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Feature Statistic Lebanon

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
30A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
8A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
5A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
1A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
46 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
3,887H.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
2,164H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
408H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
192H.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
151H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
132H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
82H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
68H.STMIintermittent stream
29H.WADXsection of wadi
24H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
22H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
10H.PNDIintermittent pond
8H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
7H.STMXsection of stream
5H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
5H.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
3H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
3H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
3H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
3H.MFGNsalt evaporation pondsdiked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt
3H.WADJwadi junctiona place where two or more wadies join
2H.LKIintermittent lake
2H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
2H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
2H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
2H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.SPNSsulphur spring(s)a place where sulphur ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
1H.WADBwadi benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a wadi
7,222 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
1,274L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
509L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
8L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
6L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
5L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
3L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
2L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.FLDIirrigated field(s)a tract of level or terraced land which is irrigated
1L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
1,810 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
3,259P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
392P.PPLXsection of populated place
18P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
13P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
7P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
4P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
1P.PPLCHhistorical capital of a political entitya former capital of a political entity
1P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
3,697 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
26R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
20R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
11R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
10R.RDBroad benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a road
7R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
2R.RDCUTroad cutan excavation cut through a hill or ridge for a road
76 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
230S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
184S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
179S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
140S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
137S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
132S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
124S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
108S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
85S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
65S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
64S.CRRLcorral(s)a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing animals
59S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
36S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
24S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
13S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
12S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
9S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
9S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
8S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
8S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
8S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
7S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
6S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
6S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
6S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
6S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
5S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
5S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
5S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
5S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
5S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
5S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
5S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
5S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
3S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
3S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
3S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
3S.AIRQabandoned airfield
3S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
3S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
3S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
2S.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.
2S.HERMhermitagea secluded residence, usually for religious sects
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.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
2S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
2S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
2S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
2S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
2S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
2S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
2S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
2S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
2S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
1S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
1S.RLGRretreata place of temporary seclusion, especially for religious groups
1S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
1S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
1S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
1S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
1S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
1S.CSNOcasinoa building used for entertainment, especially gambling
1S.SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
1S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
1S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
1S.CMPQabandoned camp
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.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
1S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
1S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
1,771 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1,840T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
1,681T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1,226T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
1,034T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
702T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
483T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
272T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
233T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
161T.KRSTkarst areaa distinctive landscape developed on soluble rock such as limestone characterized by sinkholes, caves, disappearing streams, and underground drainage
95T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
74T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
71T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
57T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
57T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
51T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
50T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
48T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
25T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
24T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
19T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
16T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
15T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
14T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
11T.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
7T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
5T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
5T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
5T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
4T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
4T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
4T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
2T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
8,296 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
1,025V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
325V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
148V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
143V.VINvineyarda planting of grapevines
81V.GROVEgrovea small wooded area or collection of trees growing closely together, occurring naturally or deliberately planted
48V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
3V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
1V.GRVPNpine grovea planting of pine trees
1V.GRVOolive grovea planting of olive trees
1,775 Total for V

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