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Feature Statistic Mali

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
51A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
50A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
11A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
2A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
115 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
926H.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
711H.STMIintermittent stream
611H.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
375H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
374H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
228H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
212H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
192H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
59H.PNDIintermittent pond
55H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
42H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
32H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
25H.LKIintermittent lake
15H.STMIXsection of intermittent stream
13H.WLLQabandoned well
11H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
9H.STMXsection of stream
7H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
6H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
5H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
5H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
3H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
3H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
3H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
2H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
2H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
2H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
2H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
1H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
1H.LKOoxbow lakea crescent-shaped lake commonly found adjacent to meandering streams
1H.POOLIintermittent pool
3,933 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
888L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
93L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
61L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
10L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
1L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
1L.CLGclearingan area in a forest with trees removed
1L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.RGNLlake regiona tract of land distinguished by numerous lakes
1,057 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
15,272P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
54P.PPLQabandoned populated place
36P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
35P.PPLXsection of populated place
10P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
9P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
5P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
2P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
15,424 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
372S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
116S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
23S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
12S.ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
8S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
6S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
4S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
4S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
3S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
3S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
2S.AIRQabandoned airfield
2S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
2S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
1S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
1S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
1S.MLWNDwindmilla mill or water pump powered by wind
1S.MNNsalt mine(s)a mine from which salt is extracted
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.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
1S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
1S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
1S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
1S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
1S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
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.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
1S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
576 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
949T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
659T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
279T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
155T.ERGsandy desertan extensive tract of shifting sand and sand dunes
145T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
140T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
109T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
104T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
102T.TRGDinterdune trough(s)a long wind-swept trough between parallel longitudinal dunes
55T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
49T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
36T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
35T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
28T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
20T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
14T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
11T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
10T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
9T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
8T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
7T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
6T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
6T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
6T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
6T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
3T.HMDArock deserta relatively sand-free, high bedrock plateau in a hot desert, with or without a gravel veneer
3T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
3T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
3T.REGstony deserta desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones
2T.ISLMmangrove islanda mangrove swamp surrounded by a waterbody
2T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
2T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
2T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
1T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
1T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
1T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
1T.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
2,976 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
127V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
49V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
17V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
1V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
194 Total for V

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