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Feature Statistic Nepal

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
36,035A.ADM5Hhistorical fifth-order administrative divisiona former fifth-order administrative division
3,981A.ADM4Hhistorical fourth-order administrative divisiona former fourth-order administrative division
917A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
754A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
77A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
75A.ADM3Hhistorical third-order administrative divisiona former third-order administrative division
14A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
7A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
6A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
41,867 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
8,591H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
587H.STMIintermittent stream
332H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
122H.GLCRglacier(s)a mass of ice, usually at high latitudes or high elevations, with sufficient thickness to flow away from the source area in lobes, tongues, or masses
54H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
47H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
32H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
17H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
15H.STMXsection of stream
12H.LKIintermittent lake
11H.CNFLconfluencea place where two or more streams or intermittent streams flow together
7H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
7H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
5H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
2H.LKOIintermittent oxbow lake
2H.LKOoxbow lakea crescent-shaped lake commonly found adjacent to meandering streams
1H.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
1H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.STMQabandoned watercoursea former stream or distributary no longer carrying flowing water, but still evident due to lakes, wetland, topographic or vegetation patterns
1H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
9,850 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
599L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
61L.CLGclearingan area in a forest with trees removed
16L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
14L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
7L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
6L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
5L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
2L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
1L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
1L.RESHhunting reservea tract of land used primarily for hunting
1L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1L.CMNcommona park or pasture for community use
1L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
1L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
716 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
77,733P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
7,602P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
19P.PPLXsection of populated place
12P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
6P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
6P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
4P.PPLQabandoned populated place
3P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
85,386 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
29R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
13R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
2R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
1R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
1R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
46 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
138S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
109S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
45S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
39S.PSTPpatrol posta post from which patrols are sent out
22S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
22S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
20S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
15S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
13S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
12S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
12S.HUThuta small primitive house
11S.RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
10S.ESTTtea plantationan estate which specializes in growing tea bushes
10S.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.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
8S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
6S.GHATghata set of steps leading to a river, which are of religious significance, and at their base is usually a platform for bathing
6S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
5S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
5S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
5S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
4S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
4S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
4S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
4S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
4S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
3S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
3S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
2S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
2S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
2S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
2S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
2S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
2S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
1S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.MLSGsugar milla facility where sugar cane is processed into raw sugar
1S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
1S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
1S.CMPLlogging campa camp used by loggers
1S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
1S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
1S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
1S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
1S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
1S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.HLThalting placea place where caravans stop for rest
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
1S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
1S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
1S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
1S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
1S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
1S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
1S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
589 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
527T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
525T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
485T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
208T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
182T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
102T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
29T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
26T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
24T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
12T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
10T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
8T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
8T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
7T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
7T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.LEVleveea natural low embankment bordering a distributary or meandering stream; often built up artificially to control floods
1T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
1T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
1T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
1T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
2,165 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
168V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
84V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
11V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
3V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
1V.HTHheathan upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
267 Total for V

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