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Feature Statistic Israel

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
12A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
6A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
4A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
2A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
2A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
1A.ZNBbuffer zonea zone recognized as a buffer between two nations in which military presence is minimal or absent
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
28 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
805H.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
549H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
186H.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
62H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
17H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
15H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
9H.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
7H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
4H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
3H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
3H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
3H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
2H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
2H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
2H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
1H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
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.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
1H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.LKXsection of lake
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
1.676 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
338L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
92L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
40L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
37L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
37L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
13L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
11L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
8L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
5L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
5L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
3L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
2L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
2L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
2L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
2L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
2L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
1L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
1L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
1L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
1L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
603 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
1.165P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
327P.PPLXsection of populated place
44P.PPLQabandoned populated place
6P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
6P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2P.STLMTisraeli settlement
1P.PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
1P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
1.552 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
413R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
314R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
2R.PRMNpromenadea place for public walking, usually along a beach front
2R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
1R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
1R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
733 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
900S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
589S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
241S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
186S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
105S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
77S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
44S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
35S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
33S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
30S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
28S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
27S.DIPdiplomatic facilityoffice, residence, or facility of a foreign government, which may include an embassy, consulate, chancery, office of charge d'affaires, or other diplomatic, economic, military, or cultural mission
22S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
21S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
21S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
20S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
20S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
19S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
17S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
15S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
15S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
14S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
13S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
13S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
11S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
9S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
8S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
8S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
8S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
7S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
7S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
7S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
7S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
6S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
6S.GRVEgravea burial site
6S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
6S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
5S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
5S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
5S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
4S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
4S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
3S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
3S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
3S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
3S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
3S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
3S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
3S.MFGPHphosphate worksa facility for producing fertilizer
3S.STBLstablea building for the shelter and feeding of farm animals, especially horses
2S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
2S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
2S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
2S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
2S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
2S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
2S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
2S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
2S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
1S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
1S.AQCaquaculture facilityfacility or area for the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, especially fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater agriculture
1S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
1S.CMPQabandoned camp
1S.HERMhermitagea secluded residence, usually for religious sects
1S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
1S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
1S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
1S.RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
1S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
1S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
1S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
1S.WALLwalla thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structure
1S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
1S.PPQabandoned police post
1S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
1S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
1S.MNQabandoned mine
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.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
2.687 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
379T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
286T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
72T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
60T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
52T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
42T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
33T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
23T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
21T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
20T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
20T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
19T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
16T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
13T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
12T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
11T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
9T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
9T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
5T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
5T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
4T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
3T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
3T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
3T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
3T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
2T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
1T.CRDRcorridora strip or area of land having significance as an access way
1T.DVDdividea line separating adjacent drainage basins
1T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
1T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
1T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
1T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
1T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
1.135 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
56V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
13V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
1V.GRVPpalm grovea planting of palm trees
70 Total for V

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