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Feature Statistic Nigeria

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
810A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
37A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
3A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
851 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
3,439H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
212H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
62H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
60H.STMIintermittent stream
42H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
22H.CHNNnavigation channela buoyed channel of sufficient depth for the safe navigation of vessels
19H.STMXsection of stream
16H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
14H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
14H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
8H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
8H.LKIintermittent lake
6H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
6H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
4H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
4H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
4H.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
3H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
3H.CNLNnavigation canal(s)a watercourse constructed for navigation of vessels
2H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
2H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
2H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
2H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
2H.PNDSFfishpondsponds or enclosures in which fish are kept or raised
2H.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
1H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
1H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
1H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
1H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
1H.STMIXsection of intermittent stream
1H.RCHreacha straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
3,965 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
425L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
38L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
6L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
3L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
3L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
2L.RESHhunting reservea tract of land used primarily for hunting
2L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
2L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
2L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
1L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
1L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
1L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
488 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
43,435P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
69P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
44P.PPLXsection of populated place
36P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
34P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
30P.PPLQabandoned populated place
24P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
4P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
1P.PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
43,678 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
8R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
1R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
10 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
157S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
44S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
37S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
30S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
27S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
22S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
21S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
14S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
11S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
8S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
7S.ESTRrubber plantationan estate which specializes in growing and tapping rubber trees
7S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
7S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
5S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
5S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
4S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
4S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
4S.LEPCleper colonya settled area inhabited by lepers in relative isolation
4S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
4S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
3S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
3S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
3S.ANSancient sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
2S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
2S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
2S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
2S.ESTOoil palm plantationan estate specializing in the cultivation of oil palm trees
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.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
2S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
2S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
2S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
1S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
1S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1S.VETFveterinary facilitya building or camp at which veterinary services are available
1S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
1S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
460 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1,294T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
245T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
221T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
121T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
68T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
54T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
23T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
18T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
7T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
6T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
6T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
4T.PKSpeakspointed elevations atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic features
3T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
2T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
2T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
2T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
1T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.BARbara shallow ridge or mound of coarse unconsolidated material in a stream channel, at the mouth of a stream, estuary, or lagoon and in the wave-break zone along coasts
1T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
1T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
2,084 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.BSNUbasina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
1 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
4V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
2V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
6 Total for V
51,543

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