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Feature Statistic Benin

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
539A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
77A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
12A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
2A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
631 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1,140H.STMIintermittent stream
174H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
4H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
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
2H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
1H.STMXsection of stream
1H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.LGNXsection of lagoon
1H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
1H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
1H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
1,330 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
34L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
2L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
1L.RESHhunting reservea tract of land used primarily for hunting
1L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
39 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
3,697P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
23P.PPLXsection of populated place
11P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
10P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
5P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLGseat of government of a political entity
3,748 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
23S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
21S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
18S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
9S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
7S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.MNAUgold mine(s)a mine where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
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.
82 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
68T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
14T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
12T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
9T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
8T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
4T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
4T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
3T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
3T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
2T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
128 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
3V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
3 Total for V

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