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Feature Statistic Jordan

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
53A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
38A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
12A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
104 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
2.035H.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
376H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
156H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
40H.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
29H.WADXsection of wadi
14H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
14H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
14H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
12H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
10H.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
6H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
5H.WADJwadi junctiona place where two or more wadies join
2H.WADSwadiesvalleys or ravines, bounded by relatively steep banks, which in the rainy season become watercourses; found primarily in North Africa and the Middle East
2H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.LKNIintermittent salt lake
1H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
1H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
1H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
1H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.STMXsection of stream
1H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
2.723 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
247L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
76L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
39L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
18L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
14L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
6L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
4L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
4L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
3L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
2L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
2L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
2L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
2L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
2L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
1L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
1L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
1L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
424 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
1.160P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
434P.PPLXsection of populated place
63P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
38P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
36P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
11P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
1.747 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
1.587R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
957R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
7R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
1R.RRQabandoned railroad
2.552 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
1.780S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
398S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
325S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
260S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
168S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
137S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
116S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
97S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
43S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
37S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
37S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
34S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
32S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
30S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
30S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
27S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
26S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
25S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
24S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
21S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
19S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
18S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
18S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
18S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
16S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
15S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
12S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
11S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
11S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
11S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
10S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
9S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
9S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
8S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
7S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
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
6S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
6S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
5S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
5S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
5S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
5S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
5S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
4S.AIRQabandoned airfield
4S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
4S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
3S.CMPQabandoned camp
3S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
3S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
3S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
3S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
3S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
3S.RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
3S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
2S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
2S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
2S.VETFveterinary facilitya building or camp at which veterinary services are available
2S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
2S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
2S.WEIRweir(s)a small dam in a stream, designed to raise the water level or to divert stream flow through a desired channel
2S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
2S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
2S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
2S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
2S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
1S.LNDFlandfilla place for trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land
1S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.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
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.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
1S.PPQabandoned police post
1S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
1S.CMPLAlabor campa camp used by migrant or temporary laborers
1S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
1S.SCHNmaritime schoola school at which maritime sciences form the core of the curriculum
1S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
1S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
1S.STNIinspection stationa station at which vehicles, goods, and people are inspected
1S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
1S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
1S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
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.
1S.WALLwalla thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structure
1S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
3.963 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
490T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
469T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
211T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
92T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
58T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
52T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
39T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
24T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
24T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
21T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
20T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
18T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
16T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
11T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
10T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
9T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
8T.FANfan(s)a fan-shaped wedge of coarse alluvium with apex merging with a mountain stream bed and the fan spreading out at a low angle slope onto an adjacent plain
5T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
4T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
3T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
3T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
2T.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.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
1T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
1.597 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
37V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
19V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
1V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
1V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
1V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
59 Total for V

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