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Feature Statistic Uganda

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
2,215A.ADM5fifth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a fourth-order administrative division
1,359A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
174A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
122A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
45A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
24A.PRSHparishan ecclesiastical district
4A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.ADM5Hhistorical fifth-order administrative divisiona former fifth-order administrative division
1A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
1A.PCLHhistorical political entitya former political entity
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
3,947 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
3,560H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
95H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
85H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
48H.STMIintermittent stream
47H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
39H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
39H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
38H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
23H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
12H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
11H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
10H.CHNLlake channel(s)that part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
7H.STMXsection of stream
3H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
3H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
3H.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
2H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
2H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
2H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
2H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
1H.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
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.PNDNsalt ponda small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
1H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
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.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
4,038 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
1,109L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
186L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
113L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
23L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
11L.RESHhunting reservea tract of land used primarily for hunting
11L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
4L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
3L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
1L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
1L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
1L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
1L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
1,465 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
10,856P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
325P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
113P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
40P.PPLXsection of populated place
5P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
5P.PPLA4seat of a fourth-order administrative division
3P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
11,349 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
18R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
7R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
25 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
1,270S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
642S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
126S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
88S.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
78S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
64S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
38S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
33S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
30S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
25S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
23S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
17S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
16S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
16S.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.
15S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
11S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
10S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
9S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
8S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
8S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
7S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
7S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
7S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
6S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
6S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
4S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
4S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
4S.CMPQabandoned camp
3S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
3S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
3S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
3S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
2S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
2S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
2S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
2S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
2S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
2S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
2S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
2S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
2S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
2S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
2S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
1S.PRNJreformatorya facility for confining, training, and reforming young law offenders
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1S.AQCaquaculture facilityfacility or area for the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, especially fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater agriculture
1S.HSPLleprosariuman asylum or hospital for lepers
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1S.GRVEgravea burial site
1S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
1S.STNSsatellite stationa facility for tracking and communicating with orbiting satellites
1S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
1S.ESTTtea plantationan estate which specializes in growing tea bushes
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
1S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
2,622 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
2,355T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
268T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
232T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
152T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
54T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
27T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
18T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
15T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
13T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
10T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
9T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
6T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
4T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
2T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
2T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
1T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
1T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
3,172 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
140V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
13V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
153 Total for V

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