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Feature Statistic Jordan

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
52A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
38A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
12A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
103 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1.972H.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
361H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
157H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
39H.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
16H.WADXsection of wadi
14H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
14H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
13H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
11H.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
10H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
6H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
5H.WADJwadi junctiona place where two or more wadies join
2H.WADSwadiesvalleys or ravines, bounded by relatively steep banks, which in the rainy season become watercourses; found primarily in North Africa and the Middle East
1H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
1H.LKNIintermittent salt lake
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
1H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
1H.STMXsection of stream
2.628 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
93L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
76L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
11L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
6L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
4L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
2L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
2L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
2L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
1L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
1L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
1L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
1L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
1L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
202 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
911P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
40P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
39P.PPLXsection of populated place
36P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
20P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
11P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1.059 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
8R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
1R.RRQabandoned railroad
9 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
357S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
226S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
119S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
37S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
30S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
28S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
25S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
20S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
19S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
13S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
11S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
10S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
10S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
7S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
6S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
6S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
6S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
3S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
3S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
3S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
3S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
3S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
2S.WEIRweir(s)a small dam in a stream, designed to raise the water level or to divert stream flow through a desired channel
2S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
2S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
2S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
2S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
2S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
1S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
1S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
1S.PPQabandoned police post
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
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.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
1S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
1S.LNDFlandfilla place for trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
1S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
1S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1S.WALLwalla thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structure
1S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
1S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
975 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
477T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
387T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
198T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
82T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
51T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
48T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
28T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
24T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
23T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
16T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
14T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
12T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
11T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
11T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
11T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
9T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
8T.FANfan(s)a fan-shaped wedge of coarse alluvium with apex merging with a mountain stream bed and the fan spreading out at a low angle slope onto an adjacent plain
5T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
4T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
3T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
2T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
2T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
1T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
1T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
1.431 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
19V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
1V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
20 Total for V

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