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Feature Statistic Morocco

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
1,794A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
708A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
75A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
64A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
16A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
12A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.ADM3Hhistorical third-order administrative divisiona former third-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
2,671 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
13,734H.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
4,906H.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
2,907H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1,170H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
478H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
214H.PNDIintermittent pond
173H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
139H.STMIintermittent stream
136H.LKIintermittent lake
110H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
78H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
41H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
40H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
36H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
18H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
16H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
14H.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
14H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
12H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
7H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
6H.STMXsection of stream
4H.RSVIintermittent reservoir
3H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
3H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
3H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
3H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
3H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
2H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
2H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
2H.WADXsection of wadi
2H.DCKdock(s)a waterway between two piers, or cut into the land for the berthing of ships
2H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
2H.MFGNsalt evaporation pondsdiked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt
2H.DTCHIirrigation ditcha ditch which serves to distribute irrigation water
1H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
1H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
1H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
1H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
1H.LKOoxbow lakea crescent-shaped lake commonly found adjacent to meandering streams
1H.LKOIintermittent oxbow lake
1H.LKNIintermittent salt lake
1H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
1H.STMSBlost rivera surface stream that disappears into an underground channel, or dries up in an arid area
24,294 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
13,772L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
3,512L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
1,304L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
150L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
61L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
35L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
21L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
12L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
6L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
3L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
3L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
2L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
1L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
1L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
1L.RESHhunting reservea tract of land used primarily for hunting
1L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
18,886 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
44,864P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
836P.PPLXsection of populated place
322P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
196P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
176P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
67P.PPLQabandoned populated place
13P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
9P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
46,486 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
161R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
65R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
32R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
2R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
1R.RTEcaravan routethe route taken by caravans
261 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
10,041S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
3,778S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
2,339S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1,787S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
1,653S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
1,648S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1,029S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
557S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
383S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
364S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
211S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
182S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
181S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
86S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
70S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
45S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
45S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
43S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
42S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
37S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
32S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
31S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
30S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
28S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
26S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
25S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
25S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
22S.STBLstablea building for the shelter and feeding of farm animals, especially horses
22S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
17S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
16S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
16S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
15S.MTROmetro stationmetro station (Underground, Tube, or Metro)
15S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
14S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
14S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
14S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
12S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
11S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
10S.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
10S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
9S.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.
9S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
9S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
8S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
8S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
7S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
7S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
6S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
6S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
5S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
5S.MFGPHphosphate worksa facility for producing fertilizer
5S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
5S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
5S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
4S.RESTrestaurantA place where meals are served to the public
4S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
4S.BRKWbreakwatera structure erected to break the force of waves at the entrance to a harbor or port
4S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
4S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
4S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
4S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
4S.AIRQabandoned airfield
4S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
4S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
4S.OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
4S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
3S.MNQabandoned mine
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.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
3S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
3S.MLWNDwindmilla mill or water pump powered by wind
3S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
3S.VETFveterinary facilitya building or camp at which veterinary services are available
3S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
2S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
2S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
2S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
2S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
2S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
2S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
2S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
2S.GOSPgas-oil separator planta facility for separating gas from oil
2S.MFGQabandoned factory
2S.FRMQabandoned farm
2S.QUAYquaya structure of solid construction along a shore or bank which provides berthing for ships and which generally provides cargo handling facilities
2S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.CTRAatomic centera facility where atomic research is carried out
1S.HUThuta small primitive house
1S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
1S.MLSGsugar milla facility where sugar cane is processed into raw sugar
1S.SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
1S.FNDYfoundrya building or works where metal casting is carried out
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
1S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
1S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
1S.HSECcountry housea large house, mansion, or chateau, on a large estate
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.MNFEiron mine(s)a mine where iron ore is extracted
1S.WALLwalla thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structure
1S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
1S.CMPLAlabor campa camp used by migrant or temporary laborers
1S.DPOFfuel depotan area where fuel is stored
1S.CMPQabandoned camp
1S.WALLAancient wallthe remains of a linear defensive stone structure
1S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
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.MFGCcannerya building where food items are canned
1S.PRKHQpark headquartersa park administrative facility
1S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
1S.RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
1S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
1S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
1S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
1S.AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
1S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
1S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
25,149 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
14,528T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
8,708T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
2,362T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
1,971T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
1,711T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
788T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
511T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
362T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
110T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
109T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
100T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
95T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
87T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
74T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
61T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
58T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
53T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
48T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
42T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
30T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
29T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
29T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
22T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
22T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
22T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
21T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
19T.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
14T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
12T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
11T.ERGsandy desertan extensive tract of shifting sand and sand dunes
9T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
7T.CRQcirquea bowl-like hollow partially surrounded by cliffs or steep slopes at the head of a glaciated valley
6T.REGstony deserta desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones
5T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
5T.RDGBbeach ridgea ridge of sand just inland and parallel to the beach, usually in series
4T.LEVleveea natural low embankment bordering a distributary or meandering stream; often built up artificially to control floods
4T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
3T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
3T.INTFinterfluvea relatively undissected upland between adjacent stream valleys
2T.SBEDdry stream beda channel formerly containing the water of a stream
2T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
1T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
1T.HMDArock deserta relatively sand-free, high bedrock plateau in a hot desert, with or without a gravel veneer
1T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
1T.KRSTkarst areaa distinctive landscape developed on soluble rock such as limestone characterized by sinkholes, caves, disappearing streams, and underground drainage
1T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
32,067 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1U.LDGUledgea rocky projection or outcrop, commonly linear and near shore
2 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
3,041V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
250V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
25V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
24V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
18V.VINvineyarda planting of grapevines
8V.GROVEgrovea small wooded area or collection of trees growing closely together, occurring naturally or deliberately planted
2V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
3,368 Total for V

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