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Feature Statistic Oman

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
61A.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
1A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
74 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1,725H.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
370H.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
206H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
71H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
60H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
51H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
24H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
24H.WADXsection of wadi
19H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
13H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
9H.CNLSBunderground irrigation canal(s)a gently inclined underground tunnel bringing water for irrigation from aquifers
8H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
7H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
6H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
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
4H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
4H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
3H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
3H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
3H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
2H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
2H.WADJwadi junctiona place where two or more wadies join
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.WADMwadi mouththe lower terminus of a wadi where it widens into an adjoining floodplain, depression, or waterbody
1H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
1H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
1H.WLLQabandoned well
1H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
2,625 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
200L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
197L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
98L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
75L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
17L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
14L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
11L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
7L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
4L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
3L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
1L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
1L.FLDIirrigated field(s)a tract of level or terraced land which is irrigated
628 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
5,285P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
516P.PPLXsection of populated place
100P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
44P.PPLQabandoned populated place
8P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
8P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
2P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
5,965 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
3R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
2R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
1R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
6 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
166S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
105S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
95S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
92S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
87S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
83S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
53S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
47S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
47S.RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
45S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
27S.AIRQabandoned airfield
25S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
22S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
20S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
20S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
19S.HLThalting placea place where caravans stop for rest
17S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
15S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
14S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
14S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
14S.OILWoil wella well from which oil may be pumped
13S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
12S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
11S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
10S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
10S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
9S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
8S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
6S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
5S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
5S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
4S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
4S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
3S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
3S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
3S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
3S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
3S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
3S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
2S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
2S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
2S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
2S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
2S.OILQabandoned oil well
2S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
2S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
2S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1S.CMPOoil campa camp used by oilfield workers
1S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
1S.BTYDboatyarda waterside facility for servicing, repairing, and building small vessels
1S.CMPLAlabor campa camp used by migrant or temporary laborers
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.DPOFfuel depotan area where fuel is stored
1S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
1S.AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
1S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
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.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
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.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
1S.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
1S.SPLYspillwaya passage or outlet through which surplus water flows over, around or through a dam
1S.HUThuta small primitive house
1S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
1S.WALLAancient wallthe remains of a linear defensive stone structure
1S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
1S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
1S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
1S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
1,182 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
347T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
280T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
275T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
213T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
193T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
75T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
58T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
42T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
38T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
38T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
30T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
24T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
8T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
8T.TRGDinterdune trough(s)a long wind-swept trough between parallel longitudinal dunes
7T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
5T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
5T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
4T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
4T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
3T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
3T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
3T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
3T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
3T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
3T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
3T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
2T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
2T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
1T.ERGsandy desertan extensive tract of shifting sand and sand dunes
1T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
1T.CUETcuesta(s)an asymmetric ridge formed on tilted strata
1T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
1T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1,686 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
91V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
80V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
1V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
172 Total for V

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