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Feature Statistic Niger

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
56A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
45A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
8A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
110 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
3.358H.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
1.730H.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
1.111H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
465H.STMIintermittent stream
143H.PNDIintermittent pond
108H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
96H.LKIintermittent lake
73H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
63H.WLLQabandoned well
53H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
45H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
33H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
31H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
11H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
7H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
5H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
4H.WADXsection of wadi
3H.WADBwadi benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a wadi
2H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
2H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
1H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.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
7.347 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
659L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
122L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
53L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
47L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
3L.RESPpalm tree reservean area of palm trees where use is controlled
1L.BSNPpetroleum basinan area underlain by an oil-rich structural basin
1L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
1L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
1L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
889 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
12.819P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
31P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
8P.PPLXsection of populated place
7P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
5P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLQabandoned populated place
12.872 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
1R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
1R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
2 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
240S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
16S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
14S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
5S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
5S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
4S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
3S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
3S.ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
2S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
2S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
2S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
2S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
1S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
1S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
1S.MNNsalt mine(s)a mine from which salt is extracted
1S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
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.
309 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
810T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
390T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
233T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
205T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
187T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
144T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
127T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
118T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
65T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
64T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
55T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
41T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
28T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
28T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
22T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
18T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
15T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
14T.ERGsandy desertan extensive tract of shifting sand and sand dunes
12T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
9T.TRGDinterdune trough(s)a long wind-swept trough between parallel longitudinal dunes
9T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
6T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
6T.REGstony deserta desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones
6T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
3T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
3T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
3T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
3T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
3T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
2T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
2T.PLATXsection of plateau
1T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
1T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
1T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
1T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
1T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
1T.BLOWblowout(s)a small depression in sandy terrain, caused by wind erosion
2.637 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
35V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
23V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
9V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
2V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
1V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
70 Total for V
24.236

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