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Feature Statistic United Arab Emirates

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
12A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
7A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
1A.ZNzone
21 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
543H.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
221H.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
46H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
17H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
16H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
14H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
13H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
10H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
8H.WADMwadi mouththe lower terminus of a wadi where it widens into an adjoining floodplain, depression, or waterbody
7H.WLLQabandoned well
7H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
5H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
4H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
4H.AIRSseaplane landing areaa place on a waterbody where floatplanes land and take off
3H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
3H.WADXsection of wadi
2H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
2H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
2H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
2H.STMIintermittent stream
1H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
1H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
1H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.CNLSBunderground irrigation canal(s)a gently inclined underground tunnel bringing water for irrigation from aquifers
1H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
1H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
936 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
108L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
79L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
52L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
29L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
26L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
24L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
23L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
13L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
11L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
7L.GVLgravel areaan area covered with gravel
4L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
2L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
2L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
2L.RGNEeconomic regiona region of a country established for economic development or for statistical purposes
382 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
324P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
307P.PPLXsection of populated place
6P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
641 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
11R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
1R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.PRMNpromenadea place for public walking, usually along a beach front
1R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
14 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
1.553S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
237S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
142S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
91S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
85S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
78S.DIPdiplomatic facilityoffice, residence, or facility of a foreign government, which may include an embassy, consulate, chancery, office of charge d'affaires, or other diplomatic, economic, military, or cultural mission
70S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
68S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
42S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
33S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
31S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
28S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
25S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
23S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
22S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
20S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
17S.RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
17S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
17S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
17S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
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
15S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
12S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
10S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
9S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
9S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
7S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
6S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
6S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
6S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
6S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
5S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
5S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
4S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
4S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
4S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
4S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
4S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
4S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
3S.OILWoil wella well from which oil may be pumped
3S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
3S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
3S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
3S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
3S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
3S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
3S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
3S.VETFveterinary facilitya building or camp at which veterinary services are available
2S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
2S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
2S.ZNFfree trade zonean area, usually a section of a port, where goods may be received and shipped free of customs duty and of most customs regulations
2S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
2S.CMPQabandoned camp
2S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
2S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
2S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
2S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
2S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
1S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
1S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
1S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
1S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
1S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
1S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
1S.DCKDdry docka dock providing support for a vessel, and means for removing the water so that the bottom of the vessel can be exposed
1S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
1S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
1S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
2.816 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
197T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
180T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
174T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
140T.TRGDinterdune trough(s)a long wind-swept trough between parallel longitudinal dunes
116T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
114T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
92T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
46T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
15T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
14T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
9T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
7T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
6T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
5T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
4T.ISLFartificial islandan island created by landfill or diking and filling in a wetland, bay, or lagoon
4T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
3T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
3T.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
2T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
2T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
2T.ISLXsection of island
2T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
1T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
1T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
1T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
1T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
1T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
1.146 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
38V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
33V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
8V.GRVPpalm grovea planting of palm trees
1V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
80 Total for V
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