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Feature Statistic Sudan

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
42A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
18A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
3A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
2A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
67 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
4,232H.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
1,945H.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
1,702H.STMIintermittent stream
260H.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
219H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
194H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
186H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
121H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
110H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
89H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
46H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
41H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
41H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
31H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
21H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
19H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
17H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
16H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
15H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
13H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
11H.LKIintermittent lake
9H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
9H.WADBwadi benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a wadi
7H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
7H.STMXsection of stream
7H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
6H.PNDIintermittent pond
6H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
6H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
6H.WADXsection of wadi
6H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
4H.RCHreacha straight section of a navigable stream or channel between two bends
4H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
4H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
4H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
3H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
3H.WADJwadi junctiona place where two or more wadies join
3H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
3H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
2H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
2H.DTCHIirrigation ditcha ditch which serves to distribute irrigation water
2H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
1H.CNLXsection of canal
1H.WLLSwellscylindrical holes, pits, or tunnels drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface
1H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
1H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.WLLQabandoned well
9,438 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
529L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
239L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
206L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
11L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
4L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
4L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
3L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
2L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
2L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
2L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
2L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
1L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
1,005 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
7,434P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
58P.PPLXsection of populated place
39P.PPLQabandoned populated place
17P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
14P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
10P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
1P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
7,575 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
40R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
20R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
18R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
3R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
81 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
134S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
92S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
36S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
33S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
30S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
26S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
25S.CRRLcorral(s)a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing animals
23S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
19S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
18S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
15S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
14S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
13S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
13S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
13S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
11S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
10S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
8S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
8S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
7S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
7S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
6S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
6S.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.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
6S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
6S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
5S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
5S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
5S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
4S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
4S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
4S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
3S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
3S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
3S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
3S.AIRQabandoned airfield
2S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
2S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
2S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
2S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
2S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
1S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
1S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
1S.PYRSpyramidsancient massive structures of square ground plan with four triangular faces meeting at a point and used for enclosing tombs
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
1S.MSSNmissiona place characterized by dwellings, school, church, hospital and other facilities operated by a religious group for the purpose of providing charitable services and to propagate religion
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
646 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
3,979T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1,305T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
627T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
596T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
345T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
224T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
73T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
28T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
23T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
21T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
18T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
18T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
17T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
15T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
13T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
10T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
9T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
9T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
8T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
8T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
6T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
5T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
5T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
5T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
4T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
4T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
3T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
3T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
2T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
1T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
1T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
1T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
7,389 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.RFUreefa surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
65V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
15V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
1V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
1V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
82 Total for V

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