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Feature Statistic Namibia

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
45A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
14A.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
62 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
681H.STMIintermittent stream
428H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
58H.PNDIintermittent pond
44H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
22H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
19H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
16H.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
14H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
12H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
10H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
7H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
4H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
4H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
4H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
4H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
3H.STMXsection of stream
3H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
2H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
2H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
2H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
1H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
1H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
1H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
1H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
1H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
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.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
1.348 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
68L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
52L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
10L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
10L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
5L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
3L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
2L.CNSconcession areaa lease of land by a government for economic development, e.g., mining, forestry
1L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
1L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
1L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
153 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
2.006P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
24P.PPLXsection of populated place
13P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
6P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
4P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
2.054 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
2R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
3 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
2.707S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
145S.RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main track
131S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
34S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
32S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
29S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
24S.CMPQabandoned camp
18S.FRMTfarmsteadthe buildings and adjacent service areas of a farm
18S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
14S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
11S.MSSNmissiona place characterized by dwellings, school, church, hospital and other facilities operated by a religious group for the purpose of providing charitable services and to propagate religion
10S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
6S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
5S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
4S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
4S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
4S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
3S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
3S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
3S.MNQabandoned mine
2S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
2S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
2S.AIRQabandoned airfield
2S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
2S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
2S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
2S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
2S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
2S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
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.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
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.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
1S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
1S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
1S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
1S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
1S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
1S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
1S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
3.235 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
442T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
180T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
165T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
72T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
47T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
31T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
20T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
17T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
16T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
12T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
10T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
10T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
8T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
7T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
6T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
5T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
5T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
4T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
4T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
3T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
2T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
2T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
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.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
1T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
1T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
1T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
1T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
1T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
1.077 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
6V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
2V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
8 Total for V
7.940

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