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Feature Statistic Djibouti

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
6A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
3A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
10 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1,260H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
904H.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
555H.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
479H.STMIintermittent stream
20H.LKIintermittent lake
15H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
13H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
7H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
6H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
4H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
4H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
4H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
4H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
3H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
3H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of 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.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
2H.STMXsection of stream
2H.STMIXsection of intermittent stream
2H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
1H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
1H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
1H.MRSHNsalt marsha flat area, subject to periodic salt water inundation, dominated by grassy salt-tolerant plants
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
1H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
1H.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
3,300 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
94L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
92L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
3L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
3L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
1L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
193 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
59P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
5P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
4P.PPLXsection of populated place
1P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
70 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
12S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
9S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
7S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
6S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
6S.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.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
3S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
3S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
2S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
2S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
2S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
2S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
2S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
1S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
1S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
1S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
67 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
517T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
453T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
133T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
104T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
96T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
80T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
77T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
73T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
47T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
37T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
36T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
23T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
20T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
20T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
16T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
15T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
15T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
14T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
6T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
4T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
3T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
3T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
3T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
3T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
2T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
2T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
2T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
2T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
2T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
1T.CFTcleft(s)a deep narrow slot, notch, or groove in a coastal cliff
1T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
1T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1,814 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
17V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
9V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
5V.GROVEgrovea small wooded area or collection of trees growing closely together, occurring naturally or deliberately planted
3V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
34 Total for V

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