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Feature Statistic Ghana

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
194A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
10A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
1A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
1A.ADMDHhistorical administrative division a former administrative division of a political entity, undifferentiated as to administrative level
207 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1.507H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
143H.STMIintermittent stream
36H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
15H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
7H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
6H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
6H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
3H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
3H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
3H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
2H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
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.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
1H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
1H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
1H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
1H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1.738 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
152L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
112L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
3L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
2L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
2L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
1L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
275 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
10.038P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
128P.PPLXsection of populated place
9P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLQabandoned populated place
3P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
10.184 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)
215S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
124S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
46S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
11S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
8S.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.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.
4S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
4S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
3S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
3S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
2S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
2S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
2S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
1S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
1S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
1S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
434 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
425T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
45T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
38T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
16T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
12T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
10T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
6T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
3T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
3T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
2T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
2T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
2T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
1T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
1T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
567 Total for T

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