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Feature Statistic Somalia

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
91A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
18A.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, ...)
2.500H.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
1.694H.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
961H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
381H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
216H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
80H.STMIintermittent stream
43H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
22H.PNDIintermittent pond
21H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
18H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
15H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
14H.LKIintermittent lake
12H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
11H.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
9H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
9H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
6H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
6H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
5H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
3H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
3H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
2H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
2H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
2H.STMIXsection of intermittent stream
2H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
1H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
1H.LKOIintermittent oxbow lake
1H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
1H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
6.042 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
2.658L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
732L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
16L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
3L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
1L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
1L.RESHhunting reservea tract of land used primarily for hunting
1L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
3.412 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
4.262P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
208P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
17P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
7P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
3P.PPLXsection of populated place
2P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
4.500 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
21R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
22 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
107S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
101S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
41S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
29S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
22S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
20S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
16S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
12S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
10S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
9S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
6S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
5S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
4S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
4S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
4S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
4S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
4S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
4S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
3S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
2S.CMPLAlabor campa camp used by migrant or temporary laborers
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.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
1S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
1S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
1S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
1S.VETFveterinary facilitya building or camp at which veterinary services are available
421 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
895T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
612T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
311T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
258T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
254T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
107T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
94T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
70T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
67T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
60T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
52T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
33T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
25T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
20T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
17T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
15T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
14T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
10T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
9T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
9T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
4T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
4T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
3T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
2T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
2T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
2T.SBEDdry stream beda channel formerly containing the water of a stream
2T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
2T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
2T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
1T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.BDLDbadlandsan area characterized by a maze of very closely spaced, deep, narrow, steep-sided ravines, and sharp crests and pinnacles
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
1T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
1T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
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
2.963 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
1V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
1V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
1V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
1V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
4 Total for V

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