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Feature Statistic Sierra Leone

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
178A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
14A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
4A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
2A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
199 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1.870H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
67H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
56H.STMIintermittent stream
22H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
14H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
12H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
5H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
4H.LKIintermittent lake
3H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
2H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
2H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
2H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
2H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
1H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
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.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
2.067 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
15L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
9L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
4L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
3L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
2L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
2L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
2L.RESAagricultural reservea tract of land reserved for agricultural reclamation and/or development
37 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
14.028P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
34P.PPLXsection of populated place
15P.PPLQabandoned populated place
3P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
14.083 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
24R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
5R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
29 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
15S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
9S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
8S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
4S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
4S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
4S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
3S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
3S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
3S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
2S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
2S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
2S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
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.LEPCleper colonya settled area inhabited by lepers in relative isolation
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
1S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
1S.CMPLlogging campa camp used by loggers
1S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
1S.ESTOoil palm plantationan estate specializing in the cultivation of oil palm trees
1S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
1S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
1S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
1S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
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.
76 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
308T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
214T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
77T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
28T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
28T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
21T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
12T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
8T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
6T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
5T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
4T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
4T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
3T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
3T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
2T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
1T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
1T.PLDRpolderan area reclaimed from the sea by diking and draining
1T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
727 Total for T
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