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Feature Statistic Morocco

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
1.577A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
64A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
61A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
16A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
1A.ADM3Hhistorical third-order administrative divisiona former third-order administrative division
1.720 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
9.451H.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
3.498H.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
1.921H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
953H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
359H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
206H.PNDIintermittent pond
134H.STMIintermittent stream
124H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
73H.LKIintermittent lake
71H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
56H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
35H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
30H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
16H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
15H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
14H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
14H.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
12H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
10H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
7H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
6H.STMXsection of stream
4H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
4H.WADXsection of wadi
3H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
3H.RSVIintermittent reservoir
3H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
2H.DTCHIirrigation ditcha ditch which serves to distribute irrigation water
2H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
2H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
2H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
2H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
1H.LKNIintermittent salt lake
1H.MFGNsalt evaporation pondsdiked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt
1H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
1H.LKOoxbow lakea crescent-shaped lake commonly found adjacent to meandering streams
1H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
1H.LKOIintermittent oxbow lake
1H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
17.040 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
10.083L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
2.778L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
1.557L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
144L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
59L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
28L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
19L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
10L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
6L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
3L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
3L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
2L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
1L.RESHhunting reservea tract of land used primarily for hunting
1L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
1L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
1L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
1L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
14.698 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
35.383P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
764P.PPLXsection of populated place
292P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
246P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
189P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
30P.PPLQabandoned populated place
13P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
2P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
36.922 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
26R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
24R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
4R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
2R.RTEcaravan routethe route taken by caravans
1R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
57 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
7.406S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
3.089S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
2.200S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1.637S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
1.596S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
1.569S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1.070S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
460S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
362S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
267S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
201S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
174S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
124S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
81S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
67S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
41S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
39S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
39S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
34S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
34S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
32S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
32S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
30S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
27S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
23S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
21S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
20S.STBLstablea building for the shelter and feeding of farm animals, especially horses
15S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
14S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
13S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
13S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
12S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
11S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
10S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
9S.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.
9S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
9S.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
9S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
8S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
8S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
7S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
7S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
7S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
7S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
6S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
5S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
5S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
4S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
4S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
4S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
4S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
4S.MFGPHphosphate worksa facility for producing fertilizer
4S.OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
4S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
4S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
3S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
3S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
3S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
3S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
3S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
3S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
3S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
3S.VETFveterinary facilitya building or camp at which veterinary services are available
2S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
2S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
2S.GOSPgas-oil separator planta facility for separating gas from oil
2S.MFGQabandoned factory
2S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
2S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
2S.MLWNDwindmilla mill or water pump powered by wind
2S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
2S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
2S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
2S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
2S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
2S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
1S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
1S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
1S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
1S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
1S.AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1S.FNDYfoundrya building or works where metal casting is carried out
1S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
1S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
1S.WALLwalla thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structure
1S.HUThuta small primitive house
1S.DPOFfuel depotan area where fuel is stored
1S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
1S.FRMQabandoned farm
1S.CTRAatomic centera facility where atomic research is carried out
1S.MNQabandoned mine
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
1S.MFGCcannerya building where food items are canned
1S.MLSGsugar milla facility where sugar cane is processed into raw sugar
1S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
1S.RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.PRKHQpark headquartersa park administrative facility
1S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
1S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
1S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
1S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
20.972 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
11.761T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
6.574T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
1.563T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
1.538T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
1.053T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
350T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
309T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
231T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
99T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
93T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
87T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
69T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
64T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
54T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
47T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
36T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
35T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
34T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
31T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
27T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
21T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
19T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
19T.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
19T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
18T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
17T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
14T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
12T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
10T.ERGsandy desertan extensive tract of shifting sand and sand dunes
9T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
8T.CRQcirquea bowl-like hollow partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
7T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
6T.REGstony deserta desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones
3T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
2T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
2T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
2T.HMDArock deserta relatively sand-free, high bedrock plateau in a hot desert, with or without a gravel veneer
2T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.RDGBbeach ridgea ridge of sand just inland and parallel to the beach, usually in series
1T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
1T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
1T.KRSTkarst areaa distinctive landscape developed on soluble rock such as limestone characterized by sinkholes, caves, disappearing streams, and underground drainage
1T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
24.251 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1U.LDGUledgea rocky projection or outcrop, commonly linear and near shore
2 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
2.918V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
238V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
22V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
17V.VINvineyarda planting of grapevines
14V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
2V.VINSvineyardsplantings of grapevines
1V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
3.212 Total for V

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