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Feature Statistic Palestine

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
16A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
2A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLSsemi-independent political entity
19 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
822H.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
425H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
212H.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
14H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
8H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
6H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
6H.WADXsection of wadi
6H.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
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
1H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1,503 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
54L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
38L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
25L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
13L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
12L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
5L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
4L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
1L.RESAagricultural reservea tract of land reserved for agricultural reclamation and/or development
1L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
154 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
827P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
208P.PPLXsection of populated place
188P.STLMTisraeli settlement
20P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
8P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
6P.PPLQabandoned populated place
4P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
2P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
2P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2P.PPLCHhistorical capital of a political entitya former capital of a political entity
2P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1,269 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
2R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
1R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
3 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
811S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
323S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
268S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
179S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
138S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
125S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
116S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
83S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
61S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
53S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
50S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
40S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
39S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
39S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
37S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
37S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
30S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
29S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
27S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
21S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
20S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
19S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
16S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
14S.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
14S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
13S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
13S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
13S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
12S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
10S.RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
9S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
7S.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.
6S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
6S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
5S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
5S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
4S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
4S.AIRQabandoned airfield
3S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
3S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
3S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
3S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
3S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
2S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
2S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
2S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
2S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
2S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
1S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
1S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
1S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
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.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
1S.DPOFfuel depotan area where fuel is stored
1S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
2,740 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
256T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
50T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
35T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
24T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
15T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
6T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
6T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
6T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
5T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
5T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
5T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
4T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
3T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
3T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
2T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
1T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
1T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
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
430 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
15V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
7V.GROVEgrovea small wooded area or collection of trees growing closely together, occurring naturally or deliberately planted
1V.HTHheathan upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
23 Total for V

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