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Feature Statistic Algeria

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
695A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
87A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
58A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
7A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
2A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
2A.ADM3Hhistorical third-order administrative divisiona former third-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
852 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
8,395H.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
2,986H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
2,840H.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
1,639H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
210H.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
64H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
61H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
52H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
38H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
34H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
21H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
17H.STMIintermittent stream
16H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
12H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
11H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
10H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
9H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
8H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
7H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
7H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
6H.LKIintermittent lake
5H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
5H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
4H.STMXsection of stream
4H.STMQabandoned watercoursea former stream or distributary no longer carrying flowing water, but still evident due to lakes, wetland, topographic or vegetation patterns
4H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
4H.PNDIintermittent pond
4H.WADXsection of wadi
3H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
3H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
3H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
3H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
2H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
2H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
1H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
1H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
1H.POOLIintermittent pool
1H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
1H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
16,495 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
2,540L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
429L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
88L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
51L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
47L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
36L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
24L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
12L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
5L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
4L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
2L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
2L.FLDIirrigated field(s)a tract of level or terraced land which is irrigated
1L.NVBnaval basean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for troops and naval personnel, a port for naval vessels, and from which operations are initiated
1L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
1L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
3,244 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
7,745P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
307P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
165P.PPLXsection of populated place
55P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
13P.PPLQabandoned populated place
8P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
7P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
2P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLCHhistorical capital of a political entitya former capital of a political entity
1P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
1P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
8,306 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
2R.PRMNpromenadea place for public walking, usually along a beach front
2R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.RRQabandoned railroad
5 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
3,940S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
1,606S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
605S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
358S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
340S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
314S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
266S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
248S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
232S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
220S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
144S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
113S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
50S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
48S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
44S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
30S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
30S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
27S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
26S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
20S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
20S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
18S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
16S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
16S.HUThuta small primitive house
16S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
15S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
12S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
10S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
9S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
9S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
7S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
7S.MNQabandoned mine
6S.AIRQabandoned airfield
6S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
5S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
5S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
5S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
5S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
4S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
4S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
3S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
3S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
3S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
3S.MOLEmolea massive structure of masonry or large stones serving as a pier or breakwater
3S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
3S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
3S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
3S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
2S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
2S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
2S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
2S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
2S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
2S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
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.FRMQabandoned farm
2S.THTRtheatera building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
1S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
1S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
1S.CRRLcorral(s)a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing animals
1S.FRMSfarmstracts of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
1S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
1S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
1S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
1S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
1S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
1S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
1S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
1S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
1S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
8,918 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
4,734T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
3,678T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1,271T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
940T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
937T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
811T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
796T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
661T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
437T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
375T.TRGDinterdune trough(s)a long wind-swept trough between parallel longitudinal dunes
276T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
266T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
244T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
124T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
121T.ERGsandy desertan extensive tract of shifting sand and sand dunes
98T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
77T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
65T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
59T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
54T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
53T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
49T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
41T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
37T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
35T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
31T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
24T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
24T.REGstony deserta desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones
19T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
14T.HMDArock deserta relatively sand-free, high bedrock plateau in a hot desert, with or without a gravel veneer
13T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
9T.CUETcuesta(s)an asymmetric ridge formed on tilted strata
7T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
6T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
5T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
5T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
5T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
5T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
4T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
2T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
2T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
1T.INTFinterfluvea relatively undissected upland between adjacent stream valleys
1T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
1T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
16,417 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
289V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
58V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
23V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
18V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
2V.VINvineyarda planting of grapevines
390 Total for V

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