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Feature Statistic Ghana

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
194A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
10A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
1A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
1A.ADMDHhistorical administrative division a former administrative division of a political entity, undifferentiated as to administrative level
207 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
3.230H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
149H.STMIintermittent stream
53H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
17H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
7H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
6H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
6H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
4H.STMXsection of stream
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.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
3H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
2H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
1H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
1H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
1H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
1H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
1H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
1H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
1H.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
1H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
3.494 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
176L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
89L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
3L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
2L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
2L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
1L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
1L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
1L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
1L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
1L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
278 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
13.295P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
126P.PPLXsection of populated place
18P.PPLQabandoned populated place
11P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
9P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
1P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
13.462 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
3R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
3 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
623S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
193S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
46S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
15S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
14S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
11S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
8S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
8S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
5S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
4S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
4S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
4S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
4S.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.
3S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
3S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
3S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
2S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
2S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
2S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
2S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
2S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
1S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
1S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
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.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
1S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
1S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
1S.MSSNmissiona place characterized by dwellings, school, church, hospital and other facilities operated by a religious group for the purpose of providing charitable services and to propagate religion
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
972 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
441T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
52T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
48T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
19T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
17T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
13T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
6T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
3T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
3T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
2T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
2T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
2T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
1T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
1T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
1T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
612 Total for T
19.028

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