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Feature Statistic Mauritania

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
60A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
15A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
1A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
78 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1.944H.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
669H.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
221H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
208H.STMIintermittent stream
173H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
129H.PNDIintermittent pond
102H.LKIintermittent lake
73H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
57H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
40H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
33H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
27H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
26H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
19H.WLLQabandoned well
18H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
14H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
10H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
7H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
5H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
2H.WADJwadi junctiona place where two or more wadies join
1H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
1H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
1H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
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.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.WLLSwellscylindrical holes, pits, or tunnels drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface
3.787 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
355L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
169L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
33L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
32L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
31L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
5L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
3L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
629 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
1.034P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
15P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
9P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
1P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1.061 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
2R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
1R.TNLRRrailroad tunnela tunnel through which a railroad passes
4 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
164S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
40S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
22S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
12S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
9S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
7S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
6S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
4S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
3S.ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
2S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
2S.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.
2S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
2S.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.WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
1S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
1S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
1S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
289 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
699T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
693T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
360T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
333T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
124T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
96T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
88T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
88T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
80T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
71T.TRGDinterdune trough(s)a long wind-swept trough between parallel longitudinal dunes
58T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
44T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
36T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
36T.REGstony deserta desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones
35T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
35T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
28T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
19T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
15T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
13T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
12T.ERGsandy desertan extensive tract of shifting sand and sand dunes
8T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
5T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
5T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
4T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
3T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
2T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
2T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
1T.PKSpeakspointed elevations atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic features
1T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
1T.HMDArock deserta relatively sand-free, high bedrock plateau in a hot desert, with or without a gravel veneer
1T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
1T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
1T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by 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
3.003 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
11V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
4V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
1V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
1V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
17 Total for V

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