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Feature Statistic Kenya

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
2,313A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
47A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
32A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
11A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
7A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
7A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
6A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
2,424 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
2,831H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
1,508H.STMIintermittent stream
660H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
457H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
250H.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
109H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
67H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
65H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
43H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
43H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
40H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
35H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
21H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
18H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
17H.LKIintermittent lake
14H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
13H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
11H.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
9H.GLCRglacier(s)a mass of ice, usually at high latitudes or high elevations, with sufficient thickness to flow away from the source area in lobes, tongues, or masses
9H.STMXsection of stream
7H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
6H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
5H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
5H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
4H.CHNLlake channel(s)that part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
4H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
3H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
3H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
3H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
3H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
2H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
2H.MFGNsalt evaporation pondsdiked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt
2H.PNDNsalt ponda small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
2H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
2H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
1H.LKOIintermittent oxbow lake
1H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
1H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.STMIXsection of intermittent stream
1H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
1H.PNDIintermittent pond
1H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
1H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
1H.CRNTcurrenta horizontal flow of water in a given direction with uniform velocity
6,283 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
4,091L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
1,854L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
32L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
28L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
20L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
10L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
10L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
9L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
6L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
5L.CLGclearingan area in a forest with trees removed
5L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
4L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
2L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
1L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
6,078 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
6,505P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
279P.PPLXsection of populated place
66P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
46P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.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.PPLQabandoned populated place
6,903 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
136R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
25R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
14R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
5R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
2R.RDBroad benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a road
1R.RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
1R.STKRstock routea route taken by livestock herds
1R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
185 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
1,135S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
437S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
318S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
246S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
230S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
133S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
125S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
116S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
112S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
106S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
87S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
87S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
81S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
68S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
65S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
58S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
43S.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
43S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
35S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
35S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
32S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
31S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
28S.DAMSBsub-surface dama dam put down to bedrock in a sand river
28S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
24S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
22S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
21S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
21S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
17S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
17S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
15S.PRKHQpark headquartersa park administrative facility
15S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
14S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
13S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
12S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
10S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
10S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
9S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
8S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
8S.WEIRweir(s)a small dam in a stream, designed to raise the water level or to divert stream flow through a desired channel
8S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
7S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
7S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
7S.HUThuta small primitive house
7S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
7S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
7S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
6S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
6S.ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
6S.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.
6S.VETFveterinary facilitya building or camp at which veterinary services are available
6S.ESTSGsugar plantationan estate that specializes in growing sugar cane
5S.DARYdairya facility for the processing, sale and distribution of milk or milk products
5S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
4S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
4S.RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main track
4S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
4S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
4S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
4S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
4S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
4S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
3S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
3S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
3S.AIRQabandoned airfield
3S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
2S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
2S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
2S.ESTTtea plantationan estate which specializes in growing tea bushes
2S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
2S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
2S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
2S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
2S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
2S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
2S.PSTPpatrol posta post from which patrols are sent out
2S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
2S.FRMTfarmsteadthe buildings and adjacent service areas of a farm
1S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
1S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
1S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
1S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
1S.HLThalting placea place where caravans stop for rest
1S.HSPDdispensarya building where medical or dental aid is dispensed
1S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.CSNOcasinoa building used for entertainment, especially gambling
1S.BDGQruined bridgea destroyed or decayed bridge which is no longer functional
1S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
1S.HSPLleprosariuman asylum or hospital for lepers
1S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
1S.CMPMNmining campa camp used by miners
1S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
1S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
1S.BPboundary markera fixture marking a point along a boundary
1S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
4,092 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
3,107T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
600T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
218T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
158T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
122T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
120T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
114T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
62T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
59T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
58T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
53T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
45T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
45T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
41T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
36T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
36T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
19T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
13T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
12T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
10T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
8T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
7T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
7T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
6T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
5T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
4T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
3T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
3T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
2T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
1T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
1T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
1T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
1T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
4,980 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
244V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
244 Total for V

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