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Feature Statistic Libya

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
24A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
22A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
10A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
1A.ADM3Hhistorical third-order administrative divisiona former third-order administrative division
1A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
1A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
60 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
4.786H.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
1.846H.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
1.653H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
335H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
149H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
73H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
71H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
50H.WADXsection of wadi
40H.LKIintermittent lake
39H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
11H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
9H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
8H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
7H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
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.PNDponda small standing waterbody
5H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
5H.WADJwadi junctiona place where two or more wadies join
4H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
4H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
3H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
2H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
2H.PNDIintermittent pond
1H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
1H.STMSBlost rivera surface stream that disappears into an underground channel, or dries up in an arid area
1H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
1H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
1H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
1H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
9.119 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
1.248L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
273L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
221L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
71L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
33L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
8L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
3L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
2L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
1L.BSNPpetroleum basinan area underlain by an oil-rich structural basin
1L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
1L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
1L.RESAagricultural reservea tract of land reserved for agricultural reclamation and/or development
1L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
1.864 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
788P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
84P.PPLXsection of populated place
20P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
897 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
111R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
35R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
33R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
9R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
3R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
191 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
1.685S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
1.549S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
888S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
376S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
172S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
112S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
111S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
108S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
53S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
50S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
37S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
29S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
22S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
20S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
19S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
18S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
14S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
14S.DPOFfuel depotan area where fuel is stored
12S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
12S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
10S.AIRQabandoned airfield
9S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
8S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
7S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
6S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
6S.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
6S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
6S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
5S.OILWoil wella well from which oil may be pumped
5S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
5S.BSTNbaling stationa facility for baling agricultural products
5S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
4S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
4S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
4S.OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
4S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
4S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
4S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
4S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
3S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
3S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
3S.DIKEdikean earth or stone embankment usually constructed for flood or stream control
3S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
3S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
3S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
2S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
2S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
2S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
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.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
2S.CRRLcorral(s)a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing animals
2S.MFGCcannerya building where food items are canned
2S.CMPQabandoned camp
1S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
1S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
1S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
1S.MFGLMlimekilna furnace in which limestone is reduced to lime
1S.MFGQabandoned factory
1S.MNQabandoned mine
1S.MOLEmolea massive structure of masonry or large stones serving as a pier or breakwater
1S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1S.OILJoil pipeline junctiona section of an oil pipeline where two or more pipes join together
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
1S.PRNJreformatorya facility for confining, training, and reforming young law offenders
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
1S.RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
1S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
1S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
5.462 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1.759T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1.099T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
595T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
191T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
140T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
77T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
62T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
47T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
39T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
36T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
33T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
27T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
26T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
24T.SINKsinkholea small crater-shape depression in a karst area
20T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
16T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
16T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
15T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
14T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
11T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
11T.REGstony deserta desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones
9T.HMDArock deserta relatively sand-free, high bedrock plateau in a hot desert, with or without a gravel veneer
7T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
7T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
6T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
5T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
5T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
5T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
4T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
1T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
1T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
4.310 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
252V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
20V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
4V.GROVEgrovea small wooded area or collection of trees growing closely together, occurring naturally or deliberately planted
1V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
1V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
278 Total for V

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