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Feature Statistic Kuwait

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
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
7 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
95H.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
58H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
19H.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
14H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
6H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
5H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
5H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
5H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
4H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
3H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
3H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
2H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
2H.LKIintermittent lake
2H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
2H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
2H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
1H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
1H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
229 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
74L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
43L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
22L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
2L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
1L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
142 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
62P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
48P.PPLXsection of populated place
10P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
5P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
127 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
2R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
2 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
108S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
41S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
18S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
4S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
4S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
4S.AIRQabandoned airfield
3S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
3S.OILWoil wella well from which oil may be pumped
3S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
3S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
3S.OILQabandoned oil well
2S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
2S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
2S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
2S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
2S.CMPOoil campa camp used by oilfield workers
2S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
1S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
1S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
1S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
1S.PPQabandoned police post
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.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.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
1S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
1S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
1S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
221 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
49T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
20T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
17T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
13T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
11T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
9T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
8T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
7T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
6T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
5T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
3T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
3T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
2T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
2T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
1T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
1T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
160 Total for T
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