2T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
2T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
1T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
1T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
1T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
2.368 Total for T

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